Category: Abdul Waheed Patel

ELECTIONS UPDATE: South African Local Government Election 2016 – Beyond The Numbers

ETHICORE Political Lobbying – South Africa’s pioneering and leading government affairs across all spheres of Government and key policy areas, is supporting and advising clients all across industries and sectors to re-evaluate and recalibrate government affairs, advocacy and lobbying strategies in post-elections political environment. Download the full update here: SA Local Govt Elections Update Beyond The […]

The Rubik’s cube of legislating the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill

The Rubik’s cube of legislating the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill By Abdul Waheed Patel (Managing Director) and Wisahl Jappie (Political and Communications Advisor) Amidst ‘chamber politics’ that has thwarted Parliament’s public perception and credibility, it is presented with a significant opportunity to exhibit its Constitutional powers and functions as the national legislative […]

Celebrating 5 Years. Looking Ahead.

I am elated to share with you that today marks 5 years since ETHICORE was established as the first niche professional political consultancy in Southern Africa. The boom of African democracy and institutions in the face of pressing socio-economic and development imperatives gives rise to unprecedented demands and opportunities. From public policy and assessing political […]

SA Tech start-up to advance eHealth innovation & patient care

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA: In the 17 June 2014 State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma recognised the need to contribute to the reduction in mortality rates via the improvement of the quality of care in the public sector. ETHICORE Political Consulting is therefore proud to announce the acquisition of SAFE ID as a […]

Lobbying in South Africa

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA: ETHICORE Political Consulting featured in recent media reports about the lobbying proposal by Washington DC based Public Affairs Engagement (PAE) to the pharmaceutical industry on the proposed National Policy on Intellectual Property in South Africa, published by the Department of Trade and Industry. ETHICORE Political Consulting has a duty of care […]

State of the Nation Address 2013: Pre-Analysis

On the eve of the 2013 State of the Nation Address (SONA), ETHICORE commends Parliament on its adoption of the theme “Socio-economic development through oversight and public participation” for the 2013 SONA. Citizen activism and engagement is a central feature and tenet of the National Development Plan (NDP) recently endorsed and adopted by Government and […]

Statement on ANC 53rd national conference

ETHICORE Political Consulting notes with interest the conclusion of the governing African National Congress’s 53rd national conference of the ANC held in city of Mangaung in South Africa’s Free State Province (16 – 20 December 2012). We wish newly elected party officials well in the fulfillment of the duties and responsibilities and welcome those policy […]

ETHICORE Political Consulting statement on election of ANC top 6

ETHICORE Political Consulting extends its congratulations to the newly elected and some reelected top six leadership of the African National Congress, elected at the party’s 53rd national and elective conference currently underway in city of Mangaung. We wish all candidates well in the fulfillment of their duties and responsibilities to the party and the nation […]

Jacob Zuma overwhelmingly reelected ANC President

By Abdul Waheed Patel In a landslide victory, Jacob Zuma was today reelected for a second terms as President of the African National Congress (ANC) – the African continent’s oldest liberation movement and South Africa’s ruling party, at is 53rd national and elective conference. The conference kicked off in the city of Mangaung in South […]

Preparing for Mangaung and Beyond

This is an article written by ETHICORE Managing Director, Abdul Waheed Patel which was published in the 13 July 2012 edition of the Muslim Views Newspaper, on the recently held 4th National Policy Conference of the governing African National Congress (ANC), 26 – 29 June 2012.