Bureaucratic failure

2008-02-06 00:00

Eskom’s catastrophic cock-up should serve as a flashing red warning signal to both the government and the new African National Congress leadership (I guess one should refer to them jointly and severally now) to reconsider their commitment to implementing a “developmental state” economic policy.

The ANC has been playing around with the idea for some time. President Thabo Mbeki punted it in a series of articles in mid-2005, when he sought to initiate a debate about it, and about Ireland’s equally successful Programme for National Recovery, as ways of boosting our growth rate to reduce unemployment.

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