Isaac Mashaba
3 minute read
27 Oct 2021
7:20 am

South Africa is not poor, just poorly managed

Isaac Mashaba

The disastrous socioeconomic policies, coupled to strict economic marginalisation, have created a country where the gap between rich and poor is growing.

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South Africa is not a poor country, it is just very poorly managed and led. The disastrous socioeconomic policies, coupled to strict economic marginalisation, have created a country where the gap between rich and poor is growing. And people must not be misled: this is not as the government would have us believe because of the whites, coloureds, and Indians, but because of the greed by our ruling elite. We are constantly told that crime doesn’t pay, yet many of our leaders pay themselves “extras” through crime. The R1.5 trillion(!) they have stolen is unbelievable. There is no greater dishonesty...