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A journey into the heart of South Africa politics, through interviews and analysis, with your guide Dr Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh.

SMW‪X‬ Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh

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A journey into the heart of South Africa politics, through interviews and analysis, with your guide Dr Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh.

    Aubrey Matshiqi (Part 2): Nkandla Tea | Cyril Ramaphosa | David Mabuza

    Aubrey Matshiqi (Part 2): Nkandla Tea | Cyril Ramaphosa | David Mabuza

    In Part Two of my interview with political analyst uGogo Aubrey Matshiqi, we analyse former president Jacob Zuma's tea with EFF leader Julius Malema, Cyril Ramaphosa's Presidency and the 2022 ANC elective conference.
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    About me: Dr Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh is an author, scholar and founder of the Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh Xperience (SMWX), a digital, youth-centred current affairs platform. He holds a DPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER).

    • 40 min
    Aubrey Matshiqi (Part 1): Ace Magashule Trial | Jacob Zuma Strategy

    Aubrey Matshiqi (Part 1): Ace Magashule Trial | Jacob Zuma Strategy

    In part one of my interview with political analyst uGogo Aubrey Matshiqi, we analyse Ace Magashule's appearance at the Free State Magistrate's court, and Jacob Zuma's stance on the State Capture Commission.
     
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    About me: Dr Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh is an author, scholar and founder of the Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh Xperience (SMWX), a digital, youth-centred current affairs platform. He holds a DPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER).
     
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    • 35 min
    Reacting to President Ramaphosa's SONA

    Reacting to President Ramaphosa's SONA

    President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his fifth SONA address on Thursday 11th Feb. Did the speech live up to expectations? Did Ramaphosa convince the nation of a sound plan to tackle multiple national crises? I argue that the answer is: absolutely not!
     
    About me: Dr Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh is an author, scholar and founder of the Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh Xperience (SMWX), a digital, youth-centred current affairs platform. He holds a DPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER).

    • 20 min
    Zuma vs. Zondo: A Political Crisis?

    Zuma vs. Zondo: A Political Crisis?

    The State Capture Commission will seek to hold former president Jacob Zuma in contempt of the Constitutional Court for refusing to appear before Judge Zondo on Monday. If the commission succeeds, Zuma could face imprisonment. What does former president Zuma's refusal to appear before the State Capture Commission mean for politics in the ANC, and South Africa at large? In this episode, I analyse this political impasse.
     
    About me: Dr Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh is an author, scholar and founder of the Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh Xperience (SMWX), a digital, youth-centred current affairs platform. He holds a DPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER).

    • 24 min
    Mmusi Maimane Interview (Part 2): Zuma, Bobi Wine and the 2021 Election

    Mmusi Maimane Interview (Part 2): Zuma, Bobi Wine and the 2021 Election

    In Part Two of my interview with leader of the One South Africa Movement, Mmusi Maimane, he addresses President Zuma's recent defiance of the Constitutional Court, the recent Ugandan election, and OneSA's progress towards fielding candidates for SA's 2021 election.
    About me: Dr Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh is an author, scholar and founder of the Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh Xperience (SMWX), a digital, youth-centred current affairs platform. He holds a DPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER).

    • 18 min
    Mmusi Maimane Interview (Part 1): OneSA Movement and the 2021 Local Govt Elections

    Mmusi Maimane Interview (Part 1): OneSA Movement and the 2021 Local Govt Elections

    In part one of my interview with leader of the One South Africa Movement (OneSA), Mmusi Maimane, he breaks down the vision and meaning behind the movement, as an umbrella movement for independent candidates and how it aims to stand out from political parties. Part 2 drops on Monday 8th Feb 2021.
    About me: Dr Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh is an author, scholar and founder of the Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh Xperience (SMWX), a digital, youth-centred current affairs platform. He holds a DPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER).
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    • 22 min

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