Imagine it’s 1984. You’re the President of Capitol Records and you’re marshalling some of the world’s greatest musical talent – people like David Bowie, Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Paul McCartney, Neil Diamond around, making more money than Croesus and living large – limos, private jets, sex, drugs and rock ’n roll…

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Social justice, for most people, is about equality, freedom, opportunity and fairness. That’s what they tell you, anyway. Most of us wouldn’t object to those things, except that equality usually means equal misery; freedom means mine not yours; opportunity means mine at your expense and fairness is so subjective that it’s personal…

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Ten years ago, if you told someone you were listening to a podcast, they would have asked what a podcast was. For the ten years that followed, podcasts became the dirty little secret people in-the-know shared with each other…

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Brands are always looking for ways to make a splash, stay relevant and influence the market. That’s how they sell more stuff. Sometimes they get it right and sometimes they screw up, badly. Most brands just try to toe the line, create inoffensive marketing and work with middle-of-the-road influencers in order to avoid standing for anything that might be unpopular on social media…

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Malusi Gigaba wore a nice suit and pretended to be a finance minister again this week. Some analysts told us before the budget that we were about to see VAT go up by 2-4%, that income taxes would be raised again…

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Desmond Tutu warned us. Mosioua Lekota warned us. Many other canaries in the coal mine warned us. Thabo Mbeki tried to save us by firing him as Deputy President. Eight years ago I even wrote a very public letter to President Zuma. It ended with this line…

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2017 is almost over, and for many of us it was a tough, complex year filled with political shenanigans, financial pressure and disconcerting surprises. It’s always very hard to figure out whether the year was a good one or not – because – depending on your criteria, it might have been exciting for the exact reason someone else found it daunting…

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Every week I get at least three or four emails from people who want to be radio DJs. They usually want to do it because it sounds like a cool way to earn money and someone once told them they had a nice voice…

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How time flies! It’s been seven years since I wrote my infamous Letter to Government, on the 12th October, 2010. That letter, which almost got me fired from 5FM, pops up on social media every few months and people think it’s just been written!

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