A lot of what plagues SA’s policy environment is exactly what ails the US too: uncertainty. In the US, the president changes policy at a whim; you never know what’s next. In SA, the ANC flip-flops on policy at a whim; you never know what’s next.

Last week US President Donald Trump’s administration was preparing an executive order intended to curtail the legal protections that protect social media companies from liability for what gets posted on their platforms.

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