I once woke up and regret to be as a South African
Was not proud to be born in this illiterate country
…where 20% is an entry into the next grade…what a degrade
I am not proud…
for this land of I has thorns wherever I step,
this land of I poverty in our bloodline.
Though it is so whenever I open my ears I hear inflation
(currently 15% VAT).
This land of I young black and gifted are imprisoned,
Living with the HIVirus, Victims of Abortion whilst others seeks for Adoption
How then do I celebrate to be the youth of South Africa?
Uhuru was heard, liberty was fought for and brought to us by our struggle comrades,
and for that we are thankful.
It was in the Apartheid era, notably the Soweto uprising massacre,
when black child’s right to education was triumphed over.
The likes of Hector Petersen faced Oppression and Discrimination…
Persecution and Prosecution…
Again! I ask, how do I celebrate to be the youth of South Africa?
Winnie Madikizela Mandela said “I am the product of the masses of my country and a product of my enemy”
Yes mama, they are here
The products of Nka Thuto are here
Scientists, Engineers and Entrepreneurs
The Game Changers, the Problem Solvers, the S.T.E.M Leaders,
…they are here mama
The potential funders are also here mama,
Give them a signal to sponsor Nka Thuto.
Today I am proud to say Nka Thuto izele and isazala,
All thanks to Nozala Trust.
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela said:
“Education is the great engine of personal development.
It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor,
that the son of a mineworkers can become the head of the mine,
that a child of farmworkers can become president of a great nation.”
I, therefore, beseech YOU black scientist,
…as we continue giving light to new ideas!