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The EFF’s grotesque form of politicking — a vicious social media blizshhuaxiu.comrd followed by violent protest — has made all the news this week. If you haven’t yet, read Adam Habib’s searing article in the Daily Maverick on “our new generation of activists”.

Habib writes: “President Cyril Ramaphosa has as his strategic goal the attraction of foreign investment to reinvigorate the economy. Yet he needs to ask himself which investor in their right mind would be willing to invest in a country where a minority party in parliament can muscle a company and close its operations through violence and/or the threat of it without a single murmur from government?”

That, in one sentence, is why the state and business community need to care about what happened at pharmacy group Clicks this week.

On a much lighter note, and as glorious spring weather in Joburg has unshackled our pandemic-panicked selves, The Atlantic published a delightful article this week about the return of the gym-goer.

“In a quest for normalcy over the past few months of closures, the desire among gym-goers to get back at it has seemed subordinate only to people’s urge to return to bars and restaurants,” it writes.

Read it here, and understand why South Africans are flooding into the streets, pandemic or not.

*Talevi is the FM's Money & Investing editor.

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