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Political Analyst Aubrey Matshiqi

The Health of the People Must be the Supreme Law

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     30th April 2020 Cicero, the highly gifted orator and lawyer - he of the heydays of the Roman Empire, once argued that the health of the people, the health of... 

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The people have spoken – Aubrey Matshiqi 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     29th May 2019 In its strategy and tactics documents, the African National Congress (ANC) talks about ‘the people’ as the key motive force of what the ruling... 

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ANC will come out tops – and here’s why

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     3rd May 2019 Apparently there is a general election on May 8. Were it not for the so-called service delivery protests, one would have forgotten that South... 

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Post-Sona blues

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     1st March 2019 The 2019 State of the Nation address (Sona) will be remembered for two things in the main: the anger with which some social partners greeted the... 

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ANC manifesto: we’ve heard that all before 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     31st January 2019 Before I start, let me say this: I have spent the past two days thinking about what to say about the election manifesto of the African National... 

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A reflection on 2018

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     14th December 2018 Almost a year ago, Cyril Ramaphosa was elected president of the African National Congress (ANC) at the Nasrec national conference of the ruling... 

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State capture – again

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     19th October 2018 In my last interview with, I argued that there is an Askari element in the African National Congress (ANC). This Askari element consists... 

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Facilitators of State capture in SA

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     21st September 2018 The State capture commission of inquiry is under way. The picture that is beginning to emerge is that of a South Africa where, by the time former... 

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Land question 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     17th August 2018 Does South Africa belong to those who live in it, or to those who conquered it? In other words, is land expropriation without compensation... 

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Ramaphoria index falling

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     20th July 2018 This month we are celebrating the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. I suspect that the country will celebrate more the older Mandela than... 

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