Cyril Ramaphosa is managing to keep his balance as he walks the Covid-19 tightrope
Although the number of people critical of the president is rising, there is no doubt he has risen to the challenge and offered visible leadership in a crisis
Covid-19 has wreaked havoc in the world’s economy — and it appears that it is not yet done. Among the countries affected have been the largest and wealthiest to the smallest and poorest, with their economies all stretched to different levels.
Although we have lived through the HIV/Aids epidemic, which was given free reign in this country to cause maximum devastation and claim thousands of lives that could have been saved, thanks to the callous policies of the administration in charge at the time, we have not had to live with as much fear as we do now. We knew then how to avoid contracting HIV, but we don’t know how to avoid exposure to Covid-19. We have been told what to do to reduce or minimise the chances of contracting it, but nobody can say with certainty that he/she will not contract it...