JUSTICE MALALA | Stories of imaginary people do not paper over the cracks of failure

We are failing millions of Thandis and Tintswalos who face unemployment, poverty, violence and indignity every day

11 February 2024 - 19:56

Let me tell you a story. It is the story of Thandi, the real Tintswalo, the young woman who the new South Africa was established to empower and help flourish. She is not an election gimmick. She is not the figment of a speechwriter’s imagination. Thandi is the product of serious research, of intense study of the state of the country and the real conditions of our people. The tragedy of Thandi is that in 2010 and 2011 we knew exactly who she was, what her needs were and the problems she faced...

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