The article by Thobeka Nyathikazi depicts the possibility of a change in speed towards the realization of a prosperous Africa. This change, relying on Africa's Social Capital gathering to change its own realities.
We, as a people, are faced with the serious challenge of legitimizing the struggle for Economic Freedom and Poverty Eradication in Africa.
Slow and even decreased Economic growth rates are translating into social problems which cause the quality of life for the everyday African to be jeopardized.
The issues, are not issues faced exclusively by one country or region, but are rather evident across the board, often attributed to the corruption of Governments and the the exportation of Africa's wealth.
Since the problem (Economic Progression), and the desired outcomes (Economic Freedom and Poverty Eradication) are shared, we have to begin to ponder on whether or not the journey from problem to outcome could be traveled with a shared solution.
Our shared Revolution, once structured, would not fight any Government but instead create its own social systems parallel to (or despite of) Governments, for the greater good of current and future generations.
The biggest reason for our inability to organize so far, I believe, is that we have been absorbed by the idea of Democracy and Politics being the Master key which solves all of Africa's problems.
If we can move away from this pattern of thought towards one more productive and inclusive of citizens as participants in the realization of a prosperous Africa, much success becomes possible.
If we are indeed passionate about the realization of a prosperous Africa, there can be no more room for Political delay as an excuse for rising inequalities and dwindling opportunities.
Africa is people. And People are Social Capital.
It is people like you and I who have created, implemented and improved upon social and technological inventions and systems of thought that changed the world for all time.
Organizing, as unpolitical citizens, for the shared cause of the advancement of the Quality of Life in Africa, seeking improvements and not office, is becoming a need.
Together creating industries targetted at elevating the social capital of all of society, finding the gaps in markets where job security can become a reality for the middle class and articulating better our capacities and ideas.
It is us, We, who can change things faster than any Government or Policy could ever do.