Pickled Fish and hot cross buns

Who knows where this tradition originated from, but in almost all South African homes fish is prepared for Good Friday. The preferred way is of course pickled fish. This is eaten with a hot cross bun or two. The Cape Malay community have particular affinity for this dish and once eaten you will understand why. This is one culinary highlight that affirms my love for South Africa.

Brics

China’s invitation to South Africa to join the BRIC organisation is another confirmation of the relevance that South Africa has in the region. Brazil, Russia, India and China are passing a vote of confidence in South Africa and it’s future as a business destination.

The South African dialogue model is exportable

I am attending a discussion hosted by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation attended by a Christian Palestinian delegation talking about the Kairos Palestine Document, a declaration of intent seeking to address the Palestinian issue from a religious, social and moral perspective.

It is this engagement and exchange if ideas that make me proud of my South African roots, and shows that what we achieved can be used to assist other nations with it’s own dialogue.

Helping to deepen non-racialism

I am attending a discussion hosted by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation attended by a Christian Palestinian delegation talking about the Kairos Palestine Document, a declaration of intent seeking to address the Palestinian issue from a religious, social and moral perspective.

I am appalled by the suffering, acts of violence and humiliation suffered by ordinary people trying to come to terms with the occupation. Their fight and struggle for self determination has South African parallels and I see in it my own struggle. It pains me to see that not much progress has been made since the Oslo Accord. A delegate at this discussion made a comment that made me very sad, she said this “I see no end in sight for our struggle”