Friday, June 21, 2024

We come and go with South Africa

South Africa is a significant country for us in many respects. This means that – whether we acknowledge it or not- whatever goes on in South Africa has a bearing on our economic well-being. I cannot think of any other country in our region which holds so much importance to our fate. In that respect, we can only be grateful that their recent watershed elections have passed without descending into chaos, violence and loss of innocent lives.  The ruling ANC has also behaved sensibly even though they achieved disappointing results as far as they are concerned. Unlike our neighbours to the north of Limpopo or the Chinese Communist Party, the ANC has not behaved as though they have a God-given right to rule the people of South Africa forever.  

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