2 minute read
24 Mar 2021
8:31 am

Is disappointment devouring SA?


We hope someone in government is paying attention...

Picture: iStock/ bondsza

There is an interesting little observation in the latest World Happiness Report, which suggests that the Covid pandemic has caused a global spike in sadness, worry and anger. Although South Africa ranked near the bottom of the 149-rung ladder in happiness terms, things got slightly better in 2020. That, sadly, shows that our normal way of life in this country seems to be no more depressing than living through a globally catastrophic event. The rest of the world has had to deal with the battering of emotions which has come with lockdowns, hospitalisations and deaths. Could it be that we...