On this special day in the memory of our democracy and the legacy we inherited, it is worth reflecting on one of the most important values we wish to see in the party in government;
Policies that reflect a high level of consciousness for social justice
The slogan "A Better Life for All" must be replaced by; "A Lasting Better Life for All"
Every govmnt policy must be tested on whether and how it can advance this strategic intent and vision.
A public monitoring system must be developed for evaluation
A capable public system must be developed incrementally and with clear milestones and legislated framework.
Its role must be to deliver efficient services effectively.
And only the best must be employed in decision making positions to deliver services
The ANC-Led Tripartite Alliance govmnt has failed to deliver such a govmnt. Instead:

2)Municipalities under the ANC have collapsed
3)SOEs have been destroyed
4)Law and order have collapsed
5) Covid-19 destroyed the rest

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26 Apr
On its own the framework will not get traction. Our current public service orientation is anchored in the ANC policy doc authored by Netshitenzhe in 1996 and the deployment policy that followed thereafter. When Vincent Maphai rexommemded for change
around 2006, Thabo Mbeki clearly stated the Alliance was not ready. The Purpose was clear then and practice reflected that political policy stand. Change now must articulated and anchored in a clear party policy resolution that supports the 2020 Framework.
Whereas the thrust points to a desire for change, there must be unequivocal political policy statement and resolution.
The Framework would need to have clarity of Purpose and be specific on actionable strategic intent and plans.
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2 Apr
Today (Good Friday) I was in conversation with God as I struggled but preserved through my 6 Km walk through the Winelands WC (which is now our home).
I stated with conviction that social justice Shall be attained in our nascent democracy.
I asked for wisdom and guidance for our political leaders and NGOs as we tackle the current and complex issue and challenge of Land Reform as an important factor in the effort to achieve of social justice. We shall succeed in the end if we listen to advice.
I asked for blessings for the encouraging small steps like the equity restructuring at the famous Diemersfontein Winery where its highly skilled workers have concluded a 3yr arrangement to take total control via a special Workers Trust. We need to see more.
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1 Apr
South Africa Today:
1) City centres are decrepid; filthy and centres drug peddling.
2) Many undocumented immigrants dominate illicit trade in these areas
3) Black townships are defined by rotting and wasting public infrastructure. Raw sewage flows freely
4) Safe drinking water is a rare commodity. Water and sewage treatment plants are broken and malfunctioning. Yet mayors ride in German 4x4 official vehicles
5) Spaza shops have been taken over by Somalis and Pakistanis. The hub of SME skills is lost
6) The dysfunctional basic education system keeps on pouring under-educated young people into the swelling ranks of the unemployed.
7) The impact on social structure and stability is horrendous.
8) In the midst of all this the governing
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30 Mar
My reading of the context is that voter turnout will be lowest since 1994.
Key drivers are:
1. For the 1st time the impunity and scale of looting have been laid bare at Zondo Commission.
2. People blame high loss of jobs on the theft of public funds.
3. The PPE by scale has had the most negative impact on perceptions because of its vile nature.
4. No case against the big names is in progress.
5. All those served with dockets are still in trusted positions in Parly and party. Only the EC has been decisive
6. The decision by the ANC NEC for 1 month's notice for those awaiting trial will be accepted when it has been effected. This will be a deal breaker for confidence and some restoration of trust.
7. The J & J deal with Aspen is a lift for Ramaphosa
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26 Mar
There is an intellectually barren and misguided view that one's excellence, in any field, should be viewed from the lense of skin colour, as exceptionalism, in relation to what is normal for the oppressor, because your nation was oppressed and excluded from
freedom and self-actualization. Your status as an equal member of the human society must 1st be referenced on skin colour. In this way, black children grow up with the knowledge that they should prove exceptionalism and not normal human endowment.
This is an ingrained attitude that Verwoerd wanted black people to embrace and assimilated as part of who they are. I'm very pained to see this dominating the mindset of young people in the 21st Century. It must be uprooted.
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23 Mar
The closing session at the Zondo Commission was an absolute disgrace. The DCJ cannot just let it go. He must act.
On further reflection, I think Dali must apologise to the DVJ in person for soiling his platform.
It was the most disgraceful behaviour by a professional who is deemed successful in his sector. It is indefensible. He must bury his usual arrogance
be for once humble and apologise unconditionally. @AdvDali_Mpofu
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