My favourite tweet this week was by Shakespeare, or possibly an impostor, commenting on a new BBC series about the Trojan War. The bard was not a fan. "Cassandra gave me her review of #TroyFallOfACity a week ago. I should have listened." My second favourite social media post was from Brian Levy, a friend. He was worried by an editorial in Monday’s Business Day sub-headed "What Ramaphosa can get cracking on with urgency is reconfiguring and co-ordinating the government". It brought out the Cassandra in him, and she spoke the truth. Levy, a veteran World Banker who now divides his time between the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington and the Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice at the University of Cape Town, is author, most recently, of Working with the Grain: Integrating Governance and Growth in Development Strategies. He knows how governments function in settings such as SA. "I am hugely wary of the swamp of ‘reconfiguring and coordinat...

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