Strange how everything that happened the last couple of weeks boil straight down to one thing, and one thing only. The strike at the Lonmin, and other mines, the political insecurities, politicians playing the blame game etc etc, I can keep on and on and on, the list is never ending.
The result of all of this is so simple, yet so gigantic. Just read an article about the fuel price possibly going to increase again. Now we all know what happens then, food prices go up, transport costs go up, farming cost goes up, you name it, it all goes up!
I do not think that any company can survive one single day without production, or to tell the truth, I know that no company can survive that way. Now as a result of the Lonmin and other Platinum mine strikes, the strike fever has rolled over to the chrome mines as well. The result, yet again comes down to the same thing.
So my humble opinion to every person on strike, do NOT strike, as in the long term it will cost you, AND every other struggling South African LOADS of money! You might not realise this (or maybe you have been told but do not understand the result of tour actions), but you are busy to cripple your (OUR) own country. The rand WILL start to loose value, even more, resulting in job losses as other countries will see South Africa as unstable and will stop investing their money, or simply sell all their shares (something that is already happening), making it impossible for the South African based companies to survive on their own. So please look, and realise what you are busy doing!
Our dearest leaders, can you see where this is leading? Are you going to do ANYTHING about it, except blaming the British or Apartheid? Be PRO-ACTIVE, act now while there is still something to salvage, do not wait and be re-active.
But anyway, this is all just my opinion, just another day in South Africa while the world is laughing at us.
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