Will SA ever be free of in­equal­ity?

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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.

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