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Lawlessness seeps gradually into a society, then suddenly. Hence the broken windows theory of law enforcement which urges society to focus on little illegalities to ensure bigger ones are prevented at source. A useful local equivalent of “broken windows” is traffic lights which are becoming little more than suggestions: the red light means go, especially if there is no other car in view. Little wonder there is more than 10 times the likelihood of dying on the roads here than in the First World. As lawlessness spreads, sanctuaries, too, are lost. Now KZN’s magnificent Drakensberg appears to be under threat, witness this story of three men attacked for tents and provisions by knobkierie-wielding robbers and their dogs. The only upside to this story is that the hikers were grown men who were able to defend themselves. To a point anyway. – Alec Hogg
By Kaveel Singh, News24
Cyril Ramaphosa: The Audio Biography
Listen to the story of Cyril Ramaphosa's rise to presidential power, narrated by our very own Alec Hogg.