Those who have been through crisis points in their lives know that the first step to recovery is admitting there is a problem, that the situation is unmanageable. The paradox is that only after such utter surrender can the solutions begin. There are reminders everywhere.
I had a couple this week that the Zuma Administration is some way from grasping reality. One was a passionate soccer administrator who tried to explain away the $10m bribe SA paid FIFA officials to host the 2010 World Cup.
Another is recently appointed Eskom chief Brian Molefe’s emotive defence of the indefensible Russian nuclear power project that threatens to bankrupt SA (but enrich the already enriched).