Care enough to act

This type of benign event on a winter’s night (our summer!) was what he had dreamt about all these years ago. It’s what kept him going from when he started as a political activist through to the famous Rivonia trial and through the mind crushing years in prison.

Although he argue that South Africa wasn’t a rainbow nation…yet, but more a nation of diverse cultures, I felt both awkward and inspired throughout the trip at how everytime you turn round, someone is there to take your rubbish, fill up your cup of coffee, lend you a hand. It’s that genuine sense of solidarity and fraternity, put simply neighbourliness that we so miss in this country.

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