Recently, our friend Lynette, who was raised in South Africa, sent us a link to a blog post that included this video. From our experience, it expresses the feelings of a lot of people who live here in South Africa. Even though they recognize that the country has some issues that make living here difficult at times, they love their country and they love being African. Although we would never trade our own country, after living here, we can understand their attachment. The video is of Thabo Mbeki speaking on the occasion of the new Constitute of South Africa being ratified. Mbeki was then vise president serving with Nelson Mandela. He succeeded Mandela as president and served from 1999 to 2008.