And here comes the super train and new cities. Wonder how they will do everything with a workforce that results in a 30% pass rate? Wonder where will the money come from to fulfill the unreachable dream? Malema admits that the ANC has built nothing for the past 25 years and that everything created was under the old government. Once again, the ANC again promises things that are not feasible.
After the great expectations the whole country had about President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first State of the Nation Address (SONA) to guide the country’s future and which had to send clear and positive signals to investors, his speech was a great anti-climax.
Rather, the focus has been set on the past to use as a coat of arms for the failures of the ANC government for which the president has put no clear solution on the table. No clarity has been given on what will be done to save South Africa economically.
In addition, any plan placed on the table will be of little or no value as long as the cloud of expropriation is over the economy. All that is certain about this is that it continues, and the FF Plus strongly rejects it.
The president called on all residents of South Africa to start paying for services by saying that people should accept the power boycott is something of the past. However, this would not help paying consumers when the money still does not reach the power provider.
The big problem is not just people who don’t pay their bills, but municipalities who don’t pay their bills to Eskom. It must be addressed. The president does not say what will happen if people continue not to pay. Will their power be cut from now on? This is an example of a concrete proposal on how to correct the problem.
The same goes for unemployment, investments, education, health and crime. Past plans have been repeated and a call has once again been made for the private sector and trade unions to work with the government to create growth.
The reality, however, is that if unions’ powers are not restricted and labor law is not adjusted to do away with Affirmative Action (RA), the economy will not grow.
State-owned enterprises such as Eskom are even tighter to the government, with the only certainty that the taxpayer will still pay for another rescue package for years to come.
President Ramaphosa outlined his State of the Nation address with vague wording like a nice dream to the public, but the reality is that it is a nightmare and the president will notice it when he wakes up.
Sources: Wessel Basson / VF Plus