In Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address last week it was clear that creating employment is the top priority right now. What followed was a list of tax incentives. budget allocations for funding and instructions from on high to fill vacant government posts that had an allocated budget.
Thinking back on it now, what was missing was any statement on strategy to deal with things that are harmful to job creation. Take this truckers strike as example - how is that helping the creation of employment?
It's a bit like sending the troops over the top without taking out the machine gun nests that are going to mow them down first.
Hey JZ - how about looking at protecting the hand that's supposed to do the feeding in this job creation frenzy?