Coronavirus brings Service Delivery to South Africa!

We have Coronavirus to thank – had it not jeopardized the comfort of power seats in the country the people would forever be forgotten. We thank God that Coronavirus has brought running water, sanitation and no load-shedding. At last! … Freedom arrives again but always at the expense of the martyrs’ blood; for a many will die because of the very basic services of “physical distancing” are impossible to now make right.

South Africans love good things, we love to spend more than what we earn. Many of our homes and lifestyles are filled with possessions owned by the banks. Alas, the banks have none of the securities/regulating bodies that Western economies have to protect the poor. This pattern of economics in spending more than one has or can “afford” is not limited to the microeconomics of households, for the disease permeates to the very heart of our country’s macroeconomics.

Our leaders of South Africa have set a precedent of lavishness and indulgence of the people’s wealth. They portray the subliminal message that achieving good things is an entitled right to life if you get to public office. We, the people see their selfishness, self-centred and ego-centric ambitions to hoard positions of power for the manipulation of their aspirations rather than the peoples’ basic needs.

Only if the people of the townships and rural households would open their eyes to the reality. Similarly, to the Apartheid government who wanted its people, the majority, uneducated and caught-up in serving their masters, as there would be no room to get the masses out of poverty. So instead of the peoples’ promotion to at least the working class – they are sold a dream unable to ever achieve. A dream of prosperity that can be achieved only by stealing and coveting.

The people are not stupid – they are loyal for their allegiance have now been trained from the common cause of freedom from tyranny, to the ideology of “prostitution” where we now sell that “vote” to the highest bidder… and it is not that expensive. The people are so desperate that a food hamper with a T-shirt usually does the trick. Would it work again? Or have the eyes of our people finally opened?

Now we have Coronavirus to thank – had it not jeopardized the comfort of power seats in the country the people would forever be forgotten. We thank God that Coronavirus has brought running water, sanitation and no load-shedding.  At last! … Freedom arrives again but always at the expense of the martyrs’ blood; for a many will die because of the very basic services of “physical distancing” are impossible to now make right. 

I feel for my brothers and sisters in Alex and Khayekitsha, both townships are very close to our major economic power houses yet though that may be true – our leaders forsake to see the Power in the People! Amandla Awethu.

Apartheid to blame for COVID-19???

Apartheid has been the scapegoat for much of what is wrong with our country today however regrettably Corona sees no colour nor past… and it is coming for our people

Have you walked down the streets of Alexandra or similar townships that the luxury of having your neighbour at bay of 2m is only for the rich? Twenty plus years ago should have prepared our greatest commodity – that being our labour force with better homes and services. South Africans living in townships will be worst affected with cramped taxis and taxi ranks with no choice for the commuters to be placed like pawns for a battle.

Many have a poor nutrimental diet with high starch meals, very little fresh fruit and vegetables. We should be heartbroken as a majority of our people are put to be sacrificed by this pandemic. Much of what has been advised by the government is the washing of hands and social distancing.  However, it must have been twenty years or so since our celebrity politicians visited the townships to realise that some don’t have clean running water nor physically able to distance themselves due to the cramp living conditions.

During the SONA and private functions we see our millionaire politicians who made their wealth after coming to office. It is only a handful of whom actually built their wealth from their ingenuity, yet they have forgotten the plight of our people. Apartheid has been the scapegoat for much of what is wrong with our country today however regrettably Corona sees no colour nor past… and it is coming for our people!

SONA 2020

Alexandra my Alexandra!

If anyone watched the documentary, Alexandra my Alexandra they would come to appreciate the history and significance of this township and the need to protect it.

If anyone watched the documentary, “Alexandra my Alexandra” they would come to appreciate the history and significance of this township and the need to protect it.

The protection of its reputation and forward thinking of its founders. However we see today is the decay of derelict buildings and informal shacks.

Sewage spills on the street, goats left to graze among the rubbish and children playing with the running water along the gutters.