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We are all equal but some are more equal than others.

28 February 2013, 09:04

Our wonderful country has had its fair share of discrimination and abuse but what else is new. When ever people are put in power corruption takes over their minds and before long they just as abusive as those they replaced.

The great gravy train pausing just long enough for the ANC to climb on has set off for destinations unknown. The fat cats of the previous government have been removed and in their place we now have even fatter ones. The wealth the people so desperately wanted is still held by the supper rich the only difference being the colour of their skin. Affirmative action is nothing more than racism and the BEEE being forced down onto struggling companies is causing more and more un-employment. The new owners have no clue how to run the companies they own and they end up closing shortly after.

The billions being wasted in TAX money could so easily pay for the educational needs of all South Africans or fix the millions of potholes across the country.

Basic rights such as access to water or power are easily forgotten when you live in a multi million rand house you didn’t have to pay for.

Every day we are confronted by beggars in the street asking for a coin or two so they can buy food. The fat cats however with their blue lights fly past from business lunch to business dinner followed by an overnight stay at the most expensive place they can find.

There is a solution to all these problems and that is to implement the same structure as in the industries across the world.

The performance review system would work wonders for our leaders. Things such as missing important meetings would result in disciplinary action. Non performance would result in dismissal and people sleeping on the job would be fired. With the zero tolerance approach to alcohol we would trim most of the government on the first day as they all fail the breathalyzer test. A forensic department not accountable to the president would weed out the underhanded dealings and we would be left with a hand full people who actually do their job. Those found guilty of any breach would not be suspended with pay but fired and made to pay back what they took. Anyone holding a public office would have to be cleared of any criminal behavior and conduct unbecoming a government worker would result in disciplinary action.

So who would be left to run the country? That is a good question and suggestions are welcome.

For election process we would require many changes to the current system. Firstly, anyone currently in prison should not have the right to vote. People should also have to pass a basic exam to determine if they are fit to vote. I am not saying it should be a written exam as we do have a literacy problem in this country and the ability to write is not related to your ability to think. The exam should determine if the person actually knows what the party they are voting for stands for. Things such as track history of the party with all its successes and failures should be right there on the ballot paper. You probably think I am full of it but the truth is that most of the people who vote have no clue what is possible and what is a pipe dream. People vote for a party due to pressure from others or “because they gave me a house” others vote in the hopes of getting a RDP house. If after all these years you didn’t get a house maybe you should have built your own.  If you really want a house and are prepared to wait for 20 years to get one then for R50 per month in a fixed deposit at as little as 5% you would have then R74 428.23 in 20 years. That is enough to buy your own RDP house cash.

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