Confronting collective inactivity to safeguard our freedom

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It would be hard to find a better example of a significant threat to the pillars of democracy than the onslaught on the judiciary. Picture: Roger de la Harpe/ Gallo Images
It would be hard to find a better example of a significant threat to the pillars of democracy than the onslaught on the judiciary. Picture: Roger de la Harpe/ Gallo Images

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If equating Mandela with the freedom we enjoy today is not already disingenuous enough, we sunk even lower by assuming that we are close to achieving the civil liberties he embodied. You don’t have to go further than read the daily headlines to understand the extent of the onslaught on the pillars of democracy.

That this onslaught comes from political leaders is one of the main reasons most South Africans are disillusioned with politics, democracy and social issues.

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