Time to take charge of our destiny
BOSSO ke mang? Hip Hop Pantsula asks. In South Africa today, we are asking will it be Orlando Pirates, Mamelodi Sundowns, SuperSport United or Moroka Swallows?
In England, the message was loud and clear on Monday night - "they thought it was all over". That was what Manchester City fans at the Etihad Stadium said when City boss Roberto Mancini faced off with United's Sir Alex Ferguson in the Manchester derby.
In Spain, Real Madrid and Barcelona are also asking, bosso ke mang?
The last cabinet sitting in Cape Town pronounced that for the first time the country has a National Sports Plan. We would like to thank all those men and women who ensured we reached this milestone.
We want to pay tribute to the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee leadership for a job well done in ensuring our sports personnel get down to the business of ensuring that we move forward in unison, using sport as a tool to better the lives of our youth and the future of the country.
We will, as part of the decisions of the National Sports and Recreation Indaba, be able to appoint those important bodies that will help shape the future of this country, like the Eminent Persons Group that will focus its energies on ensuring that transformation is implemented and monitored - and above all, enforced.
Sport is a national resource, is not in any way an individual or class project to exclude others due to race, gender or any other discriminatory agenda.
We will be meeting Sascoc soon to deal with the nitty-gritty related to this structure.
The whole process is to redesign our future.
This is the education that our forebears taught us. Yes, to rub it in, the late father of the nation, uTata OR Tambo, warned the nations of the world against not taking care of their youth, that "if you ignore the development of the youth, your country's future is doomed forever".
We urge all business people to be good students of OR Tambo.
President Nelson Mandela once quoted the following, as part of nation building: "... A person who does what any other person does, is an ordinary person. A person who does what no other person can do, is an exception. But a person who has done what no other person has ever done, is an institution, a national resource. This is a person, whom when he or she dies, we will be able to say, here lies a man or woman who has done his or her duty for the people."
I am therefore challenging all those business people who have not yet knocked at the Team SA door to afford themselves an opportunity to be counted among those who have the interest of the youth at heart.
Bosso ke mang? You are the master of your own success, stand up and be counted.