Columnist and political analyst, Gareth van Onselen is this week’s podcast guest. Gareth gives his take on the ANC’s lose lose position with EWC, the DA’s rudderless approach to 2019, and the EFF’s ability to drive the country’s political agenda. Roman discusses the likely outcomes and consequences of the national elections, and Jonathan expresses cynicism of certain current and potential future coalitions.
British conservative and LSE student Sebastian Shemirani joins the show from London this week. Sebastian discusses the political situation in the UK amidst Brexit, his evolution from libertarianism to conservatism, and why he believes conservative values make life worth living. Jonathan queries whether the conservative movement is undergoing an evolution amidst an environment which promotes all cultures as equal. The conversation explores the ascendent nature of socialism despite its repeated failures, the innate problem with equality, and the naive belief that government can solve all problems.
Rapport editor, journalist and TV host Waldimar Pelser is the guest on this instalment. Waldimar explains why he values freedom of speech, what the differences are between English and Afrikaans, and how the age of social media has affected the evolution of journalists. Jonathan discusses how compromised media organisations have become, and Roman laments the collapse of news reporting in favour of opinionistas.
CEO of IRR SA, Frans Cronje joins the Renegade Report this week. Frans delivers an ultimatum on expropriation without compensation, the risks to South Africa, and why some intellectuals are praising it. Roman questions the lack of skin in the game of journalists and Jonathan clarifies Gwen Ngwenya’s positions.
The hosts get into a variety of topics on this instalment of the podcast. Roman speaks about the useful idiots in South African media helping to drive the EWC agenda forward, while Jonathan dispels the myth that Cyril Ramaphosa has a greater master plan which will save us all. The DA gets a tongue lashing for being unable to stick by their own words, Boris Johnson’s burka comments are explored, and there’s an interesting discussion to be had around Alex Jones, freedom of speech, and tech monopolies.
Economist Mike Schussler joins the hosts of the Renegade Report this week. Mike explains why the IMF won’t bail us out, how wealth creation could occur through a different approach to BEE, and what exactly expropriation of land will do to the economy. Roman questions the folly of the ANC, and Jonathan takes a swipe at Trump over tariffs.
The one and only Shelley Garland, aka Marius Roodt, is this episode’s guest. Marius discusses why and how he hoodwinked the Huffington Post into publishing a piece of ridiculous satire, and what happened in the viral aftermath. Roman reflects on the state of mainstream media, and Jonathan wonders how much more radical the Left will become before isolating almost everyone.
On this episode the Renegades are joined by Democratic Alliance MP Ghaleb Cachalia. Ghaleb tells of his youth and the years he spent both in and out of the country during Apartheid. Roman explores this background in the context of his party allegiance and liberalism, and Jonathan wants to know more about his views on how to fix the country. Ghaleb gives a convincing approach to turning things around and discusses his future political goals.
UCT alumnus, Harvard graduate and Breitbart editor Joel Pollak is the guest on this week’s episode. Joel explains his evolution from liberal to conservative politics, influenced in many ways by his experiences in South Africa. Roman explores the story behind Trump’s election victory and Jonathan engages with the nature of the current political environment in the United States.