With the announcement of President Cyril Ramaphosa that a new business venture in Pretoria would lead to the creation of 6,700 new jobs, no one really got excited.
Even the credit rating agency didn’t care, because nothing could make the nearly 30 million unemployed cheer as a drop in the bucket.
Of course, there will be substance to gratitude for every new job created, but why the ANC government, and its president, are excited about it, know soberly.
It was not through them that the venture was undertaken, but just as with the rugby victory in Japan, Ramaphosa wants to be seen where success was achieved, as if it was through him.
Over the years, big talk has not helped to determine the future – only thorough knowledge and research, good planning, and subsequent execution of the plan will bring the expected good results with honest and hard work.
The bigotry and endless mismanagement go hand in hand, and both are equally worthless in today’s time of high demands being made to make economic progress.
The big promises of billions of Rand’s investments in South Africa have given birth, and the debt burden built up by the ineffective ANC government has turned from the once prosperous country, now pushed to junk status and a mockery of the Western world.