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“All of Us are Agents Who Can Change the Course of History” – Muzi Kuzwayo on How to Fix South Africa

How to Fix South AfricaMuzi Kuzwayo – businessman, professor at the Graduate School of Business at UCT and contributor to How to Fix South Africa: The country’s leading thinkers on what must be done to create jobs – has written an article for City Press on the myriad ways in which each individual can bring about change in society.

Kuzwayo writes about the Kgetsi-Ya-Tsie Education and Skills Development Fund that was started by North West Premier Obakeng Mahumapelo. The term “Kgetsi-Ya-Tsie” translates to “bag of locusts”, he explains, “from the African saying that children in the same household will share whatever little food they may have, even if it consists of locust heads”.

“One thing is for sure. We now know that all of us are agents who can change the course of history,” he concludes.

Read the article:

Let us change the narrative and be known as a nation of givers rather than one of receivers. Let us unleash that generous spirit that made our nation survive the difficult times of the past.

Give less to the church – God doesn’t need all that money. He already lives in heaven. Spend less on caskets and funerals – the bodies of the dead have no purpose except to fatten the worms. Let us spend more on the living and extend the joys of life to include the destitute.

Let our children eat good food, not only because it prevents kwashiorkor, but to teach them a taste for appetising food along with a taste for life.

As a people, let us be reminded that we cannot claim to be civilised simply because we no longer wear animal skins, but because we take humanity to greater heights.

Do not just give money, but fill your bag with wisdom and let our children know that our people cannot be defined only through the frailties of humanity, like ­corruption and other ills.

Book details

  • How to Fix South Africa: The country’s leading thinkers on what must be done to create jobs edited by Ray Hartley
    EAN: 9780620549882
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