What exactly is it that South Africans can do when they “put aside their differences”?

Amid the excitement of winning the Rugby World Cup with the sport’s most representative national team yet, we are repeatedly told that the victory shows that if South Africans “work together” they can “do anything”. But what is it that the country ought to do — and how should it do it?

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now