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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.
    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...
    ANC divided over Reserve Bank
    ANC divided over Reserve Bank
    ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has raised concerns in the party’s national executive committee (NEC) that steps to nationalise the central bank...
    Undeterred, Dlodlo forges ahead
    Undeterred, Dlodlo forges ahead
    The government will restructure the civil service despite objections from trade union federation Cosatu, says Public Service and Administration...
    Ramaphosa between a rock and a hard place on ANC’s land policy
    Ramaphosa between a rock and a hard place on ANC’s land policy
    When President Cyril Ramaphosa told his fellow ANC leaders at the party lekgotla that he would take the lead in announcing the party’s decision...
    Thuma Mina speaks privatisation
    Thuma Mina speaks privatisation
    Deputy Finance Minister Mondli Gungubele says the government has agreed to sell the assets of some state-owned entities (SOEs) and to allow private...
    Nene demands action from PIC
    Nene demands action from PIC
    The man at the helm of the R2-trillion Public Investment Corporation, Dan Matjila, is going nowhere for now.
    Acting no more: Makhura elected ANC Gauteng chair
    Acting no more: Makhura elected ANC Gauteng chair
    David Makhura has been elected the Gauteng ANC chairperson after he was nominated unopposed at the party's provincial conference currently underway...