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 murder of Precious Ramabulana was brutal and shocking, but it is not unique. This is us now

Witnesses could help get justice for Viwe

After initially overlooking key witnesses in one of the most horrific murder cases in South Africa, the state has brought them in to speak up

Viwe Dalingozi burned to death.  Will she get justice?

In the first part of a series, the Mail & Guardian tells the story of her violent death, a botched investigation and her family’s quest for justice

A necessary bitter aloe to swallow

Tito Mboweni’s budget could pit the ANC against significant members of its constituency

Ramaphosa searches for a little light

He needs to keep the power on to woo voters with the ANC’s achievements since 1994

Forget Sona, the main act is May

Popular support is crucial for the president in this election. If the ANC loses seats, Ramaphosa is in peril; if the party gains voters, he’s safe

We colluded in our land dispossession

Like Lekota, Agrizzi has revealed a dreadful truth — we gave away the state for measly trinkets

Pro-Cyril voting advice panics DA

Instead of trying to reap voters from an imagined ANC split, it should look to young voters instead

Cheated, we turn to a superhero

South Africa has descended into a hell and we are pinning our hopes on Shamila Batohi to rescue us

ANC misses chance to tell its own story

The party should have placed itself first in the queue to give evidence at the Zondo commission

Cyril can’t lose the wicked trio – yet

The president needs to consolidate his position and can only make his moves after the 2019 elections

Cosatu must introspect and fix itself, fast

The labour federation is a victim of the impasse in the grand post-apartheid South African project

Press Releases

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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