Load-shedding, crime, decaying infrastructure, corruption, and now, the concerning ties with Russia have South Africans boiling with anger.
However, according to Professor William Gumede from Wits School of Government, our collective fury falls short.
In a BizNews interview, Prof Gumede revealed that acceptance of state failure, weak leadership, and corruption has seeped into our national psyche.
What we require is a resounding uproar. Encouragingly, at the local government level, signs of hope emerge as people harness their voting power for change, as shared by Prof Gumede in conversation with Linda van Tilburg of BizNews.