Itumeleng Mahabane

Beyond the figurehead

It was bound to happen and, thankfully, it has. The sanctity of former president Nelson Mandela and his legacy has been shattered and perhaps now we have the opportunity to critically evaluate this legacy. For too long we have accepted as gospel that Madiba's legacy was fruitful reconciliation, writes Itumeleng Mahabane.

For whom has the tide turned?

Policy-makers refuse to acknowledge that the majority live in economic depression. We have turned the tide, but neither the president, who told us this, nor the corporate economists, who enthusiastically agree, offer any positive projections on the economy's ability to create jobs

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