The legitimacy and credibility of those in power has been eroded by bad governance, patronage and the obsession to claim an exclusive agency representing the people.
Reductive, reactionary responses to the complex issues of today can be detrimental. Synthesising adequately nuanced solutions is the need of the hour.
The ANC’s popularity in urban areas seems to be decreasing steadily, even as it remains popular in rural areas.
The fall-out from the crisis has engendered political uncertainty and weakened the rand.
India needs a clear set of priorities that are driven by people’s ‘rightful share’ of national wealth. However, the set of domestic policies and programmes pursued by its government will produce neither inclusive, nor sustainable development.