Many South Africans who have been living in a bubble for years have had to come to terms with the realities of SA due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The virus is holding up a mirror before us, revealing two vital issues: our unequal and still divided society; and the environment within which President Cyril Ramaphosa has to operate.

Many embraced the lockdown when it was first announced, and opened their hearts and pockets to those who were worst affected. However, people soon fell back into the grooves of the past. Old habits die hard...

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