Mpumelelo Mkhabela

The important message the upcoming election results will send South Africans

2019-03-22 06:00

Given the many indefensible and crippling problems facing the governing party, the 2019 elections will communicate an important message, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

System that allows Dlamini, Mokonyane, Zwane to become MPs is flawed

2019-03-14 10:48

Strictly speaking, there is nothing in the Constitution that prevents controversial ANC MPs like Bathabile Dlamini from being elected to Parliament. This is a problem, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

How government can get its credibility back

2019-03-08 05:00

Real-time transparency in everything government does in the procurement of services and goods can go a long way in solving corruption and state capture, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Those with 'political insurance' threaten meaningful reform

2019-02-21 11:15

No political party or leader is immune from political insurance buying. Political parties and leaders must take practical steps to mitigate against it, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Diplomatic row should be used to SA's advantage

2019-02-07 10:43

Government missed a diplomatic opportunity to publicly challenge some of the developed countries to ensure their multinational companies that do business in South Africa subscribe to domestic laws, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

SA's dial-a-judge democracy

2019-01-24 08:18

South African judges have never been so busy. They have become go-to men and women. They have become the conscience of the nation on the most basic things, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.



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Maimane's Ramaphosa problem: Can he convince South Africans to vote DA?

2019-03-01 05:00

South Africans don't need convincing about how bad the scandals have been under the ANC. The question is whether Mmusi Maimane is able to convince them that the DA is a better alternative, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Lekota's political tactics are tired and ineffective

2019-02-14 11:07

It's ironic that Cope's Mosiuoa Lekota, cheered on loudly by the Economic Freedom Fighters, has copied the tactic once used to tragic effect by the apartheid regime, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Lifting of Zim sanctions in SA's best interest

2019-01-31 10:34

Zimbabwean businesses people would benefit if opportunities were opened for them to forge partnerships all over the world. For this, it's necessary for sanctions on the country to be lifted, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Popularity vs ability in the leadership debate

2019-01-25 06:00

The ANC must find a way to balance democratic popularity with ability. It must produce leaders in tune with the demands of their moment in history, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

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Why we need to recharge our batteries of patriotism

2019-01-11 14:10

The challenge for South Africa is to make sure we don't use our constitutionally enshrined political freedoms to tear ourselves apart.

Let us try to be better in the new year

2018-12-28 14:23

Instead of merely wishing each other something great for 2019, we should commit to becoming better people, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Zille's crush on Ramaphosa won't help the DA

2018-12-14 11:03

The DA and other opposition parties don't have a clear strategy to oust the ANC from the ideological centre. Relying on the ANC's own internal weaknesses is lazy politics, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Malema must respect 'dogs'

2018-11-29 13:00

The sooner Julius Malema gets on the road to Damascus the better for him and his party. Without that transformation, he will continue to find himself taking part in schemes that leave black people suffering "like dogs", writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Nene, Gigaba's departure puts public morality back into political leadership

2018-11-15 09:20

Under Jacob Zuma political power wasn't real unless stripped of its moral component. The resignation of Malusi Gigaba and Nhlanhla Nene could signal a departure from that era, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Ramaphosa is running out of excuses not to fire Gigaba

2018-11-02 11:50

Malusi Gigaba's situation has taken a turn for the worse with two critical rulings against him in just a few days after, but unrelated to, the leak of what for him was a private mouthwatering item, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Forget immigration laws, we will sink or swim together

2018-10-25 10:31

The solution to South Africa's economic woes is not a South Africa-centric approach. We need a coordinated regional economic stimulus, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Nene's resignation offers an opportunity for South Africans

2018-10-11 10:53

The commission offers all South Africans the opportunity to reset our national priorities and to develop a resolution about required character of citizenship and political leadership, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Are non-voters good for our democracy?

2019-01-04 12:26

South Africans must consider the significance of exercising their right to choose a government, and take responsibility for the electoral outcomes, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

From Ramaphoria to reality: the presidential challenge

2018-12-21 11:01

Strong institutions have shielded SA so far, but President Cyril Ramaphosa's reform promises must deliver something tangible soon, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Rupert's interview provides hard lessons for those willing to take them

2018-12-06 10:41

South Africans have a choice: either they dismiss the "condescending" Rupert (who is he, after all, to tell black people what to do with their hard-earned creditworthiness?) or take the hard lesson, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

EFF attacks on Gordhan inspired by classic Zuma tactics

2018-11-23 08:00

The EFF has found a new bogeyman. His name is Pravin Gordhan. He is seen as dangerous to the EFF's interests because his fight against corruption is unrelenting, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

The EFF and the battle of the pragmatists vs the populists

2018-11-09 06:00

There are two types of politicians or political parties – the pragmatic and the fanatics. The pragmatic politicians develop policies that can bring about long-term solutions to national problems, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

First Zille, now De Lille: Maimane's failed deals shows weak leadership

2018-10-31 10:45

Mmusi Maimane's leadership qualities were put to the test by two deals he struck with Western Cape premier Helen Zille and Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille. The deals have exposed him as a weak leader, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

No need to 'make South Africa great again'

2018-10-18 10:28

Despite the negative mood in our country, we are still wonderful. Our society is fragile and broken, but not completely starved of oxygen to regenerate, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

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