After a series of public failures of black leaders – including Minister Bathabile Dlamini and Brian Molefe – Andrew and Rori ask what the state of black excellence is in South Africa, and whether the current generation of black leaders are betraying it. They speak to Jabu Mahlangu, spokesperson of SANCO, and socio-political analyst Vinayak Bhardwaj.

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A conversation around a breakfast table reveals how a friend has been a silent victim of rape, the 1 out of 3 people that have been victims of sexual violence… and that raises the question: are women who have been raped an exception rather than the rule? And inversely, if so many women are being raped then is there a proportionately large number of men that are perpetrating rape? In this hard-hitting discussion Andrew and Rori speak to Huffington Post SA Engagement Director, Shandukani Mulaudzi, Mara Glennie of TEARS, and Dr Benita Moolman of HSRC.

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On the one hand, President Zuma and his government made up of Dlamini, Mahlobo, Zwane, etc. is a democratically elected government that represents the will of the people. On the other hand, these very politicians are leading from crisis to crisis with no sense of accountability. Even the so-called Chapter 9 institutions seem powerless. Andrew and Rori explore the sense of powerlessness they feel as citizens and ask Nomaceba Mbayo from Right2Know and Rafael Friedman from the Helen Suzman Foundation what citizens can do to claim their power back.

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There appears to be a growing sense in some sectors of the South African white population that they do not have a future in South Africa. In this show, Andrew and Rori speak to Economist Dawie Roodt to find out what the economic statistics show in terms of the socio-economic progress that the respective race groups are making. They then speak to Wouter Wessels, spokesperson of political party FF+ to explore the issue. The show reveals interesting insights on the past, present and future of South Africa – along with interesting views on “pomping”.

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In this first of the series exploring capitalism, Andrew and Rori tackle the question of whether capitalism is a bad thing. They are joined by the Executive Director of the Free Market Foundation, Leon Louw and independent energy consultant and writer Andrew Kenny.

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There are over 200,000 NGOs in South Africa – all tackling the same set of issues. Yet it would appear that we aren’t really moving the needle on resolving those issues, while NGO execs continue to get paid large sums and build up their personal profiles through all sorts of fellowships, lists and international travel… living lives far removed from the lives they are supposedly trying to impact – yet using the experiences of those they are supposedly trying to impact to build up their own currency.

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Andrew Levy speaks to media personality Karabo Kgoleng about her bipolar disease. He also speaks to Dr Yusuf Musa about the societal issues South Africans face when it comes to mental illness. Check out Sadag.org for more information about mental illnesses and support.

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From speeches that start out the same, to similar pronouncements about foreigners, to policies that lean heavily on the role of big-business Herman Mashaba and Donald Trump seem to be turning out to be similar in many interesting ways. Rori and Andrew explore the question further – joined by Tony Taverna-Turisan, Director of Communications at the Office of the Executive Mayor of City of Johannesburg, and gold-star political analyst, Justice Malala.

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In this show Andrew and Rori look back at 2016 and all the WTF moments of the year. In studio they are joined by comedians Alfred Adriaan and John Vlismas.

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Numerous votes of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma have failed. After a vigorous three-week debate, the ANC NEC has pronounced that the case of Zuma’s leadership is now closed as far as they are concerned. On this show Andrew and Rori speak to Lawson Naidoo of the Save SA campaign and political analyst Justice Malala to ask: What happens now that Zuma has managed to live another day?

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