How would you handle economy if you were president for a day?

How would you handle economy if you were president for a day?

Briefly.co.za recently asked its readers on Facebook to suggest how they would manage South Africa's economy if they were president for one day.

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The question sparked a lively discussion as reflected in the more than 100 comments the post received.

We compile a few of the responses from South Africans of all walks of life below.

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One reader provided a relatively thorough response that covered several issues. For instance, he suggested scrapping the grants system and providing 14million hectares of land to the poor.

For some, improving the economy would involve improving the education system, attracting investments, creating jobs, and fixing the healthcare system.

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Some readers chose to focus on ensuring that the Cabinet is smaller and comprised of younger ministers and deputy ministers.

Several commenters felt the priority lies in reducing inequalities between the rich and the poor, and also between the races.

Some lighthearted commenters nevertheless came up with hilarious replies about what they would do if they were president.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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