Election day is still quite an important occasion in South Africa. The first time I was able to vote was the 1992 Referendum to end Apartheid. This was a momentous vote and something I was really proud to be a part of. The next time I voted, it was together with people who had never been presented the opportunity to vote. 20 years on and I can only hope that today I am joined in line by many people who are going to exercise their right to vote. Last election I sat in the queue next to a young man who had only decided the day before that he was going to come and make his mark. He wanted his voice to be heard and realized that if he did not vote, his ‘voice’ would not count. I personally feel that a country needs a strong opposition and a government that is accountable. I will be making my voice heard today! Today, I am off to vote ….
If you are voting today may your voice be heard as well!
What I blogged:
- one year ago – Sweet Potato Muffins
- two years ago – Appletini
- three years ago – Regional and Seasonal Challenge
- four years ago – Broccoli And Cheese Soup