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Youth League now unlikely to influence ANC leadership, policy battles

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     27th February 2012 With the appeals committee having upheld Malema’s conviction by the disciplinary committee of the ANC on charges of bringing the party into... 

China not the only threat to democracy 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     20th January 2012 In 2010, I spent a month at the Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Studies (STIAS) as a research fellow.  

The Jacob Zuma moment 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     9th December 2011 In 2012, the focus will be on policy and leadership battles in the African National Congress (ANC). But, something seems to be happening in... 

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Our foreign policy must err on the side of democracy, human rights 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     11th November 2011 Is a democratic Libya going to rise from the ashes of Muamuar Gaddafi, or is the manner in which he was killed a harbinger of things to come? 

Economic freedom in our lifetime 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     12th October 2011 A few months ago, Archbishop Desmond Tutu proposed that white people should pay a wealth tax because they benefitted from apartheid. Identifying... 

Malema and ANC policy, leadership battles 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     16th September 2011 The outcome of policy and leadership battles at the centenary conference of the African National Congress (ANC) in December 2012 will be shaped by... 

Battle for mindshare rages as ANC elective conference looms

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     12th August 2011 The conviction of Schabir Shaik, President Jacob Zuma’s former financial adviser, on charges of fraud and corruption in June 2005 opened the door... 

Calls for 100% nationalisation or 100% privatisation extremely unhelpful 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     22nd July 2011 As I was saying, hell hath no fury like a young lion scorned. I was referring to the political distance that seems to have developed between... 

Zille seeks to align DA with South Africa’s struggle heritage 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     13th May 2011 In these local government elections, the Democratic Alliance (DA) is set to take Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Bay, in Port Elizabeth, and Tshwane, and... 

Reflections on this year’s local government elections

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     18th March 2011 If the turnout at the Rustenburg launch of the African National Congress (ANC) local government election manifesto at the end of February is... 

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