September 12, 2012

A Revolt Is Brewing in South Africa

Itumeleng Mahabane, Business Day

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The failure of our elites to co-operate means we now face a potential revolt and have limited resources to contain and direct it into a more productive mode of engagement. We are, as a country, naked, despite the layers of cloth lying at our feet.

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TAGGED: Marikana, ANC, Africa, South Africa


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