Thursday, 17 July 2008
The A.N.C : Veritable superheroes of governing.
Good morning ladies , gentlemen and ubermensch.
A poster (Packed for Perth) challenged me to name on country with a successful black government. I found the question a little strange coming from a South African as he’s clearly not been looking very hard because South Africa itself has had a fantastically successful black government.
In everyday changes since being elected into power the A.N.C has built houses and given access to water and electricity to 10 million people. Despite constant whinging to the contrary they’ve reduced crime by around 20 %. They’ve installed the most liberal and freedom celebrating constitution in the world and despite having the right to do so in number , they have ever changed it.
Economically the economy has boomed so much that South Africa produces the 4th most new millionaires per capita in the world and is recognised as one of the foremost emerging economies. I’m still constantly amazed every time I come back at all the new infrastructure , projects and money being injected into the communities around me , even now when the rest of the world is in economic slow down. In the circles I move I’ve noticed everyone has money to burn and seem highly optimistic about their business prospects. South Africa has for a prolonged period now enjoyed steep economic growth which equals job creation and enrichment which in turn equals less crime and socio economical disruption. The government has reported record tax takings and turned it into public works programmes and hand outs putting a lot of people into work in turn filtering that cash back into the economy and stimulating small business.
Educationally we’ve increased the literacy and matriculation rate by great margins. Built countless new school and integrated black students into the excellent white schools which have exited the schools systems to join the new black middle class of educated professionals. For this reason socially it’s common place to see white and black people getting on perfectly naturally in the younger generations without the idiotic prejudices that plague those of us who remember the dark days before the A.N.C.
Yes with all of this amazing positive stuff happening right under their noses, some people still have the bizarre notion that the country is actually degenerating. No offence but what the F#ck are you on about ?
The people expressing this opinion either must not be in the country or have any clue how well things are going here (often the case) or are the tiny white few that used to enjoy cushy privilege and government protection without the necessary brains or skills to go it alone. Far too often we find those to be Afrikaans people , who let’s be honest , have placed a little too much emphasis on drinking brandy and perhaps not enough on education. With this culture of blissful ignorance it’s doesn’t require a government conspiracy to explain why they are failing as a people.
Nope. You need look no further than South Africa for a brilliant example of an extremely successful government , run by an extremely intelligent and capable President.
PS : One thing I have been myself negative of I Jacob Zuma. However the news on the ground (down at the pub ) amongst my white friends is that in fact they think he’ll be an excellent president. In the language of the nazi redecks who frequent this site…Who’d u think it ?
Posted by The Rooster at 07:24