Government is making changes to roads in South Africa in a bid to create more jobs

Stokstert

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Nice, how long will a road build/repaired by Sipho with his wheel burrow and one shovel last? And at what costs to the taxpayer?
 

Scooby_Doo

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Genment has basically given up at this point. They basically saying the general population is too stupid to do anything else but manual labour. Might as well force infrastructure development to align rather than invest in education.
 

Kawak

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I'm pretty sure "structural reforms" wasn't referring to this? Holy crap! How far will these ANC idiots go to please the unions and not disturb the status quo?
 

ToxicBunny

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How do 8% of your contracts equate to 77% of contract value and not raise red flags all over the place.
 

deesef

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This is exactly the same mentality as forcing the "petrol jockey" on us. There is absolutely no value add. The poor taxpayer is expected to pay salaries for "non-jobs". This didn't grow the economy. It's like putting band-aid on someone suffering from a heart attack...
 

Gordon_R

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It sounds like a nice idea, but is fundamentally misguided. The roads administered by Sanral are mostly in areas that have minimal population, while roads in urban areas are not the responsibility of central government.
 

rvZA

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Forget it... South Africans do not like "labour-intensive". There will be so many labour strikes, these roads will never be built, chaged or repaired in our lifetimes.
 

B-1

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Welcome to deindustrialization. Should be at the iron age again soon.
 

Zukat

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When labour will be hired from the local communities, it will incentivise them to either be on a go-slow with construction or purposefully damage the road for future rehire, similarly to what happens when govt schools are vandalised in the rural areas.
 
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