Life, Love, and Passports

Freedom fighters

Have you heard from Johannesburg? I watched this rather thought-provoking documentary and it was a really good reminder of the many men and woman who put their lives on the line to bring so many oppressed South Africans to political freedom and many other social liberties.

This is my shout out to Oliver Tambo who fought relentlessly to get the voices of  the downtrodden heard in Europe and America. After a lifetime of campaigning for an end to apartheid and the right to vote he died a year before the first democratic election.

There are those who fight for freedom and those who secure and celebrate that freedom. South Africa has come a long way from the days of the state of emergency and the group areas act. There is still so much more to be done.                                                                      “After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb”  Nelson Mandela

4 responses

  1. Roxanne Rawlins

    Awesome blog sister. I just love reading your different tales and insights… you would have done great as a political/sports/investigative journalist lol…. you seem to know alot about everything. Keep informing us!

    March 7, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    • Thank you for your kind words. Much appreciated!

      March 8, 2012 at 4:10 pm

  2. Really interesting! At times I wonder whether people still remember, When I discuss this with S/Africans, they quickly want to get over the ‘hurts’ people have endured and not want to acknowledge the trauma which people went through and are still going through, and just want to continue complaining about the current administration. South Africa has a long way to go, but she still has a long way to go.

    March 7, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    • Thanks for the comment. Of course people remember who can forget. South Africa has come a long way and looking back constantly can hamper the journey forward.

      March 8, 2012 at 4:47 pm

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