EDITORIAL | Our bloated, corrupt government failed the lockdown test
Looking to a post-Covid SA, we need a wide-ranging review of every department and post. It won’t happen
Most lockdown rules have been done away with and we can get on with inventing a future that in many respects is unknown and unimaginable.
The past five months offer useful pointers about what we should hang on to and what to let go as we navigate a path strewn with historical potholes, ideological wreckage and self-destructive tendencies.
We have learnt, for example, that when the chips are down – and despite the chasms of understanding that so often seem to dictate the quality of our discourse – South Africans have a capacity to stick together and get things done...