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In a short space of time, Ralph Mathekga has gained a reputation for being an insightful political analyst. His regular contributions heard on radio will be backed up by his soon to be published book. His contribution will provide a fantastic angle to the election and the impact of its results. Ralph Mathekga started his studies in political science, law and economic history, completing BA in 1998 at University of Witwatersrand. Ralph subsequently completed Hons in Political Science in 2000 at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. After attaining Hons, Ralph completed Masters in Political Science at University of Witwatersrand.

Ralph worked as a Political Researcher with Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa) where he focused on political, social and economic research. Ralph was part of the team that drafted South Africa‘s Self Assessment Report as part of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM). Ralph worked as a Lecturer at University of Western Cape, teaching courses in politics and also development. Ralph has worked at National Treasury (Ministry of Finance) in the Budget Office as a Senior Policy Analyst.