Published 23 May 2020 by Dr Iqbal Survé
If we increase our spending of our emotional desire for balance, can we proportionately increase our income of peace and equality to form a more just society post-Covid-19?
In 1994, South Africa stepped out of the darkness of segregation and suppression and into an age of light, hope and potential. The euphoria and optimism for a bright new future was enshrined in the nation’s new leader, one Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, who became the country’s first democratically elected president.
This was the identity we created together as a nation and one we presented to the world. On the face of it, as a people, we had overcome our darkest past to unite and move forward to a place where we were all, equal regardless of race, colour or gender. South Africa was globally acknowledged as a leader of human rights, as a progressive society and even as setting a course for the rest of the world to follow, along a path of optimism where anything could be accomplished.
We also began forging a new pan-African identity – with Africans working together for the benefit of Africa and Africans. Such promise.
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