Let our great­ness si­lence the pes­simists

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FUR­THER to my ear­lier let­ter about Capitec and Absa be­ing voted the best in the world, among other bests, be­lieve it or not, from 1900 to the end of last year (117 years), ac­cord­ing to the 2017 edi­tion of Credit Suisse Global In­vest­ments Re­turns Year­book, South Africa has had the best per­form­ing stock mar­ket in the world.

I am not an eco­nomic or fi­nan­cial ex­pert or a politi­cian, and I don’t even know how the stock mar­ket works. I am just an or­di­nary work­ing-class guy who be­lieves we have what it takes to make this coun­try among the best in the world.

This is the type of good news that makes me feel that there is so much good go­ing for this beau­ti­ful coun­try of ours.

Let us look at all these amaz­ing pos­i­tives and build on them and, in so do­ing the coun­try will be in a much bet­ter po­si­tion to tackle all the neg­a­tive things hap­pen­ing around us.

To quote Wayde Van Niekerk at the IAAF World Cham­pi­onships: “I come from a great coun­try, South Africa, and I just want to go out there and make the coun­try proud.”

All our ath­letes are cur­rently per­form­ing out­stand­ingly and mak­ing us proud.

Let us ac­cept the out­come of the mo­tion of no-con­fi­dence in Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma in Par­lia­ment this week and do what is right.

If there is a le­gal case to be made against any cor­rupt politi­cian or busi­ness per­son, then let it be done and let the courts de­cide.

Fight­ing and vi­o­lence will bring us nowhere; it will just lead to fur­ther de­struc­tion and will just make the poor even poorer.

Only with pa­tience, per­se­ver­ance and the good­will of all our peo­ple will we be able to up­lift the poor and suf­fer­ing peo­ple of this rich and beau­ti­ful coun­try.

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