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KENOSI MOSALAKAE | Fairness and justice more important than overrated democracy

It is not the overrated “democracy” that the youth and children need to be taught in Africa. It is the sense of fairness and justice they need to be induced with. Of course, “democracy” was “invented” in the pursuit of “fairness”, based on the theory that it is not possible for any one individual, family, clan or group to have all the answers to the well functioning of a society or an organisation.

It is assumed to be fair that all abide by what a larger number of the members of that society agrees with. The assumption being that if a greater majority is happy with the situation the minority should bite the bullet and tolerate the whims of the larger number of their compatriots. This is the only element of fairness that has been created in the concept of democracy. It is not perfect or absolute as many may think. It is not the panacea...

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