Fellow columnist Lumkile Mondi remarked that Jabu Mabuza “put in a great innings, batting well” (“A good innings by Mabuza on a bumpy pitch (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/columnists/2020-01-15-lumkile-mondi-a-good-innings-by-mabuza-on-a-bumpy-pitch/)”, January 15).

I found the remark interesting, not because I agree or disagree with it, but because analogies from other parts of public life often provide interesting ways to think about bigger decisions that affect people’s ability to survive the daily grind.

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