Friday, April 29, 2011

The ANC is losing sight of its liberal heritage

IN A country where more than 80% of the people describe themselves as Christians and two-thirds believe that the Bible, as the word of God, should be understood literally, President Jacob Zuma’s warning was taken to heart. “When you vote for the ANC (African National Congress),” he told an election rally of the party faithful in the Eastern Cape province on February 5th, “you are choosing to go to heaven. When you don’t vote for the ANC, you should know that you are choosing that man who carries a fork…who cooks people.”
In case anyone should think this a mere “figure of speech”, as his officials later tried to claim, the president, who is a lay pastor, went on to drive his message home: 

“When you are carrying an ANC membership card, you are blessed. When you get up there, there are different cards used, but when you have an ANC card, you will be let through to go to heaven.” And if, perchance, anyone were foolish enough to leave the ruling party to set up a rival splinter, as the Congress of the People (COPE) recently did, “you will struggle until you die,” he proclaimed. “The ancestors of this land…will all turn their backs on you.”

The SA government( ANC) keep on promising us JOBS but they cant make jobs…..

The unemployment rate refuses to come down..!!

In a state-of-the-nation speech earlier this year, President Jacob Zuma proudly called 2011 the “Year of Job Creation” and vowed to increase the number of people in employment by 5m within the next decade.
THE ruling African National Congress (ANC) came to power in 1994 on a promise of “Jobs, jobs, jobs!” But ever since then the number of jobless, including those too discouraged to keep looking, has hovered around 30%. Participation in the labour force is a good 10-15 percentage points below other comparable developing countries. In 2004 the government pledged to cut unemployment in half by 2014. But the best it can now promise is to do so more or less by 2020.