When you wait to vote on Wednesday, if you look around, you will be reminded that SA looks a lot more like the queue at the department of home affairs than it does the queue for a flight.

Most of us are poor and rely on the state. A few of us are middle class and can pay our way out of the mess in state health and education — or rely on our employers to do so. Very few of us are genuinely wealthy. This is a country made up of mainly poor black people, with a small diverse cohort removed from these travails by geography and money...

Subscribe now to unlock this article.

Support BusinessLIVE’s award-winning journalism for R129 per month (digital access only).

There’s never been a more important time to support independent journalism in SA. Our subscription packages now offer an ad-free experience for readers.

Cancel anytime.

Would you like to comment on this article?
Sign up (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.