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Development has taken a back seat in SA’s national discourse

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     17th September 2010 According to some poverty statistics, 50% of South Africans live in poverty, and about 38% of people between the ages 15 and 25 are neither in a... 

Networks of corruption more complex than many think 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     13th August 2010 The conviction of former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi raises questions about elite networks and their impact on corruption. 

The spirit of unity that blanketed SA during the FIFA World Cup must be harnessed 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     16th July 2010 Even the most hardened of sceptics and cynics must, albeit grudgingly, accept that South Africa hosted one of the most magnificent soccer World... 

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Let’s have a moratorium on political squabbling until after the World Cup 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     11th June 2010 This month, we are hosting guests from all over the world who are here in the hope that their national soccer teams, and not Bafana Bafana, will... 

Reflections on Cope ructions

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     14th May 2010 Is substantive democracy possible in a country that is not blessed with substantive uncertainty? 

Terre’Blanche’s killing one 
of those things that continue to divide South Africa 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     16th April 2010 The killing of AWB leader Eugene TerreBlanche has added to the list of things that continue to divide South Africa along racial lines.  

Policy debate to hot up in next few years

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     12th March 2010 In whose lifetime will the nationalisation of mines happen? The fact that you are an avid reader of this column suggests that Father Time will... 

SA must take meaningful steps in what remains of its long walk to freedom 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     12th February 2010 In an ironic twist of history, De Klerk looked back on what South Africa had achieved since 1994 and argued that there were more assets than... 

Zuma coalition fracturing

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     15th January 2010 Last year ended with a lovers’ tiff. African National Congress (ANC) Youth League president Julius Malema threatened war, fire and brimstone after... 

Business and political leaders must walk the Madiba talk 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     11th December 2009 A few years ago, I watched a documentary in which former President Nelson Mandela regaled the television audience with stories of his life in the... 

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