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SA is in deep trouble, so the state’s nonsense must stop


SA is in deep trouble, so the state’s nonsense must stop

South Africans in their millions are facing disaster. Here’s how government can keep them on its side


It is no surprise that tempers are fraying. It’s been six weeks of official lockdown and the reality of what we are going through is sinking in.

We need to be kinder to ourselves. It was never going to be easy. The worst thing we can do now is to turn on each other and destroy our unity, fragile democracy and our country. Humanity has never gone through this. Disappointment, anger, frustration – all these will be part of the journey we have to travel to get through this horrific time.

The mood is low. On social media all sorts of dire scenarios are painted about where we are and where we are headed. Just last week we were being congratulated by the World Health Organisation and featured in international media as a great example of how to handle Covid-19. This week we are calling cooperative governance minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma names and branding President Cyril Ramaphosa weak...

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