November 16, 2012

Unacceptable Status Quo in South Africa

Songezo Zibi, Business Day

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Many have warned that South Africa is sitting on a powder keg. Increasingly, people are retreating to racial and ideological laagers whose premise is making others the problem. There is much talk about "change", but this means vastly different things to different people. Even when some political change materialises, it will be as hotly contested as the status quo, absorbing and dissipating energy that should otherwise go to a focused, nation-building effort grounded in ideas and strong, respected institutions.

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