BEE: Nil re­turn for the un­em­ployed

Finweek English Edition - - Letters - J R RUW­ERS

MS JEKWA’s ar­ti­cle “Pig­ment Pre­mium” (1 Fe­bru­ary) is thought pro­vok­ing. Al­though nearly all jobs are re­served for blacks, the un­em­ployed, both black and white, have re­ceived no ben­e­fit. What is the rea­son for this nil re­turn? It’s ob­vi­ous that black em­pow­er­ment kills all in­cen­tive to work. Non-racial­ism should re­place it, so that all skin colours are en­ti­tled to work and en­rich­ment. Re­wards must be pro rata to the work done. A sys­tem of bonus pay­ments should be given for per­for­mance ren­dered. The bonus must be suf­fi­cient to mo­ti­vate the worker to sur­pass him­self.

In spite of poverty, In­dia and China show how dili­gent and dis­ci­plined work­ers can com­bine with cap­i­tal to cre­ate the world’s new great pow­ers.

How­ever, SA has two things to fear: One is that the politi­cians’ greed and gravy trains can swal­low up all growth. Se­condly, the ex­plo­sive and un­con­trolled pop­u­la­tion growth plus il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion will in­crease evil, con­flict and ram­pant crime.

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