We cannot afford to waste this crisis

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Will we emerge from the crisis a changed nation? Picture: iStock
Will we emerge from the crisis a changed nation? Picture: iStock

To assert that South Africa is a deeply divided society with the worse levels of inequalities in the world is not exaggeration. This structural inequality has got a racial dimension in that a large majority of poor people are black.

While the chronic inequalities have always been visible throughout the length and breath of our country, the arrival of the Covid-19 coronavirus on our shores has put a spotlight on how much our society has neglected the plight of poor people.

READ: Mondli Makhanya | Covid-19 has reminded us of the brutality of poverty

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