“I believe we must come to the conversation about the meaning of freedom with an open mind.” –Nomboniso Gasa
Nomboniso Gasa wants to have transparency about building our communities based on forward thinking, current-day equality. And the challenge is that often times age-old African philosophies romanticize times of the past. She mentions this is the case with Masibuyel’embo. This saying means “let us go back to the ways of our people.” By going back to this local wisdom, communities can have a good basis, but must also balance it with modernity — the quest for freedom. This freedom is manifested in a voice, open community, transparency, equality.