COMBINED EFFORTS: Protesters painted in the coloirs of world flags demonstrate in Joburg against the fur industry. People come together to promote and protect the rights of our interconnected world, argues the writer. PICTURE. REUTERS WE NO longer talk of "the system". In the days of apartheid, the target of the struggle was often referred to as "the system". There was a heightened awareness of how the relationships between people, policies and institutions interacted to shape and maintain the intentional inequality of our society.