Countries and nations are figments of our imagination. They only exist and are what we perceive them to be, a country is what we make it to be, we give it the name, flag and it shaped by its citizens and those who govern it.
If every single one of us left South Africa and destroyed everything evidence(written record so forth), the ‘country’ would just be a piece of land and new inhabitants would give it a new name, culture and future.
What South Africa is today, doesn’t mean that’s all it is and can be, it’s really the people who make it what it is. A culture of corruption, bad governance and slow service delivery is not a permanent identity of our country, it’s only what we allow it to be.