ANC split better for SA
PEOPLE need jobs first, not housing. If you give an unemployed person an RDP house without a job, s/he will sell the house for R20,000 (with no transfer of title of course) to people who already have houses.
S/he will buy food with the money and build another shack and go back onto the waiting list (using the name of another family member) for another RDP house. This cycle is repeated, never solving the underlying problem of poverty.
First provide jobs, then housing. Once s/he has a job, then s/he will keep the house.
And I mean real, sustainable, taxpaying, private-sector jobs, not government or EPWP jobs, which are paid from taxes.
Rising unemployment and prices means more people will sell their RDP homes to survive. More poverty and urbanisation means more land invasions and street protests.
As a divided half-communist, half-capitalist party, I can’t see how the ANC will create an economic climate for job creation – the two factions are pulling in different directions.
It will be better if the ANC splits down the middle and creates two parties, ANC-capitalist and ANC-communist.
ANC-capital can then form an alliance with the DA, COPE, and ACDP and ANC-communist with the EFF.
This realignment will be a huge boon for South Africa in that it will give clear choices to the voters.
We will not have the unworkable DA-COPE-ACDP alliance in the metros with the EFF and the unworkable factional politics within the ANC. This system leads to gridlock and is not conducive to democracy. President Ramaphosa, can you please engineer this? You will leave a lasting legacy.
– Naushad Omar, via e-mail