Over the last decade, it has become increasingly difficult listening to government departments presenting their strategic plans, their annual performance plans, and budget allocations.
A case in point is this budget vote debate dealing with the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) as well as that of Brand South Africa.
On 11 February 1990, South Africa was witnessing the release of the late President Nelson Mandela.
In 1994, when this ANC came into power, South Africa boasted with some of the finest infrastructure on the African continent. We had good roads, functional railways, and excellent schools and could maintain law and order. It was a foundation to build on.
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