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Friday, March 27, 2009

SA is in crisis: Buthelezi

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South Africa is in crisis, Inkatha Freedom Party president Mangosuthu Buthelezi said on Thursday.

"We are in a crisis. It is a crisis of leadership, of morality, of security, social justice and productivity," Buthelezi told the trade union Solidarity's 2009 congress in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg. "We are in a crisis, and we need to make a decision that will change the looming consequences." The long-time president of the largely KwaZulu-Natal-based opposition party said South Africans could prevent the "looming consequences" by voting on April 22. He said the country did not have a "true democracy" and was seeing the "beginning of a one party state". He urged South Africans not to emigrate, with the global financial crisis making this option "unviable".

"I urge you not to look for the way out of South Africa, but to look for South Africa's way out of this crisis." He said the country lost the skills and investment of a million whites who emigrated after 1994. "Government's attitude to South Africans living abroad is that they have deserted us and we should desert them."

He added that returning South Africans were receiving "little assistance" and "little incentive" from the government. Buthelezi said his party, with Solidarity, rejected the implementation of affirmative action "to the extent that it discriminates against any South African". "While we must redress the social injustices of our past, there must be a shared understanding of what the finish line looks like and where it has been set. "Without a clear vision, we will never fully emerge from the shadow of social injustice," he said.

There were "serious problems" with the country's macro-economic policies and the country was in "desperate need" of a more flexible labour market", the IFP president said. "South Africa is in desperate need of a more flexible labour market and a free market economy, but instead it is almost impossible to run a business under the strict regulations imposed by government."

Original article: The Times

2 comments :

Geoffrey Nzei said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Thats Horrible the S.A Government should accept South Africans who are outside the country,coz they are still South African no matter what

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

If you cannot find a job,and after a year of desperately trying you have no means to try longer, you are young and you get the oppertunity of a job perhaps in another Country just to get you on your feet and perhaps, which is the case in many instances, get the oppertunity to repay your parents and help to support them because they also NOW have no jobs!
Would no South African grab that as a last resort. It is not easy in a strange country without family, different climate and you have to swim there or sink!! No affirmative action, no striking and demands, no rights= you work and work hard or get out.!Yes, thousands no millions of rands have come back to South Africa from our people working there because NO OTHER CHOICE. If the ANC can CREATE JOBS ,GUARANTEE JOBS ,BE FAIR AND NOT PRACTICE BLACK APARTHEID TO THE DETRIMENT OF EVERY sOUTH aFRICAN (jOBS FOR TJOMMIES) tHEY ARE GETTING TO BECOME NOT millionaires/BUT billionaires and the rest of the Country getting poorer and poorer.Look at FOOD PRICES it was much much better before. BUT THEY are buying cars for millions, spending millions on unnecessary PARTIES/HOMES/TRAVEL. The people are becoming FED UP!It is TAXPAYERS and WORKERS MONEY that is paying for this GRAVY TRAIN LOT/ lET US UNITE all working honest people in South Africa , no matter what ethnic group= KICK THEM OUT NOW !

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