Corruption, lockdown laws and protests – #SoWhatNow? Advocate Dali Mpofu, Herman Mashaba and Lord Peter Hain join this week’s show to discuss this. Ashleigh Perremore, one of the organisers of the #ServeUsPlease protest describes what led to water cannons and stun grenades being used by police officers on 200 peaceful protesters.

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When lockdown started we saw a lot of social media posts “We are led”. But are we? How do we balance saving lives with saving livelihoods? Leadership, the economy, conspiracy theories – hear different opinions and you get to make up you own mind. Gareth chats to Giulietta Talevi, Phumlani Majozi, John Vlismas & David Icke.

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In the age of Covid-stigma, is it safe to sleep with a frontline worker? Sex, status and senses of humour with Tumi Morake, Dr Elna Rudolph and Devan Moonsamy. Gareth then connects with fellow South Africans stranded abroad, Ulrich Fobian and Leoni Jansen.

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Is academia the coronavirus of the mind? Gad Saad tells Gareth Cliff the ‘SAAD’ truth. Plus Redi Tlhabi, Khaya Sithole and Jeremy Mansfield talk about taxis, airplanes and Woolies chicken under level 3-minus-7 on the corona-coaster.

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If the choice is between buying food or data, how can we afford an education? Professor Jonathan Jansen explains why he thinks schools should not reopen this year. Unathi Kwaza, Mandy Wiener and Mighti Jamie talk freedom vs responsibility… and Leon Schuster speaks about being ‘cancelled’.

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Black Lives Matter, but what about Black Guns? Gareth Cliff talks to Maj Toure from the Black Guns Matter movement in the USA. Then Jeremy Thompson, Phumi Mashigo and Sihle Ngobese debate lockdown and both of South Africa’s pandemics.

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