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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Are Economic Keystrokes good, or are they a landmine for the tax paying citizenry? Can business function without a competent state intervening heavily to create conditions for economic prosperity? What is the role of tax in the economy? Is gender based violence linked to economic activity? We all hate Keynesian theory until crisis strikes… why is that? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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24.04.20 Pt 1 – Who is Cyril Ramaphosa’s tailor and how are they still employed? Fellow South Africans… give your president a break, the mask was a stage 6 issue, which hadn’t been planned for. Cigarettes are nearly back in circulation, lungs everywhere are salivating. And if you want to lose weight, just be a terrible cook.

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Special guest Russell Lamberti joins us this week and asks whether the lockdown in South Africa failed from day one? Is it immoral to prevent people from working? Can we trust the ANC to administer the R500 billion relief fund without being corrupt? The economy of South Africa is now on its last legs, can it survive the impact of state-imposed stunted economic activity? Is Cyril Ramaphosa being exposed as not fit for office?. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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22.04.20 Pt 1 – If you want to make a lockdown something you can get through, just sing Michael Jackson. Blacky Chan is trying to kill Gord, and he’s documenting it. Not that you should, but what would you break lockdown for? And Vincent, a friend of the show, reveals huge news!

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08.04.20 Pt 1 – Gareth has learned how to use a knife in lockdown and that’s nice to hear. If your immune system is awful, you are at risk with Covid-19. Conspiracy theories are cannon fodder, but they are the opium of the masses… and who doesn’t like opium? Are people sending fewer or more dick pics in this time of being stuck at home? Once Squirrel Ramaphosa lets us out of lockdown, how will you dress? And burying people now feels like death itself.

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24.03.20 Pt 1 – Stakeholders made Cyril late. Will South Africans cooperate with #Lockdown2020? Siya is at stage 3 of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’ cycle of trauma relief. What are the special skills you could learn in the Covid-19 lockdown? And be warned… if you don’t buy condoms, you might be on lockdown for life!

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19.03.20 Pt 2 – Certain tribes are just better at cleaning their backside, let’s accept that. Is the rise of technocracies a threat to civil liberty? Is government intelligence run like James Bond runs his operation, or is it just a normal day job? Schabir Shaik – who loves golf – does not represent his whole family. And did Jacob Zuma’s intelligence hand democracy as we know it to South Africans?

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17.03.20 Pt 1 – If you have a cold, you are dying… just accept that. In times when children have to be off school, au pairs should charge 10 times more than usual, supply and demand. As Covid-19 lockdowns rise, what personal projects will you take on board which you had put on ice? Gord Laws didn’t wear a shirt on his Instagram post, how should we feel about shirtless videos on Instagram? Panic buying is off the charts in South Africa, which means all toilet paper is off the shelves! And Gideon Vorster joins us from China to give us a Covid-19 update.

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