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MARK BARNES: It’s time to recruit, educate and deploy ‘Deal Team SA’

We’re not far away from too far gone but we have to get things done now

06 June 2021 - 00:06 By Mark Barnes

It is time to fish or cut bait in SA. The unemployment rate has just hit another high. Eskom has just implemented stage 2 load-shedding. We’re back into adjusted lockdown level 2. Our vaccine rollout is way behind that of our peers (depending on who you consider them to be, nowadays), albeit coming right, I think. Our woes, so often the same woes, keep growing, multiplying. We’re still installing pit latrines as a solution, in 2021, really?

We’re turning into a country of whingers. We have become experts at problem definition. Ask someone what’s wrong — they’ll tell you! Ask them what to do about it ... uncomfortable silence...

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