Moving the nation forward with CCC
Many years ago, my daughters and I were driving from Cape Town to Mossel Bay. We just moved from Gauteng, where GP appeared on the registration plates of most vehicles. As this is not the case in the Western Cape, it quickly became a regular road trip tradition among the two, as they would try to match each registration with the town to which it belongs. The longer we drove, the better they would get.
As we drove into the beautiful small town of Riversdale, home of the sleeping beauty, my daughters noticed the CCC registration plates, and immediately matched it to its rightful owner. I was impressed with them, but not so much with the small, quiet town that I later suggested we should rather refer to as “REVERSE-dale”. A town that upon first impression seemed completely abandoned and left behind at the time.
About a week ago, I was driving to Cape Town for the first time in a long time. As I drove through Riversdale, my mind wandered back to that particular conversation with my daughters, and I got to thinking. What does the CCC registration stand for in the greater South Africa today? Covid, Crime, Corruption? Or maybe: Crisis, Carnage, Chaos? All of these, words referring to a reverse and not a forward action. Words that most probably makes us as a nation feel just as abandoned and left behind as I thought “Reverse-dale” was.
This is no longer the case. Over the years, as I got to spend more time there, I’ve gotten to know this small town as a hidden gem, with kind-hearted people and a lot of potential.
Given some time, we too might realise that with Cooperation, Contribution and Confidence in Christ, CCC can just as well represent Change, Character and Courage. And that together, we can change the fate of our nation and move it forward!
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