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HONESTY AND DIRECTION FROM THE TOP
by Gerhard Papenfus
Yesterday morning I received a message titled “From the desk of the President”.
Since I find the message encouraging, within the context of current overwhelming uncertainty and discontent, let me share it with you.
In his message, the President, among others:
He admits that:
The President however points out that the implementation of change takes time, but he stresses the importance that we should move in a determined way to effect change while remaining irrevocably committed to rooting out state capture, corruption and unlawful conduct, especially by public officials.
He emphasises that South Africans have a common task: to rebuild the confidence of our people; this time based not merely on hope and expectation of change, but on concrete things that will bring about a difference in the economy - real action that will “move the needle.”
I admire the President’s openness and honesty. His recognition of the prevailing mood in the country and his acknowledgement of what is required to bring about positive change, is a good start. We will support him, in any way we can, to strengthen his hands in executing this crucial responsibility.
Privileged and challenged to be South African.
We are all in this together.