Is the SABC censoring the news or taking control of the national narrative? The media is often criticised for only focusing on the “negative” and SABC, for one, appears to have decided to change that through an editorial policy that has been labelled as censorship. Media Freedom Organiser at Right2Know, Micah Reddy, joins Rori to help explain whether what the SABC is doing is censorship.
In this second instalment of the series, Andrew and Rori extend the question to CEO of YFM, Kanthan Pillay, self-proclaimed foe of Frankly Speaking Roman Cabanac, and Pastor Greg Tait of the God First Church – who put a different twist to the question, leaving us asking ourselves if we are closer or further away from the answer than we were when we started.
The team has kicked Rorisang out of the studio and are having a frank discussion amongst whites about what they must do. This is not a prescriptive ‘How To’ guide… rather an in-depth look at different viewpoints and perspectives about what white people must/can/should do in SA.
A question heard on the street in midst of the Tshwane unrest has been why Thoko Didiza, a Zulu person, has been sent to be mayor in a majority Sotho area, when it would be unheard of for a Sotho person to be a mayor in KZN. President Zuma has also been accused of having a disproportionately Zulu cabinet. Andrew and Rori are joined by Sipho Hlongwane, Prince Mashele, Justice Malala and Muzi Kuzwayo to discuss whether this perception is fact or fiction.
Andrew and Rori question whether there is a double standard in how Apartheid is perceived in relation to the Holocaust. They speak to former TRC Acting Chair, Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza and Director of the Holocaust & Genocide Centre in Johannesburg, Tali Nates.
With the beginning of Youth Month, Rori and Andrew are asking: Are Born Frees Immune from Racism? Joining them are special guests, Professor Joleen Kotze and Gift Mona.
In a show that was supposed to reflect on a previous show titled ‘Is The Violence on Campuses Justified?‘, student activists make startling revelations about the current status of the #FeesMustFall movement, leaving Rori and Andrew feeling disheartened on their behalf.
The idea of South Africa as the rainbow nation was coined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu in the early days of democratic South Africa. Today, a quick scan of issues in the country would suggest that what was once an inspirational construct has become a seeming pipe dream for the people of Vuwani, students of UJ and many other South Africans. Was Archbishop Tutu selling a viable dream or a pipe dream? Andrew and Rori speak to filmmaker, Lebo Rasethaba, who is behind The People Versus The Rainbow Nation.