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My South Africa. This is my home. This is a place worth fighting for (Opinion)

I woke up this morning grateful to be in this place despite all of the difficulties she faces and the work that still needs to be done to build, repair, and fight against injustice. to be in our home, my home.

I love South Africa because of its amazing people, as well as its sights, sounds, music, scents, and tastes. The things that can only be found here.


The subject of my South African is a young democracy that is still trying to establish its footing and voice. the historical figures and contemporary campaigners. The creators, not the destroyers.


In spite of all the difficulties she faces, all the things we still need to accomplish, correct, develop, fight against, stand up for, create, and save, I woke up this morning grateful to be alive. to be in our home—mine and ours.

The amazing people, views, sounds, music, scents, and tastes of South Africa are what make it so special to me. The things that are exclusive to this location.


My South Africa is about a young democracy that is still having trouble finding its footing and its voice. heroes from the past and campaigners from the present. not the destroyers, but the builders.


Hugh Masekela, Johnny Clegg, David Kramer, Brenda Fassie, Miriam Makeba, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and other musicians make up my South African music. a much more. The rhythm, the minstrels, the drums, and our distinctive beat can all be heard. The sounds are confined to this area. that originated here. This narrates our tale.


Braaivleis, bobotie, rabbit chow, koeksisters, chakalaka, and umnqushu are my favorite South African foods. Maltabella and Jungle Oats. Mielies. "Pap and Worse." our tastes. potjies, rotis, and melktert. Home is here. our meal.


Music by Hugh Masekela, Johnny Clegg, David Kramer, Brenda Fassie, Miriam Makeba, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and other artists is what I hear when I think about South Africa. Lots more. the rhythm, the minstrels, the drums, and our particular beat; the clicks, clacks, and rhythm. You primarily hear these sounds here. that originates from here. That convey our narrative.


Bobotie, koeksisters, chakalaka, and umnqushu are some of my favorite South African foods. Maltabella as well as Jungle Oats. Mielies. Puff and Worse. Those of us. Melktert, potjies, and rotis. This is my place. our grub.


My South Africa, thanks to our kelp, is the bush, the vast, open plains, the thundering ocean, and the rich, distinctive fragrance of our sea air. Our trees and the mountains. We have lions, giraffes, elephants, leopards, cheetahs, and lions. Our aardvarks and warthogs. the creatures that opted to remain on this place. the animals that draw visitors from throughout the world.


My South Africa is one of the heroes of the struggle, a nation of people who rejected tyranny and who yearn for a better life. a workforce of individuals. a populace desiring a caring government. true concern one that eliminates unemployment by creating jobs. and gives our great folks their hope back. Ever-patient. tenacious and original. Restless.


All of this and more is what my nation stands for. My South Africa, the nation that welcomed my Lithuanian great-grandfather after his own country turned him away and welcomed him when he stepped off a boat in 1897.

When my Polish grandmother immigrated to my nation in 1930, she didn't know a word of English, and her family members who stayed behind were slaughtered by the Nazis and their neighbors.


a location that values diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism.


a location where we discovered fresh starts and new beginnings. Our 125-year residence. A location that is present in my cells, blood, nose, ears, eyes, and touch. My South Africa is this.


All of these things, and more, define my nation. My South Africa is the country that welcomed my Lithuanian great-grandfather when he arrived there in 1897 after his home country had sent him away.

In my nation, where my Polish grandmother immigrated in 1930 without knowing a single word of English, her family members who remained behind were slaughtered by the Nazis and their neighbors.

a welcoming, diverse, and multicultural environment.

We discovered a fresh start there, new beginnings. 125 years of our residence. My blood, my cells, my nose, my ears, my sight, and touch are all connected to this area. This is South Africa to me.


And as I awoke this morning, for all of her difficulties, for all.

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