Gandhi Returns To South Africa

After discussing social progress in South Africa with a group of South African university students concerned with both economic progress and inequities within the country, I was reminded of Mohandas K. Gandhi.  His experience in South Africa as a victim of apartheid helped turn him from a British-educated barrister into a universal advocate for social change.

After India won its independence, Gandhi asked why would she replace one domination for another.  To wit, his seven social sins – which today’s South African students are dealing with:

  • Wealth without Work
  • Pleasure without Conscience
  • Science without Humanity
  • Knowledge without Character
  • Politics without Principle
  • Commerce without Morality
  • Worship without Sacrifice

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