Carol Paton Writer at Large

It has been an unpleasant election campaign of blaming and burning that has highlighted one truth above others: South Africans have been badly let down by their political parties, on both principles and in the government; it is a mess. It is hard to find a party to vote for. The ANC has let down South Africans in the most reprehensible way. It stood by while its leaders stole,  looted and wreaked untold damage on the country’s institutions and the economy. We are still counting that cost every day in the lost opportunities for growth and employment, a poor and underperforming education system and an electricity utility that needs a R250bn bailout and is killing investment. PODCAST: South African consumers are going through the most. Subscribe: iono.fm | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Pocket Casts | Player.fm The dream embodied by the ANC — that national liberation would change the lives of those dispossessed by colonialism and apartheid, or at least enable a brighter future for their ch...

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