Focus on substance, not blustering

2016-02-24 06:00

MAINSTREAM and social media may focus on leaders and political parties that were showboating at Sona 2016, because these parties seem to think democracy is about who shouts the loudest, even though they offer no credible, researched alternatives.

The only leader to say anything of real substance during the whole event was Mmusi Maimane - cut the cabinet in half and immediately save R4.2 billion, which can be ploughed back into basic and higher education which then creates an enabled labour force, partially privatise our state-owned enterprises so they can be made more profitable, and inject support into the manufacturing sector to create jobs to alleviate the burden of 8.3 million unemployed South Africans.

The DA is the only party with practical, credible and effective solutions for our economy.

Uraisha Haswell Democratic Alliance

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