'Of great importance in this regard were the detailed observations the Court made about what it means to govern' This is an extract from a speech by Thabo Mbeki to the Sunday Times Top 100 awards function on Tuesday 9 November 2016 Any failure on our part successfully to address our political, economic and socio-economic challenges cannot but result in a vicious circle which would lead to a further deepening of the general crisis and therefore a further entrenchment of social instability.It may be that some might think that what I have said is somewhat alarmist. However my view is that we should err on the side of caution rather than take comfort in an attitude of complacency.In addition to what I have said concerning what we should do, I would like to add two more important initiatives.Last March the Constitutional Court delivered its well-known judgement on Nkanda.Of great importance in this regard were the detailed observations the Court made about what it means to govern a cons...

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