SOUTH AFRICA - THE RAINBOW NATION
South Africa can rightly be called the rainbow nation, not only because of the colourful diversity of people living in South Africa, but also because of the other things that the Rainbow represents: The rainbow represents restoration because it first appeared when Noah left the ark - after the destruction was over the water was settling and it was a time for new beginnings. In the same way South Africa has seen a time of oppression, but this has been destroyed and South Africans are stepping of the boat into a new land of opportunity. The rainbow also represents beauty, light and hope. It is a perfect circle made of many colours of light - light and not darkness - good and not evil. South Africans are looking to the future with the best of optimism in their hearts.