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Wed Apr 01 06:34:23 SAST 2015

Hard work now a novel idea in SA: iLIVE

Adele, Raumarais Park | 14 February, 2012 00:33
File photo of President Jacob Zuma.
Image by: REUTERS

I have read every word, listened to radio reports and watched all TV programmes, including President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation speech, taking note particularly of the unemployment rate and job creation.

Not once have I come across the suggestion that hard work is necessary. Being qualified for the job to be done is also an essential. But the way to become qualified can entail starting at the bottom and earning little money while one learns the necessary skills before applying for the manager's job.

Try hard work as the basic essential - it would appear to be a novel idea in South Africa 18 years after democracy.

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