Reitumetse Makwea
2 minute read
19 Jul 2022
5:15 am

Madiba dream deferred: we have to be clear about the SA we want

Reitumetse Makwea

‘Those in a better position have a greater responsibility to other human beings.’

Children perform for elderly in a queue to recieve food and parcels at the Fingertips for Africa charity in Alex, 18 July 2022. The charity was established during Covid and runs shelters and feeds the community with soup kitchens . Picture: Neil McCartney / The Citizen

Mandela Day has shone a spotlight on the former president’s legacy – and how far SA has come to realising his dream and vision. But according to experts, people can’t honour him “with Mandela-era thinking, but by emulating his intellectual ability for creativity and innovation”. As South Africans reflected on Mandela’s wisdom and ethics yesterday, Stellenbosch University futurist Dr Morne Mostert said on his 90th birthday, Mandela handed over the baton to citizens to create a new future – and many held on to the vision, but lacked the intellectual ability. “One of the mistakes some leaders have made [is]...