Why is South Africa not improving under Ramaphosa?

Updated on : January 17, 2022 by Leon Morgan



Why is South Africa not improving under Ramaphosa?

Unfortunately, it will take Ramaphosa the entirety of two terms for the country to look in the right direction, let alone move, in terms of development. If you want to use a shipping analogy, the ship doesn't back up, it just drifts aimlessly.

The problem, at the planning and administration level, is the lack of capacity. This is an old-fashioned opinion, but I move on anyway. You need an elite. You need a group of people who make up institutional knowledge and therefore can ensure a smooth transition of knowledge. There is an acceptance among ideologically opposed elites as to what

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Unfortunately, it will take Ramaphosa the entirety of two terms for the country to look in the right direction, let alone move, in terms of development. If you want to use a shipping analogy, the ship doesn't back up, it just drifts aimlessly.

The problem, at the planning and administration level, is the lack of capacity. This is an old-fashioned opinion, but I move on anyway. You need an elite. You need a group of people who make up institutional knowledge and therefore can ensure a smooth transition of knowledge. There is an acceptance among ideologically opposed elites as to what the overall goal is. Of course, they will fight for temporary control, but no one wants a completely new system because of the uncertainty it will bring to their position. Every successful state I can think of works like this, in abnormal cases it is a de facto dynasty like Singapore, in others like much of the western world, that is why most parties are centrist. There are no shocks when a new government enters. This is also why I think Trump is causing so much alarm on both sides of the political elite because he is a shock to the system. Again, to continue the American lens on a specific issue like foreign affairs, Democrats and Republicans until Trump agreed that the only thing that matters is the continuation of American hegemony. How to achieve this can be left to the ideologues, but no one was arguing that the United States needs to step back or radically change the global order. Presidents come and go, but the system remains and gradually changes. Except for a few political appointments like finance, defense and foreign affairs, ministers and secretaries are technocrats. Democrats and Republicans up to Trump agreed that the only thing that mattered was the continuation of American hegemony. How to achieve this can be left to the ideologues, but no one was arguing that the United States needs to step back or radically change the global order. Presidents come and go, but the system remains and gradually changes. Except for a few political appointments like finance, defense and foreign affairs, ministers and secretaries are technocrats. Democrats and Republicans up to Trump agreed that the only thing that mattered was the continuation of American hegemony. How to achieve this can be left to the ideologues, but no one was arguing that the United States needs to step back or radically change the global order. Presidents come and go, but the system remains and gradually changes. Except for a few political appointments like finance, defense and foreign affairs, ministers and secretaries are technocrats.

Back to South Africa. Look at the economic metrics in the early years of Zuma's administration. They were fine, not particularly a blockbuster, there was a global economic collapse to deal with, but the country was buoyed by soft momentum. Why? In large part it is down to planning, which you can only do with consistency and stability. Stable governance, which means seasoned and established professionals who can transfer knowledge from one project to another, all with an understanding of a larger goal in mind. That is why, in many respects, South Africans now look fondly on the Thabo Mbeki government. There was an unspoken understanding that the government was creating a foundation for future growth. The whole project was moving with a purpose.

Zuma eliminated most of this capacity from the government. Not only at the ministerial or CEO level, but also in the management ranks of almost all departments and parastatals. Of course, I wasn't laying off or "redeploying" managers directly, but these things have a ripple effect. Ministers came and went in a few months and, in one famous case, on a weekend. The departments were expanded, reduced, merged and eliminated in the space of a year. Ministers were reassigned to completely different portfolios in the blink of an eye. There was no central plan for this, not even thinking about tomorrow, Does it only work now? Will this Mpumalanga random MEC get me votes from the Mpumalanga ANC in December? Will this SAA CEO get me the money to pay these local councilors in Kwa-Zulu Natal? And so on

It quickly snowballed into the situation we have now. Ramaphosa, good luck to him, has to try to rebuild the government he has inherited, while trying to sideline his political party. You are trying to do both at the same time, you have no choice but, to put it mildly, it is difficult.

10 years is a long time. I was a teenager when Jacob Zuma assumed the presidency, now I am almost thirty years old. Ten years of Jacob Zuma, let's say political despair, has meant, I think, that South Africa will have to face 10 or more years of trying to recover before we can grow back.

He's caught between a rock and a hard place. The number of parliamentarians involved in the state capture is numerous, so acting against them will jeopardize their leadership.

Zuma screwed up SA in every possible way, it would take a miracle to turn him around and there is no Messiah coming to save him.

Now a National Health Insurance scheme is being mounted: to control the health system and the government controls the masses and brings the country closer to a socialist state.

What the heck gives the government the idea that it can run a successful NHI system when virtually all state-owned Post Office, Eskom, SARS, Nat

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He's caught between a rock and a hard place. The number of parliamentarians involved in the state capture is numerous, so acting against them will jeopardize their leadership.

Zuma screwed up SA in every possible way, it would take a miracle to turn him around and there is no Messiah coming to save him.

Now a National Health Insurance scheme is being mounted: to control the health system and the government controls the masses and brings the country closer to a socialist state.

Which gives the government the idea that it can run a successful NHI system when practically all the post offices of the state companies, Eskom, SARS, national airlines, municipalities, public hospitals, etc., have collapsed.

Now the use of pensions as a loan scheme (aka Greece) is being considered to get Eskom, the electric power company, out of its shit of debt.

In his inauguration speech, Ramaphosa said "send me" (that is, send me to get rid of all the corruption bullshit and put the nation on the right track).

The nation awaited the promised actions upon arrival. . . they are still waiting.

Ramaphosa is a leader of the ANC and that means he will walk the same path as his predictors. Socalism and communism failed throughout the world. It is inspired by demons and therefore in South Africa it will also lead to further destruction. The devil came to destroy everything good or good. Before 1994, SA was a first world country, but afterwards it slid into third world abbeys and followed the same path as the rest of dark Africa. As long as Ramaphosa thinks like a communist, there is no hope for SA. He may be an ex-businessman and one would expect him to know that sosialism only brought destruction.

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Ramaphosa is a leader of the ANC and that means he will walk the same path as his predictors. Socalism and communism failed throughout the world. It is inspired by demons and therefore in South Africa it will also lead to further destruction. The devil came to destroy everything good or good. Before 1994, SA was a first world country, but afterwards it slid into third world abbeys and followed the same path as the rest of dark Africa. As long as Ramaphosa thinks like a communist, there is no hope for SA. He may be an ex-businessman and one would expect him to know that socialism only brought destruction in all the countries of the world where it was practiced, he is surrounded by socialists who put a lot of pressure on him. The expropriation of the land and the planned health plan shows that he has no other option to stay on the path of socialism. due to party pressure. I think he's really trying and it's a huge improvement over Zuma the criminal, but the odds are against him. It was late after Zuma, Mbeki, and Mandela who already set the stage for total chaos in SA. The saying of I think Margaret Thatcher is very true. "The problem with communism is that you eventually run out of other people's money!" SA taxpayers' money has been stolen and squandered by leaders without morals since 1994, and with the immigration of around 1.5 million top taxpayers by the clueless government, the money is running out. Fat cats helped themselves, they mistreated, they spent and squandered the money entrusted to them, and now they back down and have no regrets about the bankruptcy of the SA. The ANC is corrupt at its core and only God can change that if they repent. With 58 murders a day (21170 p.

Unfortunately, the political system in SA is designed in such a way that the Chief in Charge is only there because of the ring of influencers below him.

great video from CCP Gray - The Rules for Rulers that explains it very well

Unfortunately, within this circle of influential people are all the corrupt cadres of the previous Zuma regime. They are not interested in improving the country, they only abuse power for their own benefits.

The ANC party keeps Ramaphosa in the first position (some argue that he only won the 2019 elections), and he had the option to obey their orders or risk losing power.

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Unfortunately, the political system in SA is designed in such a way that the Chief in Charge is only there because of the ring of influencers below him.

great video from CCP Gray - The Rules for Rulers that explains it very well

Unfortunately, within this circle of influential people are all the corrupt cadres of the previous Zuma regime. They are not interested in improving the country, they only abuse power for their own benefits.

The ANC party keeps Ramaphosa in the first position (some argue that he only won the 2019 elections), and he had the option to obey their orders or risk losing power. Unfortunately, he chose the former, during his parliamentary appointments, by not getting rid of the scum.

Quoting a recent BD article:

What happens next in the event of a Moody's downgrade?

“There is growing frustration that factional battles in the ruling ANC are hampering President Cyril Ramaphosa's ability to make the difficult reform decisions necessary to resuscitate the South African economy and avoid a debt trap. This would include reducing the public sector wage bill, restructuring state companies (including some privatizations) and reducing state spending ”.

The country has been mismanaged, looted, and pillaged with abandon for ten years. A tanker doesn't turn in a minute.

Second, as noted, you are fighting people in your own organization who would love for you to fail.

In the third case, you have to rebuild the government departments that have been deliberately dismantled, in particular the parastatals, the security group, and the provincial and local government.

Finally, it has to deal with endemic corruption, which means that the private sector is involved in this.

In my opinion, South Africa is doomed to fail, and it will never improve as long as it is ruled by someone with close ties to the ANC and its political ideologies that have so far not benefited all South Africans. For any developing country and / or Third World country to improve, there are so many serious issues that need to be addressed first, and then elaborate political structures must be put in place for everyone to understand and hopefully respect as well. My feeling is that South Africa is still a very confusing country for me to improve yet!

The man is besieged by his own organization. The faction that opposes his presidency are broken bulls who will do absolutely anything to see him fail.

I understand the frustration of South Africans, we need a change now, but the man has been president for 16 months.

Same as Zimbabwe. You cannot remove a president, appoint a new one from the same party, and hope for something better. Because if a president is corrupt, everyone in his charge is also corrupt. Those who are not will be expelled because they are a threat. Cyril never was, and neither was President Zim. The ruling party. A president and his subordinates operate together to achieve goals, causing the entire party to become corrupt.

The same people who helped Zuma remain in power, and the party itself has become a host to corruption. Cyril is just a man, who was there when all this nonsense happened. He has a sm

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Same as Zimbabwe. You cannot remove a president, appoint a new one from the same party, and hope for something better. Because if a president is corrupt, everyone in his charge is also corrupt. Those who are not will be expelled because they are a threat. Cyril never was, and neither was President Zim. The ruling party. A president and his subordinates operate together to achieve goals, causing the entire party to become corrupt.

The same people who helped Zuma remain in power, and the party itself has become a host to corruption. Cyril is just a man, who was there when all this nonsense happened. He has a smile that hides his true color

But the reason the corruption has persisted is because South Africans have allowed it to. Constantly voting using the heart instead of the brain.

First prosecute all the corrupt leaders of the country, give them a heavy jail sentence, take away all the stolen wealth and return it to the state before we talk about anything else. This commission from Zondo is a waste of taxpayers money. This matter should have been taken directly to court. All these people should have been serving time in Sun City by now. The government of South Africa is the most wasteful government in the world.

Because Ramaposa and the ANC don't care about South America, they failed now for almost 30 years, they only wanted the tax money and the next votes for 2024.

Yes and no.

The ANC received South Africa as ruined as it is today. When the ANC took office and even before that, during the negotiations to bring South Africa to democracy, we were broke as we are today, perhaps even worse. Whenever people talk about South Africa's apartheid being better, they forget, or willfully omit, the fact that the rest of the country was taxed for the benefit of a few. And in turn, when the government considered the health of the economy, it only informed part of those whom the system should benefit. Every time I hear people say things were better

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Yes and no.

The ANC received South Africa as ruined as it is today. When the ANC took office and even before that, during the negotiations to bring South Africa to democracy, we were broke as we are today, perhaps even worse. Whenever people talk about South Africa's apartheid being better, they forget, or willfully omit, the fact that the rest of the country was taxed for the benefit of a few. And in turn, when the government considered the health of the economy, it only informed part of those whom the system should benefit. Whenever I hear people say that things were better during Apartheid, I always ask a question; for whom? I never get a satisfactory answer before insults.

He does.

The ANC has contributed to the ruin of South Africa in many ways that you are willing to admit. The ANC is guilty of making big plans and then failing to implement them. First it was the Reconstruction and Development Program, which was a great plan that, if implemented, will be better than South Africa to see it today.

Now we have the National Development Plan. It is a kind of replacement for the RDP. It's a great plan. It's supposed to be our long-term plan, it's supposed to take us to 2030. It's not working. Because it does not work? The ANC and the state capture. The corruption of the ANC is their contribution to ruining this country more than it was before they arrived.

After Nelson Mandela's presidency, South Africa was ready to be cannibalized. Zuma, Ramaphosa, Tokyo Sexwale, Patrice Motsepe, Jessy Duarte, Thabo Mbeki in my opinion started the process of destroying this country. They started with the privatization of services, this was not exactly their plan, since they found it in place and working; they made it worse under the guise of BEE, which was also a good plan ruined by the corrupt ANC. Some of these men may not be associated with the capture of the state today, but Mandela saw the danger of having them at the top of the ANC. One of them succeeded in 2009 and since then corruption has been eating away at the soul of this country. One of them is on top now and pretends that he was never part of the Zuma faction.

During this period, the ANC set out to destroy all possible safeguards against corruption. Everyone who remained silent, participated, played dumb, was rewarded with a position in one of the SOE / SOC. This is what has led us to a deeper whole that we are in today.

The apartheid government left a 'plan' for the capture of the state

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