SIPHO PITYANA: Resist state capture
The Save SA campaign’s blueprint for change is essential reading for anyone who feels we need to do everything possible to save SA before it is too late
There is growing frustration about state capture and the effect it has on our nation. It manifests in the feeling that nothing immediate can be done to fix the mess created by President Jacob Zuma and his cohorts. This unfortunate inertia applies to so many aspects of our lives. For example, it appears to have paralysed organised business. Encouragingly, business has found its voice — but it could do more than issue statements and meet with government to express concern. This is especially so in light of the argument that the real "capturers" are "monopoly capital". This is a smokescreen and business cannot allow itself to be left feeling vulnerable and voiceless. A great deal can be done. And it must be done, quickly, through organised pressure from all sectors of society, including business. The Save SA campaign’s blueprint for change, titled "Minimum demands for a socially just SA", is essential reading for anyone who feels we need to do everything possible to save SA before it i...
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