Kingsley sits down with Jasmine Opperman, former spy turned security analyst. She once got a phone call from a distressed parent to help talk a teenager out of a decision to go to Syria and join ISIS. She explains how she did it and how she’s gone on to do this for more and more young people around South Africa. We also learn why she thinks the caliphate is imploding and why we should all be worried about current South African and global counter-terrorism efforts.More Info
Kingsley Kipury sits down with South African activist and former Olympian Leigh-Ann Naidoo. She describes her journey to activism, how she ended up on a boat to Gaza that got intercepted by Israeli forces and how South Africa might get itself out of the #FeesMustFall deadlock.
Read a transcript of Leigh-Ann’s Ruth First Memorial lecture here.More Info
Kingsley and Greg explore issues in the South African prison system that result in over 40,000 people in prisons awaiting trial for up 3 years. They then talk about the historic Colombia referendum that could have ended over 50 years of civil war and how this links to South Africa’s own transition.More Info
The team explores why many African countries are now disputing their maritime borders, what has led to the 500 reported deaths in Ethiopia, and who won the first US Presidential debate.More Info
Journalist Kevin Bloom joins the team to talk about his investigative story into how one of the world’s biggest tourism companies is culpable for the deaths of South African sailors. Then, Kingsley and Greg talk about; why the Gauteng Department of Health needs to explain the deaths of 36 of it’s psychiatric patientns and the ongoing #FeesMustFall protests. Read Kevin Bloom’s article here.More Info
Daily Maverick Africa correspondent Simon Allison joins the team to talk about his recent travels, elections in Gabon, instability in Zimbabwe, and where Africa’s donkeys are going.More Info
Amidst protests at Pretoria High School for Girls, the team interrogates the struggles of black students in historically white schools. Then they look back at South Sudan’s first five tumultuous years and what’s needed to restore lasting peace.More Info
As new councils take office, the team is joined by Ranjeni Munusamy to analyse the local government elections wrap.More Info
The team looks at Lonmin’s failure to provide basic housing and the negotiations on state compensation. They then sit down with author Luke Sinwell and discuss his book, The Spirit of the Marikana Massacre.
On the eve of voting day, the team talks to representatives from different parties to find out why undecided voters should vote for them.More Info