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Sam Mkokeli Columnist and contributor

Sam Mkokeli is an SA journalist and politics researcher who has worked as political editor of Business Day in the past and now contributes to Business Day, Financial Mail and the Sunday Times.

Sam Mkokeli Columnist and contributor
EDITORIAL | Flag folly underlines the need for a better bureaucracy

What this saga demonstrates is the dearth of both wisdom and common sense in the belly of the public service

Sam Mkokeli Columnist and contributor
SAM MKOKELI | Mthethwa’s flagpole howler shows that SA’s leaders lack common ...

The civil service must be freed of inept politicians, and administrators must be allowed to do their jobs, if SA is to avoid another flag debacle

Sam Mkokeli Columnist and contributor
Treasury DG warns that SA is showing signs of becoming a failing state

South Africa demonstrates signs of a failing state that are more common in countries like Sierra Leone and Liberia, says National Treasury ...

Sam Mkokeli Columnist and contributor
SAM MKOKELI | A centre of excellence in the Union Buildings

Under Ramaphosa, the presidency has taken on an Ivy League feel fed by an MBA-like culture of thinking and project management, notes Sam Mkokeli.

Sam Mkokeli Columnist and contributor
OBITUARY | Ebrahim Ebrahim, a freedom fighter with no bitterness in his heart

Struggle veteran Ebrahim Ebrahim was brave and incorruptible.

Sam Mkokeli Columnist and contributor
Enoch Godongwana: a man of many hats — and many headaches

Enoch Godongwana has a mountain to climb, juggling the many competing demands for money from the fiscus - but at least he won't run out of hats.

Sam Mkokeli Columnist and contributor
It’s time to go, says the Duke of Magoebaskloof

Tito Mboweni has left government for the idyll of the Limpopo mountains. It hasn’t stopped him thinking of entrepreneurial ways to wean young people ...

Sam Mkokeli Columnist and contributor
Mkhwebane sets sights on Tito Mboweni over R259m debt write-off

Former finance minister Tito Mboweni leaves parliament at the end of the year to rejoin a family business - but can't put politics behind him just ...

Sam Mkokeli Columnist and contributor
LISTEN | Zuma 'put abuse on steroids,' says Moe Shaik

Former president Jacob Zuma put the abuse of state institutions for political gain on steroids, says former intelligence chief Moe Shaik.

Sam Mkokeli Columnist and contributor
We're going into a very deep fiscal hole, says former Treasury official

A Wits professor and former budget chief at the National Treasury tells Sam Mkokeli SA’s finances are in a dire state. He explains how the decline ...