Ever wondered what your domestic worker thinks about the way you treat her? Behind every successful man in pinstripes and woman in heels in the corporate boardroom is a humble woman in a maid’s outfit back home walking the dog, feeding the kid and making sure that the whites remain white and that the darks don’t fade. Andrew and Rori speak to domestic workers about how they are treated, and they reveal shocking ways in which even the more “enlightened” among us make them feel like slaves.
On the day of the municipal elections in South Africa, Andrew and Rori set up camp outside a voting station to engage with voters about who they are voting for and what informs their voting decisions.
It’s that time again for the critically acclaimed CEO SleepOut™… and even after a resounding success in the first year where R26m was raised, it appears that the initiative does not have everyone won over. Andrew and Rori tackle and explore the various critiques of the event and ask, do the ends justify the means?
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.