Having had the privilege to join Wildfire Deejayon the 1873 FM Drive show today where Frederik Waldeck who is a Business Transformation Specialist in Johannesburg joined us in studio for a conversation around current topics relating to the state of the South Africa, the direction we are heading in and the possible solutions to the problems we are challenged with.
This conversation is a continuation of what was discussed last Wednesday, Frederik Waldeck touches base by briefly mentioning that corruption has been a consistent problem and desperately needs law enforcement to step up and do their work with merit.
What gives Frederik Waldeck the most cause for concern is the lack of knowledge and education as a large portion of the population are being suppressed and deprived.
Deprived by a lack of delivery from government departments and suppressed by the general lack of access to valid information.
His concern is that the population neglects to educate themselves as a priority because their most urgent needs are of a greater concern to them. Thus allowing the empty promises of the EFF to ignite excitement and hope which is based on lies.
Another area of concern raised is that the distinct lack of skills within South Africa forces us to export our valuable commodities to other countries to be processed and manufactured into usable goods then re-imported to the country.
This negatively impacts us in many ways such as the exorbitant prices of the finished goods which include the import and export taxes, logistics and many other factors.
Frederik Waldeck is convinced that if we were to focus on educating and providing the necessary skills to locals, we can begin to consider ways to implement businesses through the initiative of entrepreneurs tipping the scales and bringing down the cost of living whilst creating jobs.
We agreed that there may well be alternative and innovative solutions to some of the challenges we face and that technology could be the answer to it however we need to bridge the gap between the old school, pen and paper, administration of the current system.