When the President announced the new in house energy generation caps, he exposed a desperate need for a new form of governance for a critical department like DME to economic recovery. I suggest ot must have a standing committee of five persons.
4 from private sector and the minister as the 1st among equals. The delays and policy uncertainty we have experienced could have been avoided. The problems of ESKOM have been known for decades. His decision could have been made 3yrs ago under this proposal
Instead the market was subjected to the whims of Mantashe who behaves like a 19th Century tin-pot chief. We have had enough of him. He's a real counter-revolutionery on energy matters.
Just imagine the opportunity cost lost because of these ridiculous delays.
The fire sale of SAA is another opportunity cost lost again because of political interference and beaurocratic obstruction. Read:

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11 Jun
Pravin Gordhan will make a statement on SAA today.
Plse inform yourself about key SAA issues and read this in order to ask informed questions.
Challenge for Jarana was to:
1. Turn SAA from a beaurocratic organisation into
commercial operation in a viciously competitive operating context.
2. Ensure that all routes were operated on an operating profit basis. Some routes (almost 50% of them) had been operating at a loss for almost 8 yrs !!!🙆‍♂️🙆‍♂️
This required serious structural
cost cutting. It also meant substantial job losses. These all agreed with trade unions.
His efforts were starting to show results.
But he encountered political and beaurocratic interference and frustration. He resigned.
DME were inexplicably pushed
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18 May
Societies in terms or attitudes and cultures naturally reflect the values that have shaped them over time. In a dynamic world and as more connectedness increases, these values also evolve. The younger generation will always be the frontline of change.
As the speed of connectedness increases, change may may also be faster and very dramatic and disruptive. Contemporary South Africa carries the legacy of racialized apartheid exclusion that it must reverse and replace with equitable inclusion at all levels.
It is a task and journey that will also be shaped and guided by evolving new values and attitudes that will reflect growing awareness for diversity and social justice. So, transformation will always be an outcome of changing values and attitudes.
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12 May
On this day that marks the selfless nursing profession, I reflected on why others deemed it necessary to to selfishly appropriate for themselves the critical funds that were meant for the PPEs and improvement of the working conditions (toilets; kitchens etc)
Our social services (Education; Policing; Health; water and sewage treatment plants) have been neglected and degraded.
What kind of human being sees opportunities for self enrichment given this situation? The harshest punishment must be meted.
What is sad is that in many cases political leaders were involved and providing protection cover.
This is so evil.
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3 May
I have argued, in all my OP-Eds since 2009, that the Tripartite Alliance is an irrelevant construct. It was in fact designed as a State Capture Deal/Design to primarily control the governing party to ensure policy formulation benefits its members 1st.
This has succeeded magnificently over the time as can be seen from reforms in the labour laws.The poor and rest of the citizens were 2nd in line. This explains why the ANC has never developed a labour inclusive policy and strategy except in public statements.
Jay Naidoo has confirmed this view when he states that the Alliance died after 1996 when govmnt adopted the GEAR policy after abandoning the RDP.
Plse read: google.com/amp/s/www.busi…
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2 May
The kind of business that will be successful on a sustainable basis in the 21st Century is one in which ownership is shared equitably by all who work in it. The current divide between CEOs; Executives and workers Must end. Improved German model is way to go.
The deal that has been struck at the prestigious wine maker Diemersfontein is a lesson to all wine farms in this industry. Other industries Must follow. The problem is that the greed of shareholders prevents better imagination.
What Covid-19 pandemic has reminded us is that we are inter-dependent. It is morally unjustifiable that shareholders and share incentivised executives take all distributable profits and people that produced the profits get nothing.This must change.
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27 Apr
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
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