Saturday, March 2, 2019
Why I Love South Africa
confederation Africa bubbles with wonderful, culturally various(a) people. A colourful array of different foods, religions, beliefs and traditions be blended in concert to make up the amazing nation of the republic of southeast Africa It is, arguably (and ironically), one of the most liberal, free, and constitutionally healthy democracies in the Western solid ground and, most certainly, in Africa. To have achieved this after hundreds of years of the most atrocious repression and trashing of human rights 15 years of true democracy, is nothing if not a monumental achievement.Then there argon the challenges yes, South Africa has m some(prenominal). But thats what makes it exciting to be here. To be part of facing these challenges and (re)building a verdant . The people ALL the people are just great. There are simply no sacred cows in South Africa any more. Anything and everything can and is being discussed openly. Only once you have been to a South African braai, the beach in December, the bustling cities zig-zaged by taxis, a spunky park and met our vibrant inhabitants can you under.Where else in the world can you go from Oceans and Mountains, through beautiful vinyards and into arid desert, from open bushveld, to tropical forest. Where else can you start out such a diversity of people that 11 official languages are required. South Africa is a country rich with resources, cultures and geographies and few countries the size of South Africa can boast such diversity. But none of this matters, if it doesnt olfaction like home, and thats why I love SA.Its home. This is the home of ubuntu. For those of you who dont know, it basically content a spirit of community and sharing and kindness. Heres to the historied South African sunsets and the great blue African skies. Heres to the rich wildlife and the friendly, happy people. Heres to melktert and koeksusters, mampoer, bobotie, sosaties, amasi, isidudu, chutney and bunny chow, vetkeok and genus Malva pu dding.Heres to a melting pot of cultures, coming together in one home under one roof Indians, Chinese, Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Sotho, Tswana, Afrikaans, the San bushmen, English Heres to Shaka Zulu, Nelson Mandela, Charlize Theron, Freek Robinson, Riaan Crywagen, Natalie du Toit, Makhaya Ntini and the man on the street. Heres to the Drakensburg, hedge Mountain, The Tsitsikama forests in Knysna, the Garden Route, the warm Indian ocean intermingling with the cool Atlantic, the modify escarpment of Gauteng and the Great Karoo. Heres to every different season and landscape contained in one immensely beautiful country.