Sydney Majoko
3 minute read
27 Jul 2021
5:01 am

Rebuilding without foundation a guarantee of future instability

Sydney Majoko

The rebuilding mode that has been activated now, exhorting all patriotic South Africans to help set things right again, is simply papering over very large cracks that will take very little to expose again in the not-too-distant future.

Photo: Flickr/GCIS

President Cyril Ramaphosa has had to steer the country through the most undesirable and unstable period in South Africa’s history post democracy. Through no fault of his government, the pandemic happened and continues to wreak havoc in the country’s economy. Whatever measures he continues to announce with each lockdown level adjustment, his government will almost always be on the back foot, always reacting, rather than providing proactive leadership. And therein lies South Africa’s problem going into the future: all efforts to rebuild the country without a stable foundation and analysis are a guarantee of future instability, with worse destruction guaranteed....