While our leaders trade childish insults, SA is racing to its doom

08 July 2019 - 06:09
Unemployed miner Zebedias Xerinda, 53, is married with five children in the informal settlement of Marikana in Rustenburg. Joblessness is but one of SA's critical problems that are not being tackled.
Unemployed miner Zebedias Xerinda, 53, is married with five children in the informal settlement of Marikana in Rustenburg. Joblessness is but one of SA's critical problems that are not being tackled.
Image: AFP/Mujahid Safodien

There was a time once when SA was renowned the world over for its ability to hammer out consensus despite massive differences.

Now, far from the great political feat of 1994, the distances between us – racial, ideological, economic, social – as the country’s critical problems mount.

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