Monday, July 22, 2024

Is South Africa on the margins of collapsing?

PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa is the unluckiest president since the dawn of South Africa’s democracy in 1994, confided one ANC activist recently during a brief chat the other day.

Just less two years into the highest job in land, in March 2020 South Africa, like most nations across the globe, effected Covid-19 lockdowns, added the activist.

For sure, this global pandemic by far was unprecedented, in the last millennia or so.

More businesses collapsed, job loss went up, death rate; and a variety of other factors that negatively befell the human species during this period.

True to form, South Africa turns to get a lot of the media attention, quite a dramatic country others would say.

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