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I START: THE GREEN CONSCIOUS THE GREEN! THE GREEN LIFE STYLE IYOOH!

BEFORE I CONTINUE, PLEASE DONT MIND THE GRAMMER, I AM FROM A POOR BACKGROUND THAT TODAY LEAD MYSELFE WRITING THIS DOCUMENT OR SHOULD I SAY AN ARTICLE? SOMETIMES INTELLECTUALS WILL SAY IT’S A PAPER THAT CAN PRODUCE DISCUSSIONS. AND LUCKY AS A SOUTH AFRICAN, I RECEIVED AN OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND AT A HIGHER INSTITUTION OF LEARNING. SO, THAT WILL TELL YOU ALL AND I AM PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN AND COSCIOUS ABOUT AFRICA IN PARTICULAR. BECAUSE IS WHAT I AM EXPOSED TO CURRENTLY, ABOUT OUR COUNTRY AND CONTINENT IN PARTICULAR, BUT MINE AND AS THE HEADING DIRECTS, WILL BE LOUD ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR AFRICA AND IN A WAY ENCOURAGING THE YOUTH TO RISE AND PROTECT THIS MOTHER PLANET OR SHOULD I SAY “AND SO FORTH AND SO ON”? LET’S PROTECT AFRICA!!

IN SOUTH AFRICA BASED ON MY VIEW, THE LEVEL OR NUMBER OF PEOPLE OR SHOULD I SAY THE MAJORITY BLACKS WHO GET FORMAL EDUCATION IS INCREASING WHILE THE LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT IS STILL QUESTIONABLE. WHY? PROBABLY IS THIS EDUCATION SYSTEM, BUT I AM NOT SURE AS I HAVE SAID EARLIER AND MY BACKGROUD SAY IT ALL. WE GREW UP AND OTHERS STILL GROWING IN POOR CONDITIONS AND AT THE END WE BLAME EXPERIENCED FROM OPPRESSION WHILE NOT WORKING ON THAT CURRENT SYSTEM. YES WE WHERE OPPRESSED AND CAN NOT SEE THAT WE OPPRESS OUR SELVES WITH THE ELEMENT. AS MOJORITY OF AFRICANS REGARD US AS LASY. I AM NOT GOING TO COMMENT ON THAT, BUT MINE IS TO REGISTER THIS:

YOUNG, OLD AND YOU CAN NAME, HERE IN THE COUTRY WE BECOME RECEIVERS OF THE QUALIFICAN PAPER, WHILE NOT RECEING OR GOING TO GRADUATE FOR THE MAIN JUICE , PERHAPS WE ARE LASY OR THEY DO NOT GIVE US THE KNOWLEDGE BEHIND THIS EDUCATION, BUT RECEIVE PLENTY OF COMPLEMENT AND WE FORGET OUR DIRECTION. A POLITICIAN WILL TELL YOU THAT “THE END IS THE NEW BEGINING FOR ANOTHER REVOLUTION” WHEN THEY REFER TO THEIR REVOLUTION. IN OUR EDUCATION, WE LEARN TO USE IT FOR SOLVING OUR CURRENT SITUATIONS AS POVERTY IS THE DAILY LANGUAGE IN THE CONTINENT. WE BLING MOSTLY AS WE ARE EXPOSED TO NEW THINGS OR FLAMBOYENT ONES THROUGH EDUCATION OR THOSE WHO SUCCEDED THROUGH THEIR WAY, YOU NOW THEM. I ASSUME THEY TOLD YOU ONCE THAT YOU CAN BE SUCCESFUL WITHOUT THIS FORMAL EDUCATION, WHILE YOU NEVER TOOK THEM SERIOUS BECAUSE IT WAS NOT FORMAL THEIR EDUCATION. I AM NOT PROMOTING ANYTHING, BUT FOR INTEREST SAKE, WERE THEY RIGHT? IF THE EDUCATION IS PROPER, THEN WHAT’S THE PROBLEM MA-AFRICA? IF WE SAY IS GOVERNMENT, THEN WHO IS GOVERNMENT? WHY POINTING FINGERS IF WE ARE BUILDING OUR NATION? CAN WE POINT FINGERS WITH THE SPIRIT OF SOLVING PROBLEM?

BY THIS, I WANTED US TO UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER CLEARLY THAT I AM RAISING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, BECAUSE I BELIEVE IT SHOULD OR BE PART OF THE KNOWLEGE BASED ECONOMY. OUR GRADUATES THROUGH THE FORMAL EDUCATION THEY RECEIVED, PLAY A SMALER PORTION TO THE INNOVATION OF THE COUNTRY, WHILE THE CRUC IAL OBJECTIVE OF RECEIVING SUCH, I BELEIVE, IS TO SOLVE TOMORROW PROBLEMS NOW. IF NOT, WHY ARE YOU GOING TO STUDY? BECAUSE THOSE FELLOWS MENTION THAT YOU CAN SUCCED IF YOU WANT, WITHOUT THAT. WE FACED WITH POVERTY, UNEMPLOYMENT, DESEASES AND SO FORTH AND SO ON AND THIS FORMAL EDUCATION MUST BE USED TO SOLVE THE CURRENT OBSTACLES THAT PUT US TO A STAGNENT PHASE AS AFRICANS. ARE YOU READING FUTURE PARENTS AND LEADERS OF THE CONTINENT? OR BUSY COMPITING WITH THE PAPERS YOU RECEIVED AND HOW BEST IS YOUR PAPER.  BUT WHY AFRICA WE CAN NOT START BLINGING ABOUT HOW WE UPLIFTED OUR COMMUNITIES OR PLANET WE ANTICIPATE TO HAVE? OK, THE QUESTION IS ADDRESSING TO THE GLOBAL CITIZENS...

LET’S USE THIS EDUCATION, EVEN THOUGH SOME WILL SAY IT IS LACKING JUICE FOR INNOVATION, TO BUILD A SUSATINABLE CONTINENT. “SIMPLE LIVING WITH HIGHER THINKING” THAT IMPLIES TO SUSTAINABILITY, AS WE KNOW THAT OUR COUNTRY’S ECONOMY IS RUNNED BY ELECTRICITY, THEN I BELEIVE BY APPLYING THAT QOUTE WILL LEAD US TO A NEW WORLD IN AFRICA. BY BEING GREEN SEEMS IS AN EXPENSIVE LIFESTYLE AS IT IS PROJECTED TO THE POOR AND WHILE OTHERS ARE LIVING GREEN UNCOSCIOUS, BECAUSE TO THEM IS SOLVING POVERTY. E.G THOSE TROLLEY GUYS WHO PRACTICE THE RECYCLING, DO WE RECOGNISE THEM OR ARE THEY SUPPORTED ENOUGH FOR THIS GREEN ECONOMY OR IS IT FOR THOSE WHO WEAR TIES AND CAN ARTICULATE THE GREEN REVOLUTION CORRECTLY WHILE NOT PRACTISING? I AM NOT RAISING ANYTHING BUT I AM TRYING TO SHOW THE INNOVATIVE WE HAVE THAT WE ARE NOT PROUD OF, AND CONTINUE SAYING WE ARE OPPRESSED. I AM NOT SAYING WE ARE NOT OR WE ARE, BUT WHY WE DO NOT TAKE OUR SKILLS, IDEAS AND SO FORTH AND SO ON SERIOUSLY?

COMING FROM MY BACKGROUD, I WILL TELL EVERYONE THAT I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE INFORMAL EDUCATION THAT I RECEIVED THROUGH CULTURE AS A MAN, BECAUSE I AM STILL DESCIPLINE AND NOT AFRAID OF THE STRENGH I HAVE AS A SOUTH AFRICAN. LET’S UNITE AFRICA FOR THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND PROTECT THE RESOURCES WE HAVE THROUGH THE GREEN ECONOMY. I KNOW THAT ONE CAN ARGUE THAT WE ARE STILL YOUNG AS A DEMOCRATIC STATE, BUT WE KNOW BY NOW THAT TO MASTER A SYSTEM WE MUST ALSO PLAY A PART SO WE KNOW ALL THE WRONGS AND CORRECT IT TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA. MOST OF THE POPULATION IN AFRICA WILL BE WORSE BASED ON CURRENT CONDITIONS (POVERTY, CRIME, UNEMPLOYMENT ECT) WHEN THIS GLOBAL CHALLENGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE TAKE CHARGE, AS WE SAW IN SOME PART OF THE COUTRY THAT IT HAS ARRIVED. (FOOLDS AROUND JOHANNESBURG, NAMING ONE).

LET THE YOUTH OF AFRICA STAND UP FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND REMAIN COSCIOUS ABOUT LIVING A GREEN LIFE STYLE. PROF WANGARI MAATHAI SHOWED THE START AND LETS FOLLOW AND STOP SAYING IS FOR THE SCIENTIST, WHILE THE PROBLEM NEEDS TO BE SOLVED IN A MORDEN WAY, WHILE NOT BEING A SCIENTIST. WE DO SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS THROUGH EMAILS, LETTERS, TELLEPHONING, IS NOT THAT SCIENCE? I GEUSS WE WILL THINK FOR THE FUTURE GENERATION BEFORE BEING GREED AND START BEING GREEN. SHEERS.

S.R  Bakana

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Comment by Roger Thomas on December 24, 2011 at 15:37

Lot here will re read over the holidays. The one thing that jumps out at me is

“SIMPLE LIVING WITH HIGHER THINKING”

Brilliant - the mantra for our times.

have a good time

Roger

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