With domestic violence escalating during COVID-19 lockdowns, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) against girls and women a “second pandemic” raging in our country. Our nation has one of the world’s highest rates of rape and femicide, and recently, several brutal killings have caused horror and public outcry. Join Gareth Cliff in conversation with Dr Roze Phillips (Head of People and Culture at Absa), feminist social worker Keitumetse Fatimata Moutloatse, and Busi Mkhumbuzi-Pooe (activist and entrepreneur), whose friend Tshegofatso Pule was brutally murdered in June. Brought to you by Absa.

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The heat is now being turned up on society because they can’t feed their children, how long can this go on before a violent outburst occurs? Is the banking sector in South Africa ‘captured’, and can this situation be salvaged? When a judge needs a lawyer to fight their legal position, something is wrong isn’t it? It’s Women’s Month, but is the proliferation of gender politics helping or hurting the prosperity of society across the board? #VoetsekANC has been trending… what’s that all about? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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This sign language interpreted video has been adapted from the podcast ‘Blind History’ – created by CliffCentral.com and Taylor Blinds & Shutters.

The great leader of the US Civil Rights Movement. An iconic figure who was both deeply spiritual and practical. A pacifist, orator, family man and preacher. There are few who would say he lived long enough to achieve all his bold ambitions, but he lived long enough to make an enormous impact. Join Anthony Mederer and Gareth Cliff as they start the next season of Blind History with Martin Luther King, Jr.

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04.08.20 Pt 1 – If you cheat on your wife, the secret is not to give her reasons to key your car, it’s a bad look for all of you. Also, don’t cheat on your wife and have her arrested. Is Covid over in South Africa? Are we to take crystal healers and sangomas seriously? Nkosinathi Moshoana joins us to tell us how we can help save the matrics of 2020 and their academic year. For more details visit primestars.co.za.

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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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With large government gatherings being so predominant, how will society social distance if leaders don’t? Is extremism sustainable, because as we all know, “the tiger will always eat the trainer.” Should we gun train all citizens? Is the ANC turning into a mob-like organisation, using violence to oppress even the most vulnerable? Greg Arde, the author of ‘War Party: How the ANC’s political killings are breaking South Africa’, joins us to speak about the bloodbath in KwaZulu-Natal, and the factors that have led us here. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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Your civil liberties are not a given, they are constantly to be fought for. Mark Sham of #SACitizensUnite challenges South Africans to not be silent in the fight for a better country. How can you get actively involved, how can you protest together, and will technology be the saviour of society against poor governance? It’s okay to want a better life, but what are you willing to do to have that life?

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27.07.20 Pt 2 – What do we do about people who fall asleep on Zoom calls? CliffCentral has a Lebanese cuzzie. Is Joost’s brother the Afrikaans Batman? If you thought church was for spiritual peace, imagine finding out you buried a body that isn’t your aunt. It seems like people stink more and guzzle more ice-cream during lockdown. If you’d like to help Penny Stein and Women and Men Against Child Abuse (WAMCA) with their mask campaign, click here for details.

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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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