3 January 2018

South Africa: Ramaphosa's Swift and Meaningful Action Can Change Everything for South Africa

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As we enter 2018, profuse speculation and scenario planning abounds. The questions on many a mind is how and when will CR apply the necessary and meaningful action? Will Zuma's recall take place and if so, when? Who else? There are some hurdles he needs to surmount before the meaningful corrective action plans can unfold, but CR doesn't have the luxury of time.

Picture the scene: a vehicle (let's call it South Africa) has been running at full pace for a number of years, overloaded and missing many a vital service. The hard worked engine had been robbed of a number of parts and is sputtering on the brink of collapse. Its fuel tank is running dry. A newly appointed Chief Mechanic (let's call him CR) stands over the engine compartment, ready for action, having fully diagnosed that the problem is far bigger than a minor service or a mere oil and filter change can fix. This is a serious matter and calls for an engine overhaul, due to the near-certainty of imminent engine failure. Broken components also require replacing, if this vehicle is to achieve the peak performance it is capable of.

For CR, the assessment of which parts...

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