Get real on nationalisation

10 September 2010 - 03:10 By Theo Martinez, Craighall Park

Theo Martinez, Craighall Park: We urgently need to step away from populist rhetoric regarding mine nationalisation, and look beyond the slogans.

Can we get some clear examples from around the world where mine nationalisation has improved the lives of the miners and the average citizens of that country? Then tell us which South African parastatal (Eskom, SABC, Transnet) is an economic shining light.

Then put two and two together.