We've got news for you.

Register on Sunday Times at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

EDITORIAL | SA, we have a culture problem


EDITORIAL | SA, we have a culture problem

And we are all contributing to it


“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark,” says the guard, Marcellus, to his friend Horatio in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, lamenting how King Claudius had corrupted the country.

At the weekend, President Cyril Ramaphosa, the successor to our own King Claudius, expressed the same angst as Marcellus in a seven-page letter to ANC members, lamenting the graft in our own country.

Reading his letter, though, one would arrive at the conclusion that Shakespeare’s fictional Denmark, with its political killings, thieving and adultery, has nothing on us. There are so many things rotten in the state of SA, and it’s not just the ANC government...

This article is reserved for Sunday Times Daily subscribers.
A subscription gives you full digital access to all Sunday Times Daily content.

Sunday Times Daily

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems?
Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.