“SA must break ANC taboos to lift growth,” The Financial Times headlined one of its editorials last week. It wasn’t saying anything nobody had heard before.      

While acknowledging the weaknesses and excesses of the national lockdown to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, such as corruption and overhanded policing, it broadly gave President Cyril Ramaphosa’s actions the thumbs up and credited him with possibly saving thousands of lives...

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