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Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan flanked by Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas and Director General Lungile Fuzile. GCIS

South Africa must look beyond individuals to solve the current crisis

The framing of the prevailing political protests in South Africa shows too much focus on the role of individuals. This is dangerous in hearkening back to the flawed Great Man Theory.
Protesters hold banners during a mass protest in Pretoria calling for President Jacob Zuma to step down. Kim Ludbrook/EPA

South Africa’s crisis: Calling things by their true name

On both economic and political dimensions South Africa potentially has a long way further to fall from its current messy institutional realities.

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