I have been in South Africa for almost one years ago. I had never been in all the african countries, but I think that I can say that South Africa is the must rich and developped country in Subsaharian Africa.
My first Impression was overwhelmingly. I was very proud to see that it’s possible to achieve such a progress in Africa, so i began to hope that South Africa can be a pattern for the other Countries in Subsaharian Africa. At the same time i was shocked and disappointed to see in wich precarious conditions many people in the so call „townships“ are living.
This perturbed me so much, that i didn’t stopped anymore asking myself why is that possible.
There are some many ways to define poverty but what i saw, was more than poverty, i can’t find any word to describe the conditions in which many people in this „Townships“ are living.
Although this matter is the same averall in Africa, South Africa is considered like a developped rich Country with the capabilities to feed his populations and offer them a better life. Why does the fortune the privilege of few people while many other are oblige to live like animals? Where does justice taking place in our african societies? Who may establish the justice?
After reading John Rawls’s „Theory Of Justice“ in which he wrote: „Justice is the first virtue of social institutions, as truth is of systems of thought. A theory howerver elegant and economical must be rejected or revised if it is untrue; likewise laws and Institutions no matter how efficient and well-arranged must be reformed or abolished if they are unjust.“
I’m convinced, that the change may begin by our institutions.
With the vote on April 22nd, South Africa has becoming a new President with Mister Jacob Zuma, he promise reforms who are supposed to establish justice in allocations.
We hope that he will satisfy the expectances of the „Townships“ populations.