Government must confront, not deepen, structural inequality
In this time of crisis our leaders are pursuing laws that enable dispossession along the very fault lines engineered by colonialism and apartheid
The coronavirus pandemic has vividly exposed the extent of abiding structural and spatial inequality in our society. President Cyril Ramaphosa has called this a stain on our national conscience.
But it is a stain at least partly of our own making: democratic SA has worsened the conditions that continue to condemn millions of South Africans to lives of poverty and economic exclusion. ..