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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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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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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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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"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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16.07.20 Pt 2 - Kanye West has dropped his Presidential campaign, proving once again that it ain't easy to become President Yeezy. If we just cut out the orgies and pole licking, maybe the Covid rate might drop. Al Gore hated Bill Clinton because of the ‘blue dress’ incident, how did that work out for him? A friendship of 40 years has ended for Kanthan... find out why right here.

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