It is evident that some parts of South Africa are in a crisis. Some are facing more than one crisis.

What is often unexplained at a time of crisis is, how we ended in a situation where a solvable condition became critical and damaging? 

Example, the “clean water” shortage that is current in the Western and Eastern Cape is ironic since both provinces face the ocean from which desalination is possible. The problem seemingly is money.

The irony is historical as a decade ago, potential water shortage was researched and predicted. Sadly, both major governing political parties spent R50 Billion on building 10 stadiums that today have absolutely no capability to repay the incurred debt. The stadiums continue to incur upkeep debts, that cost billions and there is no solution to the debt spiral which was avoidable at the start. 

Thus R50 Billion and counting was wasted while a handful of people got rich via corrupt tenders etc. Billions were wasted so that some South Africans could feel good about themselves for two weeks. Many 2010 legacy projects and other promises made about job creation etc. never happened.

The few who called for investigations into corruption were marginalized. The exact same thing ensued when the Arms Deal investigations arose where R100 billion and counting, simply disappeared. Regarding the Arms Deal and stadium the corrupt continue to evade justice.

Sadly, locals will continue to suffer from water, electricity and other shortage into the future as those elected to authority, lack the learning, skills and temperament to fulfill their obligation.

The problem actually is the voters, who vote without thinking and without probing their reps in any meaningful manner.  Voters often vote for branding material (posters and leaflets), a campaign built on deception, a personality etc. Rarely do voters vote for learning, skills and God given intelligence.

About 13 years ago Clem Sunter an Oxford graduate wrote “Games foxes play” which deals with issues of scenario planning. The book suggests that those in leadership must have the ability to project a crisis into the future and develop mechanisms to avoid or manage the outcomes.

The water crisis in the Western and Eastern Cape was and remains solvable. God gave us the skills to desalinate water but taxpayer’s money was wasted on buying weapons and building stadiums.

Many leaders are corrupt, others are stupid, yet locals vote for them. Now whose fault is that?

Cllr Yagyah Adams

 

Cape Muslim CongressDefining a crisis

It is evident that some parts of South Africa are in a crisis. Some are facing more than one crisis.

What is often unexplained at a time of crisis is, how we ended in a situation where a solvable condition became critical and damaging? 

Example, the “clean water” shortage that is current in the Western and Eastern Cape is ironic since both provinces face the ocean from which desalination is possible. The problem seemingly is money.

The irony is historical as a decade ago, potential water shortage was researched and predicted. Sadly, both major governing political parties spent R50 Billion on building 10 stadiums that today have absolutely no capability to repay the incurred debt. The stadiums continue to incur upkeep debts, that cost billions and there is no solution to the debt spiral which was avoidable at the start. 

Thus R50 Billion and counting was wasted while a handful of people got rich via corrupt tenders etc. Billions were wasted so that some South Africans could feel good about themselves for two weeks. Many 2010 legacy projects and other promises made about job creation etc. never happened.

The few who called for investigations into corruption were marginalized. The exact same thing ensued when the Arms Deal investigations arose where R100 billion and counting, simply disappeared. Regarding the Arms Deal and stadium the corrupt continue to evade justice.

Sadly, locals will continue to suffer from water, electricity and other shortage into the future as those elected to authority, lack the learning, skills and temperament to fulfill their obligation.

The problem actually is the voters, who vote without thinking and without probing their reps in any meaningful manner.  Voters often vote for branding material (posters and leaflets), a campaign built on deception, a personality etc. Rarely do voters vote for learning, skills and God given intelligence.

About 13 years ago Clem Sunter an Oxford graduate wrote “Games foxes play” which deals with issues of scenario planning. The book suggests that those in leadership must have the ability to project a crisis into the future and develop mechanisms to avoid or manage the outcomes.

The water crisis in the Western and Eastern Cape was and remains solvable. God gave us the skills to desalinate water but taxpayer’s money was wasted on buying weapons and building stadiums.

Many leaders are corrupt, others are stupid, yet locals vote for them. Now whose fault is that?

Cllr Yagyah Adams

Cape Muslim CongressDefining a crisis

It is evident that some parts of South Africa are in a crisis. Some are facing more than one crisis.

What is often unexplained at a time of crisis is, how we ended in a situation where a solvable condition became critical and damaging? 

Example, the “clean water” shortage that is current in the Western and Eastern Cape is ironic since both provinces face the ocean from which desalination is possible. The problem seemingly is money.

The irony is historical as a decade ago, potential water shortage was researched and predicted. Sadly, both major governing political parties spent R50 Billion on building 10 stadiums that today have absolutely no capability to repay the incurred debt. The stadiums continue to incur upkeep debts, that cost billions and there is no solution to the debt spiral which was avoidable at the start. 

Thus R50 Billion and counting was wasted while a handful of people got rich via corrupt tenders etc. Billions were wasted so that some South Africans could feel good about themselves for two weeks. Many 2010 legacy projects and other promises made about job creation etc. never happened.

The few who called for investigations into corruption were marginalized. The exact same thing ensued when the Arms Deal investigations arose where R100 billion and counting, simply disappeared. Regarding the Arms Deal and stadium the corrupt continue to evade justice.

Sadly, locals will continue to suffer from water, electricity and other shortage into the future as those elected to authority, lack the learning, skills and temperament to fulfill their obligation.

The problem actually is the voters, who vote without thinking and without probing their reps in any meaningful manner.  Voters often vote for branding material (posters and leaflets), a campaign built on deception, a personality etc. Rarely do voters vote for learning, skills and God given intelligence.

About 13 years ago Clem Sunter an Oxford graduate wrote “Games foxes play” which deals with issues of scenario planning. The book suggests that those in leadership must have the ability to project a crisis into the future and develop mechanisms to avoid or manage the outcomes.

The water crisis in the Western and Eastern Cape was and remains solvable. God gave us the skills to desalinate water but taxpayer’s money was wasted on buying weapons and building stadiums.

Many leaders are corrupt, others are stupid, yet locals vote for them. Now whose fault is that?

Cllr Yagyah Adams

Cape Muslim Congress