We all know about the terrible disturbances on the mines in recent years, the shooting, the violence and the strikes.
The largest employer of South Africans is not what it used to be as many of the mines are now unprofitable and look like they will close.
But it is not all doom and gloom, as long as there is eSports.
Not as a distraction, but as a way to get the south African economy moving.
Just look at South Korea.
When people started playing games in South Korea there were many people who complained. There are still those in South Korea who link violence, obesity, and other social complaints to gaming.
Of course they are wrong!
Gaming has spawned at least one TV channel in South Korea as well as a multi trillion industry on producing games.
It is said that last year the sale of games earned South Korea 3 trillion Won.
That is enough to provide a benefit to any economy.
If only Trade and Industry would see the basic value of eSports to South Africa, then South Africa could also become an exporter of games and be able to provide a more employment.