Dichotomy (noun): A division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different.
Dichotomy. Aka South Africa. Where the rich dine on sushi and the poor on scraps. The rainbow of our nation seems wedged between two storms. The storm of our ugly, discriminatory past where power corrupted, and the government determined who would be the haves and have nots. And the storm of our ugly, discriminatory, future where power corrupts, and the government determines who will be the haves and the have nots. Nowhere in our dichotomous nation is this more evident than in the recent scandal embroiling our leader. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we are referring to Nkandla-gate. Our esteemed politicians continue to dream up creative ways to justify the obscene amount of taxpayers’ money being spent on Nkandla, and our Finance Minister vainly tries to explain why a lavish upgrade to the presidential home is far and away a better spend than upgrading hospitals and schools. This, however, leads to a bigger issue that perhaps begs some discussion.