Hurdles to a winning SA
Too much is being said and done without proper scrutiny or rational thought.
As a result, our country exudes too much negative and sometimes evil energy, which we need to turn around if we aspire to become a winning nation.
A sad example of the ANC leadership was on display at the "top six" press briefing concerning Julius Malema's expulsion from the party, when serious questions posed by reporters were responded to with cynicism and dismissive retorts.
Another example was when Ben Turok - after years of allegiance to the ANC - discovered that he dared not challenge the party's collective mentality.
This comes from a party which claims to be democratic but runs the country from Luthuli House and uses parliament merely as a rubber stamp.
We are yet to hear quality debates and speeches around critical issues from our representatives.
No wonder Speaker of Parliament Max Sisulu recently - quite rightly - expressed his concern regarding the quality of some of the members.
The only proper solution to this problem would be by way of a constitutional change, whereby we move away from a party-based to a constituency-based electoral system, instead of the current game of musical chairs.
By tampering with the secrecy laws, we must be careful not to become an irrational and paranoid society.
There is a visible divide between countries with too much state intervention and those without any.
An example of this is the difference between North Korea and South Korea.
One is oppressive and regimented and the other is free, democratic and prosperous.
On this point, the question could well be asked why the ANC continues to find it necessary to be in alliance with the Communist Party.
Nowhere in the history of communism has it contributed to the prosperity of its people. In fact, the exact opposite is true.
So, a fair assumption would be that the Communist Party has nothing but a negative influence on the direction which this country ought to take.
The ANC has some serious choices to make if it is serious about creating jobs.
Prosperity can only be achieved in a free society with the least state intervention possible.