This column is about Gauteng’s purported government of provincial unity. Before I go there, though, I’d like to start with a question I have asked before: What is the point of the mayor of Joburg and his executive?

The city is collapsing. There are potholes everywhere. The streets are dirty. Crime is rampant. City finances are in terrible shape and politicians are squeezing ratepayers for every cent. Metro cops are taking bribes while the Outsurance teams do their jobs for them...

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