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Political analyst Aubrey Matshiqi

Zuma booing an indication of citizens’ unhappiness

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     17th January 2014 At the memorial service for Nelson Mandela last month, President Jacob Zuma was jeered, booed and heckled by some sections of the crowd in front of... 

Political analyst Aubrey Matshiqi

Ruling alliance a mess as ANC loses plot

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     13th December 2013 A year ago, the African National Congress (ANC) held its centenary national conference in Mangaung, where President Jacob Zuma won the battle for... 

Race and the 2014 election

Race and the 2014 election

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     15th November 2013 Because of apartheid and colonialism, race was the main social contradiction before the democratic breakthrough of 1994. As we approach the 2014... 

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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... 

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,... 

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