Let our greatness silence the pessimists
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.