An uncomfortable reality is that looting is perceived by the looters to be socially acceptable and is often encouraged and endorsed within social and community networks.
Corruption thrives in a destabilised state with weak institutions. South Africa cannot be allowed back to that space because there will be no turning back.
South Africa’s social crisis has erupted as the people Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma deem expendable, those who bear the brunt of the past and of the social costs of Covid-19, appropriate the bread of life.
A case study suggests that people with HIV should be prioritised for Covid vaccination
The protests paved the way for healing, vitality and a new vista of productive life.
We should remember him as just another ordinary human being who did extraordinary things.
As the regime meets demands for democracy with violence, activists and ordinary people affirm a resolute commitment to continuing resistance, even as they are murdered and injured.
The posturing is bound to continue. But at the age of 78 Jacob Zuma’s long day in the sun is over.
The Southern African Development Community should intervene to forestall violence spiralling out of control.