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WanderingEng  ·  83 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mzansi by natives 1: Somewhere to start

Thank you for sharing! I have a question from this:

    The 1996 Constitution is an aspirational document. It paints a picture of a South Africa that I would like to think most citizens can agree is one to strive towards.

The United States Declaration of Independence famously declares the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and I think my fellow citizens would unquestioningly agree with this at the most basic level. Things start to get muddled when there are competing interests in the liberties various citizens enjoy.

So my question to you is how hard does it seem for you and citizens around you to agree on that picture of South Africa? In the US it can get lost behind politics and anger and self righteousness, but I'm hopeful that it can be better.