A new messiah to fill the void in South Africa's psyche

Bronwyn Williams explores the deep-seated desire within South Africa for visionary leadership and the implications of its current leadership vacuum.

Drawing on history to reflect on evidence of the national psyche, the report examines South Africa's record of waiting for messiahs and the longing for a charismatic leader to guide the nation towards a brighter future. It sheds light on the challenges posed by the absence of such leadership and the potential risks of the void remaining unfilled.

Williams explores policy priorities and strategies for public and private sector leaders to channel the energy and aspirations of the youth towards constructive and collaborative visions, and the importance of nurturing young political talent, amplifying youthful voices, and creating opportunities for meaningful participation in shaping the nation's future.

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