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A useless reshuffle, lessons for those who go up

Finally the inevitable but futile exercise of “cabinet” reshuffle in Mpumalanga has happened. In two weeks, Mpumalanga premier, David Mabuza, made four changes to his executive council (also called cabinet), but as always there is unlikely going to be any ...

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Why the Hawks don’t have a case against Gordhan

The back and forth between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and the Hawks has finally come to a head with Major General Ledwaba instructing Gordhan to provide a warning statement this afternoon and Gordhan effectively saying, no. Given the protracted nature of this particular issue as ...

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Together we can do more

I stand here with honour and humility to be afforded and opportunity to debate the state of the nation as we are about to usher in our fourth democratic Parliament. Madam Speaker after the State of the Nation address, and ...

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South Africa’s traditionalist president versus modernist finance minister

It was the battle between South Africa’s traditionalist president and its modernist finance minister that arguably led to the latter’s sacking late last year. Former Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene had focussed on governance in State Owned Enterprises and capital projects that were unaffordable ...

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Tinkhundla system – a living monument of apartheid

Sadly the fact that tinkhundla is a direct product of the evil apartheid system is entirely not entertained or rather  dismally ignored particularly by those who believed that the breakthrough in South Africa was a revolution.  The correct discourse emerging ...

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Why was Comrade Lucky Ndinisa just another Rat on the run?

I will not respond to Cde Maviyo’s confusion on the hat that he chose to respond to, because I also don’t subscribe to asking which hats people and comrades wear whenever I engage in the battle of ideas. (Ziwaphi Vol ...

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A critique to an article, ‘the ANC that Lucky Ndinisa created’

Firstly I am confused which Tom Nkosi’s hat must I respond to, whether to Tom Nkosi the editor of Ziwaphi or the Tom Nkosi the leader of SACP in Phillip Radebe (Hlanzeni) and the man who has been tasked to ...

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The ANC that Lucky Ndinisa created

The 12th African National Congress provincial conference has come and gone, and David “The Cat” Mabuza has been reinstated – UNOPOSED. Predictably, he believes that’s a sign of unity of the organisation, but for those who have lost, even without ...

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The Cat that came from a sick bed to declare war

Listening to ANCYL deputy president, Desmond Moela’s speech during the return of Mpumalanga premier, David Mabuza, from a lengthy sick leave, one can almost tell what type of a leader Mabuza is. A question may be asked, why use Moela’s ...

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Why Government can’t communicate?

With my past experience as a government communicator, I find it very frustrating by the way the government of the day is communicating messages. During the Mbeki era Government Communication & Information Systems (GCIS) was strategically positioned in the Presidency ...

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