Will Malema’s new party, Economic Freedom fighters ( EFF ) secure the votes of the countries youth and unemployed? Should this happen, the EFF may sweep the board, with Malema appointed as the new President of South Africa. Possibly this man with his political charisma, and popular peoples policies, may lead the country out of darkness, form a true Rainbow Nation, and lead the nation in economic prosperity and allow the country to achieve its full potential. We have had a glorious past where the “Freedom Fighters” have liberated the country, and formed a truly democratic Government in 1994, and opened up equality of opportunity to all the citizens of this country. It was freed from the terrible yoke of “Apartheid” In the light of these events, his new party Economic Freedom Fighters could not have been more appropriately named. I have always asked what economic freedom actually meant, but up to now, have never been given a definitive answer. I researched the issue and have come up with the following factors :
10 Economic Freedoms Factors :
1) Business Freedom : Business freedom is a quantitative measure of the ability to start, operate, and close a business :
2) Trade Freedom : Trade freedom is a composite measure of the absence of tariff and non-tariff barriers that affect imports and exports of goods and services :
3) Fiscal Freedom : a measure of the burden of government from the revenue side :
4) Government Size : This component considers the level of government expenditures as a percentage of GDP :
5) Monetary Freedom : Monetary freedom combines a measure of price stability with an assessment of price controls :
6) Investment Freedom : This component scrutinizes each country’s policies toward the free flow of investment capital :
7) Financial Freedom : a measure of banking security as well as a measure of independence from government control :
8) Property Rights : The property rights component is an assessment of the ability of individuals to accumulate private property :
9) Corruption : Corruption erodes economic freedom by introducing insecurity and uncertainty into economic relationships :
10) Freedom of Criminal Prosecution : Assurance that all those involved in corruption, fraud, money laundering, tender rigging and other actions disrupting the efficient operation of business and the economy, be jailed.
In all his wisdom, Malema must be totally familiar with these ten factors, and if he sticks to this definition of Economic Freedom, the country can only be better for it.( My educated guess is that he does not have the slightest clue what economic freedom is, and if he did, it would have been the most unlikely name he would ever have chosen. - The absolute ignoramus )
Very interesting recent ANC Article : Why We Elected Zuma ? by Zweli Mkhize ANC spokesperson: Date 26/04/2013.Zuma was elected because of his passion for education, rural development, fighting poverty and crime which is legendary. For many people Zuma represents the triumph of the human spirit of perseverance by virtue of the fact that he rose from the depth of grinding rural poverty to attain the level of national and international prominence as a confident yet self-taught person. His rise to the top echelons of power has not erased Zuma's touch with the ordinary people. Those who know him well will attest that Zuma's reputation is that of an honest and caring person and a committed leader who will go out of his way to help those less fortunate than himself. The ANC has not shifted from its values of clean governance, anti-corruption, respect for the independence of the judiciary and presumption of innocence. Despite the myriad of news reports condemning Zuma, many people have refused to buy into this image of corruption as it does not accord with their experience of the man. Zuma may turn out to be one of the finest Presidents this country has had. Maybe Zweli Mkhize is completely mistaken, and Malema may qualify as one of the he finest Presidents this country has had. Only time will tell. ( I wonder just what Zweli had been smoking before he wrote this article. Maybe top quality Durban Ghanja maybe the mariwana as smoked by the King of Aba Thebu, the right honorable, Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo.) This has to be one of the funniest incidents I have witnessed in years. I ask you all to switch off from the World, and imagine in your minds the full scene. I was recently travelling between Bronhorstspruit and Delmas in the Eastern Transvaal. The entire section of road was being re-tarred, and had about 4 stop & go stations. I.e. because of the roadwork’s, only one lane is open to traffic. One is therefore stopped for up to 15 minutes to allow traffic coming from the opposite direction to pass. Once this traffic has passed, you are then given the green board so that you can now travel along the single lane, with the traffic coming from the other direction, accordingly stopped. I passed a bakkie travelling in the same direction as me. The bakkie was loaded with at least twenty souls, only kept on board because of the tight intertwing of legs and arms. These souls were dressed in bright red, yellow and white clothes, with feathers fastened around their heads, and ANC flags fluttering in the breeze. They were either going to a funeral or soccer match, I could not work out which one. The bakkie stopped behind the line of standing traffic. In my mirror saw a giant of a man disentangle himself from the pile of humanity, and to stand on the side of the road. He had absolutely no clue why the traffic had stopped, became very angry and danced while he flourished his knobkerrie in the air. As this did not cause the traffic to move, he arrogantly with a vicious smile on his face, sauntered some distance up to the control station. Someone there must have been able to penetrate his brainless thick skull, and he eventually sauntered back to the bakkie, amidst enthusiastic cheering from all. He had proved to be a worthy leader, not accepting any nonsense for anyone. He the traffic finally moved, the driver of the bakkie assumed that he could be delayed no longer, and attempted to pass the traffic in front, by driving on the dust verge next to the road. The bakkie shot into the air and bounced from side to side as it hit donga after donga. In his frenzied driving he must have knocked over at least 10 construction road signs. The adjacent traffic travelling on the tar, ignored him and his dust completely, as they accelerated on their way. Eventually the bakkie disappeared from site, obviously due to a miss firing engine, and horrific state of overloading. The point of this long story, is that these dim witted, ignorant and simple people, will be perfect cannon fodder for Malema’s new EFF Party. Finally, this whole article was written completely tongue and cheek, and is full of cynicism.