Mondli Makhanya | Four fruitless, wasted years

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For the past four years, MPs and a host of Parliament’s staff have been consumed by one of the biggest time-wasting exercises in this democracy’s history. Photo: iStock
For the past four years, MPs and a host of Parliament’s staff have been consumed by one of the biggest time-wasting exercises in this democracy’s history. Photo: iStock

MONDLI MAKHANYA

South Africa’s unemployment rate now stands at 34.4%, up from 32.6% in the first quarter. Using the expanded definition of unemployment, which includes people who have been discouraged from trying to find a job, the figure stands at 44.4%, up from 43.2%. This number has been climbing steadily over the years and the situation has obviously been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Yet, for the past four years, MPs and a host of Parliament’s staff have been consumed by one of the biggest time-wasting exercises in this democracy’s history.

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