We talk to CEO of Letsema Holdings Derek Thomas. Letsema used to be McKinsey’s BEE partner until the Gupta-backed Trillion took their place. Derek talks about the trials and tribulations of being an ethical company and ethical leader, as well as what it’s like to be a black-owned professional body not doing work with the SOEs. It’s a very frank discussion with a leader who walked away from corruption and chose the righteous path. The question is though, did he finish last?More Info
Is there a way to change SA’s major economic challenges? In part 4 of this series the Frankly Speaking team find out how big business can change the game in SA? Andrew and Rory speak to Sub Saharan MD of Goldman Sachs Colin Coleman about what big business is doing, where they have failed and how we can do more. A fascinating conversation with one of our biggest captains of South Africans industry.
For more on the series check out part 1, 2, and 3 where we look at education, unions and entrepreneurs and how these parts of society could change the game.More Info
How can unions and labour help? A conversation with SAFTU General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. Rori and Andrew explore openly the role of unions to help or hinder South Africa. What a union looks like when it is captured and how labour could change the game in terms of major economic challenges. For more on the series, check out part 1 where we look at education and how it could change the game.More Info
Without skipping a beat, following the failure of the eighth vote of no confidence on President Jacob Zuma, the Democratic Alliance announced that it would be mounting yet another attempt to have the president removed by filing a motion for parliament to be dissolved and an early “emergency” election to be called within 3 months. The EFF has called this move disingenuous, and the ANC has suggested it is a subversion of democracy. In this show Rori speaks to Democratic Alliance Chief Whip, John Steenhuisen, to better understand what the DA’s strategy and thinking is about this move.More Info
It’s another crazy time in South African politics where the Zuma faction of the ANC seems to be scoring a lot of own-goals, to the extent that questions have been asked about how Zuma plans on all of this ending. With 783 corruption charges still hanging over his head and an ANC national elective congress coming up in December, does Zuma end up getting prosecuted and heading back to a life behind bars, does he flee to Dubai, does he remain as a dictator to protect himself, or does he actually get to peacefully retire to Nkandla and live happily ever after? Andrew and Rori are joined by political analyst Ralph Mathekga to explore these different scenarios and their plausibility.More Info