South African politicians and desicion makers have made some huge booboos for which they have taken huge amounts of flak. The press does not let them get away with anything, and what press does? The electricity saga, the Scorpion saga, corruption sagas and the list goes on.
The world dismisses the place as "Africa", therefore relatively incomptetent and they treat these stuff ups as to be expected.
So then what I want to know is, how certain decision makers in the US thought it was ok to give homeloans to people without jobs, and how in the UK they gave mortgages to people who could not afford them, and how they and people from a few other countries managed to create a recession that affects not only their own countries but the entire world?
These decision makers are people from first world countries, whom we assume to be, well, intelligent, well educated and efficient. And this recession was something that we plebs could see coming from a mile away.
I think there should never be another comment about why "Africa" cannot sort itself out again. Stuff ups are a worldwide phenomenon. Africa most certainly does not have the patent on that one.
Although I do not include the AIDS stuff up in this category. That one is on a level all of its own.