The Attitude of Jonah
© J. Francois Barnard – April 2020
Yes, Jonah. The same biblical prophet who took a detour through the belly of a fish. Jonah had an attitude, and amid the worldwide Coronavirus crisis, I am reminded of Jonah.
South Africa started on a new journey 26 years ago. A new democracy. New hope for a better future. And for some time, it did go well. As some South African economist once said: “It should go well if the handbrake of sanctions against us is released.” But then the State got captured, and our economy went south. The perpetrators are still flaunting their loot and their freedom. Moody’s bestowed on us a junk status under the leadership of a new president.