Efficient Group Chief Economist Dawie Roodt wrote an open letter on Facebook “to all South Africans” outlining a three-point plan on how things could be improved in South Africa.
The economist, who was left seriously hurt in an armed robbery at his home recently, says he has no intention to emigrate.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Roodt.
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I’m doing absolutely amazing! Last night I slept like a baby. Life is going on as usual.— Dawie Roodt
It was terrifying when my hands got loose and I attacked the guy. I accepted being robbed, but at a certain stage I decided no more!— Dawie Roodt
It took me four nights of no sleep to write this open letter.— Dawie Roodt
We must draw a line in the sand on South Africa’s economy! The numbers aren’t just numbers; I’m feeling it in a very real way now.— Dawie Roodt
This is my country! I will not emigrate.— Dawie Roodt
We must do something about education! It’s nothing to do with ideology!— Dawie Roodt
Our government treat us and our institutions with contempt.— Dawie Roodt
I’m pretty sure the three who attacked us were unemployed and hopeless. I don’t have sympathy with them, but they have been failed by our political leaders.— Dawie Roodt
This article first appeared on 702 : Dawie Roodt on the armed robbery at his home (and his unwillingness to emigrate)