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Vukani Mde

Vukani Mde

Vukani Mde is a founder and partner at LEFTHOOK, a Johannesburg-based research and strategy consultancy
The war on women doesn’t stop
The war on women doesn’t stop
‘As men, we seem to have declared outright war against the women of South Africa,” said President Cyril Ramaphosa this week, speaking to media...
Witnesses could help get justice for Viwe
Witnesses could help get justice for Viwe
November 5, 2018 was a Monday, and a relatively pleasant spring day in Johannesburg. One November in this city is much like the last: the mercury...
Viwe Dalingozi burned to death.  Will she get justice?
Viwe Dalingozi burned to death.  Will she get justice?
Her death was brutal — her lover allegedly doused her with petrol and set her alight while she was sleeping in her flat in...
A necessary bitter aloe to swallow
A necessary bitter aloe to swallow
‘Madam Speaker, our president has set us on a track of renewal. But today, I will leave the poetry (and the singing) to the president. I am here...
Ramaphosa searches for a little light
Ramaphosa searches for a little light
Before Cyril Ramaphosa, only four other men have stood before the National Assembly to take the temperature of this still very new nation: Nelson...
Forget Sona, the main act is May
Forget Sona, the main act is May
I hope everyone is ignoring President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address (Sona). Of course, Sona is important, but because of the way...
We colluded in our land dispossession
We colluded in our land dispossession
One of my favourite Facebook profile pictures is a caricature of Congress of the People (Cope) leader Mosiuoa Lekota as Uncle Ruckus. His right eye...
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.