Ramaphosa, state capture and load shedding - the 10 most popular columns of the year

2019-12-22 08:04

Between the national elections, state capture commission revelations, the Rugby World Cup and load shedding, there has been plenty to opine about in 2019. Here are the year's 10 most popular opinions and analyses News24 published.

OPINION: A response to Ralph Mathekga on why advocacy is vital

2019-11-12 08:57

Ralph Mathekga's concerns about advocacy and lobbying are misplaced and his proposal risks setting a dangerous precedent both for civil rights and for the county's ability to interrogate failed policy. Advocacy has always played, and continues to play, a part in South African politics, argues the IRR's Sara Gon.

Response to Ralph Mathekga: Coalitions exist through mutual commitment

2018-10-30 10:24

In reading Ralph Mathekga's latest column, it becomes painfully clear that the complexity of coalition government surpasses the analytical skills of some of our political commentators, writes Herman Mashaba.

Will we finally see why Madiba preferred Ramaphosa as a leader?

2018-01-08 17:01

There has been a rumour that former president Nelson Mandela's preferred successor was actually Cyril Ramaphosa, instead of Thabo Mbeki, and we may finally get to see why, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Zuma exit needs to be prioritised

2017-12-28 16:04

The new leadership of the ANC has to prioritise President Jacob Zuma's exit as the president of the country, but he should not be fired or recalled, writes Ralph Mathekga.


Ralph Mathekga: Why we need to question shopping rituals and the ubiquitous loyalty store card

2019-12-03 12:08

It is senseless that the best way to get people to pay what they do not need or want, is to reward them with exactly what they do not need, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Forget about factions in ANC, watch the 'interest groups' say analysts

2019-06-29 14:00

South Africans should stop talking of there being different "factions" in the ANC and rather think in terms of "interest groups", says political analyst Ralph Mathekga.

'There is beauty in SA's economic crisis' - Ralph Mathekga

2018-10-11 21:48

SA's economic crisis has brought renewed thinking by the business sector in terms of issues it would like government to tackle, says political analyst Ralph Mathekga.

Opposition has to find a new way to deal with the ANC

2018-01-02 19:28

2018 promises interesting political realignment within the ANC, and also a change in the way that the opposition parties relate to the new ANC leadership, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Don't threaten the messenger

2017-11-06 11:52

Government should investigate the allegations contained in Jacques Pauw's book, and not use its power to intimidate the author, writes Ralph Mathekga

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