#CountryDuty is in conversation with Amanda Dlamini – she discusses her journey as the Banyana Banyana captain, the Amanda Dlamini Foundation, her passion of football and reaching greater heights.

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Could Jacob Zuma legally challenge Parliament if he were to refuse to resign? The Chief Legal Strategist of #CountryDuty and a Junior Advocate from the Johannesburg share their thoughts.

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What will happen to the students who do not qualify for #FreeEducation? The Wits SRC talks to #CountryDuty about their funding solutions and plea for assistance.

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A brief discussion on the current state of affairs and general issues affecting South Africans – including supporting black businesses.

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The #CountryDuty team discusses initiatives and drives to address literacy at foundation level. Mpumelelo from Book Ibhoni (Book A Bicycle), who is the LeadSA hero for the month and Simnikiwe from the Citizen, talk about drives that they have started to encourage more South Africans to read books. Book Ibhoni gives bicycle tours in Soweto around Orlando, and give discounts on their prices when you donate a book, and the books are then donated to needy libraries. Simnikiwe…

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The team discusses unconventional careers again, in keeping with the educational theme for the month of January. Studio guests Chef Pelo and Kananelo Pooe share their respective career paths of the culinary arts and photography with us.

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#CountryDuty continues our discussion on Higher Education this week, this time looking into “unconventional” careers. We had phenomenal women in studio with us, who dared to venture into the uncommon careers of Somatology, Tourism and Culinary skills. They talked to us about the difficulties they faced and overcame to follow their dreams and make a success of their chosen fields.

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The first show of 2018 unpacks #FreeEducation with education analyst Mukohve Masutha. The team also provides an update regarding the #AdoptaMatric initiative and the portal created on countryduty.org to assist learners with applications for registration.

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A synopsis of the 54th ANC elective conference, with social commentator Khaya Sithole, which transpired from 16-20 December 2017. We also reflected on the causes we tackled in 2017 and touched on our aspirations for 2018.

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An in-depth look into the education crisis following dismal results from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) Report of 2016. The PIRLS report was published in the first week of December 2017, and it indicated that almost 80% of Grade 4 school learners cannot read with comprehension. South Africa was also placed last out of 50 countries. Our guests were Tshepo Motsepe from Equal Education, and Harriet Leisegang – an Educational Psychologist.

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