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EDITORIAL | Grow a backbone and be decisive on Israel, Mr ...

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EDITORIAL | Grow a backbone and be decisive on Israel, Mr President

That country and SA don’t deserve policy confusion, Eliav Belotsercovsky being the latest case in point

Editorial

While SA’s doublespeak on its relations with Israel may have caught the attention of many, it is a symptom of a much bigger problem. 

A spectre of indecisiveness has paralysed government. Many thorny issues are left unresolved for far too long. They fester and unleash needless confusion. For businesses, they make long-term planning near impossible. 

Take the land issue. After the ruling party’s stalemate with the EFF on expropriation without compensation, what is being done? Ditto economic inclusion of the previously marginalised. Issues of migration have had to morph into xenophobic violence to get some attention and even then it’s still anyone’s guess what the country’s direction on this is...

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