Adriaan Basson | Let's dim the failed state rhetoric

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
loading...
Loading, please wait...
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Man of the hour: The new chief justice, Judge Raymond Zondo.
Man of the hour: The new chief justice, Judge Raymond Zondo.
Presidency

The last week has reminded him that all is not lost in South Africa. Maybe we are much more resilient than we think, writes Adriaan Basson.

Yes, much is wrong with South Africa. We write about it every day. And we will continue to do so.

Our governing party's pathetic position on Russia's brutal invasion of Ukraine is morally indefensible. And KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala's nonsense statements about the Constitution and the courts being a stumbling block to transformation and development boils the blood.

Read this for free
Get 14 days free to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Voting Booth
Do you think striking Eskom workers should be fired?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, they must face disciplinary action and possible charges
66% - 1942 votes
No, stop scapegoating underpaid workers for government's mess
12% - 350 votes
Well, firing them won't solve the load shedding crisis
22% - 650 votes
Vote
Rand - Dollar
16.83
-1.9%
Rand - Pound
20.03
-1.3%
Rand - Euro
17.13
-0.9%
Rand - Aus dollar
11.40
-1.4%
Rand - Yen
0.12
-1.9%
Gold
1,751.26
-0.8%
Silver
19.15
-0.3%
Palladium
1,948.50
+0.5%
Platinum
858.00
-1.2%
Brent Crude
102.77
-10.4%
Top 40
59,826
+1.5%
All Share
65,887
+1.4%
Resource 10
61,323
+3.2%
Industrial 25
81,232
+1.1%
Financial 15
14,367
+0.1%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

LEARN MORE