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Social compact, social partners, consensus driven! They are all concepts the president is hell-bent on pushing down everyone’s throats — supporters and detractors alike. One could say it is admirable, but we do not live in a homogeneous society.

South Africans are by nature strong-willed and may be stubborn in the absence of leadership. Coupled with embedded interests on both the extreme Left and Right hankering to confound any semblance of clarity, without stern leadership we are doomed. Indecisiveness clothed as consensus-seeking is not a hill worth dying on...

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