Food prices are increasing every month – the team looks locally at the effect on everyday South Africans and regionally where 10% of the SADC population is at risk of food insecurity. They also talk about the implications of the landmark Silicosis ruling that allows for the class action suit against mining companies – joined by John Stephens, a legal researcher for Section27, which represents Treatment Action Campaign and Sonke Gender Justice.

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Fifty years ago the people of the Chagos Islands were forcefully removed from their homes and forced into exile. It had a devastating effect on their livelihood, culture and humanity. This year they may finally be able to return home.

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Demonstrations against rape and sexual abuse at Rhodes University have challenged both students and the public across the country. The Daily Maverick Team speaks to four students to find out more. #2X strategist Lee Molefi joins the team in studio.

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President Jacob Zuma is under mounting pressure to resign and the ANC can’t fill up a stadium. The Daily Maverick’s Ranjeni Munusamy and Richard Poplak join the team and discuss everything you need to know about local politics.

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The Panama Papers have revealed the secretive world of tax havens and how the rich hide their money. The Daily Maverick team find out how tax havens are formed, how journalists uncovered the scandal and what it means for Africa.

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The team sits down with development consultant Karen Krakowitzer. They talk through why so many non-profits are closing, the rise of social entrepreneurship and new emerging ways that social good is being funded.

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Together with Ranjeni Munusamy, the team looks at President Jacob Zuma’s rise to power and try to understand his leadership in a time of ever-mounting evidence of state capture.

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After the terrorist attacks in Ivory Coast, Simon Allison joins the team to talk about what’s going on in East Africa. Then J. Brooks Spector unpacks the madness and mayhem of the U.S. primaries.

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The team sits down with award winning authors Richard Poplak and Kevin Bloom as they launch their new book ‘Continental Shift’. We hear about their nine-year journey around the African continent, distilling hundreds of human stories into 10 essays on the continent’s contradictions.

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Ranjeni Munusamy joins the team to talk about the ongoing battle between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and SARS. Then the Jesuit Institute’s Russell Pollitt gives a local perspective on the issue of child abuse in the Catholic Church.

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