In the quest for a new economic order in our country – one that would see black people access the economy at a much faster pace than we’ve seen since the democratic dispensation, we at UnCensored welcome last week’s cabinet reshuffle. We join the majority of South Africans who say we are sick and tired of this country’s Poverty, Inequality and UnEmployment….
We must ensure that this radical economic transformation happens in our lifetime, if not for us then for our children and generations to come. The lives lost and the blood spilt for this freedom would have been in vain otherwise.
We must ensure that Radical Economic Transformation does not end up on the heap of the plethora of terms that have come to characterise South Africa and have presented no real difference in the lives of the majority of South Africans.
While we appreciate the cabinet reshuffle of last week, it would be of no use ushering-in a new group of ministers and deputy ministers who would continue on the same economic trajectory that has seen a society where the black majority remain on the margins; economically, culturally and institutionally. It cannot happen.
For the past twenty-three years we the citizens of this country, who have put the ANC in government have allowed all forms of capture of the ANC and the government. We have been patient in the hope that the government we put in power and which preaches its commitment to eradicating poverty, inequality and unemployed, will really deliver to its people and not the handful of people that dominate the economy and government’s procurement spend.
As Khotso Molekane put it succinctly in the first of a series of discussions we must have on radical economic transformation, we must take over our power. We must define what radical economic transformation is and give practical means by which it can be attained. Here are his proposals http://uncensoredopinion.co.za/sp-downgrade-offers-opportunity-explore-options-without-blackmail-rating-agencies/
UnCensored therefore calls on progressive South Africans to contribute to the discussion of radical economic transformation.
Contributions of any length, preferably not less than 350 words, can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to a robust discussion.