Appalling things have been happening in that country, violence and corruption that seem to betray the great hopes that came with the ending of apartheid. South Africa is important not just because of its size and economy and its example to the whole African continent, but as a vast social experiment showing what human beings with courage and vision can do — and what can happen to us when we lose that vision.
Daily Maverick - An open letter to Cosatu
We destroy the beauty of the countryside because the un-appropriated splendors of nature have no economic value. We are capable of shutting off the sun and the stars because they do not pay a dividend. — John Maynard Keynes
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