Green lung

Amazing how long it is taking us to become normal: a society with basic facilities such as malls and parks in our residential areas.

Amazing how long it is taking us to become normal: a society with basic facilities such as malls and parks in our residential areas.

So congratulations to Johannesburg City Parks for transforming a dodgy strip of veld in Diepkloof, Soweto, to a green lung for the area.

The officials pulled off much of the project in 24 hours. Just shows what can be done when we have the will to do something.

The time is long overdue to transform all residential areas from their apartheid-style barracks design into green areas like suburbs everywhere else in the world.

We have no doubt this simple measure will also eradicate years of social ills.

Lead the way, Joburg Parks, you have shown us you can do it over a weekend.

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