The starting point for a successful state

It is self-evident that the starting point for a successful state is the enactment of good policies. Good policies alone are not enough to achieve a successful state. In the absence of a competent state, good policies don’t achieve their objectives.

A national budget is a blueprint of a government’s priorities in capital allocation—and there is broad agreement that the national budgets in South Africa over the past few years reflect intelligent choices in this regard. Thus education, healthcare, housing, security, and employment have enjoyed special attention. The delivery of the budgeted amounts, however, has been defective, and poor service delivery has been a common complaint.

It is self-evident that the starting point for a successful state is the enactment of good policiesGood policies alone are not enough to achieve a successful stateIn the absence of a competent stategood policies don’t achieve their objectives.

As a percentage of GDPfixed capital spending by the public sector stands at percent of GDPsignificantly lower than the target of 10 percent set out in the National Development Plan. A competent state has a well-defined vision and unity of purpose.

Until that happensgross inequality of both income and wealth will prove to be an obstacle to unity of purpose.It follows that tackling the problem of inequality and poverty is both a moral and a fundamental policy imperative-and one that is achievable in our lifetimes.

We will defeat poverty and inequality only if we set a parallel objective of enhancing the capacity of the state to implement such policies.

 

 

 

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source: http://www.mckinsey.com/global-themes/middle-east-and-africa/strengthening-south-africa/accessed11/03/16

Apartheid – the get rich quick scheme?

Thereby the standard of living increased for the Whites, the provision of and access of good education and jobs, black labour was cheap and plentiful, and investment flowed in as South Africa appeared stable and the economy appeared healthy.

In science the empirical tests of elements result in a reaction to which the elements brings about a change. Likewise, I naively once believed that politics was merely on the basis with anthropological structure and without gaining empirical evidence. Yet today after an insight from Leftwich (2010), What is Politics? I have come to realise that my country, South Africa. where deliberately or not has undergone the ultimate Political experiment, which portrays how elements of society can be used to provide a normative result for control of a society.

The acts for the abolishment of the Apartheid Movement though the moral rationale might not have come without the realisation of the once strength of the system of apartheid, which had oppressed people for the gain of another. This system of which was created to maintain control over non-whites had in the past yielded great benefits to the “super-race” with relatively low costs, in comparison to those countries where all men are equal.

Thereby the standard of living increased for the Whites, the provision of and access of good education and jobs, black labour was cheap and plentiful, and investment flowed in as South Africa appeared stable and the economy appeared healthy.

On evaluation of the evidence presented by the apartheid system – it can be seen that economically it created conditions for a good economy with the cost to the subjugation or degradation of a people group which lowered expenses so that output increased.

So, which leaves me to conclude that when FW de Klerk began dismantling the system of apartheid, was it because the system had run its course, which resulted in the economic cash cow growing weak, thereby the system no longer was economically viably functioning as intended? For the elements of morality and justice took precedence over the day which “costed” more and weighted heavy upon the apartheid system thus replacing it with another form of control.

Though the white supremacy ideology has been removed from South Africa, this has been replaced by Capitalism to which has still bound those oppressed by apartheid. The dominance power has changed face from the “white man” to now the “colour of money!”