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.

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.

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.

The ANC's website is down... why it's no laughing matter

2018-10-01 12:31

For as long as the ANC remains in power, its financial problems should be a matter of national concern because they could have a negative impact on governance, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.



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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.

Not mining execs, but Zuma who has long been 'bad-mouthing' SA

2018-10-04 10:13

It is safe to say that during his presidency, Jacob Zuma was the most powerful "bad-mouther" of South Africa's constitutional democracy which, ironically, enabled him to be president, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

After Mbeki, Zuma, it's up to Ramaphosa to reset the ANC's identity

2018-09-27 09:24

Sandwiched between Mbeki and Zuma, President Cyril Ramaphosa has an opportunity to turn a potential crisis into a nation-building project. How he does it will be a function of which school of thought in the ANC he belongs to, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

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Zuma may be gone, but how do we avoid a repeat of the disaster?

2018-09-06 08:59

The ruinous presidency of Jacob Zuma alerted us to dangerous holes in our constitutional democracy. But there seems to be no comprehensive effort to prevent a recurrence, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

The serious error that could derail Zondo's state capture commission

2018-08-27 09:28

Given the lack of outcomes following the Arms Deal and Marikana commissions, and the disregard for the Fees Commission, Zondo must not dash the little hope there is in the state capture commission, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Winning the war against state capture

2018-08-21 06:00

Had it been a military war, the near-defeat of South Africa would have been clear to all. The casualties would have left survivors and observers shocked, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

DA daunted by our ugly past

2018-08-10 09:25

The debates in the DA suggest that the party is unsure about how to deal with the legacy of the past which manifests itself in spatial patterns, income trends and the "first black" phenomenon, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

When the filth of corruption infiltrates an entire society

2018-07-31 06:01

Kgalema Motlanthe was naïve in thinking that education was the solution to South Africa's problems. The solution is a criminal justice system that flushes out from the body politic the cancer of corruption, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

ANC fires heist suspect, but still employs 'tax-in-transit' kingpins

2018-07-19 08:57

Luthuli House, the ANC's headquarters, did a marvellous job this week. It fired one of its employees implicated in cash-in-transit heists, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

ANC, EFF battle for rural votes turning land process into tragicomedy

2018-07-09 16:34

The battle for rural voters under the jurisdiction of unelected chiefs is forcing the ANC and EFF to alter their positions, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

ANC, EFF policy differences on land expropriation hinder constitutional amendment

2018-09-13 10:08

The policy differences of the ANC and the EFF suggest that a constitutional amendment will not succeed – unless either party is willing to bend over backwards to accommodate the other, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

From Jacob Zuma to John Block: the 'generally corrupt' are back

2018-08-30 08:50

Some years ago, the phrase "generally corrupt relationship" generated heated debates. The SCA has found a reason to use it again in a recent judgment. But this time there wasn't much hullaballoo, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Calls to broaden state capture inquiry to pre-1994 are naive, self-serving

2018-08-23 08:56

Those who have been captured are complaining that the state capture inquiry is too narrowly focused. Here are reasons why such comments should be thoroughly discredited, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

The dangers of knowledge without ethics

2018-08-16 11:54

Those involved in state capture are highly educated lawyers employed by the state who colluded with private sector counterparts to use their education for evil, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Ramaphosa land announcement reminiscent of Zuma years

2018-08-02 10:45

Ramaphosa should at this early stage of his presidency frame his relationship with the ANC in such a way that the party is not perceived to be interfering in matters of state, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Hard work left for SA to match other Brics economies

2018-07-27 07:00

South Africa must not suffer the illusion that it is the leader in Africa. Our primary focus should be on how best we can benefit from our membership of BRICS, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Zuma has himself to blame for harsh treatment of his children

2018-07-12 09:01

Jacob Zuma was recently quoted blaming the media for its "harsh" reporting that could have worsened the illness that eventually claimed the life of his son Vusi. When will he learn to take full responsibility for his actions, asks Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

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