EDITORIAL: Minister scores cheap populist points for ANC with union allies
Yet again, it will be the taxpayer who is on the hook
At a time when the economy is bleeding jobs and the government’s priority is to take millions of South Africans off the unemployment queue, it is easy to see why the state-owned public broadcaster’s proposal to slash 13% of its workforce is painful and makes for bad politics.
And grandstanding by Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, the communications minister, is also a striking example of a wider tendency for the government to do nothing about its failed economic model and foundering state-owned enterprises even as the country’s sovereign debt rating sinks deeper into junk territory. ..