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Youth Keyona Is Freedom Free
Is Freedom Free
27 April commemorates the day in 1994 when the first democratic election was held in South Africa. Today, South Africa celebrates Freedom Day to mark the liberation of our country and its people from a long period of colonialism and White minority domination (apartheid).Apartheid 'officially' began in South Africa in 1948, but colonialism and oppression of the African majority had plagued South Africa since 1652. After decades of resistance, a stalemate between the Liberation Movement and the Apartheid government was reached in 1988.
It is important to note however, that "freedom" should mean emancipation from poverty, unemployment, racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination. We are 24 years into our new democracy and many of these issues are still rife in our country. We are still a long way away from solving many of the legacies of Apartheid and now face new challenges, like the growing inequality among South Africans and political and economic instability in the region caused by a new elite who are interested in pursuing their own interests. Prior to 1994 South Africans were promised free education, land and job opportunities for the youth. The question still stands if South Africa as a developing country are we ready to provide a free ride in almost everything for the citizens of the country.
- What does freedom mean to you as a Young Person?
- What’s your take on Free: Education, Social Grant, Land expropriation without compensation , Youth Unemployment Rate?
- Is Free education and Business Funding process or a short cut to free the youth from poverty?
- Is South Africa Free to provide almost everything for free to its citizens?
- Social Grant| Education System| South Africa as a Developing Country| Business opportunities for Youth|
- Does Freedom mean everything should be free?
- Who is to be blamed for the current state of the country?
- Which Government policies do you think should be implemented to ensure that everyone benefit from a free south Africa?
- Which challenges are facing the Youth of the country even though “WE are Free” and the government seem to take forever to address those challenges?
- Are we free as country or only a few are benefiting (Those who are politically connected)
- 24 years into Freedom (Are we heading towards the right direction or we are a lost country, is Freedom for all a reality or just a concept
- What should be done going forward?