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Politics and a capable state

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A capable state cannot be constructed without, first and foremost, an ethical political leadership that understands and is committed to the national interest.


24 Jan 2020
PREMIUM!
Politics and a capable state

Mukoni Ratshitanga.

Of his weekly letters so far, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Monday instalment on the need to build a capable state was probably the most apposite. Those that would take issue with his thesis would undoubtedly fit into a telephone booth. As an editor of one of our national dailies pointed out this week, the debate on a capable developmental state “has been identified so many times before” but, contrary to his assertion, it has not always been “without any meaningful action”. An honest biography of the post-apartheid’s state formation project would undoubtedly conclude that from 1994, the construction of a capable...

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