South Africa is already a failed state

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South Africa isn’t at risk of becoming a failed state – it’s already there, says Magda Wierzycka.

Founder and Executive Chairman of Sygnia, Magda Wierzycka, says that warnings of South Africa becoming a failed state are lagging reality – we are already there.

According to Wierzycka, the reason for this view is that South Africa’s municipalities are failing, and many have already failed – and municipalities are the core of the country and the backbone of the government. As a water-scarce country with one of the world’s highest rates of water consumption, this is untenable, she said.Wierzycka has dim hope for the future, noting that the coming 2024 elections – which many are characterising as “The Great Hope” for things to improve – have delivered misplaced optimism.

Similar horse trading has occurred in Tshwane and other metros and municipalities across the country.


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