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My deepest concern

02 July 2014, 14:41

My deepest concern

Is it really reasonable for farmworkers to get the low wages, mistreatment on farms and all sorts of exploitations? What makes a CEO of any company to be regarded as more important that the farm worker? I am very touched by the fact that the current democratic government through its neo-liberal policies does not allow equality among employees. I strongly believe that all workers are equally important.

It is a fact that most CEO’S if not all go for tea time and lunch on a daily basis. However, they seem to overlook the fact that there is someone working in a farm somewhere across the country to ensure that there is enough food security.  If all farm workers can decide to stop production, I am wondering what everyone will eat?  The government officials are able to stand firmly and call each other honourable members because they are certain that during lunch they will have something to eat. Surprisingly, these honourable members fail to pass laws that will ensure that farm workers are given decent salaries. It is about time the land redistribution is equitable and its ownership and control reflects all the demographics of the republic of South Africa, with preference given to people who work on the farms. One day the so called high class members of the society will eat their ties because our farm workers are slowly but surely getting tired of this form of treatment.

Each time there are conferences in any company, institution or organization there is somebody who ensures that the area is clean. However, the poor domestic worker is either underpaid, employed under a labour broker, or given a contact of limited duration. Again our government fail to recognize and act robustly on this matter.

Total emancipation of our people seems to exist only in parliament; hence most of the parliamentarians enjoy going to parliament to just sit forgetting that they are carrying a mandate of millions of South Africans. Some parliamentarians rise on a point of order just to tell the chairperson of parliament about the fact that other members of parliament are giving others bad looks. Those parliamentarians must know that they are there because the people on the ground have trust in them; they must not just go there to enjoy being called honourable members. I strongly challenge the capitalism ideology of saying “when people compete against one another, they achieve greater things.” Capitalism also ensures that government interfere in the economy as little as possible. The communist ideology of saying when people work together as equals, they achieve greater things is more relevant. However, its implementation is doubtful and inconsistent.  The only way to counter for the legacy that the former deed left in our country is for the state to intervene and make a radical economic transformation, with much emphasis given on reducing inequality.

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