Airtel M-Commerce Services, a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel (Airtel), on Tuesday said it has been renamed as Airtel Payments Bank after receiving the necessary approvals from all concerned authorities. But as Fred Khumalo reports, 20 years on, and as the country prepares for common elections in Could, hope is nevertheless just that, for the majority of blacks who are nonetheless taking residence a harvest of thorns from the post-apartheid political freedom which has come with handful of economic positive aspects.
It was the economic meltdown of Yugoslavia and a bankrupt liberal establishment that, soon after the death of Tito, until 1989 or 1990, spoke in the language of democracy, but proved ineffectual in terms of dealing with the plight of operating males and females who were cast out of state factories, massive unemployment and, ultimately, hyperinflation.
In South Africa unionised labour constitutes about ten% of those with formal jobs, which ain’t saying significantly, given as how possibly as considerably as 40% of the population are employed in the ‘informal economy’ and as a result are not counted or represented by COSATU or the SACP.
Our mothers, Mama Graça Machel and Mama Winnie Mandela, are strengthened by the understanding that as they start to prepare to accompany Madiba on his Long Walk to Qunu, South Africa, Africa and the world are at their side,” mentioned Mandela family spokesman Themba Matanzima.
The ‘mano-a-mano,’ face-to-face interaction has its personal dynamics, no editing, no clicking, deleting or alt/send-return or holding back, and in a lot of techniques, the unheeded voice of the critical mass population of South Africa speaks freely and openly.