Wake up and smell the coffee or you might have a revolution on your hands! - Cofesa’s Dr McCrystal to Government
A report this week by Cofesa, the Confederation of Employers in South Africa, has warned that South Africa is flashing red for an Arab Spring phenomenon, similar to the uprising or revolution that led to regime changes across Northern Africa and the Middle East and led to the end of the regime of President Hosni Mubarak in Egypt. The study by Advocate Hein van der Walt and Dr Lawrence McCrystal draws stark parallels between the conditions that brought about the Arab Spring and those that are present currently in South Africa. Dr. Lawrence McCrystal, the Chairman of Cofesa, told BizNews that the ANC government needs to wake up, and that it can’t keep on ignoring large-scale unemployment in the country. Cofesa has submitted immediate solutions to the problem of unemployment to President Cyril Ramaphosa.