There was an absolutely glorious amount of ‘what-about-ary’ last week with the Cape Town taxi strike. What about accepting we need some informality in the taxi industry? What about the mayoral committee member who said quite a number of rather odd things? What about that the national rules aren’t imposed elsewhere? What about the views of the national government in a matter that is the purview of the city? 

I found this event so fascinating because it was an extremely rare example of a discrete localised pure political fight between two sets of actors. ..

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