Dirk Lotriet
2 minute read
10 Sep 2021
6:50 am

If we want a better country, we must change it ourselves

Dirk Lotriet

We tend to rely too much on miracles from other countries: the WHO must save us from Covid, the IMF must grant us loans, the Chinese must come and build new roads…

Lines at the voting station in Saulsville in Attidgeville, Tshwane. South African voted today in the 6th general elections since 1994 after the end of Apartheid. (Photo by Gallo Images / Alet Pretorius)

I was worried about Princess Charlene of Monaco. The 43-year-old SA born princess was admitted to a Durban hospital last week. “They say she collapsed due to complications from an ear, nose and throat infection at the lodge where she stayed,” I told the lovely Snapdragon. “Apparently she was in Mzansi to raise awareness around rhino poaching. It’s funny that anyone thinks South Africans need to be made aware of poaching.” “Princess or not, someone as tough as an Olympic swimmer won’t just collapse from an infection,” Snapdragon said cynically. “If you ask me, she probably had decuplets and Piet...