• Party and State in South Africa have a perverse relationship. Dr Mzukisi Qobo argues that blurred lines between the ANC and the state have had an adverse impact on the functioning of the state bureaucracy and public institutions, and further, imposes limits to economic growth and development.
  • Government and the private sector must be brought together to create possibilities for greater economic inclusion and shared prosperity.
  • This issue lies at the heart of many of the country’s problems: it has created conditions for corruption on a large scale, weakened key institutions, and slowed the delivery of services with implications for political stability at the local level.
  • President Cyril Ramaphosa must prioritise fixing the state, take decisive action against corruption and take a firm stand against cadre deployment traditions.

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