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Guarding against the 'Bosasa effect'

2019-01-21 11:19

Bosasa and the Guptas are no different from each other; they only happen to be competitors in a corrupt political economy, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Do we expect Mbeki to explain his lack of interest in Zuma?

2019-01-14 09:01

Whatever the reasons might be behind Thabo Mbeki's alleged stalling of a council of elders, the reality is that the former president is now expected to explain why he won't serve with Jacob Zuma, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Zuma's legacy of a divided nation

2018-12-24 09:08

Our former president Jacob Zuma is building a legacy of a kind, a legacy based on what he knows best. Jacob Zuma is further cementing the legacy of a divided nation, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Ramaphosa just washed his hands of the corrupt politically connected

2018-12-10 08:24

When confronted with the common political dilemma of having to consider pleas from the politically connected, Ramaphosa has washed his hands by appointing the most likely independent prosecutor, writes Ralph Mathekga.

A war against the media is a war against democracy

2018-11-26 08:23

What is worrying about the attitudes towards the media in South Africa is the willingness by politicians to openly name the journalists they don't like, writes Ralph Mathekga.



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Will the ANC rise to a 'new dawn'?

2018-12-31 13:58

All in all, 2018 could have been worse for South Africa, but things have been quite tense politically, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Why the EFF should be worried about Numsa's Workers' Party

2018-12-17 11:41

Numsa couldn't trust the EFF and its compromised leaders to team up and build a strong worker aligned movement, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Will De Lille's 'Good' be good enough for voters?

2018-12-03 08:31

Here is a veteran of South African politics who realised that there is nothing good about our politics at the moment. Can she make South Africa good again? asks Ralph Mathekga.

Land: Does the will of the majority trump the spirit of the Constitution?

2018-11-19 09:04

The main problem that arises in the current expropriation matter is that there are those who believe that the will of the majority at any point in time trumps the Constitution, writes Ralph Mathekga.

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Voters will have to look to Ramaphosa as brand ANC suffers

2018-11-12 08:54

Cyril Ramaphosa's presidency shows that we might as well shift towards the presidential system in the country because the current electoral system is not working, even for the ANC, writes Ralph Mathekga.

3 big political parties offer mediocre prospects for upcoming election

2018-10-29 09:22

The 2019 elections will most likely fail to bring significant change in the country. This is because South Africa's body politic has lost its commitment to the plight of the people, writes Ralph Mathekga.

The VBS scandal and the democratisation of corruption

2018-10-15 08:36

The greatest risk any democracy will face is that the system comes across as interested only in serving those few who are politically connected, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Ramaphosa's communications fiasco

2018-10-01 08:24

President Cyril Ramaphosa is caught in the middle of a communications nightmare that makes his job in the ANC and the country very difficult, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Reassess affirmative action policy

2018-09-17 08:17

Government must assess how it has framed affirmative action programmes in the last decade or so to determine if the problem is with affirmative action as such, or the way policies have been crafted, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Ramaphosa risks complicity if he doesn't fire Gigaba

2018-11-05 08:47

If President Ramaphosa fails to remove Malusi Gigaba speedily, he will be risking complicity in his wrongdoing. He will be knowingly harbouring a liar in Cabinet, writes Ralph Mathekga.

'Anti-corruption' no longer a viable election slogan

2018-10-22 06:01

When corruption becomes too widespread and totally out of control, the idea of going into the election with an anti-corruption manifesto is just senseless, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Nene undermines Ramaphosa's integrity ticket

2018-10-08 08:20

Nhlanhla Nene's position as finance minister has suddenly become untenable, both for the country and President Cyril Ramaphosa's campaign to clean up corruption in government, writes Ralph Mathekga.

2 ways Ramaphosa can get his stimulus package to really work

2018-09-25 06:56

The main challenge for Ramaphosa's stimulus package is that it is all about already allocated funds. This means that it will create a shock and resistance in the public sector, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Bosasa's big brother bonanza

2018-09-10 08:29

Those who have been implicated in the Bosasa big brother bonanza (BBBB) have admitted to various things. It all began with Smith offering an explanation that would really offend primary school children, writes Ralph Mathekga.

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