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Aubrey Matshiqi

Zille’s antics a big disservice to the DA 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     16th June 2017 There is an interesting irony about the tension between Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane and his predecessor, Helen Zille. The irony... 

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The unravelling of Jacob Zuma 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     19th May 2017 At the memorial service for former President Nelson Mandela, a section of the crowd booed President Jacob Zuma. At the end of last year, former... 

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Anti-Zuma campaigners should rather pressure ruling party to eject him

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     28th April 2017 To defeat former President Thabo Mbeki, the coalition that supported the then deputy president of the African National Congress (ANC), Jacob Zuma,... 

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South Africa struggling to be reborn 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     23rd March 2017 The South Africa we fought for is struggling to be reborn. In fact, it is being pushed back into the womb. As we prepare to celebrate 23 years of... 

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Foreign policy rows all about the changing balance of power 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     17th February 2017 The year began with two rows on foreign policy. The first was about a visit to Taiwan by Solly Msimang in his capacity as the executive mayor of... 

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SA needs a leader who will be able to cure the country’s ills

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     27th January 2017 The election of the leader of the African National Congress (ANC) is not only about individual interests; that is, it is not only about the... 

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2016: Year of Orwellian manipulation 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     16th December 2016 We must declare 2016 the year of Orwellian manipulation. For the purposes of this article, Orwellian manipulation is about presenting falsehoods as... 

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Implications of this year’s local government elections

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     24th August 2016 In electoral terms, South Africa is a new country. The South Africa of the day before the local government elections, in relation to the South... 

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ANC should lose August elections – but will it?

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     22nd July 2016 The local government elections are upon us. And if things go according to the predictions of political commentators such as yours truly, as well as... 

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EFF may well exploit rival parties’ incoherence on the race question

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     24th June 2016 The Democratic Alliance (DA) and the African National Congress (ANC) have some common headaches, chief among which is the Economic Freedom Fighters... 

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