Marikana should not have happened. We are all to blame, and there are many stakeholders that should take the blame. But taking the blame should mean that we should make sure it never, ever, happens again.
We want young people to come forward with bright ideas; we want the women and men in our country to have jobs.
Marikana is a huge wake-up call.
We remain a highly unequal society in which poverty and prosperity are still defined by race as well as gender.
Corruption in state-owned enterprises and other public institutions has undermined our government's programs to address poverty and unemployment.
Issues to do with corruption, issues of how we can straighten out our state-owned enterprises, and how we deal with 'state capture' are issues that are on our radar screen.