Stop the blame game; work

2018-11-15 06:01

South African leadership is under a lot of economical pressure due to the weak rand, as well as instability in some of the country’s State Owner Enterprises (SOE’s).

As a country, we recently held a Job Summit that cost the taxpayer about n R15 million. Our unemployment rate has increased to 27.5% and the government grant dependents have also increased.

These are some of the issues that as a country we must deal with collectively. We can’t work in silos when dealing with such complex matters. As a country, we need strong decisive leadership.

For all the troubles and shortfalls that occurred between 1999 and 2008, we blamed former President Thabo Mbeki.

We are now blaming former president Jacob Zuma for all the shortfalls between 2009-2017.

If we are saying this is a collective leadership, why only one person takes the blame for all our pitfalls?

This blame game does not only happen in politics or government, but throughout our society, even at churches, NGO’s etc.

I’m of the view that if we are to sort this country, we need to be all unaccountable and responsible.

Accountability needs to come from the bottom-up.

The amount of energy we use to protest and cast stones must be equal to the accountability we pose to ourselves and to the incumbent leaders.

For greater impact in the society, we need to ensure, firstly in our own homes that there is leadership and accountable roles, played by parents and the entire people of the society.

Thembalethu Qolo KTC Nyanga

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