Racial politics are a hot topic this morning as Phumi states that there are too many white men in one particular party. Playing the blame game seems to be second nature when it comes to our politicians. Do we have a toxic relationship when it comes to corporate and government? Hermann Pretorius - head of Strategic Initiatives at the IRR - shares his thoughts on the current state of the nation. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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Is there collusion between the ANC and the corporate world, and should this concern South Africans moving forward? The IRR and SA citizens have been misled by South African banks, which is being revealed as conversations between government and the big banks spill into the public domain. Our government is out of money... what is left for them to extract from the public coffers? Is the Zondo Commission just a perception management exercise? Are there correlations between South Africa's and Venezuela's economic declines - and should we be observing them closely to avoid the same dreadful fate? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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19.11.20 Pt 2 - Is it acceptable to still be telling dad jokes in 2020 when Tik Tok is a thing? In a liberal democracy, should the citizenry be consulted about all decisions that affect them? So Jacob Zuma basically had a Facebook friend request declined in public, how will he approach this Zondo dilemma? In what feels like a pivotal moment in South Africa's history - the question becomes, how strong is the constitution... and can it withstand the land debate to hold the Republic of South Africa together?

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Employment: we delve into the stats on South Africans’ opinions on racially-based employment; we also ask whether it’s possible to make cadre employment work. Politics: the strife of the Cape Flats is well-documented, and it raises the question: why does it seem that solving societal problems is not a priority for career politicians? Economics: is big business in South Africa still big? And finally, South Africa's lockdown hasn’t just been the last five months, it's been the last decade. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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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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