Now that government, business and labour representatives have reached agreement on the outline of the plan to revive the economy, the next biggest hurdle for government is rolling up its sleeves and implement it. That's correct, but there is one missing step. That's the hard selling of the recovery plan to the public.
The economic plan will succeed to the extent that South Africans, mainly the poor and most vulnerable, are patient enough. That's because there's going to be plenty suffering before things get better - that is, if they do get better at all over the short term.