Diepsloot face a new horror with a neglect related death of a seven month old toddler.
It is easy to express rage but not so easy to see a way forward for the many South African communities that are so distressed, such as is Diepsloot, that they simply are dysfunctional and almost anything can happen, as this tragic story relates.
Any Direct Democracy Forum administration will have tangible and doable DDF policies backed by sound fiscal means derived from TEAL, that will enable the upliftment of South Africa’s poor communities, through education, training, skills development, employment opportunities all engaged in community development. There is so much under-delivery of services and so much scope for employment, that efforts to play catch-up on twenty years of neglect will result in a great deal of wealth creation for the next twenty years at least, most of which will be retained in the communities themselves.
The goal is that dysfunctional communities become functional, with sufficient wealth and populated by sufficiently skilled and employed individuals that there will be fewer disenfranchised individuals behaving like predators. More community members will engage responsibly with their communities, local economies and their families, instead of in questionable activities that leave unfortunate children at risk. It won’t be an easy task but every step in reconstructing communities will be a step in the right direction and will be felt by all as they happen, and each success will encourage more successes.
The buck stops at the ballot box