Transformation is such a loaded word in South Africa, more so when we talk about social and political transformation. Nonetheless, transformation has to happen because nothing stays the same.
Protea is the national flower of South Africa and the flagship species of the Cape Floral kingdom. People of the South like fynbos are tough yet beautiful, and present themselves in astounding variety of shapes, sizes, hues and textures.
From skins to stilettos, growing middle class with opulent wealth that is almost vulgar, where a majority of people still leaves below the breadline.
Talk about the huge gap between the rich and the poor in South Africa is an everyday conversation. Transformation is painfully slow.
But with Pezula as a neighbour, one can’t help but get inspired to create their own mansion.
Transformation is a tall mountain for us to climb but hopefully on reaching the top, one can marvel at the resilience, diversity, the positive transformation we so desperately desire, and all that makes South Africa a beautiful country.
For a fun and less heavy take on the theme, please visit Ailsa