I have received emails which are aimed at keeping us all informed about the new South Africa, post Apartheid. The second is more optimistic than the first but, strangely enough, they don't really contradict each other than much.
My own views are simple. I left South Africa, my home and my parents and came to England alone when I was fifteen, because of the political situation there. Yes I was a political animal even then!
However, I am now extremely concerned about the huge amount of corruption in the present ANC party, which is why, if I were back living in that country, I would vote for the DA (Democratic Alliance).
Here is the first letter. Naturally I have withheld names and addresses
I'm a fairly qualified 28 year old, “middle class” citizen. Yet for some reason I read I must apologise and pay for the sins of apartheid, an era I wasn't around to benefit from, nor contribute too.
I went through government schooling all my life, and from grade 1, our class was a mix of White, Black and Indian students. Blissfully playing on the fields, and seeing no colour, we were all friends.
This only changed when we got to high school, and main stream media started making us aware of the fact that the colour of our skin made us different in some way.