Our society is littered with so many cases of bad governance that it is hard to judge where to start – where cock-up ends and conspiracy begins.
Eskom is a good example: what started out as a simple mistake by the ANC government in the late 90s became aggravated by the possible conspiracy of trying to enrich certain politically connected people, which led to the board level in-fighting.
The transition from old-style terrestrial television broadcasting, i.e. turning that little tuning knob with your thumb on the VHF and UHF dial to digital full-flat HD broadcasts seems to have gone the same way. It started as a set of simple mistakes.
It is now looking a little more ominous. By STEPHEN GROOTES.
On Friday afternoon Communications Minister Faith Muthambi tweeted:
South Africa is on track to ensure successful Broadcasting Digital Migration.
— Faith Muthambi (@faithmuthambi) April 17, 2015
As a simple statement of fact by a government minister, it is a comment so wrong, so utterly untruthful, so baldly a lie, that it ranks right up there with Alec Erwin’s “sabotage” claim about Koeberg on the day before an election. Or with the claim by Thabo Mbeki that Vusi Pikoli…
Source : Daily Maverick