Dear Global Giving Friends
I attach hereto an article I have posted before, now updated and published recently in the Odyssey magazine here in SA..
Everything written there is true and spreading like a good virus.
You may be reading about all the problems in SA.
Well, the media just love bad news, as do its consumers, it seems.
From my perspective as a movement leader, on the ground, among the common People, inside the very areas where all the poverty and unemployment exist, I can only affirm from my direct experience with tens of thousands of ordinary South Africams, that we have absolute confidence in the future of South Africa as a young democracy- a democracy with possibly even more liberties and freedoms and rights in law than anywhere else in the world.
We only need to focus more, to eliminate poverty and unemployment in SA , once and for all.
And a large part of that focus will be on what former president Thabo Mbeki called the Second Economy.
This is where Family Farming comes in- locally grown poison-free food feeding the nation and generating a modest abundance of hard cash and huge health for all People ,their Cultures and for Nature. End of poverty and unemployment among the marginalised masses. End of environmental degradation. Voila! Just like that. Simple. Cost effective. Straighforward.
Its a no-brainer . And its just a matter of time
And if you look around you in your own countries, you will see this marvellous freedom-driven family farming movement blossoming and thriving wherever you gaze, in all directions ! In back yards, in commonages, in allotments, in cities on rooftops, in odd corners, on balconies! Just look for it and tell me if I am wrong. And it threatens and competes with nothing and no-one.
Thank you for your ongoing support and blessings from far and near,
Very best regards, wherever you are.