Published 11 August 2020 by Dr Iqbal Survé

Dr Iqbal Survé is the chairperson of Sekunjalo Investment Holdings. File picture: Ian Landsberg/African News Agency (ANA)

It has been a couple of weeks since I have written, not for lack of anything to say, but rather because there is too much – not all of it would make for polite reading, though.

It seems rather obvious to state that people are poor and desperate. But they are, and in the short term it is probably only going to get worse.

The economy is in bad shape and no amount of foreign aid, or government lip service to the people, is going to bail us out. We have sunk too far. Yet, having said that, all is not quite lost, because as the old saying goes, when the “going gets tough, the tough get going”.

South Africans are inherently resourceful people, and right now we need to dig deep and come up with the plan – by ourselves and for our families and communities. We cannot afford to rely on others to do it for us, nor should we.

For too long we have put our destiny into the hands of others, many of whom do not have our best interests at heart, only their own.

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