It’s time for us to decide what type of SA we want to live in
Will it be one in which the poor are used as cannon fodder by a corrupt elite or will we unite as we did in July?
Every day now we hear of death. Sometimes it is close and sometimes it is far, but it is everywhere. Since March 2020 we have lost so many incredible people to the coronavirus pandemic. The names and the bodies pile up. The Delta variant has brought it all even closer. We all know someone who has died. A cousin. The cousin’s wife. The famous actor. The banker. The many colleagues. Parents. Not just one parent, but both.
But we are here, left behind with our sorrow and our fears and our country. When one considers just how close to death so many in SA have come due to this pandemic, and how so many of us have lost so many people close to us, certain things are clarified. Life doesn’t just matter in and of itself. Living well — being a good and caring citizen in a country that is at peace with itself and its neighbours — also matters. It matters greatly...