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Post-Sona blues

Post-Sona blues

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     1st March 2019 The 2019 State of the Nation address (Sona) will be remembered for two things in the main: the anger with which some social partners greeted the... 

ANC manifesto: we’ve heard that all before

ANC manifesto: we’ve heard that all before 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     31st January 2019 Before I start, let me say this: I have spent the past two days thinking about what to say about the election manifesto of the African National... 

A reflection on 2018

A reflection on 2018

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     14th December 2018 Almost a year ago, Cyril Ramaphosa was elected president of the African National Congress (ANC) at the Nasrec national conference of the ruling... 

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State capture – again

State capture – again

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     19th October 2018 In my last interview with polity.org, I argued that there is an Askari element in the African National Congress (ANC). This Askari element consists... 

Facilitators of State capture in SA

Facilitators of State capture in SA

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     21st September 2018 The State capture commission of inquiry is under way. The picture that is beginning to emerge is that of a South Africa where, by the time former... 

Land question

Land question 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     17th August 2018 Does South Africa belong to those who live in it, or to those who conquered it? In other words, is land expropriation without compensation... 

Ramaphoria index falling

Ramaphoria index falling

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     20th July 2018 This month we are celebrating the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. I suspect that the country will celebrate more the older Mandela than... 

When crime intelligence is lacking

When crime intelligence is lacking

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     22nd June 2018 The cash-in-transit heists, taxi violence and political assassinations in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) should worry us deeply. What they suggest is the... 

A reflection on the DA-De Lille imbroglio

A reflection on the DA-De Lille imbroglio 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     28th May 2018 A hegemonic project is at its zenith when its driving logic, values and what it represents have become commonsensical. Hegemony at this stage of... 

We should be less euphoric about the Ramaphosa moment

We should be less euphoric about the Ramaphosa moment

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     23rd March 2018 In his State of the Nation address, President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke about  a new dawn, hope and renewal. Quoting from the song Thuma Mina (send... 

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