Corporatocracy alive and well in SA?
The anonymous commenter claims to be contractor within the IEC (Independent Electoral Commission) and while he points to internal systems problems, it is the alleged 'control' and resource 'milking' of the commission by Accenture that peaked my interest. I am just about finished John Perkin's best seller, Confessions of an Economic Hitman and the it must be said these allegations have a very familiar sound to them. The American corporatocracy culture appears to have become so instilled in the large companies that claim that "IEC is run by Accenture" ,while truthfully remains an unsubstantiated musing of a faceless anonymous internet commentator, has a fateful ring to it.
To take a half step back; Wikipedia describes Corporatocracy as a "neologism that describes a government dominated by corporate influence, banks, and governments." Perkin's claims that American corporates are a front for the USA's march towards global colonisation. They get their tentacles into their target country's halls of power through various means, that I won't go into here as the book is a good read, and eventually when the time is right the strings are pulled up and big daddy has one more puppet.
I have always happily lived under the hope that South Africa is not strategic enough to warrant this from happening here ... perhaps I was wrong ... or perhaps this is just one of those conspiracy theories ....