SONA 2016: Zuma se Rubicon?

pres: zuma, jacob, ancSwak ekonomiese groei. Endemiese werkloosheid. Opstande. Gebrekkige politieke leierskap. ’n Dreigende skuldstilstand. Dít is sommige van die elemente wat vandag met die ekonomiese en politieke omstandighede van die 1980’s ooreenstem. En sou pres. Zuma nie vandag drastiese ekonomiese beleidsveranderings aankondig nie, kan historici eendag na die 2016-staatsrede as ’n tweede Rubicon verwys.

Volgens Cornelius Jansen van Rensburg, AfriSake se uitvoerende hoof, weet politici wat die gevolge van rampspoedige en hardnekkige politieke beleid op ’n land se ekonomie en politieke bestel kan hê. Gegewe die harde lesse van die 1980’s en ’n dreigende skuldkrisis wat tans op die horison lê, moet politici alles in hul vermoë doen om buitelandse beleggersvertroue terug te wen.

Volgens Jansen van Rensburg sluit die vier belangrikste beleidsveranderings waarop die president kan fokus, die volgende in:

1.    Laat staan planne om eiendomsreg te ondermyn en herstel só beleggersentiment.
2.    Professionaliseer die staatsdiens en herwin só die vertroue van landsburgers.
3.    Laat vaar uitsluitende arbeidswetgewing en gee só aan armes werksgeleenthede.
4.    Implementeer ’n strategie om die staat se welsynsrol te verklein om mense minder afhanklik van die staat te maak.

Dit is moeilike politieke besluite wat ANC-steun oor die kort termyn sal skaad. “Dit is egter die nodige remedie om die wurggreep van lae ekonomiese groei en toekomstige politieke onstabiliteit te stuit,” het Jansen van Rensburg gesê.

Met sy Rubicon-toespraak het oudpres. P.W. Botha destyds ’n historiese hervormingsoomblik gemis. Na afloop hiervan het die markte hervorming afgedwing – teen ’n veel hoër koste vir sowel die land as P.W. Botha. Suid-Afrika dra steeds die gevolge hiervan en politici mag nie dié fout herhaal nie.

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