Golden Matonga

Golden Matonga is an award-winning journalist, columnist and blogger based in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe.

Lazarus Chakwera is sworn in after winning Malawi’s historic presidential election

The opposition presidential candidate won the vote by 20 percentage points, after last year’s poll was overturned because of irregularities

Opposition are favourites on eve of Malawi’s presidential election

Polls suggest widespread dissatisfaction with the administration of President Peter Mutharika

Malawi’s Supreme Court affirms nullification of presidential election

Reiterating an already historical court ruling, the president's election has once again been rebuffed

The judge who defied Malawi’s government to stop the lockdown

Standing up to abuses of power runs in Justice Kenyatta Nyirenda’s blood

Malawi’s president ordered a lockdown. The court said no

Trust in Peter Mutharika’s government is at an all time low — just when it’s needed most

Malawi Court bars South African lawyers from presidential re-election case

The electoral commission’s decision to appoint expensive foreign advocates has been widely criticised

Pressured Mutharika fires army chiefs

A statement from the presidency said popular army commander General Vincent Nundwe, alongside his deputy Clement Namangale, had been replaced

Ignoring coronavirus fears, Malawi concentrates on its own political crisis

Politicians are paying more attention to the upcoming election than to Covid-19

Covering Malawi’s political crisis

The past eight months were perhaps the most strange and unsettling in the country’s modern history. Reporting on it was tough, but I persevered— and so does Malawi

In historic decision, Malawi annuls presidential election

Top court says that electoral irregularities were ‘widespread, systematic and grave’

Malawi in turmoil as judgment day looms

Widespread and increasingly violent protests have left the government in limbo

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An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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