As some of my readers may know, in addition to blogging on this website I also have a passion for writing about my home country, South Africa. I love to bring both of my homelands into the spotlight as much as possible. Furthermore, I enjoy pointing out some of the similarities both nations and its people share. Both have such rich histories that demonstrate the determination and progress of humanity and culture as a whole, even through troubling eras.
While I love discussing lighter topics like the wine cultures and the perception of sharks in each country, sensitive issues do sometimes come to light unfortunately. In recent weeks, a rise in xenophobic actions by some in South Africa prompted me to start profiling the standout deeds of people and communities in spite of the ugliness perpetrated by others. In the last few weeks I compared interesting subjects where the U.S. and South Africa stand. Early topics have included GDP and each nation’s environmental issues. While each country offers vastly different strengths, weaknesses and concerns you also notice the similarities each nation has faced and currently worries over.
I can’t wait to delve into the comparisons more in the coming weeks. If you have a topic you want to see covered, please leave a comment and I will do my best to cover it in the near future. I hope you will enjoy learning a thing or two about my incredible home country, as well as the United States.