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14 February 2013

Can president show leadership and tackle piling crises?

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

In Harriet Flower’s book Roman Republics, she writes of the “crisis” of the late Roman Republic from 133-49BC.

How, some asked, could this decline bedefined as a “slow burn” crisis of almost 80 years? We tend to use the word crisis rather loosely in modern parlance. There has been a global financial crisis since 2008, or our country is in a “crisis of unemployment”.

Our social fabric is in a state of crisis as rape, murder and crime have spiralled out of control. We have a shortage of skills; that must be a crisis.

Source: Pretoria News

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)