(000228.79-E000157.73NRLOSUC20V)[He just talks nonsense. Interestingly, he's been a big failure, and he's lost lots of popularity, even among the Blacks. But he can talk up a storm and the Jews take every word he says and they publish it everywhere. He has such access to publicity. Like I say, he talks his BIG TALK, but he's a failure, even by Black standards. PLUS, the majority of Blacks don't know that he has converted to JUDAISM!!! Jan]
President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged on Friday that his government will dedicate its energies to create work and fight hunger in 2022.
In his new year’s message, he shared his concern for people without employment after a second year of the Covid-19 pandemic, compounded by the July unrest’s harm to the economy.
The plight of women and children were also on the president’s mind, along with his condolences for families who lost loved ones.
“This has been a difficult year for our people and country,” he said.
“For many families around the country this is a sad time and a reminder of what they have lost. In many homes tonight, there is an empty place which was once occupied by a father, mother, sister, brother, child or parent. We pray for them all, for those who have passed away, for those who are ill, and for those who have lost loved ones.
“Due to the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, many breadwinners have lost their jobs, businesses have closed and millions of families are struggling to put food on the table.
“The second pandemic that I spoke about last year, that manifests itself through violence against women and children, has continued unabated.
“Earlier this year, the country experienced the worst acts of public violence and destruction since the advent of democracy. This unrest led to loss of life, jobs being destroyed and billions of rand in damage to businesses and to the economy.”
Yet, 2021 had positive experiences too, he said.
“We can be thankful for the strength of our democracy. This year we held another free and fair local government election. We celebrated 25 years since the signing of our constitution. Our strong democracy withstood a deliberate and co-ordinated attempt to challenge our constitutional order and undermine the rule of law.
“We can be grateful for the ability of the South African people to unite in times of crisis. In the midst of the unrest, many South Africans came together to prevent looting. They cleaned the streets and helped to rebuild ransacked businesses.”