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.
After the previous show got heated, the conversation continues – starting with a surprise apology from Rori Tshabalala. Author Khomotso Ntuli weighs in on thoughts on the ‘Racial Cold War’ that has been happening, post-Apartheid. Andrew Levy and Rori discuss what lessons are to be learnt going forward.
The Renegade Report team, Jonathan Witt and Roman Cabanac, who spearheaded the fundraising drive on behalf of the waitress that was moved to tears by the comments of Ntokozo Qwabe, join Andrew Levy and Rori Tshabalala in studio to discuss the merits of the campaign in the context of the broader South African narrative. NOTE: The views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily represent those of CliffCentral.com or its employees.
With all the pressure and controversy surrounding the ANC, the Frankly Speaking team starts a four part series on South Africa’s first citizen, President Jacob Zuma entitled “Zuma The Good, The Bad & The Unbelievable”. On this first edition, they zoom in on The Good. They speak to Zuma Biographer, Jeremy Gordin, as well as spin doctor and long time ANC member Chris Vick.
Frankly Speaking zooms in on the controversy surrounding the Guptas and its impact on the African National Congress (ANC). To help Rori Tshabalala and Andrew Levy unpack this issue, spin doctor and long time ANC member Chris Vick is in studio.
The Frankly Speaking team investigates just how secure your private information is from hackers and government surveillance. In studio to help them unpack this topic are Seyton Hayes and National Co-ordinator of the Right2Know Campaign, Murray Hunter.
With terrorist activity seemingly gaining momentum over a wider global horizon, Rori Tshabalala and Andrew Levy explore the probability of terrorist attacks in South Africa. They speak to Debora Patta who was in Brussels covering the recent terror attack there, Brian Dube who is Spokesperson for the South African Department of State Security, Brian Njoroge who is a journalist at The Nation media group in Kenya and Security Expert, Nick Piper.
On the back of a speech delivered on Human Rights Day by Professor JNJ Kritzinger, Rori Tshabalala speaks to him and a young white South African, Rudi Cooke, about how young white South Africans can find belonging in a country where the legacy of the past and the benefits that accrued to them as a result remain significant topics.
(Part 2 of 2) Just as students took it upon themselves to drive the “decolonisation” project on their campuses, is it incumbent on young professionals to drive a radical process of transformation of South African corporates?
(Part 1 of 2) Just as students took it upon themselves to drive the “decolonisation” project on their campuses, is it incumbent on young professionals to drive a radical process of transformation of South African corporates?