Dirk Lotriet
2 minute read
29 Apr 2022
4:30 am

SA needs a cure – and it will hurt

Dirk Lotriet

If only an injection could cure South Africa's load shedding, economy and health system

Image: Aidmap

A man as old and uninformed as me is lucky to have the five-year-old Egg to keep me up to date with current affairs. “There’s a terrible new disease going around,” she told me last week. She had a series of inoculations at school that day and she displayed a huge, blue plaster on her upper arm to cover the wounds of the “incredibly thick injection needle”. “It’s called the flute,” she said seriously. “A flute injection is possibly the most painful injection known to humankind, but I survived it.” “If it is so painful, why did you get it?”...