All is not doom and gloom
SOUTH Africa has had a torrid time since that great April afternoon 25 years ago, with its worst period being the past 10 years.
What would life have been like if the bogey of corruption did not decimate the economy? While many countries went into rescue mode, we held our nerve and stayed buoyant following the timeous intervention by our finance gurus. A possible trade surplus, inflation checked, unemployment figures down, tax collection hitting two trillion, health, education in top nick, crime checked, xenophobia non-existent, relations with trading partners at an all-time high.
What a wonderful world — in the words of one Satchmo.
The best news? All is not doom and gloom, despite so many negative reports. We are still around, we are still a democracy, our tax base has shrivelled somewhat, but is functioning. Best of all, South Africans are great people!
The Cyril Ramaphosa charm has to work to make us great again! The Editor reserves the right to edit all letters. All letters must contain the writer’s full name, address and contact number for record purposes or they will not be published. Well-written topical letters under 220 words will take preference. does not guarantee to publish all letters.