The news that South Africa is in its first recession since 2009 will further burden South Africans oppressed by poverty and unemployment.
The crisis is a direct result of theANC government which has failed to provide the necessary leadership and policy certainty to grow the economy and open access to jobs for approximately 10 million unemployed South Africans.
This is not “a result of a prolonged trend of slowdown in economic growth” as the governing party claims and it is not a ‘Zuma hangover’. This economic tragedy did happen in isolation, it is the outcome of the collective arrogance and poor planning on the part of the whole ANC.
The fact is, six months into his tenure as President, President Ramaphosa has failed to inspire confidence or prove that the ANC national government has turned over a new leaf.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s assurances that the country’s economic outlook “will look brighter” will do nothing to curb the ever increasing unemployment, rebuild declining investor confidence or make life better for South Africans.
What the failing ANC National government has done is increase the burden on people oppressed by poverty and unemployment. The ANC government has increased VAT by 1%, the petrol price has increased every month since March and the cost of living is on the constant rise, as South Africans struggle to provide for themselves and their families.
The failing ANC would have us believe that the recession stems from the Zuma era, but this could not be further from the truth. Our dire