Whilst I would not presume to disagree with Moeletsi, (God bless this man) I am more inclined to see SA as having a terminal illness that is largely unacknowledged, but there like cancer, eating away at the national fabric.
Unless arrested, as with cancer, a critical point will be reached, when it simply destroys the nation as a viable entity. This will include civil unrest and disintegration of the social contract.
The present socio-economic model is somewhat naive, unimaginative and non mission specific. It is simply not sustainable, if only for the reason that it is not SME centered.
We are already seeing "tensions of realization" , e.g, Vavi's statement about "spitting in the faces of the poor".
Our Zuma led government is being more responsive than the Thabo Mbeki fat cats. However it is already hampered for being infected by many with the same "enrichment and protection of cabal members' culture. The public interest is secondary. That is the ever present problem.
Like untreated cancer, it is fatal