How long should we give De Ruyter to turn Eskom around? The economic ramifications of South Africa’s lockdown are yet to be unveiled – just how bad could things get? How are marketing spend and economic prosperity linked? Retirement funds are on the table now for the ANC government, how real should our fears be? Biden or Trump… it’s come to this has it? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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20.08.20 Pt 2 – Alright, let’s get this straight… just be nice and we’ll vote for you. How wild is it that the USA’s potential Vice-President was a weed smoking legal practitioner not so long ago? If you are going to be on an online call… unmute your mic, it’s not hard. If you have a ‘prison beard’ and it ends up on YouTube, we will judge you.

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Is the Western Cape’s independence a realistic goal? Is the will of the majority important in democracy? Should South Africans be worried about South Africa’s march towards policies resembling other countries who believe in centralisation? Will skittish foreign investment return after lockdown-induced investment moratoriums? The economic pain of lockdown is still coming, but just how bad will it be for ordinary citizens? Joe Biden has his accuser on his running ticket now… what say the voters? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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13.08.20 Pt 2 – Brexit has a cousin and this cousin comes with good weather, wine and a mountain. If you have an iPhone you can now determine where your data goes, including which tech giants can crawl up your rear orifice to exploit you. The big money backs the democrats in the USA, is this good news for ‘the home of the brave’?

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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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06.08.20 Pt 2 – Is the state of life on the street vs the flourishing of big business troubling for social cohesion? The notion that people in the townships don’t pay for electricity might need a review. Should an interviewer be allowed to get emotional in an interview, or is there decorum that must be observed? Should the free market be allowed to run free – with no state intervention?

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30.07.20 PT 2 – What is the life of a champion, and how often should you remind them that they are a champion? It looks like Joe Biden will announce his running mate soon, but will he remember them a week later? Hey… cheer up, it turns out cancel culture has a history that stretches back centuries. Gareth’s retirement has gone up in smoke, he’s not happy.

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23.07.20 Pt 2 – Nando’s are not chicken to have a go, both in their advertising and in backing The Burning Platform. With all due respect, is Hermann Pretorius comparable to David Mabuza? Let’s be clear, politics has always been in the sewer… Also, do we romanticise the past because only the good ones have survived?

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“The emperor has no clothes… but I’m not saying it,” has been the great failure of South Africa’s citizenry lately. Can South Africans ever view contentious issues through a lens that’s not tainted by race and power agendas? What is the role of dissenting voices like Helen Zille for the sanctity of democracy in SA? What are the visceral, quantifiable concerns of South Africa’s voting public? Is Cyril Ramaphosa showing tendencies of tyrannical lust with his wildly oscillating Covid-19 laws and messaging? And is Trump’s approach to WHO leading us to Cold War 2? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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Should we be testing everyone for Covid-19? Is there going to be a second wave in Johannesburg and if yes, is this a bad thing? What are the overall effects of the health sector’s response to Covid-19 globally? Could South Africa reopen the economy through track and trace monitoring of citizenry? Has the hubris of liberalism condemned Hong Kong to tyranny from China, and thus made a war between China and America inevitable? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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