Carol Paton talks about the fragile state of the social compact between South Africans as supposedly revealed by the EFF’s strategic evisceration of FW De Klerk (“Holes blasted by the EFF in the rainbow nation’s state (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/columnists/2020-02-17-carol-paton-sona-fallout-shows-us-the-real-state-of-our-nation/)”, February 18).

If our social compact is fragile it’s because the ANC government has failed the citizenry. A social compact is between the citizenry and government. The citizenry grants the government rights in return for obligations to provide the citizenry with certain benefits...

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