for subscribers

Mpumelelo Mkhabela | Fat cakes and political backwardness

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Former SAA board member Yakhe Kwinana testifies before the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture on November 2, 2020 in Johannesburg.
Former SAA board member Yakhe Kwinana testifies before the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture on November 2, 2020 in Johannesburg.
Gallo Images/Papi Morake

Yakhe Kwinana's testimony at the Zondo Commission shows how governance systems are being destroyed by kith and kin loyalties, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

The fat cakes analogy used by Zondo Commission witness Yakhe Kwinana, the former SAA non-executive director, is more powerful than many people realise. At the heart of it is what political scientist Francis Fukuyama calls the default return to "natural modes of sociability". More about it below.

There’s more to this story
Subscribe to News24 and get access to our exclusive journalism and features today.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
When planning for the Black Friday sales do you:
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Save, research and plan ahead, preparing to make the most of it?
7% - 988 votes
Wait and see what looks like a good deal on the day?
14% - 1878 votes
Have no interest in spending more money this year?
79% - 10539 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
15.20
(-0.63)
ZAR/GBP
20.32
(-0.45)
ZAR/EUR
18.12
(-0.61)
ZAR/AUD
11.20
(-0.65)
ZAR/JPY
0.15
(-0.78)
Gold
1809.97
(+0.12)
Silver
23.29
(-0.15)
Platinum
963.00
(+0.40)
Brent Crude
48.73
(+1.57)
Palladium
2368.48
(+2.46)
All Share
57923.69
(+0.31)
Top 40
53084.13
(+0.27)
Financial 15
11645.28
(+0.04)
Industrial 25
79993.34
(+0.20)
Resource 10
52790.93
(+0.35)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo