South Africa has been in crisis now for many years. Longer than World War I and a year World War II. To me, the word crisis implies a short moment of panic when something is going to happen. Indeed Jeremy Clarkson uses the word "crisis" as a euphemism for orgasm.
According to the Oxford Online Dictionary, a crisis is the turning point of a disease when an important change takes place, indicating either recovery or death. The longer the financial and socio-economic crisis runs for, the more I think crisis is the wrong word to describe whatever it is we are going through. Maybe disease is a better word. There are children around who have known nothing other than crisis. To them, this is not unusual; it is just the way the world is.
It’s as if the populace has “crisis fatigue” – from the Marikana massacre, to Aids, to corruption, to the failing education and health sectors, it all seems to wear down the average citizen. There may be a sense of apathy and malaise bought on by all these issues – which is a horrible indictment and I would not condone it because society should be driven to act when an injustice is done.
To offer a solution – Crisis Solution companies should be created.
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