I find the entire debacle around the “Pale Male” appointments hilarious, revolting and almost an insult to say the least.
In reality the creation of employment equity in its present form pointing at Senior Executive Level is costing our economy a pretty penny in lost opportunities, investment growth, poor results for sustainable socio-economic development of the masses of disadvantaged communities.
The system is not working, not since democracy in 1994, twenty years later our nation is struggling with challenges in high unemployment, many homeless people, poor service delivery, a disgrace in corporate governance both in the public and private sectors, the health service in tatters, not forgetting the school and other academic structures.
The best is government hand-outs “when there is no bread, give them cake to eat”. The billions of Rands in outstanding payments to services rendered by Municipalities. Anarchy prevails as we become striking workers hiding behind the law of human rights disregarding the rights and protection to property and life. This is my experience of twenty years of democracy and many more years to come of hilarious, revolting and insulting metaphors aligning the nation to ubuntu and the rainbow nation.
The economy to my understanding operates in a “free market” environment that demands non interference from the democratic state. Fortunately for me, I aspire as a talented free market economist with astrong focus on “what you sow, so shall you reap”.
People of the South of Africa, multi cultural, multi ethnic, we belong to one nation and we aught to build in our diversity. Enough is enough. Find ways and means to stop the pocketing on our democracy and enforce trust, honesty and good corporate governance, Collect the outstanding billions of Rands in outstanding debt for service delivered and use the funds to correct the imbalances between the rich and the poor masses.
We must use the talent available in growing a sound sustainable economy with industrial expansion in order to employ the masses. Up-skill our people for the economy and not for political gain. Work for our nation, forget yesterday, let us not think of tomorrow, rather prepare for this moment. We have wasted twenty years, let us capture this moment in LOVE and Compassion regardless of the differences in our diversity.