The current state of shambles in our country are a headsore

2015-08-27 06:01

It is a fact that government parastatals such as SAA, Eskom and others are failing the ordinary citizens of this beautiful country, and continue to rob the taxpayers on a number of occasions.

To single out that Denel as a government parastatal is doing very well is ludicrous, the public and the opposition cannot be told to have a narrow or blinkered overview when doing their monitoring and evaluation, but they must have a broader perspective into all government matters .

Many South Africans, including those in the ruling party know that Eskom is in tatters, but due to political allegiance, they pretend as if everything is running normally.

Then there is also the South African Post Office, which is also in the hands of government, and, as always, in shambles.

Ordinary citizens of this country, including students, job seekers, business and the rest are the bigger loosers in this shambles, as it is a fact that some of their correspondence never reached its intended destination.

I empathise with them as I am personally also not sure if the letters I had sent since November 1994 through the SA post office ever reached the addressees.

Letters contribute to the protection and conservation of literacy, which is the ability to write and read.

Today, as in the past, letters are used as a communication tool and as an assessment measure in schools.

Why are we still teaching our children how to write a letter if our Post Office is dysfunctional. In some instances it is discouraged to use email or the fax in government correspondence.

With the current post office Nelson Mandela couldn’t have achieved his LLB degree or received his letters from Winnie. His letters, law books, assessments and tutorials could never have reached the intended destination. Apartheid was a crime against humanity, and people should not compare the incomparable, but with the current shenanigans at Sapo, I would prefer a message in a bottle, for, at least, our currents are still flowing in the right direction

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