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If I was in Charge

23 October 2012, 09:13

If I was the main ou of the ANC when it took power, I would do a lot of the things they have attempted to do so far. I also would have incorporated a couple of the current ANCYL's ideas, as well as idea's from FF+. Yes, you will slate me, but its all about compromise. Here are a few of them with very basic methodologies of application. These would onviousy be a lot more involved, but built around a core simple idea.

Land Reform  - would have been aggressive from the outset. No ideological efforts, just purely practical. Firstly, the state would have first refusal on any farm for sale. After 3 months the farmer could sell it to whom he wanted, he would not be allowed to decrease his price to the next buyer. Aspirant black farmers would need to apply for the right to farm. These farms would remain state property and the farmers evicted if he failed. The state would provide bursaries for black agricultural students. Farms would only go to individuals, never to communities. If communities wanted "projects" they could ask for state assistance, which would be repayable if these failed due to infighting etc. Nothinf would be ideological. White farmers resisting the process would be aggressively and decisively dealt with, bullying would not be allowed.

A small amount of mines would be nationalised on an experimental basis. Again bullying from mega wealthy and powerful mining houses would be aggressively dealt with. It would be in their interests that the nationalisation experiment failed, so this would not be allowed. Corrupt people would be kept out of the whole process, people would be properly screened before involvement was allowed. The Kenny's and Gayton's would be in  jail in my SA anyway, and a few mining CEO's.

Health - state hospitals would have been massively invested in.  State health care personel would have been disciplined strictly to deliver proper services. If unions encouraged staff to abuse patients they would be banned and leaders jailed.

Education - the previously used education system of white apartheid would be phased in for all races. No OBE. Leave things as they were, just scrap Bantu education. Corporal punishment would still be in place. A lot of emphasis would be placed in teaching pride - ie no littering, patriotism, respect for those who deserve it. Children would be educated that the struggle time was over, time was to learn and build a future, not wait for someone to hand them a bright future.

This is the beginning of my successful transformation plan. More will follow. Have fun tearing it to pieces, or maybe even making a constructive contribution. Supper time now...

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