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The advent of democracy in SA in 1994 brought about a new hope for many. It was a hope for a better life for all, as the ANC promised.
However 18 years down the line this hope has not been realised, because of greed and materialism that are ravaging our society.
During the dark days of apartheid people were dignified, honest, hardworking, caring, compassionate and, above all, they practised ubuntu.
People were more united than they are now, and money was not worshipped as it is now.
In the democratic era we have seen the replacement of ubuntu with greed, materialism and self-centredness.
SA is short of artisans and engineers, but greed and materialism have swallowed some of these professionals.
I know qualified engineers, artisans and accountants who should be serving this country, but they have joined the tenders gravy train in order to make a quick buck.
They cannot bear the sight of half-witted idiots who are making millions while they break their backs for not even half of what these tender idiots get.
This is the ripple effect of greed and materialism.
Because of greed and materialism, most people are no longer passionate about their jobs and careers; they are just after money.
It is therefore not surprising that the public service is so inefficient, and there is so much bribery and corruption – everyone is in it for themselves.
There is no longer a sense of serving the nation with dignity and honour.
Police should not be blamed for taking bribes – why should they suffer under stressful conditions while everyone around them is making money through corruption?
Honest and hardworking people feel foolish in an era where greed and materialism surpass honour and dignity.
We need to revisit the values of being proud of our communities, the values of selflessness, ubuntu and compassion.
If we carry on on this road to perdition we might just find this country in total chaos.