CHRIS THURMAN: Blame artists’ misery on UTAM — SA’s unholy trinity of acronymic mayhem
The woeful trifecta of acronyms that has compounded, rather than relieved, the suffering of South African artists under Covid
The Constitutional Court judgment against Jacob Zuma on Wednesday, and the sentencing of the former grafter-in-chief to 15 months in prison for contempt, sent a nation desperate for good news into a temporary state of glee. We knew it would be short-lived; soon the reminders that we are living in a locked-down, beaten-down country would pervade again.
For a brief moment, it felt good to bask in a win for the rule of law — one for the good guys. A tick in the “pros” column of Cyril Ramaphosa’s presidency. A sign of hope...