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Where does South Africa start...

27 March 2014, 11:27

In an ideal world, where the leaders of our country had integrity, strong leadership skills and a clear plan on how to address and solve the many problems, we as a nation are faced with, where would we start?

Almost every aspect of our country has been left to rot, with funds that were meant to uplift the country being diverted into the pockets of the corrupt.

From basic amenities like running water, electricity and housing for the poor, to the dire straits SANDF is in, how would we prioritize these problems?

I'd imagine that basic human rights would need to be addressed first. The fact that people have to constantly protest for such basics, is a clear indication of the desperation in townships and rural areas.

Access to health care and proper learning facilities, installation of toilets and feeding programs are all things that have been ignored, resulting in tragedy and despair.

An unfortunate fact of life in South Africa, is the rampant and violent crime that has washed over the nation. Just when we think we've seen and the violence and savagery at it's worst, we're exposed to even more horrific events that happen almost on a daily basis. Getting our police force back up to a reputable standard would be crucial in countering the scourge we have become so desensitized to.

Parastatals like Eskom, SABC, SAA and the like, would need to be salvaged from the gross mismanagement and negligence blatantly practiced at the moment.

The only way all of this can be accomplished however, is by rooting out the corrupt from positions of power, who have a direct hand in hampering the functions of each industry.

Unfortunately, the only way to root out corruption is by starting at the top and removing those who knowingly employ corrupt officials to key positions that are vital for the well being of South Africa's economy and citizens.

As it stands, South Africans can be forgiven for their apathy in hoping for a better future. We as a nation have a mountain to climb, with our hands tied behind our backs and weights on our feet.

How does a nation overcome the insurmountable odds?

We all want a better product for South Africa, perhaps its just time to choose a better brand...

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