PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
ThinkingApe
 
Comments: 24
Article views: 1449
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all ThinkingApe's badges.
 

How I know, the ANC knows, it cannot solve the unemployment problem

30 January 2014, 14:23

There is a strange phenomenon that can be observed amongst the incompetent- those who fail in everyday simple affairs. 

This phenomenon can be observed amongst organizations, groups and also individuals. I have observed an undisciplined and disorganized person who is incapable of changing a lock-set, on a door, embark on the daunting task of constructing a yacht to sail around the world.

I have seen disorganized, shoddy organizations that could not balance their cheque books, or write minutes for their meetings set out to raise millions for a huge project. One also finds individuals starting businesses in very trying circumstances in notoriously difficult industries with virtually no chance of success.

It is apparent to any reasonable man or woman that these projects are doomed to failure at their very inception. However when one questions those planning these projects, it is quite clear that they actually do realize the monumental difficulty and complexity of the task that they have set themselves.

If the difficulty and probable failure of the project is so apparent, one has to ask why they cannot see the problems and why they go ahead with these projects, anyway.

The city press reported the following in September 2013: “Zuma promised in 2011 that government would create 5 million jobs over 10 years, which meant creating half a million jobs every year between 2010 and 2020. But three years later only half of the envisaged 1.5 million jobs have been created.”

The article further states, “The jobs promise was set out in the New Growth Path, which was adopted by government in 2010. The National Development Plan, which was adopted (in 2013), instead calls for the creation of 11 million new jobs by 2030.”

We, the public, as well as government know all too well how difficult this task of creating millions of jobs is. We, the public, as well as government also know all too well of the failings of government departments at mundane everyday tasks.

Simple tasks such as the timeous delivery of school text books were not achieved. Ensuring that hospitals have an adequate, continuous supply of basics, such as swabs and sutures has not happened. Any reasonable man or woman can see that the task government has set of creating millions of jobs is set to fail miserably.

The question we have to ask ourselves is why do useless “fruitcakes” set out to construct yachts? Why do disorganised organizations set out to do multi million rand projects? Why do people start businesses when failure is inevitable? Why does government set out to create 11 million jobs, when it cannot deliver books on time?

These individuals and organizations are aware of their shortcomings and limitations. They understand the difficulty of the said projects; surely they can see that they are doomed to fail?

I contend that they are very aware of the inevitability of failure, in fact I am one hundred percent sure that they know they will fail. Why then go ahead and put all of that effort into failing?

These mammoth tasks doomed to failure are embarked upon by those whom have both sacrificed to get where they are, and also fail at simple everyday tasks. It is as if their going without, and curbing of their passions, the sacrifice to achieve what they have, has given them an illusion of strength and a mastering of the world around them.

To mask their failures at everyday tasks and maintain the illusion of competency and strength they undertake to do the impossible.

 For to fail at everyday simple tasks, one must accept ones shortcomings, but to fail at the difficult and near impossible; one can attribute failure to the difficulty, complexity or even impossibility of the task.

This is how I know, that the government knows, it cannot solve the unemployment problem and the many other problems facing our country.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
24 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
PeterTracey
We must do more for the working c...

It has been my observation that there are broadly four main categories of people in South Africa: new money, old money, politically connected individuals and the working class  Read more...

4 comments 302 views
Submitted by
John Reese
Driving in Cape Town traffic is h...

I'm writing this article to simply express my frustration with the traffic and the traffic cops who troll the roads. Read more...

3 comments 1054 views
Submitted by
Guy M Artist
Small business trips, tricks and ...

Today I want to talk to you about entrepreneurship, owning a small business and the hazards of being self employed.  Read more...

5 comments 653 views
Submitted by
Adam Sibuyi
Our subsequent scuffle cutting ed...

Africa, albeit sovereign, are still far-flung from being unrestricted and liberated. Dogmatic liberation is demarcated basically as autonomous. Read more...

7 comments 82 views
Submitted by
Jenelle Joanne Ramsami
My Story

My name is Jenelle Joanne Ramsami and I was born from Durban as a partially impaired individual and I had to endure a lot of hurdles and challenges in life. Read more...

1 comments 240 views
Submitted by
Julian Jackson
Why value investors have been und...

Value investing has been a solid philosophy and history has shown that it works better than most other investment philosophies.  Read more...

2 comments 1086 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.