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Reflections on 2014 elections

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     19th September 2013 In the 2009 general election, the African National Congress (ANC) won 11 650 748 votes (65.9% of the vote) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) won 2... 

Tsvangirai’s ineptitude contributed to Zanu-PF electoral win

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     14th August 2013 The Southern African Development Community (SADC) thought it was too early, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and its leader, Morgan... 

Mandela should not be seen as a commodity

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     12th July 2013 To whom does Nelson Mandela belong? Who owns him?By way of answering this question, let me start with a trite remark: If Mandela were an ordinary... 

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Perfect storm of economic, political developments is avoidable

Perfect storm of economic, political developments is avoidable 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     12th June 2013 Worries about the current economic situation and the possibility of more instability in the mining sector must be understood in terms of the... 

Guptagate reignites concerns about national security 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     13th May 2013 It was with a sense of irritation that many South Africans greeted the news of the unauthorised landing at the Waterkloof air force base of a... 

CAR incident highlights importance of trust between govt, citizens

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     10th April 2013 There is one thing that governments all over the world, democratic and undemocratic, have in common: they all seem to think that foreign policy is... 

Ramphele's Agang under the spotlight  

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     8th March 2013 In February, Mamphela Ramphele, a former black consciousness activist, University of Cape Town Vice-Chancellor and World Bank managing director,... 

SA needs qualitatively different political, economic system

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     12th February 2013 In the months leading up to the election of Jacob Zuma as head of state in 2009, there was a lot of concern about his ability to govern a modern... 

Mangaung a bit of a damp squib, but not uninteresting

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     18th January 2013 The Mangaung conference of the African National Congress (ANC) has come and gone. Will the lot of the ordinary South African be better or worse,... 

Role of factionalism in lead-up to Mangaung 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     12th December 2012 Essop Pahad, an African National Congress (ANC) luminary and former Minister in the Presidency during the reign of Thabo Mbeki, says that all... 

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