ANC needs to de­velop clear vi­sion to save SA

The rul­ing party has shown it­self to be out of its depth, writes Ted O’Con­nor.

The Citizen (KZN) - - Letters -

Your head­line in Mon­day’s pa­per – “The end of the road for DA?” – could have eas­ily re­ferred to the coun­try, as the ANC ploughs ahead with leg­is­la­tion tak­ing land from its rightful own­ers.

Con­comi­tantly your editorial – “Deny all you want, ANC failed

SA” – spells out the truth.

Un­der the ANC, un­bri­dled cor­rup­tion soared, rob­bing the poor, un­e­d­u­cated, and un­housed of a bet­ter life. It also proved in­ef­fec­tive against crim­i­nals, as we wit­ness the mur­der of over 50 peo­ple a day, and many rapes.

On the eco­nomic front, the rul­ing party has shown it­self to be out of its depth, as the un­em­ploy­ment lines lengthen, busi­ness ac­tiv­ity slows and skills de­cide to seek a more se­cure life else­where.

Our SOEs are mori­bund and the calami­tous state of over 200 mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties has turned pros­per­ous cities into ghost towns.

The end is nigh un­less the ANC de­vel­ops a clear vi­sion and re­alises that labour laws need chang­ing, cur­tail union in­volve­ment in gov­ern­ment pol­icy, adopt a busi­ness-friendly en­vi­ron­ment and al­low the free mar­ket to flour­ish.

Look for tal­ent of what­ever hue to help with re­con­struc­tion of the econ­omy and re­build­ing of SA.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.