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.

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.

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.



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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.

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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.

Concourt ruling on political party funding could prevent more state capture

2018-06-25 08:40

The Concourt's decision over political party funding has potential to weed out sinister donors who fund parties with the sole intention to capture the party and subsequently the state, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Not Zuma, but growing anti-Ramaphosa club should worry us

2018-06-11 08:29

It is not the pro-Zuma fan club in KZN that should worry people, it is rather the growth of the anti-Ramaphosa fan club made up of multiple agendas, writes Ralph Mathekga.

DA split will doom party to permanent opposition

2018-05-28 08:49

The existential crisis the DA is confronted with is genuine. Ramaphosa's first 100 days in office contributed to the DA's inability to gather a sense of perspective, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Why the ANC in North West could be heading into groundbreaking territory

2018-05-14 08:06

The ANC in North West will most likely not accept the decision to place their franchise under administration, 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.

Youth have major bargaining power, but do they know it?

2018-06-18 08:26

Do the youth fully understand their bargaining power in a scenario where political parties would be seeking their votes in the forthcoming election, asks Ralph Mathekga.

Crossing the moral line in protest: have we gone too far?

2018-06-04 10:06

The problem with our society is that we tend to look for solutions exactly where the problems emanate from: political leaders and interest groups, writes Ralph Mathekga.

How ANC and traditional leaders are holding the people to ransom

2018-05-21 08:22

It is not government that is held to ransom by traditional authorities, but rather some of the village communities under traditional leadership authorities, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Police too compromised to deal with cash-in-transit heists

2018-05-07 09:54

South Africa does not have instances of terrorist attacks, fortunately. But the spate of cash-in-transit robberies has similar effects than terrorism that is proliferated by extremists, writes Ralph Mathekga.

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