Op-Ed

The CEO SleepOut is a Camping Trip for South Africa's Rich

South Africa’s wealthy elite and student protesters squared off last night on the Nelson Mandela Bridge.

Last night valiant student protesters braved rubber bullets and tear gas to reach hundreds of CEOs "roughing it" on the Nelson Mandela Bridge. This is the same path that students defiantly marched over last October as they called for an end to rising university fees. South Africa’s manicured elite were surrounded by top-of-the-line security. Around them, the road was dressed with make-shift shacks, cardboard boxes used as chairs and fires to keep them warm. The bridge looked straight out of a movie set.

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