Jonathan and Roman get Gareth van Onselen’s opinions on how the DA stands, where they are going, and what the consequences of the upcoming elections might be. They discuss potential coalitions with the EFF and what, if anything, can be made from recent polls predicting a large decline in support for the ANC. The hosts probe Gareth on his views with regards to a few ongoing racist incidents making news, and the issues around policing speech as well as the unconstitutionality of the equality court. There’s some fun banter about Trump and Brexit and Gareth gives insight into the ongoing concern of political assassinations in South Africa.
Roman and Jonathan host well-known political commentator and author Moeletsi Mbeki. The discussion is focused around Mr Mbeki’s new book, A Manifesto For Social Change. The book uses official statistics to destroy the notion of racial segregation in the country, while proposing the existence of a class system based on economics rather than skin colour. They discuss the relationship between political parties and their voters, the awakening of the lower and underclasses to corruption and cronyism, and the ANC’s sense of entitlement…
This week our guest is the well-known executive director of the Free Market Foundation, Leon Louw. Jonathan and Roman probe Leon’s Marxist beginnings, his conversion to a free market capitalist, and his involvement in drafting the property rights of our Constitution…
Roman and Jonathan look back at the month of social justice hysteria around Zapiro, online racism and Ghostbusters. They discuss the Left’s obsession with destroying the lives and careers of people with whom they disagree. There’s some laughs to be had at the expense of RMF, fill-in radio DJs, and butter bean eating part-time journalists. There’s even a book review, and the guys mention upcoming guests and ask for your feedback.
Guest Quentin Ferreira, a clinical psychologist, joins Roman and Jonathan to talk about our obsession with legislating drugs as a criminal problem rather than as a health problem. The racist origins of the “War on Drugs” are discussed along with the real reasons for the drug laws we have today, the black market, and the normal use of drugs versus the minority abuse of these substances. Quentin advocates for the decriminalisation, legalisation and quality control of drugs. Jonathan mostly agrees and Roman gets high vaping.
Liberal humanist Mduduzi Dlamini speaks about his passion for Zulu culture and literature, while equally emphasising the importance of western values and the valuable contribution they have made to African culture. He dismisses the negativity around ‘cultural appropriation’ citing it as a fundamental principle to progress, and talks to the positive impacts of colonialism as well as the dangers of history revisionism. Racism, affirmative action and issues of unemployment are discussed, before a shocking truth bomb about Steve Biko and the black consciousness movement is dropped.
In this episode Roman and Jonathan spend a mesmerising hour with Frans Cronje, the CEO of prominent think tank, the Institute of Race Relations. The discussion centres around the battle of ideas between the left and the right, and how public policy is a reflection of public opinion. Frans touches on the failings of BEE, the non-existent race war, the poorly thought out policies of transformation, and the realities around land reform. He sets out four possible scenarios for the future of South Africa all of which makes for fascinating listening.
Following a highly successful crowdfunding campaign, Roman Cabanac and Jonathan Witt reflect on the experience, the irrational hatred from social justice warriors, as well as their brief conflict with the Rhodes Must Fall hate group. Sihle Ngobese joins the show to discuss the inception of the tip raising campaign and the collectivist criticism levelled by the left. The Obz Café waitress, Ashleigh, is also interviewed as the hosts attempt to refocus the attention onto the real victim here.
Classic liberal and industrial sociologist, Sihle Ngobese, is the guest on this episode. Nothing is held back in this conversation about trendy lefties and social justice wimps living in perpetual victimhood while waging a war on the free market of ideas. Sihle also shares his views on the three primary roles of the state and a practical approach to employment equity, all before schooling Jonathan on educational vouchers and socialism.
By popular request the guest on this episode is acclaimed journalist, speaker and author Ivo Vegter (@IvoVegter). Jonathan Witt and Roman Cabanac get Ivo’s thoughts on the Panama Papers, the ongoing Zuma debacle, and his current position on Donald Trump given a previous article he wrote defending the tycoon.