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Matuma Letsoalo

Matuma Letsoalo

Matuma Letsoalo is the political editor of the Mail & Guardian. He joined the newspaper in 2003 and has won numerous awards since then, including the regional award for Vodacom Journalist of the Year in the economics and finance category in 2015, SA Journalist of the Year in 2011, the Mondi Shanduka SA Story of the Year award in 2008 and CNN African Journalist of the Year – MKO Abiola Print Journalism in 2004.
    Public sector squeeze has begun
    Public sector squeeze has begun
    President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration will not fill vacancies for directors general or extend the contracts of others until the conclusion...
    Denel lands deep in Gulf crisis
    Denel lands deep in Gulf crisis
    The supermarket shelves in Doha, the capital of the tiny, gas-rich state of Qatar, are filled with Turkish goods. Until 16 months ago, they would...
    Move over, here comes Tito
    Move over, here comes Tito
    Intelligent, independent and arrogant. These are some of the words used in the corridors of power to describe the new finance minister, Tito...
    ANC survey shows deep divisions
    ANC survey shows deep divisions
    An internal ANC survey showing deepening divisions within the party’s national executive committee (NEC) is among the reasons behind the decision...
    Nzimande says former spokesperson is the right man for NW job
    Nzimande says former spokesperson is the right man for NW job
    Transport Minister Blade Nzimande has defended his decision to appoint his close ally and former chief of staff in the higher education department,...
    PIC’s Matjila wants a payout
    PIC’s Matjila wants a payout
    Under-fire Public Investment Corporation (PIC) chief Dan Matjila is ready to step down and has told senior ANC and government leaders he is...
    Cyril accused of double standards
    Cyril accused of double standards
    The confession by Deputy Correctional Services Minister Thabang Makwetla during an ANC national executive committee (NEC) meeting that he received...
    China gifts SA with R370bn
    China gifts SA with R370bn
    President Cyril Ramaphosa has secured nearly R370-billion in financing from the Chinese government towards an economic stimulus package.
    I didn’t plot against Cyril, says Ace
    I didn’t plot against Cyril, says Ace
    ANC secretary general Ace Magashule says he will never treat former president Jacob Zuma as an outcast, despite damning allegations that he met the...
    ‘Double social grants for six months’
    ‘Double social grants for six months’
    The social development department has made an extraordinary proposal to the interministerial committee set up to find solutions to boost the...
    President needs to provide a turnaround strategy now
    President needs to provide a turnaround strategy now
    The election of Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC president last December, and of the country this year, came as a relief to many, marking the end of a decade...
    EFF spurns DA, woos ANC
    EFF spurns DA, woos ANC
    After apparently being ignored by the ANC, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) are finally set for coalition talks with the ruling party —but...