South Africa riots show inequality

South Africa protests

People protest in South Africa after the imprisonment of former president Jacob Zuma.

Photo credit: Timothy Barnard | AFP

Ron Hutchcraft once remarked: “Discontentment is the mortal enemy of peace — a deep root of stress and restlessness.”  The violent and vociferous protests that paralysed the South Africa’s economy and triggered political imbroglio over the past weeks has died down. However, the deep-seated and endemic inequality remains.


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