"I have just learned that SA is importing all its toothpicks and ice cream sticks, I believe that this is not because of a lack of ideas but a lack of funding for people with entrepreneurial ideas."
Some South African nationals have reacted to this in different ways, take a look at some of their responses below;
"You just learned this now. Some of us knew about it many many years ago. Your reasoning for lack of funding is not correct. Would you like me to clarify for you why most of the products we consume are imported?"
"You are leading a municipality now, you can't lament about everything as if you are not in charge. Open factories for toilet papers (sanitation project)."
"Do you know the role and limitations of a mayor?"
"Is the USA still dumping their chicken here? I remember them forcing us to import over an agreement they had during Obama's time."
"I tried getting low-interest IDC funding to expand my business to compete against white monopoly capital businesses. I was told to use a consultant who charges 10% of the amount. I refused and did the application myself and I was turned down. Corruption is the reason BEE fails."
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