TONY LEON: It is too much like hard work keeping SA’s lights on
It’s much easier for the government to busy itself with transformation bling than with maintaining infrastructure
A few weeks ago, after a family commemoration, I was sitting at a restaurant in Durban North, the suburb where I was born decades ago.
I noticed that our Greek taverna was situated on the corner of Swapo Road and Adelaide Tambo Drive, neither name immediately evocative for this English-Indian-Zulu suburb.
One of our guests reminded the table that this street-renaming frenzy had peaked five-plus years ago and hence the former neutrally named “Broadway” and “Kensington Drive” had been ditched in favour of something far more in keeping with the struggle and the supremacy of the ANC.