Reds bad for SA busi­ness

Business Day - - OPINION -

Blam­ing the apartheid regime for our cur­rent eco­nomic malaise is in part cor­rect as bantu ed­u­ca­tion re­sulted in the great ma­jor­ity of our pop­u­la­tion over the age of, say, 40 be­ing eco­nom­i­cally il­lit­er­ate and so un­able to ei­ther un­der­stand or re­fute the garbage preached by the unions and the SA Com­mu­nist Party (SACP).

On top of that, the ANC in­sists on ap­point­ing com­mu­nists to key po­si­tions of eco­nomic im­por­tance, such as the min­is­ter of trade & in­dus­try. It is the avowed in­ten­tion of com­mu­nism to de­stroy cap­i­tal­ism and usher in the egal­i­tar­ian state, but this min­is­ter is charged with pro­mot­ing busi­ness en­ter­prise! As Tim Co­hen notes, the pro­pos­als made in the Com­pe­ti­tion Amend­ment Bill will make things worse for the econ­omy but bet­ter for achiev­ing com­mu­nist ob­jec­tives.

Pres­i­dent Cyril Ramaphosa should get rid of the SACP ad­her­ents in at least the eco­nomic sec­tors of gov­ern­ment, as well as all the Zup­tas and VBS ben­e­fi­cia­ries, and re­place them with peo­ple like Patrice Mot­sepe who un­der­stand busi­ness.

Robert Stone Lin­den

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