Wishful thinking can never produce good public policy

17 November 2019 - 00:00 By William Gumede

Some ANC and government  leaders appear to think that just issuing a public policy statement will miraculously translate into the successful implementation of it.

Policies are often  based on aspirations, wishful thinking and ideology rather than on grinding reality, evidence and reason. Some policies are just outdated in a dramatically changed economic, technological  and market environment...

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