The Soccer World Cup has come and the Soccer World Cup has gone. The legacy that remains behind is not just the excellent infrastructure that we can all be proud of, but the great hope it has given all South Africans is that we can deliver service excellence. Often many people get into a state of despair and depression and don’t believe this country can be turned around. The service excellence that occurred during the World Cup showed that with the right inspiration and commitment we can deliver a world class event. This has made all of us extremely proud to be South African.
This illustrates that things can be different. One only has to look to Cape Town and the Western Cape to see how service delivery is making a difference. More and more people return from the Western Cape saying “we can see it, we can feel it”.
The same spirit of excellence that we saw coming from public sector needs to be carried through into society by all individuals. Mandela Day is all about selfless sacrifice to others and making a difference in the lives of people less fortunate than ourselves. This ideal of self sacrifice for others needs to be more deeply entrenched in our society.
In this way though service excellence and a spirit of self sacrifice we can make South Africa a better place. Of course the ballot box is your ultimate weapon to bring about the change. Recent by-elections show that the tide and momentum continues to be on the side of the Democratic Alliance and day by day a new majority is being built.