Will SA ever be free of inequality?
Thembani Tom Eastern Cape What are you talking about? There never will be a country like that in the whole world. No president, priest or pastor will ever lead a country free of inequality. Maxwell KwaZulu-Natal One wonders whether right from 1994, portfolio committees, collectively a pivotal part of the legislature, were ever aware of the enormous constitutional powers they have to hold the executive to account. Look at the portfolio committees on communications, home affairs, public enterprises, water affairs, etc. Why did things have to come to this silly level for them to wake up and smell the coffee? With their new-found zeal, they must remember that they can remove from power any member of the executive, including the president, in an open or secret ballot, power they must exercise on August 8 2017. Kholofelo Via SMS I think the political battle that is occurring within the ANC now is a total disgrace. The president and his colleagues should step down because they can’t revive the ANC. The party has lost credibility because of them actually. The ANC national executive committee should have removed him from government a long time ago. Now South Africa is the laughing stock of the world because of his leadership. Stefan Lauber Gauteng I don’t agree with your analysis that we are dealing here with a policy problem. South African politics can be summarised as a contest to get access to resources, particularly those under state control.
Ideology and cultural sentiments are invoked as a means to legitimise and promote vested self-interest. Policies without proper governance are nothing put pieces of paper, written intentions without the will and muscle to be implemented.