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YOU say "now is a time to give" - echoing Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe's appeal in Sowetan of December 28.
I have a simple question: how does that solve the problems of poverty, unemployment and an educational system that does not equip most people for work?
Those are the problems causing the suffering. I really live on a strict budget.
I gave no presents to anyone in my family or among my friends because my pension has been overtaken by municipal taxes, the cost of electricity and the overall cost of living. I do not entertain Bacchus because I cannot afford to.
I gave away some of my monthly tithe money to poor people who came to ask for "khisimusi". But I know I was not helping them.
I was simply applying ointment to a much deeper sore. Unless the government changes its employment policies and create a climate conducive to investment in production, we will be called on to repeat this futile exercise every Christmas .
DC Coetsee, Stompneusbaai