Congratulations to South Africa for celebrating 19 years of freedom for the black majority. Thank you to the brave men and women who fought against apartheid and social injustices that came with colonialism.
South Africa’s next hurdle is economic liberty. It would be great to mark the day of economic independence in South Africa with as much exuberance as we celebrate political independence.
The struggle for economic independence continues………
How can South Africa continue to thrive in the midst of negative press through movies such as Tsotsi and Skeem which not surprisingly receive critical acclaim in the West when they portray young black South African men as poor thugs, gangsters, thieves and dangerous criminals that society ought to fear. How many movies are being made about young professional black men in South Africa making a difference ever get recognition on the world stage. Media is powerful and South Africa’s future partly depends on the success of not just young women but young black men as well.