Ralph Mathekga

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.

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.

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.



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'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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Understanding the true cost of changing the Constitution

2018-09-03 09:04

If South Africa wants to build a society where policy implementation takes place based on the principles enshrined in the Constitution, it is important to avoid amending it at the turn of every corner, writes Ralph Mathekga.

State capture: Zondo's big task - separating fact from fiction

2018-08-20 07:22

Today is the beginning of a festival of allegations and counter-allegations, and Judge Raymond Zondo and his team have a responsibility to help the nation to separate facts from fiction, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Zim election results would always have been disputed

2018-08-06 10:09

There is a need for the country to consider extraordinary measures in the form of a power sharing arrangement between the Zanu-PF and the opposition alliance in order to deescalate political tensions in the country, writes Ralph Mathekga.

The gradual return of Zuma and how it could cost the ANC

2018-07-23 08:26

Matters were just made even more difficult for the ANC in its attempt to rid itself of the politically costly ghost of Jacob Zuma when his loyalist in KZN Sihle Zikalala retained his position as provincial chair of the party, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Death and taxes trump political rhetoric

2018-07-09 08:45

Julius Malema is haunted by his past tax problems. This is a serious threat to the moral integrity of the EFF, a party that is trying to build a reputation for speaking truth to power, writes Ralph Mathekga.

ANC on collision course with Parliament on land

2018-08-27 08:31

It is reported that the process facilitated by the Constitutional Review Committee indicates that the majority of participants did not favour the amendment of the Constitution, writes Ralph Mathekga.

ANC's obsession with the cookie jar

2018-08-13 12:15

There are two interesting developments that should worry those monitoring government's ability to manage public funds properly, writes Ralph Mathekga.

SA's democracy faces a major threat, and nobody is talking about it

2018-07-30 08:56

The topic of the impending collapse of municipalities has moved to the bottom of priorities in the national discourse, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Not 'weakness', but lack of set agenda that's undermining Ramaphosa

2018-07-16 08:46

Expectations for Cyril Ramaphosa's presidency have crashed much quicker than was the case even with Jacob Zuma, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Land hearings demonstrate our intolerance

2018-07-02 08:24

Political leaders have also failed to rise to the occasion and create a viable environment where communities get to air their different views about the issue, writes Ralph Mathekga.

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