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Vukani Mde

Vukani Mde

Vukani Mde is a founder and partner at LEFTHOOK, a Johannesburg-based research and strategy consultancy
Pro-Cyril voting advice panics DA
Pro-Cyril voting advice panics DA
The next general election is only five months away and most political parties have begun to select candidates for their national and provincial...
Cheated, we turn to a superhero
Cheated, we turn to a superhero
It is a shame Shamila Batohi, the first-ever woman to hold the post of national director of public prosecutions (NDPP), will forever be associated...
ANC misses chance to tell its own story
ANC misses chance to tell its own story
The ANC takes the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture very seriously, it seems. Its future as a viable governing party may well be what...
Cyril can’t lose the wicked trio – yet
Cyril can’t lose the wicked trio – yet
We do not know whether President Cyril Ramaphosa has the Cabinet he wants. More than half the men and women in his executive were appointed by his...
Cosatu must introspect and fix itself, fast
Cosatu must introspect and fix itself, fast
Cosatu — the largest and until recently the most important labour federation in the country — is facing an existential crisis.
Coalition crash leaves DA cornered
Coalition crash leaves DA cornered
The Democratic Alliance has long premised its prospects for growth and its view of the future on coalition politics. This is not surprising and,...
‘Clever blacks’ least of ANC’s problems
‘Clever blacks’ least of ANC’s problems
I sat down with two Cabinet ministers this week and, over lunch, enjoyed some interesting speculation about the ANC’s prospects in 2019.
ANC looks over its shoulder at the EFF
ANC looks over its shoulder at the EFF
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to listen to Tito Mboweni give his views on matters of economic policy to members of the Eli Weinberg branch...
The history of 100 days: From Napoleon to Ramaphosa
The history of 100 days: From Napoleon to Ramaphosa
The 1932 presidential election was the most important in the 132 years since the United State had become an independent republic. Decades of...
DA sins the same way as the ANC
DA sins the same way as the ANC
ANALYSIS
It’s the DA’s duty to fix where it governs
It’s the DA’s duty to fix where it governs
Early on Monday morning, I went to run a short errand in my old township of New Brighton in Port Elizabeth. I finished quickly and decided to drive...