SA is going to get worse before it gets worse. Those parts that still work do so because they are habits or routines, things we do every day. We drive to work. Tankers fill our petrol stations. Lights come on, sometimes.

We send our kids to school, where the lucky ones are received by caring teachers and the unlucky by indifferent teachers who arrive late and leave early. If you’re poor and sick or old here, nothing can help you...

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