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Will economic interest take precedence over democracy in SA’s engagement with Africa?

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     14th January 2011 In the aftermath of the global economic crisis, Africa is one of the regions of the world that are experiencing better-than-expected levels of... 

The ANC – a party in decline 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     10th December 2010 The African National Congress (ANC) turns 99 next month.  

Dissecting ANC’s hostile response to Cosatu-sponsored civil society conference 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     12th November 2010 It is not uncommon these days to hear people bemoaning the fact that the United Democratic Front (UDF) was disbanded after the unbanning of the... 

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How Zuma pulled a fast one at ANC national general council 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     15th October 2010 The period leading up to the September national general council (NGC) of the African National Congress (ANC) turned out to be the storm before the... 

Development has taken a back seat in SA’s national discourse

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     17th September 2010 According to some poverty statistics, 50% of South Africans live in poverty, and about 38% of people between the ages 15 and 25 are neither in a... 

Networks of corruption more complex than many think 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     13th August 2010 The conviction of former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi raises questions about elite networks and their impact on corruption. 

The spirit of unity that blanketed SA during the FIFA World Cup must be harnessed 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     16th July 2010 Even the most hardened of sceptics and cynics must, albeit grudgingly, accept that South Africa hosted one of the most magnificent soccer World... 

Let’s have a moratorium on political squabbling until after the World Cup 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     11th June 2010 This month, we are hosting guests from all over the world who are here in the hope that their national soccer teams, and not Bafana Bafana, will... 

Reflections on Cope ructions

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     14th May 2010 Is substantive democracy possible in a country that is not blessed with substantive uncertainty? 

Terre’Blanche’s killing one 
of those things that continue to divide South Africa 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     16th April 2010 The killing of AWB leader Eugene TerreBlanche has added to the list of things that continue to divide South Africa along racial lines.  

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