Published 24 June 2020 By Dr Iqbal Survé

Residents of Masiphumelele informal settlement in Cape Town gather around as a volunteer delivers food parcels to vulnerable families in the community. It is our combined responsibility to care for less fortunate citizens, says the writer. File picture: Nic Bothma/EPA-EFE

Whether by luck or design, finding oneself in the right place at the right time are just two of the factors that drive achievement. The rest lies in identifying the opportunity in the first place, along with a clearly defined vision of what one wants to realise or accomplish, and then working diligently, honestly, with a fair amount of grit, determination and a significant dose of self-belief to attain it.

In a time where business success seems difficult to imagine, given the challenging times wrought by Covid-19, holding on to self-belief may also seem like an impossible task. Yet, belief and self-worth are everything, along with a sense of belonging, and to my mind, just as important as food on the table and shelter.

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