Neg­a­tive drivel

Finweek English Edition - - Letters - MARK WIL­SON

READ­ING Fin­week I can’t help but feel tons of op­ti­mism for South Africa. The re­ports are pos­i­tive, the crit­i­cism is con­struc­tive and ev­ery­one’s point of view is ac­com­mo­dated. It makes a nice break from the news­pa­pers, which are mainly doom and gloom.

Then I read Derek Sump­tion’s let­ter (8 Fe­bru­ary 2007). The last time I read such neg­a­tive drivel was in one of our news­pa­pers and from some­one I do not doubt “em­i­grated” (read ran away) to Aus­tralia. Sump­tion, I couldn’t dis­agree with you more con­cern­ing your over­done, hyped-up and alarmist point of view re­gard­ing the state of SA. If you hurry now you could get into Oz, join an ex­pat club and moan with fel­low moan­ers all day long.

You and your kind are sad and do my coun­try no favours. I be­lieve in SA Inc. It has its prob­lems but the ma­jor­ity of peo­ple here will do the best they can to make SA safe again.

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