Good signs for a bet­ter fu­ture

Sowetan - - Opinion -

It looks like SA is fi­nally see­ing light at the end of the tun­nel. The re­cent re­port about the growth of 2.2% in the GDP is some­thing worth cel­e­brat­ing after the dis­as­trous months we had.

We hope that this will soon lead to pos­i­tive eco­nomic growth that will open doors for job cre­ation in this coun­try.

We need it now, more than ever, be­cause life has be­come more dif­fi­cult for the poor, es­pe­cially after that in­crease in VAT.

Clearly, we are in the new dawn. This new dawn, though, needs us to en­sure that we root out the demons of former pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma’s ad­min­is­tra­tion that brought us state cap­ture, more cor­rup­tion and ap­point­ment of friends who only serve their self­ish in­ter­ests. This will only hap­pen if those who are found to have acted un­law­fully face the wrath of the law.

We cur­rently have re­ports with re­gards to the SA Rev­enue Ser­vice and VBS.

This is a step in the right di­rec­tion but those im­pli­cated must be harshly pun­ished.

We fi­nally have hope that we are go­ing some­where as a coun­try, and will never go back to re­ces­sion in the near fu­ture.

To­gether we can! Tom Mh­langa Braam­fontein

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