The potential solution becomes part of the problem

Improved education is the key to long-term employability of our population and a reduction in structural unemployment. Some argue that the political strength of teachers’ unions is an obstacle to improving standards and skills and attendance by teachers.

Now SADTU seems to be supporting calls for nationalisation.

So those who should be part of the solution are promoting a distraction from the solution and the likely cause of a whole range of new problems.

Published by David Kirk

The opinions expressed on this site are those of the author and other commenters and are not necessarily those of his employer or any other organisation. David Kirk runs Milliman’s actuarial consulting practice in Africa. He is an actuary and is the creator of New Business Margin on Revenue. He specialises in risk and capital management, regulatory change and insurance strategy . He also has extensive experience in embedded value reporting, insurance-related IFRS and share option valuation.