I have a man, (and I don't use that term lightly), who works for me who has become my friend - he is from South Africa and his stories are often sad. There was great promise and such a beautiful country - as you said ruined by corruption. I love sitting at one of Izak's 'Bring and Bri's" (?) - get a little potato vodka in him and just listen. When it get's late and it's just he and I - he talks of his time of being a Buffalo Soldier...Currently we are having it intermittently, due to our super inefficient goverment owned ESKOM. The woes of loadshedding due to aged, buggered generation equipment and large scale mismanagement, with a touch of graft, state capture and good old corrupt officials. Venezuela count two! It makes for good reading, you must google it some time.
Stay safe Maker Johan!