If a mere seven more MPs had voted with Prime Minister JBM Hertzog in favour of neutrality, South Africa's history would have been quite different. Will we see more war under the administration of US President Joe Biden? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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This week on #AutoCentral, SA’s No.1 motoring podcast, George Mienie and Wandile Sishi discuss the local growth of double-cabs in South Africa, and predict which body-type will steal the sales in 2021. Lawrence Minnie enters the conversation to compare three new special edition double-cabs - Toyota Hilux Legend, Volkswagen Amarok Dark Label and Ford Ranger Thunder. Lastly, the team answers your motoring questions... including buying a car in another province, and whether it’s a good idea to buy a high mileage used double-cab bakkie. Powered by AutoTrader.

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Grave concern in Mozambique, where the impotence of the African Union is compounded by crushing poverty and the actions of Muslim fundamentalists, who are converting vulnerable civilians at the end of a barrel. The team discusses the potential for corruption around the Covid vaccine process in South Africa, and how citizens might end up overpaying, while many may not even get vaccinated. And finally, what will the Biden regime mean for Africa?

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Are we ready for 2021? It's 2021, but how happy will our new year be? Gareth welcomes back his inaugural panel for this discussion - Jeremy Thompson, Sihle "Big Daddy Liberty" Ngobese and Phumi Mashigo to look into this. Then wraps up with Dorianne Weil who gives her psychological point-of-view.

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Nick Hudson, co-founder of Pandemics Data and Analytics (PANDA) joins the Burning Platform to discuss what the data suggests about the effectiveness of lockdowns on a cost-to-benefit ratio. There’s a discussion around the media’s role in stoking pandemic panic, before moving on to the subject of a vaccine - its viability given a rapid public uptake after an equally rapid turnaround, and Big Pharma’s push to get a solution to market without it first being peer reviewed. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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The power and politics of sport – Gareth and guests explore South Africa’s addiction to games. With Mbulelo Thinta, Ben Karpinski and Siv Ngesi.

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As South Africa prepares for the Covid 'second wave', the ruling party has elected to limit access to beaches, potentially crippling the tourism industry. How long will the Garden Route take to recover economically from the current lockdown, and were there any options that would have limited the spread of Covid-19 without shutting down the economy? The team gives us their reasons to be optimistic for 2021. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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Blind History has spanned centuries of incredible people and events. We’ve marvelled at the heroic efforts of titans, and could scarcely believe the evil of some of history’s villains. But, good or bad, they’ve all helped shape the world in which we live. And someone who helped to bring these stories to life is Simon Sebag Montefiore: an award-winning author, academic and historian whose writings not only provided research material for some of the episodes, but whose love of history is an inspiration to Blind History hosts, Gareth Cliff and Anthony Mederer.

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The Terror! That’s what they called it. Nobody was safe from the depraved madness of the peak of the French Revolution… and the fearsome man who became virtual dictator - Maximilien Robespierre. He came from humble origins, but bore the scars of a life of rejection - and he took it out on the people of France. Join us on this journey into the mind and life of one of the real revolutionaries of history.

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On this week’s #AutoCentral, SA’s no. 1 motoring podcast, host George Mienie and his co-anchor Wandile Sishi look back on the madness and disruption in 2020 that was experienced by the automotive industry, and they unpack some of the trends that have come about as a result for future car shoppers. Martin Pretorius joins the discussion to reveal why BMW’s X6 M50i is a performance bargain, especially if you are considering the beefier BMW X6M... and the team answers your pressing motoring questions, such as if and how to buy a car in SA as a non-resident and much more. Powered by AutoTrader.

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