Recently, Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Khanyago spoke of the “execution deficit” within the government — just like a banker.

But if we think about our most recent and urgent need for the state to respond and deliver effectively — notably, to be protected from the outburst of looting and violence — the national commentary is justifiably far less polite about the performance of our government...

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