With finance minister Tito Mboweni about to rise to present his budget speech, you might say it strange that this column deals with social cohesion instead of the economic and Covid-19 crises we are facing.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) describes a cohesive society as one that “works towards the wellbeing of all its members, fights exclusion and marginalisation, creates a sense of belonging, promotes trust and offers its members the opportunity of upward social mobility”...

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