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
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...