Articles & Releases

27 January 2014: Lobbying in South Africa. Download the media release here: ETHICORE Lobbying in SA_27Jan2014_FINAL

7 November 2013: Biofuels another opportunity for South Africa to be a global clean energy leader. Download the media release here: Mabele Fuels Media Release_06Nov2013 Draft 4

26 February 2013: Establishment of the Parliamentary Budget Office of the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa. Download the press statement and media release here: ETHICORE Parliamentary Budget Office_25Feb2013

13 February 2013: Voice of the Cape Radio 2013 State of the Nation Address pre-analysis. Download the interview transcript here: http://www.vocfm.co.za/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=8299:sona-to-focus-on-ndp&Itemid=131

13 February 2013: State of the Nation Address 2013 (Pre-Analysis). Download the press statement and media release here: [ETHICORE] pre 2013 SONA analysis – 13Feb2013

21 December 2012: ETHICORE Political Consulting statement on the 53rd National Conference of the African National Congress, 16 – 20 December 2012. Download the press statement and media release here: [ETHICORE] Statement on the ANC National Conference_21Dec2012

19 December 2012: ETHICORE Political Consulting message on the election of the Top 6 leadership of the African National Congress. Download the press statement and media release here: ETHICORE welcomes ANC top 6_18Dec2012

11 December 2012: Banking Association South Africa urges ANC to consider the impact of policy decisions on banks

In this follow-up piece by Business Day financial services correspondent Phakamisa Ndzamela, the Banking Association South Africa’s Managing Director, Mr. Cas Coovadia urges the ANC to serious consider the implications of the party’s policy resolutions on the banking and financial services sector and therefore the economy more broadly. In it, Mr. Coovadia calls on the ANC to consider the written submissions and proposals made by the Banking Association earlier this year to the ANC, on its economic policy proposals. This includes amongst others, the nationalisation of mines, expropriation of land without compensation and the role of the state in the economy. Critically, Mr. Coovadia calls on the ANC to adopt the National Development Plan under the custodianship of Minister in the Presidency for the National Planning Commission, Trevor Manuel, as the vision and blueprint for the country. Click on the internet link or copy into your web browser: http://www.bdlive.co.za/business/financial/2012/12/11/banks-join-business-in-warning-on-mangaung. Click here for the PDF download:  Banks join business in warning on Mangaung_11Dec2012

6 December 2012: Business gets serious about lobbying at Mangaung

In this article entitled “Business gets serious about lobbying at Mangaung” which appeared in the December 6, 2012 edition of the Business Day newspaper, writer and author Carol Paton examines the phenomenon of business lobbying ahead of the African National Congress policy and elective conferences. Click on the internet link or copy into your web browser: http://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/2012/12/06/business-gets-serious-over-lobbying-at-mangaung. Click here for PDF download:  “Business gets serious over lobbying at Mangaung” (Carol Paton in Business Day, 6 December 2012)

30 November 2012: South Africa’s Zuma May Learn if ANC Backs Him as Leader

In this article by Bloomberg News , ETHICORE Managing Director Abdul Waheed Patel is quoted in an analysis of the impact of the ruling African National Congress provincial nomination processes on the party’s national elective conference and the bid by incumbent party president, Jacob Zuma, for a second term as party president. Click on the internet link or copy into your web browser: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-30/south-africa-s-zuma-may-learn-if-anc-backs-him-as-leader.html. Click here for the PDF download: South Africa’s Zuma May Learn If ANC Backs Him as Leader – Bloomberg_30Nov2012

1 February 2012: Opposition parties do make a legislative difference

In this article entitled “Opposition parties do make a legislative difference” (Business Day, 1 February 2012), ETHICORE Managing Director (Abdul Waheed Patel) and Parliamentary Practice Leader (Muhammad Khalid Sayed), in collaboration with Lee Padayachee provide an analysis recent parliamentary experience of the positive impact and constructive role that opposition political parties can play in parliamentary and legislative processes. Click on the internet link or copy into your web browser: http://www.bdlive.co.za/articles/2012/02/01/opinion-opposition-parties-do-make-a-legislative-difference. Click here for the PDF download: Opposition parties do make a legislative difference (Business Day, 1 February 2012)