Covid-19 has revealed the immeasurable extent of South Africa’s deep inequalities, and its divided schizophrenic character. The country aspires to be recognized as a world class, politically sophisticated, and socially caring society. However, the structural realities of our social and economic context make it difficult to hold that façade, revealing a polarised politics and political actors embroiled in bitter ideological contestations. These are the observations of Wits University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Adam Habib, in a recent article. He joins us now.
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