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SA: A stock loss and devaluation of SA's assets

01 June 2013, 08:36
In 1994 SA's goodwill reached near the top of the 144 countries in the world. Our assets were intact and our stock was high. There was this misplaced hope that SA was going to be the best place to live in (for it had been for many years, even under the NP), and that liberation of the people would create a society that could bask in its natural resources, the inventiveness of its people and it's amazing infrastructure.

Since then, another picture has emerged. We all know about it, so I won't go down that road. Suffice it to say, that in no area, has the ANC actually delivered on its promises. What we have is a growing realization that S A is headed to the bottom of the pile. Even, many other African countries are beginning to surpass us, when in 1994, we were actually head and shoulders above the rest.What it really amounts to, in corporate terms, is that S A has suffered a severe stock loss, and devaluation of its assets.

While the SA stock, it's people, have grown in numbers, the marketability of its stock has shrunk. Marketability of stock is its ability to congruently satisfy the demands of the market, in terms of , quality, price and availability.

As we have come to experience, the quality of SA's stock in terms of skilled and unskilled workers, has plummeted. Skilled workers are becoming fewer and and unskilled workers, expensive, unwilling and supported by government labour practices. The vast majority of unskilled laborers are untrained, uneducated, and expected to starve themselves in order to eek out an existence for themselves and their families.

So training, education and a framework that creates opportunities for unskilled labor to improve themselves is required.

This is not rocket science, It just requires an administration that understands this problem and has the will and the intelligence to solve this problem.. It also requires that ordinary people understand this problem and vote for an administration that has the will, capability and capacity to solve this problem.

The assets of the country are being destroyed through neglect and maladministration. One only has to look around you to notice this. Our pavements are unkept. Our roads are unkept. Our telecommunication infrastructure is unkept. Dirt and filth proliferate everywhere. Our electricity infrastructure is inadequate. We are not building enough dams and in the right areas. Our national airline is a disaster. Our educational systems are not even able to deliver textbooks to schools, let alone provide them with adequate, qualified teachers and an educational system that actually delivers educated people. Our medical care facilities are inadequate, understaffed and badly managed. Our transport systems have not been improved upon. Our roads are now going to be taxed with 40% of the tax going to a foreign country. Our natural resources are being neglected and preyed upon. I could go on and on.

The fact is that our stock and assets are deteriorating to an extent that the people of South Africa, and all its uninvited inhabitants, are going to experience a growing deterioration in living conditions,. This may have one positive affect, in that all the illegal immigrants may choose to go to Nigeria or Kenya. However, they might be better off here, because they are better educated, trained and willing to work, and find better work opportunities here, because of our inequitable labor laws, and uneducated and untrained labor.

My only hope is that people may wake up from their myopia here, especially white people, who are trained and educated and could provide some leadership and direction to this country. The problem is white people don't vote, let alone white people can't dance. They're too individualistic. They care only for themselves.

Well white people, you are standing on a precipice that is crumbling under you, You cannot all run away. Their is no escape. You know that you are standing on a pot of gold and it is damn time to realise that the only way to redeem yourselves is to get off your butts and do something about it. Vote.

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