If I were Finance minister

2016-03-23 06:00

THE Guptas should convert South Africa Inc into a subsidiary of Gupta Inc and make me the Finance manager.

I will do better than Pravin Gordhan, who is hobbled by ANC communist logic and socialist economics.

I will ensure growth of eight percent per annum over the next 20 years by privatising all state-owned enterprises, liberalising labour laws, firing all incompetent, permanently sick and ghostly cadres in government, jacking up infrastructure, allowing foreigners to own land, signalling to investors that their investments will be safe, stopping the land-redistribution programme and destruction of our agricultural industry, stopping the nuclear build programme and implementing a solar programme, stopping the National Health Insurance scheme and rather ensuring that existing hospitals and clinics are better equipped, ensuring criminals are caught and serve long sentences, scrapping the quota system and ensuring that we have responsible affirmative action and a professional public service, and increasing penalties for corruption.

I will replace the culture of patronage, entitlement, corruption, bribes, quotas, strikes, burning and extortion with that of merit, hard work, training, skills, co-operation, patience, enterprise, distribution, competition, savings and investment.

This will reduce unemployment, increase real wages and enable free tertiary education.

I thus appeal to the Guptas over the heads of the ANC: isn’t it better for them that they have a slice of an expanding pie rather than a slice of an ever-shrinking pie?


NAUSHAD OMAR

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