Thursday, November 04, 2010

Some reflections on the new growth path—

Some reflections on the new growth path—
Floyd Shivambu—
November 2010
The celebrated new growth path was in a manner reminiscent of GEAR unveiled by the Minister of Finance on the 27th of October 2010 after a special cabinet meeting which deliberated and adopted the strategy. There were of course many expectations on what was going to be new in the growth path, which cabinet had to convene a special meeting to adopt. The Medium term budget policy statement presented by the Minister revealed that there is completely nothing new in the new growth path, because the same neo-liberal ideological underpinnings of South Africa’s economic planning are once again parroted in the growth path.

Friday, June 11, 2010

RESPONSE TO COMRADE JOEL:

Response to Comrade Netshitenzhe on Nationalisation

Floyd Shivambu

Since the release of the discussion document on Nationalisation of Mines at the end of January 2010, the ANC Youth League has received satisfactory levels of constructive engagement with the entire perspective. The inputs, particularly from renowned academics, public intellectuals, members of the ANC, the alliance, and importantly ordinary people at grassroots level are particularly appreciated. They are appreciated because most did not only identify the problems and weaknesses in the perspective, but provided concrete solutions on how a better and more effective method of mines’ nationalisation should be ushered in by the democratic State. This does not however mean that there were no detractors, who sought to divert our attention from the strategic questions raised in the perspective.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

THE STATE CAN EFFICIENTLY RUN STATE OWNED MINES

THE STATE CAN EFFICIENTLY RUN STATE OWNED MINES
Floyd Shivambu
Since the release of the discussion document on Nationalisation of Mines at the end of January 2010, the ANC Youth League has received satisfactory levels of constructive engagement with the entire perspective. The inputs, particularly from renowned academics and public intellectuals are particularly appreciated as most did not only identify the minor problems and weaknesses in the perspective, but provided concrete solutions on how a better and more effective method of Mines’ Nationalisation should be ushered by the democratic State. This does not however mean that there weren’t detractors, who sought to divert our attention from the strategic questions raised in the perspective.

FLOYD'S PERSPECTIVES

WELCOME TO FLOYD'S PERPECTIVES. PLEASE BE AT LIBERTY TO MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS AND ENGAGE THE VIEWS EXPRESSED. NO CONCEIT.