Over the past several weeks I have experienced a growing sense of unease. This has no doubt in part been due to poor health, but I have also battled to shake a niggling doubt in the back of my mind that as far as the country is concerned everything is not quite as rosy as it seems. Every positive news story I’ve read about improved GDP figures, rising business and consumer confidence, a new Eskom board, the strengthening rand and even President Cyril Ramaphosa’s jogs on the Seapoint promenade and walks through the townships have somehow made me feel worse, not better about the state of SA. It is true that there is a lot going on in SA at the moment to be worried about. The situation with the South African Social Security Agency and payment of social grants is almost unbelievable and Ramaphosa’s new Cabinet and key institutions such as the National Prosecuting Authority and office of the public protector still hold far too many "captured" individuals for my liking. Eskom might have a...

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