Ralph Mathekga

Ralph Mathekga: Ramaphosa's SONA should forget balance and focus on what can be achieved

2020-02-04 07:00

With the stark challenges as the ones we are experiencing, the best option for the president would be to forget about the art of balancing and commit to a few things and make it clear as to when they will be done, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Ralph Mathekga: Mkhwebane's fate in the hands of unpredictable ANC caucus

2020-01-28 06:00

The instructions from Luthuli House would certainly urge that the ANC caucus in Parliament shows restraint on Mkhwebane, while the Union Buildings would certainly prefer her out of the office as soon as yesterday., writes Ralph Mathekga.

Ralph Mathekga: Where to from here for Eskom?

2020-01-14 09:58

Freeing Eskom from the grip of the ANC-led government could also have implications on the behaviour of the private sector which could gain massive power through which to subvert the transformation agenda of the ANC, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Ralph Mathekga: SA braces itself for a tough 2020

2019-12-31 09:04

Could 2020 be the year of amplified conflict among the various interest groups jostling for political power in South Africa? I am nearly convinced that is the case, as we will see in the year, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Ralph Mathekga | One word that sums up the EFF conference: Escalate

2019-12-17 12:04

In the end, there is a new script that was written for the EFF in Nasrec, including its concern with "big issues" such as building a united Africa. I hear this is an agenda, the pursuit of which, will upset forces that would seek to remove Mr Malema from the face of the earth, writes Ralph Mathekga.



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Ralph Mathekga: Why Ramaphosa is not attending the Davos summit

2020-01-21 09:45

The President did not skip Davos because he is worried about the collective within the ANC which might take a decision he would not like simply because he is ticked "absent" on the register that day. This is about whom the president leaves the ANC with, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Ralph Mathekga: What potholes teach us about South Africa

2020-01-07 09:22

Our decisions regarding when to intervene in resolving problems in our society are driven by the needs of service providers, and not necessarily the need to roll out services efficiently and at less cost. We have allowed problems at Eskom and other areas to become crisis before we can intervene simply because crisis response benefits service providers, Ralph Mathekga.

Ralph Mathekga: South Africans will soldier on into 2020

2019-12-24 17:06

This is a country of contradictions, imperfections, disappointments, promises, and hope. Whatever you make of it, no place is like South Africa, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Ralph Mathekga: Don't blame policy failures on affirmative action

2019-12-10 10:21

The problem is that when general policy failure happens, it is unjustifiable to conclude that the general policy failures are caused by affirmative action, writes Ralph Mathekga.

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Ralph Mathekga: DA's classical liberalism borders on classical lunacy

2019-11-19 09:07

It is not normal for a society to be this unequal, hence we cannot adopt a standard or even classical approach to the challenges that we encounter, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Ralph Mathekga: Zille's election could be Maimane's lifeline... for now

2019-10-22 07:02

The events that have unfolded in the DA in the last few weeks have shown that Zille has more influence in the party than Maimane. In a sense, he serves at her pleasure, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Ralph Mathekga: The DA has been crippled by playing populist politics. It's not too late to recover

2019-10-08 07:34

The fact that the DA failed to grow in the elections this year should not discourage the party from pursuing a vision based on inclusivity and tolerance, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Ralph Mathekga: Bongo's arrest no high profile state capture case

2019-11-26 09:02

It is a stretch to say Bongani Bongo's arrest is a high profile state capture arrest. He is not even a high profile politician; he is merely a low level fixer who was inexplicably appointed to Cabinet by Zuma, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Ralph Mathekga: VBS could shatter EFF leadership at December elective conference

2019-11-12 08:57

The EFF that comes out of the elective conference will most likely no longer have a place for Godrich Gardee and Dali Mpofu, who seem to be indifferent towards defending their fellow leaders on allegations of impropriety, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Ralph Mathekga: Does the DA's Danish funding prove it's embracing the centre-right?

2019-10-29 08:51

If the DA aggressively shifts towards the centre-right or market liberalism, this means that it will be left to the EFF and ANC to defend multiracialism and inclusivity, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Ralph Mathekga: Why Solidarity's university should be welcomed

2019-10-01 05:00

It is not clear whether Solidarity's decision to establish an Afrikaans university is aimed at exclusion or building a more inclusive society. That said, a community building its own institutions is without doubt the best way to express patriotism, writes Ralph Mathekga.

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