Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
7 Nov 2019
6:23 am

The tripartite alliance needs to start working for SA’s future

Eric Naki

The intransigence of the left is not helping the situation. We cannot fight forever and continue to make impossible demands.

President Cyril Ramaphosa in dialogue on 29 October 2019 with women in Johannesburg on pertinent issues that affect their role and contribution to the economy. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

My gut feel tells me that the efforts by President Cyril Ramaphosa to attract investors to plough their monies into our economy will bear fruit for South Africa in the medium to long term. He was only elected as president in May this year and no-one could expect everything to suddenly be set right. Power is not about waving a magic wand. The “nine wasted years” of the Jacob Zuma presidency are no small matter. A lot of damage was done to our economy and political credibility, and a lot of ground has to be covered to patch the holes....