The Right Honourable David Mellor QC is an award-winning British broadcaster, newspaper columnist, barrister and has had a colourful political career having served in ministerial positions under Prime Ministers John Major, Maggie Thatcher and Putney. He has a keen eye on the world and writes columns for six national newspapers including the Evening Standard, The Guardian and The People. He was on holiday in South Africa and locked down with us in Cape Town, before managing to return to the UK.

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South Africa is now joining the global north in terms of unlocking its economy and society entirely, citizens are concerned about the tracking and that isn’t going away. What is the biggest obstacle in unlocking efficient government in South Africa? Does Cyril Ramaphosa have the gumption to make the painfully hard decision to make South Africa a functional state?

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17.09.20 Pt 2 – The very nature of fame is confusing, why do people love it, and why do the famous love being famous? If you go into debt in life, who should you blame? Have Pentecostal Churches hurt the South African middle class more than anything else? Boris Johnson has new lockdown rules… how do people feel about that?

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Old people are displaying some unusual Covid-19 symptoms. Smokers and drinkers have predictably discovered the black market. If you’re reporting your neighbours for having a braai, how resentful are you? It’s a honeymoon from hell, as some South Africans are still stuck in Thailand. Where would you go during the zombie apocalypse? Can Siya survive in the wild? Leigh-Ann sees the future… and it’s bleak. And Boris Johnson owes his life to two Nicks.

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