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ANC weighing pros and cons of long campaign for municipal elections

ANC weighing pros and cons of long campaign for municipal elections

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     12th February 2016 The African National congress (ANC) launches its local government election manifesto on April 16. Obviously, the elections will definitely not take... 

Municipal vote could be pointer to ANC’s electoral fortunes going forward

Municipal vote could be pointer to ANC’s electoral fortunes going forward 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     15th January 2016 This year is the year of the local government elections. This means that, between May and August, we will know whether shifts in voter sentiment,... 

2015 – the year that was

2015 – the year that was

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     11th December 2015 As people say, there is never a dull moment in South African politics. Indeed, in 2015 there were many moments in our politics that were definitely... 

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South Africa the antithesis of a civilised society

South Africa the antithesis of a civilised society 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     13th November 2015 In the book Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason and the Gap Between Us And Them, author Joshua Greene makes some compelling arguments about some of the... 

Hysterical pessimism  not the solution to  South Africa’s problems

Hysterical pessimism not the solution to South Africa’s problems

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     11th September 2015 In the book Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy, Joseph Schumpeter states: “Frank presentation of ominous facts was never more necessary than it is... 

South Africa in 2015

South Africa in 2015

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     16th January 2015 The 2015 political calendar looks very interesting indeed. This is the year of the National General Council (NGC) of the ruling African National... 

The DA – boon or bane for SA democracy?

The DA – boon or bane for SA democracy? 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     14th November 2014 Is the Democratic Alliance (DA) a blessing or a curse to our democracy? Five years ago, the DA went to court to challenge the decision of the... 

First salvos fired in ANC leadership battles

First salvos fired in ANC leadership battles 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     17th October 2014 The elective national conference of the African National Congress (ANC) is still three years away but, if the deliberations at the Gauteng... 

Spy tapes ruling opens Pandora’s box

Spy tapes ruling opens Pandora’s box

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     12th September 2014 Democratic alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille, in response to the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) to grant the party access to the... 

The EFF's dual character

The EFF's dual character

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     6th August 2014 Where do the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) come from, and where are they going? In the lead-up to the 1949 national conference of the African... 

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