Despite the imminent spike in infections and Covid-related deaths, and the media tsunami that daily engulfs us, South Africans’ attention will soon have to shift to a far greater, more intense and consequential battle for survival and economic wellbeing.

As Peter Bruce points out (“ANC is blinded by a vision of utopia as dystopia beckons (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/columnists/2020-06-03-peter-bruce-anc-is-blinded-by-a-vision-of-utopia-as-dystopia-beckons/)”, June 3) the fight for leadership and control over the process of reviving SA’s devastated economy has already begun, with many ANC cadres, apparatchiks, corrupt self-serving factions, habitual looters and self-important individuals, and even some cabinet ministers, firing the first shots under the flag of radical economic transformation...

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