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Ignorance was Cyril’s saving grace until it hit close to home

I hope the president savours this brief national unity before SA’s vaccination problem spoils things

The travel bans imposed on Southern African countries at the weekend were less a knee-jerk than a full-bodied paroxysm of prejudice, as the global north revealed just how deeply it is still in thrall to “Swart Gevaar” notions of dark and dangerous Africa.

For Cyril Ramaphosa, however, they were a gift straight from the political gods. And yet how differently things might have gone...

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