OPINIONISTA: Unpacking the Just Transition (Part Three): Saving Leviathan and reconstructing South Africa — the state as solution to our woes

The success or failure of a just transition relies on a capable state to shape the ethos and redistributive mechanism of the economy by taming the excesses of the market. But the South African Leviathan is weakly shackled and, as the last decade has shown, it has the capacity to go rogue.