/ 28 November 2023

Ramaphosa’s economy and Mandela-era nostalgia

New Constitution
Chairman of the Constitutional Assembly Cyril Ramaphosa holds up a copy of the country's new constitution freshly signed by President Nelson Mandela in Sharpville 10 December 1996. In 1960, this otherwise unremarkable township of Johannesburg was the scene of an apartheid police massacre of 69 unarmed black civil rights protesters. (Photo by ADIL BRADLOW / AFP)
Instead of prompting us to recapture our past, our current economic plight suggests we should break from it

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