Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo
2 minute read
21 Nov 2019
6:20 am

Let’s be united in our diversity

Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo

Unlike what some people believe, to celebrate our heritage is not in any way divisive nor tribalistic. It is a celebration of who we are as South Africans.

South African supporters take selfies as they wait at OR Tambo International airport to welcome the national rugby team known as the Springboks arriving from Japan after winning the Rugby World Cup, Johannesburg, South Africa 05 November 2019. Picture: EPA-EFE / STR

The Xhosa people are one of the tribes that are making great strides in our society. From sporting excellence, to musical performance and beauty pageant stages, from leadership excellence and presidential offices to the top corridors of academia – they are a force to be reckoned with. This makes one to wonder if the beauty in the diversity of our cultures is being celebrated. Unlike what some people believe, to celebrate our heritage is not in any way divisive nor tribalistic. It is a celebration of who we are as South Africans. We cannot celebrate our diversity only on September...