By: Sivuyile S Sesi
South Africa (SA) must play a leading role to help Europe in its
economic depression. SA and other African countries especially that
the continent is leading in development as compared to the world, must
try to be involved in global economic institutions, finance and buy
others. This is opportunity to spread our economic activities.
People of Africa might be politically free but we short of political
skills, for quality politicians that would see to the need of the
people and deliver largely and satisfactory. People do express their
needs for politicians to take note and follow through to deliver. It
takes quality because dealing with quantity is no child’s play, for
example the short fall of Jacob Zuma and maladministration in the
Waterkloof Airbase scandal.
As we can’t directly chose our leaders, in parliament, bias selection
at the top, with friends elitism is compromising quality service
delivery while we have capable individuals. There’s just no
As we are dealing with global economic openness to reach out we should
learn, because of dynamic engagement, from our so still thriving
democracy. The Europe now is indicating need which that is an
opportunity for us to spread to european markets.
We need to be more welcoming to the children of South Africans who
went on exile long time, others just living abroad, they can get free
citizenships and all the benefits. For that we will also gain a lot of
skills that we can use for our benefit. For an example Thabo Mbeki,
United Nations former secretary Kofi Annan, South African Chinese and
Indians, etc. Also Barrack Obama can do a lot to help Africa. City of
Cape Town deserve all the applaud for giving Obama the Freedom of the
City award. These individuals got a lot that we can gain, the world
Africa rise is opportunity for us, with helping Europe in its economic
crises we helping the continent to escape wide spread poverty to
economic empowerment so let’s take advantage of it.