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Wed Apr 01 03:11:28 SAST 2015

Ask questions first, party later - a revolution in thinking: iLIVE

Cliff Buchler, George | 06 February, 2013 00:19
Parliament
Image by: POOL / REUTERS

Ordinary South Africans are fully aware that they are under the yoke of a weak government. So how is a sane citizenry going to get itself out of this morass of incompetence, corruption and nepotism?

The Americans are onto something. Also fed up with the political status quo, a number of Republicans and Democrats have come together, calling themselves No Labels. Without an agenda, they are talking to each other about the problems confronting their country.

They refer to these talks as "baby steps" with no deadline at this stage.

One of their initial aims is to build trust among themselves.

Recently, scenario planner Clem Sunter called on players in the economic sector to unite and find ways of stemming the problems facing South Africans.

He alluded to a new economic footprint.

Now how about a group of like minds evolving into a political party and using the next six years to accomplish this? Not another damp squib like COPE, but a formidable team of Rainbow Nation candidates (calling themselves "thinkers", not politicians) - each an expert in a specific field - to present an erudite plan to a public hungry for real change.

But for the plan to succeed, the group must emulate the No Labels by first talking things through properly. It has 2190 days to come up with a workable manifesto.

Revolutionary? Rather evolutionary.

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