SA leaders must shape up – Phosa

SA leaders must shape up PhosaLeaders in South Africa should shape up or the International Monetary Fund would be knocking at their door, ANC politician Mathews Phosa said on Tuesday.

"And you don't want that. It's misery," said Phosa. "You are not allowed to take a loan without them saying yes or no."

Phosa said South Africa had been headed for great things after the first democratic elections of 1994 and deserved to congratulate itself, but things had changed.

Negative defining moments for the country were the shootings at Marikana, President Jacob Zuma's home in Nkandla, the case of Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, and Eskom's load shedding.


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South Africa's conduct of international relations, especially its role in international organisations like the UN Security Council, its choice of strategic partnerships, its leadership role in Africa, its public engagement and foreign policy decision making, has been intensely debated in the recent past. The FPA programme aims to provide a nuanced analysis and facilitate a structured discussion of South Africa's foreign policy in a changing world environment for purposes of informing its future direction.

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