Dirk Lotriet
2 minute read
8 Apr 2022
8:32 am

High crime rate, employment… SA injured and in pain like my knee

Dirk Lotriet

Our country is limping economically with a weak rand, sky high fuel prices and an impoverished public.

A sign on a factory gate in Anderbolt, Boksburg. 12 November 2020. Picture: Neil McCartney

I’m writing to you in pain this week, dear reader. Life, in all its cruelty, has pointed out to me that I’m getting older – not a message I like to hear. On Wednesday, I walked down three little steps when my right knee suddenly collapsed beneath me. It wasn’t a huge surprise. I had problems with the knee before and the doctor warned against the possibility. The result was a badly mangled knee and a panicking Dirk who had to cancel all his plans for the day and drive to Pretoria to get help from my not-too-sympathetic doctor. ALSO...