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Johannesburg Metropolitan Police raid a building highjacked by a criminal syndicate. EFE-EPA/Kim Ludbrook

How to turn the tide against South Africa’s crime wave

President Ramaphosa's emphasis on fighting crime is well placed. Most categories of violent crimes have risen dramatically over the past eight years.
Security officials remove members of the Economic Freedom Fighters during South African President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address. Reuters/Sumaya Hisham

Zuma’s state of the nation address: nothing but farce and fisticuffs

The ANC should draw the lesson that South Africans are unlikely to tolerate the ongoing descent of their politics into the gutter without strident resistance - in the streets, if necessary.
President Jacob Zuma delivers his State of the Nation address. Reuters/Schalk van Zuydam

South Africa’s president failed to touch the nerve of the nation

Jacob Zuma tried to cover everything under the sun in his State of the Nation address. The speech was not pivoted on an anchor. It was a collection of inputs from various government departments.

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