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Aubrey Matshiqi

Aubrey Matshiqi

Aubrey Matshiqi, Independent Political Analyst -

NDZ not Zuma’s candidate in ANC leadership race

22nd September 2017 Let me start by quoting from the book Dictator, by Robert Harris – a book about Rome and the last 15 years of Cicero: “You have the soldiers but no... 

No credible candidate in the overcrowded race for the presidency of the ANC

23rd August 2017 In recent months and weeks, Lindiwe Sisulu, Mathews Phosa, Baleka Mbete and Jeff Radebe have entered the race for the presidency of the African... 

Conservative streak prevailed at ANC policy conference

21st July 2017 At the end of the policy conference of the African National Congress (ANC), President Jacob Zuma declared that the ruling party was more united... 


Zille’s antics a big disservice to the DA

16th June 2017 There is an interesting irony about the tension between Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane and his predecessor, Helen Zille. The irony... 

The unravelling of Jacob Zuma

19th May 2017 At the memorial service for former President Nelson Mandela, a section of the crowd booed President Jacob Zuma. At the end of last year, former... 

Anti-Zuma campaigners should rather pressure ruling party to eject him

28th April 2017 To defeat former President Thabo Mbeki, the coalition that supported the then deputy president of the African National Congress (ANC), Jacob Zuma,... 

South Africa struggling to be reborn

23rd March 2017 The South Africa we fought for is struggling to be reborn. In fact, it is being pushed back into the womb. As we prepare to celebrate 23 years of... 

Foreign policy rows all about the changing balance of power

17th February 2017 The year began with two rows on foreign policy. The first was about a visit to Taiwan by Solly Msimang in his capacity as the executive mayor of... 

SA needs a leader who will be able to cure the country’s ills

27th January 2017 The election of the leader of the African National Congress (ANC) is not only about individual interests; that is, it is not only about the... 

2016: Year of Orwellian manipulation

16th December 2016 We must declare 2016 the year of Orwellian manipulation. For the purposes of this article, Orwellian manipulation is about presenting falsehoods as... 

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