We Need to Learn to Co-Exist
The past few weeks have shown that the majority of South Africans stand for peace and rule of law, says Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.
Johannesburg – We live in a globally connected world where local actions can reverberate across the globe. No country is an island and we are interconnected in more ways than one.
Therefore, since 1994, South Africa has actively sought to strengthen partnerships and ties with countries in Africa.
These partnerships have a profound effect on our daily lives often without us even thinking about it. When you turn on the tap to draw a bath, chances are that you are using water from the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. Much of our electricity is also sourced from the Cahora Bassa Dam in Mozambique. This demonstrates our interdependencies as Africans for our countries to succeed and develop.
The shameful attacks on foreigners that sought to plunge our country into anarchy took place far from Lesotho and Mozambique, yet they reverberated in those nations and far beyond.