In the midst of all the dejection with every illogical pronouncement by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government, for many it may seem that it’s easier to just give up.

The abrupt decision to close schools, leaving millions of working parents in the lurch, is just the latest, confirming that fighting the disease is secondary to political consideration and satisfying interest groups that have the ear of the president, to the detriment of outsiders. ..

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