What would 2014 be noted for in our short history books?
The continental philosophy of Ubuntu is now all but a myth. The taking of responsibility is thin on the ground indeed. And it is crazy that we had candles this festive season not because it was a decorative thing, but because it was a necessity.
It was a year ago that we paid our respects to Nelson Mandela, and many undertook to revive what he stood for with regard to caring for each other. I trust you have not forgotten.
And in my daily rubbing of shoulders with people like yourselves, there is such a willingness and hope to change, that I am enthused for 2015. Thank you. I hope that we will join hands and march into 2015 with the determination to make those new year resolutions come to fruition.
My very best to you.