Story shows SA is in se­ri­ous trou­ble

Financial Mail - - YOU SAID... - Dave Reynell Knysna

As a reg­u­lar reader of the FM, and like many South Africans, I fol­low the tra­vails of our sink­ing econ­omy.

“Anatomy of a Cri­sis” (Cover Story, Septem­ber 13-19) was a su­perbly writ­ten over­view of the state of our coun­try’s fi­nances. We are in se­ri­ous trou­ble.

Even if san­ity were to pre­vail and our gov­ern­ment “turned the ship around” to­mor­row, we would face a de­mo­graphic night­mare. A rapidly in­creas­ing pop­u­la­tion, no ed­u­ca­tion, no skills, no jobs.

You know what that means.

I re­ally am be­gin­ning to doubt that we will ever re­cover from the Jacob Zuma years. Sadly, it need not have been so.

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