Chaos in South Africa Points to Failures in the Project to Build a Democracy

South African soldiers interrogate a pedestrian outside a mall in Soweto. Photo by Emmanuel Croset/AFP via Getty Images Mashupye Herbert Maserumule, Tshwane University of Technology The spate of violence that’s engulfed South Africa shows that not all citizens have internalised constitutional democracy and the rule of law as the organising principle of the post-apartheid society.