Business Webinar | South African Politics in the Age of a Pandemic, of Corruption and Economic Woes with Aubrey Matshiqi

2 October 2020


Aubrey Matshiqi is an independent Financial Mail-rated political analyst and former Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Policy studies specialising in South African Politics with a focus on the ANC and the Alliance, the re-alignment of opposition politics, electoral system reform and the state of democracy. He was also previously a strategist at the Gauteng Premier’s Office and spokesperson for the MEC for education, a research fellow at the Helen Suzman Foundation and took up a research fellowship at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies where he did research on historical memory and politics in post-apartheid South Africa. He has spoken at a symposium in honor of Nelson Mandela in Sweden and in London at an investment conference and has given lectures to the MBA class at Gordon Institute for Business Science (GIBS) on The Political Environment of Business, at the National Defence College, UN Security Council and International Balance of Forces. He is a former member of the UDM, ANC, Umkhonto we Sizwe (the military wing of the ANC) and the South African Communist Party.

He writes a monthly column for Engineering News and, writes regularly for other publications in and outside South Africa, is a sangoma – a healer and has written book chapters, policy briefs and research papers on the following topics: The one party state in Africa and lessons for South Africa; The re-alignment of opposition politics in South Africa; The implications of the Jacob Zuma corruption trial for the South African criminal justice system, a paper that was commissioned by Irish Aid; The performance of the public service; Development at local level; South Africa’s foreign policy and the United Nations Security Council and BRICS.

Aubrey’s services as a political analyst are used by academic institutions, research institutions, foreign embassies, ratings agencies, political parties and private companies such as Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital, Merrill Lynch, Anglo American, Lonmin, Anglo Platinum, Sun International, PriceWaterHouseCoopers, KPMG, Vantage Capital, Goldman Sachs, First Rand, Nedbank, Kagiso Securities, Thebe Securities, JP Morgan, Rand Merchant Bank, Stanlib, Bureau for Economic Research, Engen, ABSA, The Gordon Institute of Business Science, EDCON, Standard Bank, Hollard, Momentum, Microsoft, Allan Gray, Coronation, Woolworths, Pick n’ Pay, Investec and others.
Aubrey is currently writing a book on spirituality and politics. His e-book, The Zuma Moment and the Road to Mangaung, was published and is available on

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