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Welcome to the ANC’s SA, where words speak louder than actions

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Welcome to the ANC’s SA, where words speak louder than actions

The party is one of speeches, debates and platitudes, but not one of ‘we are doing or we’ve done’

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SA is a country that is fabulously rich in speeches and promises but extremely poor in action.

Every day there are podiums being climbed, crowds addressed, reports delivered, assessments made, ribbons cut — and no serious action taken. The first month of 2022 has been devoted entirely to words delivered by those who govern — or, more accurately, misgovern us — and yet very little action has flowed from the verbiage we have been subjected to.

“Actions speak louder than words,” as the saying goes. Sadly, in a country that is sinking under the weight of crime, poverty, unemployment, inequality, violence and deep polarisation, no one among our leaders seems to be awake to the deep and urgent problems we face. Reports calling for action on numerous issues have piled up on various desks but no one seems to act on them. We are failing...

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