Briefly News Readers Imagine a Day As SA President: Their Vision for SA

Briefly News Readers Imagine a Day As SA President: Their Vision for SA

  • Briefly News readers were invited to imagine being president for a day and share diverse ideas on healthcare, education, and social justice
  • The initiative highlighted citizens' aspirations for comprehensive reforms and a better future
  • This exercise underscored the power of civic engagement and the potential of everyday people to influence national policy

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What would you change if you were allowed to be president for a day? Briefly News readers took to Facebook to note what they would change. Images: Stock
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With only six days until the general elections on 29 May, Briefly News readers were asked to step into the president's shoes for a day.

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Netizens did not hesitate and shared their ideas on what they would prioritize or change if given the chance to lead the nation.

What would change if you were the president
If you were a president for the day, what would you change? Briefly News readers share their thoughts.
Source: Facebook

Addressing social ills

Various readers on Facebook showcased a spectrum of ideas aimed at improving multiple facets of life in SA, from tackling pressing societal issues to envisioning ambitious policy reforms.

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Timberland Nexen Coetzee said:

"Strengthen our borders and improve the justice system."

Walter Thokwane added:

"First of all, if we close the border, crime will go down, and jobs will be available, so we will be able to sit down and discuss our future."

Principal S E Edwin commented:

"Police ministers must have qualifications for policing and not comrades."

Mkapuza Odwa noted:

"Strengthen education, the judiciary, and security, and the rest will fall into place. But I would be brutal with policing and security."

Charmaine Pillay said:

"Proper educational systems and great schools, excellent public hospitals, excellent crime fighting."

Tammy Solomons commented:

"Starting with the death penalty and then the list goes on, there will be no grannies, and Oupas in parliament, education, etc... crime will be zero!!"

Some netizens just wanted a piece of the pie

Not all South Africans want change; some were just looking forward to getting a piece of the cake and looting.

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Thelma Shonisani Stones noted:

"Nothing I would just spoil myself n my kids ."

Maepa Wilson added:

"Loot as much as I can❤."

Thembisa Siziba commented:

"Mmmm, hard question, I will start by upgrading my life."

Kevin Eddie Maakwana said:

"Free Beer tanks every Friday all over."

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Briefly News reported that the 2024 general election is just around the corner and South Africans will be eager to vote at polling stations.

Many from across the country will be flocking to their respective stations to participate in the seventh General Election 30 years into democracy

Ground Work Collective urged South Africans to register to vote. Wits sociologist Professor Roger Southall told Briefly News that many young people feel ignored and disrespected by politicians who do not engage the youth.

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Reitumetse Makwea (Editor) Reitumetse Makwea is a Current Affairs journalist at Briefly News. She has a National diploma, Advanced diploma and Post-graduate diploma in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology. She first worked as a student journalist and freelancer for Caxton's Record Noweto and later joined The Citizen News, where she worked for a little over 3 years covering politics, environmental news, business, education, and health. Reitumetse joined Briefly News in 2024. Email: reitumetse.makwea@briefly.co.za

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