THE jury is still out on whether black and white South Africans are capable of tolerating and embracing one another after the World Cup, like the supposed unity we have been preaching since the beginning of the sporting event.
There are whispers and hints about the possibility of a repeat of the 2008 xenophobic attacks after the World Cup.
We cannot pretend that the racial tension preceding the soccer event has suddenly faded away.
The egregious sin we always commit is to defer issues and pretend that there are no problems that need solutions.
As a result of this we find ourselves in an execrable situation and this compromises our country's integrity by the international community.
We need not shy away from solving these invidious social evils and rooting them out if we aspire to be a true rainbow nation.
Puleng Mmila, Seokodibeng