This episode of the Renegade Report sees the return of Advocate and free speech doyen Mark Oppenheimer. Mark reflects on the important work of Ayanda Mabulu, the selective reporting on so-called racist speech, and the torrid Huffington Post / Shelley Garland affair. Roman explores the limiting of the individual’s ability to respond to hate speech and Jonathan questions the threshold of such speech. Mark explains the proposed PEPUDA act and what it might mean for our society, challenges media companies to be honest about their bias, and suggests that Marx be removed from all university curricula to begin the process of “decolonisation”.

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The guest on this episode of the Renegade Report is the Academic Director of private “university” Akademia, Piet le Roux. The conversation dovetails around the nature of privately funded, community-based tertiary education schemes in contrast to that of State funded universities. Piet offers a strong defence of community-based initiatives while Jonathan questions the reason for Government involvement in educational institutions. Roman get comfortable with another anarchist in the studio, which leads to a rather deep and metaphorical defence of anarchy.

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The guest on this instalment of the Renegade Report is Afriforum Deputy CEO, Ernst Roets. Ernst explains the role of civil rights organisations within a democracy, and the importance of protecting minorities in our society. Emphasis is placed on self reliance over state dependence within a corrupt environment. Jonathan questions the role and potential failings of the Constitution in protecting rights, and Roman laments the ongoing notion of race as a real problem – despite evidence otherwise…

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Roman goes solo with Catholic priest, Father Chris Townsend. Roman and Chris discuss the purpose of religion in a pluralistic, liberal democracy. Chris argues that religion gives meaning to people and that the church should create dialogue to heal existential and psychological wounds. Roman investigates whether religion really does give people meaning, and what the future of religion might be. The conversation ends with a discussion around the repercussions the sex scandals have had on the church.

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On this episode of the Renegade Report, we host infamous journalist and executive editor at Breitbart London, James Delingpole. James explains his influence on Milo Yiannopoulos, his views on the insane left, and his confidence in the future of conservatism. Roman queries Trump’s intellect and policies to which he is given a curt and blunt defence, after which Jonathan interrogates the effect Brexit will have on Britain as we know it – and James would like it to be.

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This instalment of the Renegade Report hosts South African expat and history buff, Wessel van Rensburg. He explains his view of colonialism as economically extractive as opposed to the Afrikaner nationalism which followed it. Wessel further argues that nationalism is a key requirement for infrastructure to be built and expands on why Apartheid and colonialism were not the same thing. Jonathan probes deeper into the dangers of nationalism at a state level and Roman queries why other post-colonial African countries’ form of nationalism did not have as much development as South Africa. The opposing views of the hosts and the guest make for a thought-provoking discussion.

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The guest on the show this week is senior Cato Institute fellow Johan Norberg, author of the book ‘Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future’. Johan explains how the freedom of exploration, experimentation and exchange has allowed humanity to improve and constantly live better. Many of the systems or items we now take for granted, including sewerage disposal and synthetic fertilisers, have set the scene for our current day successes. Jonathan explores whether necessity really is the mother of invention and Roman probes the transformation of Johan’s home country, Sweden. The discussion ventures further into improvements in life expectancy, why the economy isn’t a zero sum game, and how the greatest threat to progress are those who simply won’t move out of its way.

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It’s the one-year anniversary of The Renegade Report and the hosts take the hour to reflect on the year that was, and what lies ahead for the show.

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On this episode of the podcast the hosts are joined by outspoken follower of Hotep, Ali Shakur. ‘Hotep Jesus’, as he likes to be known, explains the philosophy behind the Hotep lifestyle, the problems facing African Americans, and the solutions he believes need to be found within. Roman explores the real concerns facing minority groups versus the superficial narrative seen within social and other popular media, while Jonathan probes some of the collectivist ideas being put forward by the guest. Ali talks about why in his view traditional racism doesn’t exist, how the black community are their own worst enemy, and what the real history of slavery and integration has to do with the current socio-economic state of black people.

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On this episode, consultant and Marxist Byron McFadden joins the hosts to discuss his views. Byron explains the errors of the Bolsheviks in implementing socialism in the 20th century, and points to other examples of these principles being used elsewhere in the world. Jonathan pushes back against the notion that Capitalism is a failed idea and Roman proposes that our current economic system has led humanity to its greatest prosperity. Byron pushes back through a Marxist lens and goes on to share his knowledge of African economics, opposition to perceived South African arrogance, and the role of China on the continent.

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