PLEASE NOTE:

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

 
Fana Jeffrey Shisinga
 
Comments: 1
Article views: 56
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Fana Jeffrey Shisinga's badges.
 

The political ‘instrumentalisation of disorder’

17 February 2014, 10:22
What it simply means is that-the profit to be found in the weak institutionalisation of political practices. This occurs the moment when the state falls prey to particularistic and factional struggles, more like tug of war kind of activity. I always find it disturbing when a country like ours, with its rainbow nation character, fails to even try to create a modern kind of a state. What really are we lacking? One thing has always stood out for me, it seems like it has never been in the interest of the South African ruling political elites to work for the proper institutionalization of the state apparatus. Or to make it more clearer, it is always useful when it(the state) is less institutionalized. That way one can always get away without having to account for any ill-behaviour or act. Hence, our country seems unable to sustain economic growth, because for the ruling elites good governance is when ties are formed and nurtured with certain individuals, groups, businesses from particular societies. In-turn, they spend most of their time in office busy nourishing these ties and neglecting the greater good of the country. They even coined “ it is cold outside the ANC”. So, the very weakness and inefficiency of the state is profitable to the ruling political elites. Hence, today there is a development of political machines and consolidation of clientelistic networks within the formal political apparatus. This is so because it benefits the few political ruling elites.After thinking out so loud, it is only proper for me to end by answering my self through a question:Why should the ruling political elites dismantle a political system which serves them so well? 

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
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Zulu Mkhise
"Some" justice

At least some justice was was served today, OP has remorse for his actions. Read more...

0 comments 408 views
Submitted by
Anne Els
OP vs OJ

I am so not impressed! In my opinion it is too light and he will probably only serve the 1/6th (10 months) and some other loophole will be found to get him out and into "House arrest". Read more...

3 comments 331 views
Submitted by
Vincent Van G
Pistorius: A slap on the wrist

I think this amounts to nothing but a slap on the wrist, and sends out the wrong message to society. Read more...

2 comments 142 views
Submitted by
Thando Nozenza Mohlomi
Disappointed by Pistorius judgmen...

He deserved to spend more time in prison 5 years is nothing compared to what Steenkamp's family losing their loved one. Read more...

0 comments 98 views
Submitted by
C'est moi
There's a revolution coming

Imagine a happy scenario where only people who pay tax were allowed to vote or where people who get state grants were not allowed to vote - Would the ANC then still have a majority ?  Read more...

9 comments 355 views
Submitted by
Ryan_Ruffgrain
The Premier League Weekend Highli...

Man City’s Sergio Aguero has once again proven himself as the Premier League’s brightest star after his devastating performance against Spurs on Saturday. Read more...

0 comments 23 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Systems Analyst

Cape Town Northern Suburbs
DAV Professional Placement Group
R530 000 Per Year

Nightshift Controller

Cape Winelands
Human Communications (Pty) Ltd
R7 300 Per Month

Admin Assistant

Cape Town
Mobile Recruitment
R5 000 - R6 000 Per Month

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to R1000 on Hisense smartphones!

View the large range of Hisense smartphones. Buy today and save up to R1000!

Deal of the week!

Save R1200 on the Samsung 48” smart full HD LED television now only R8799. Buy now!

Toys 4 for the price of 3

Buy 4 toys and get the cheapest FREE! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing prices – As seen on TV

Get mind blowing prices on 1000’s of products! Shop now.

Save 20% on Nivea beauty products!

Buy any two Nivea beauty products and save 20%. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

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 your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 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.