Things too ghastly to contemplate

What happens to a country if the government runs out of ideas to solve its many problems?

31 October 2021 - 00:00

This week, this column narrowly missed being distracted by the momentary drama of Quinton de Kock, the cricketer. Like many, I was tempted to enter the fray over De Kock’s defiant refusal to take a knee in support of the affirmation that black lives do matter.

But then, out of the blue, Eskom happened. Megawatt Park decided that we not only deserved load-shedding, but needed it to be at a punitive level 4...

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