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Old February 23rd, 2008 #1
Alex Linder
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Since the ANC came to power in 1994, close on 2000 white farmers have been murdered in over 8000 farm attacks. A farmer has been murdered, on average, once every second day for ten years. There has been an average of 77 farm attacks per month. The murder rate of South African commercial farmers is the highest for any specific group in the world 313 per 100 000.

The murder rate amongst the general population is officially 55 per 100 000 (In Europe the murder rate is 2 per 100 000).
Old March 1st, 2008 #2
Alex Linder
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The housing, schooling and health sectors are all government controlled.
Government has a huge backlog of millions of houses that need to be built.

The health sector, is collapsing. The use of price controls,
that the Soviet Union abandoned decades ago is in use.

South Africa is spending the highest % of its GDP on education in the developing world

yet the % of students dropping out of school and not finishing their education, has increased, while the % that can go onto to study a university course that require science and mathematics have decreased.

The situation, is not that there is too little capitalism and that it needs a 'good dose of socialism'.

It is precisely the opposite in Africa. African governments, such as the SA government, does not have centuries of experience in running the country, like their European counterparts. In one province alone, the mismanagement and corruption and is so high, that 88% of the budget is unaccounted for.

The decision making body of the ANC, the National Executive council is almost 90% black with many / all socialists.

The ANC is unwilling to give more power, representation and administration to their white counterparts and entire government white departments have been replaced with black departments, that do not have the experience and technical prowess that their white colleagues had.

The poor people in the townships are so frustrated with service delivery, that they have now voted a weaker administrative faction of the ANC into government. The idea is to swell government even further to get more out of service delivery. But the solution is precisely the opposite to SA and Africa's problems: to reduce the public sector and to increase the size of the private sector participation.


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