It doesn't matter how much money is thrown at the problem. Most people know there's a price to pay for the mass retrenchments that took place in Eskom and most municipalities. Skill and work ethic can't be bought or legislated, just look at all the "consultants" being asked to come back to help.
The bottom line from the ANC perspective is simple, it's their turn now, as long as they are in power, they don't care about the rest.
Do not worry. The tenders will got to right people at the right price.
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I do think it will still take some time for the country to collapse if it does, but, it has become impossible to ignore the situation we are in. For those that say whatever and it will never happen - you only need to look at the cracks forming within society.
20 years ago the infrastructure was good (although in the cities and not in townships) and although lots of money has been placed into upgrading infrastructure in rural areas, the fact that the roads are plagued by potholes, we have consistent load-shedding, the water is becoming contaminated and purification facilities are not being maintained is a cause for concern. I'm not blatantly standing here shouting that South Africa shall fallith into anarchy but with these issues becoming a consistent threat and no strategic policies or plans to fix them are in place so what will happen at some point? surely they infrastructure will fail?
Although during the apartheid era corruption and theft by politicians and high ranking officials was rife, they still made sure that they didn't steal so much that the job couldn't get done (not that I condone corruption and theft). It was easy to hide corruption because tax payers could drive down any road and there were no potholes, if there were potholes a team was there the very next day retarring a long stretch of road to ward of any problems reoccurring in the near future. When there was a blackout, it was because they actually had to shut off the power for 15 minutes to check components not because they couldn't supply power.
How long can things go on being neglected before the infrastructure actual does fail? I think we are all in for a rude awaking.
Unfortunately culture will always be king to most africans and will always supercede logic or reason. Black people always go on about their culture but do not realise that it is their single biggest pitfall. Many white nations have given up old and outdated cultures to push forward with reason and forward thinking, to evolve with science and create new technologies. Looking around Africa it's easy to see that black people still cling to culture like a sinking ship and if it weren't for other nations intruding they would probably still be in the dark ages.
It'll depend. Both the US and UK had collapses or near collapses of infrastructure due to neglect and bad or a complete lack of planning. The UK is currently stuck in a water crisis, but no-one wants to take the necessary steps to prevent it happening again.How long can things go on being neglected before the infrastructure actual does fail? I think we are all in for a rude awaking.