Plane madness: Cyril simply watches as SA nosedives into ...

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Plane madness: Cyril simply watches as SA nosedives into organised crime

The Mango fiasco highlights the deep criminality in this country, and it needs a radical response by the state

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When I was a child my family hired a local builder to do a small renovation.

The work looked good. Here and there the new walls sounded a tad, well, sonorous when we knocked on them, almost as it if they were hollow; but perhaps walls usually sounded like that. We were happy.

Until we pulled a plug out of a socket, and the whole socket came away with it, along with a not inconsiderable chunk of wall. Out of the hole there trickled dry, white sand...

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