By Refilwe Kholoane
Freedom has brought many changes in our lives and country. Freedom has broken the chains and has brought equality, equality that took us from Bantu Education and brought us to equal education.
Now I can decide who can be my leader and President – because of the freedom of speech my voice can be heard. My perceptions are heard; I proudly stand on the mountain top of Modimolle and shout Halala Africa! In my democratic country, I have rights and responsibilities; I can protect myself from the hand that bruises, that spills blood and breaks the spirit of peace.
I have freedom; and now that I am free I can proudly walk around the malls, the parks and I can enjoy and embrace the African nature and wild side. Because of freedom I no longer walk in fear – fear of being beaten for not carrying a Dompass, fear of being beaten for using the wrong train or toilet. Now that I’m free I can DREAM BIG, I have a bigger vision of my democratic country ……My South Africa!!
Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity.
Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them.
Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS.
Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.