Richard Anthony Chemaly
4 minute read
28 Jan 2020
7:38 pm

Being seen doing something doesn’t make it the right thing to do

Richard Anthony Chemaly

Lots of promises were made in the wake of the Parktown Boys' tragedy, but how meaningful are they really?

Richard Anthony Chemaly. Entertainment attorney, radio broadcaster and lecturer of communication ethics.

The news and reports surrounding the tragic death of Enock Mpianzi keep fuelling growing anger at the situation, Parktown Boys' High and camp where the tragedy took place. Naturally there will be political will to do something about it … but what? Political will is an awkward thing, and comes in two flavours; outcomes based and driven are how I like to describe them. Outcomes based is pretty straightforward. You do something because you want a particular result. This method of engaging political will is positive in the respect that it is targeted, gets a particular job done and can...