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Lead-up to Mangaung exciting South Africa’s popular imagination

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     17th August 2012 In October, if things go according to schedule, the African National Congress (ANC) will officially start the leadership nominations process, two... 

No radicalism in ANC policy proposals 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     13th July 2012 The national policy conference of the African National Congress (ANC) has come and gone. What should we make of the policy proposals that were... 

Reflections on The Spear saga

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     15th June 2012 It is 23:54. Two-and-a-half hours ago, I arrived from the University of Cape Town (UCT), where I was part of a panel discussion on the... 

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Criminalisation of the State 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     11th May 2012 Last month, not for the first time, I wrote in another publication about what I call the ‘deep state’. In the article, I explained that the deep... 

SA's leadership crisis reaches beyond the political crisis

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     12th April 2012 How is the decision to suspend African National Congress (ANC) Youth League president, Julius Malema, on top of the decision to expel him, going to... 

The Second Transition: The procedural and substantive gap of the post-Apartheid order 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     14th March 2012 Political analyst Aubrey Matshiqi speaks about a second transition advocated in the ruling ANC policy documents. 

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... 

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? 

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