ALL the strike action and subsequent bad press South African labour is getting from economists and investors is sad, but this action could have been avoided if only our government did what it was supposed to. Is it not government's job to look after its people, is that not why we vote?
The blame should be squarely laid at its door. Salary increases are swallowed up by the increases in the cost of food and services, increases that seem to happen as often as every month.
If these sectors were properly policed by government as not to take advantage of the populace, then these strikes may not happen as often. But we all know our politicians care nothing about those who voted for them.
It's simple, blame Jacob Zuma and his inept, blundering government buffoons for the mess we are in. If they did what they were tasked to do and looked after the people of this country, then these strikes wouldn't be as frequent.
Unfortunately there seems to be no fix in sight for our country or help for its people. Sadly things just seem to be getting worse. Blame the government for all that's wrong with this country.
Marshall Damons, Port Elizabeth