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Vukani Mde

Vukani Mde

Vukani Mde is a founder and partner at LEFTHOOK, a Johannesburg-based research and strategy consultancy
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...
Ramaphosa plays the hand he was dealt
Ramaphosa plays the hand he was dealt
The true art of politics is to extract the maximum benefit out of imperfect bargains. The successful politician takes even the most minimally...
​The ANC should charge and expel Zuma
​The ANC should charge and expel Zuma
The ANC has had 13 presidents since its founding as the South African National Natives Congress back in 1912. A big part of the lore of the ANC...
How the ANC can oust Zuma this month
How the ANC can oust Zuma this month
POLITICS
Zuma’s exit won’t be swift or dignified
Zuma’s exit won’t be swift or dignified
The process to remove President Jacob Zuma will be neither simple nor quick, nor should it be. South Africans have become so accustomed to the...