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SA’s version of an Arab Spring is nigh

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With the ideals of The Freedom Charter ignored and the poor suffering more, the writer warns of a revolt by the masses. Photo: Theana Breugem / Gallo images
With the ideals of The Freedom Charter ignored and the poor suffering more, the writer warns of a revolt by the masses. Photo: Theana Breugem / Gallo images

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On the 10th anniversary of the Marikana massacre, one cannot help but realise that the promises of the Freedom Charter that “the people shall govern” and “the people shall share in the country’s wealth” are now more than a cursory appraisal of the 28 years past, since politicians and business have, in fact, been the ones that truly govern – not the people.

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