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Cape Town – South Africa increasingly finds itself in a scenario where politicians, business, labour and civil society defend deeply dysfunctional behaviour, based on the paradigm that the country is “different” from its international counterparts, says Morné Mostert, director of the Institute Futures Research (IFR) at Stellenbosch University. 

“The country has overnight stepped closer to a scenario that can be called ‘The Hunger Games',” says Mostert, “with a state of factionalism and self-interest festering on the one side, while sliding nearer to an ‘exceptionalism’ paradigm on the other.” 

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