I could not believe what I read in the article, "A few words can speak volumes", by Charles Mogale on Tuesday.
Different cultures can be embraced by learning the customs and ways of the people, thereby understanding why different cultures do things differently.
But if you want me to adopt your culture and say and do things your way, then I lose my culture and so we will all take on a new "bitsaculture". A bit of this one and a bit of that one.
Is that how you see the nation going? If so, it will be a sorry day for all of us. Unity in diversity is what will make this a great nation, with each culture having its own part to play while acknowledging, accepting and respecting all other cultures without feeling obliged to take on other customs and ways.
The only culture that should be adopted by all is the business culture, which has been proved over the years to work well and to be beneficial to all.
It is something everyone can relate to and uphold to be a significant presence on the economic front. This is something South Africa needs to learn in a hurry, instead of thinking that the African culture of strolling in at any time, leaving whenever and not paying much attention when present, can be used for business meetings.
Stop being so race-conscious and enjoy all the people of this country for who and what they are.
Moira Suttie, Mayor's Walk