What’s the one thing you’d change in SA?

COMMUNITY members were asked the following question: “If you became the president of South Africa, what is the one thing that you would want to change first?” Here is what the people had to say.

ORIGIN MOLOTSI: “The most urgent thing I’d focus on is how to improve our economy. I would start by trying to lower VAT, fuel and food prices.”

CAROL SMITH: “I would put all people stealing money from the poor in jail.”

JERRY MABOTE: “First thing, I’d take drastic steps toward job creation. There are so many people who must get by in life without any income. South Africa needs more jobs.”

CYRIL NIEMANDT: “I’d create more centres that can help with jobs for those who are poor and unemployed. There are hundreds of people living on the streets.”

VAN ZYL PRETORIUS: “Free education would be the best thing to work on, I think. It’s a basic human right. If people are too poor to afford education, it will affect the rest of their lives negatively.”

MBALI MAHLOBO: “I would increase social grant money and create more jobs.”

MARK ANDERSON: “I would make jobs be a voluntary system. You should not be bonded to your work and should not be afraid of being fired if you don’t go.”

SPIMPHEWE VILAKAZE: “I would educate and change the opinion of the public. Then I would change the local councillors. All of this is to ensure good leadership.”

NATASJA MITCHELLE: “I would improve the medical aid systems in South Africa and build better hospitals.”

TYRON STOLLIE: “I would end poverty by making equal opportunities for everyone.”

DAVID RAMAILO: “I would create more jobs because the people in South Africa seriously need more work.”

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Monique van Wyk
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