2017 was indeed a momentous year
THERE is no doubt that the year 2017 was a year most South Africans will never forget. The governing party approved two important policies regarding education and land issues.
But what is intriguing is why it took so long for the policies to be approved. The delayed implementation of the free tertiary education policy has robbed many people of a chance to get an education to better their lives.
At last, thanks to President Zuma, children from poor families will be able to enrol at tertiary institutions. We hope the policy will be implemented without delay.
Some MPs from opposition parties are asking silly questions, though. They ask where the money will come from to fund free education. They are being disingenuous. Why are they not asking where the money that funds their excessive perks comes from?
The minister of finance has assured the nation that an explanation will be given during the Budget speech, but the MPs keep asking these questions to score cheap political points. The MPs need to be told that the time for politicking is over; people want service delivery and nothing else.
The land issue is a painful one. Our grandfathers were robbed of their land through the barrel of a gun, and appropriation of land without compensation is the correct decision. We appreciate it. Morningside, Durban