When you leave the intelligence services, can you just go back to a normal life? Public interest and national interest are always in a delicate relationship, but who manages it? South Africa is filled with racial tension – both now and historically. What happened during apartheid if you loved a person with a different skin colour? Moe Shaik gives us his take on the limitations he faced when he was the head of intelligence. His book, ‘The ANC Spy Bible’, is sure to have tongues in South Africa’s power sanctums wagging for some time to come. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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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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Tito takes a hard line at long last. The much-anticipated Budget Speech felt like Tito Mboweni has at last acted as an economist would by cutting state salaries, which although fiscally responsible, will come with a sting in the tail politically. The thorn in the side though is the R16b which has been extended to SAA as an injection – surely this is just “good money after bad?” Maybe it’s time to let SAA and Dudu Myeni both fall from their lofty heights and become creatures of the past. Apple has projected a $4b loss in profit because of coronavirus and their inability to obtain stock from China. And has the ANC failed the children of this country? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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27.02.20 Pt 1 – What is in your food – do you care or are you just too hungry to give a toss? Henry Ford gave us the production line and the 8-5 workday… is he a genius or a monster? If you nap at the theatre are you a philistine? What ever happened to Fashion TV? Athi Geleba – is she lit or not? Siya bought a candle because Oprah said so, but he’s not influenced. And is Tito Mboweni the coolest guy on planet Earth?

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Is South Africa putting its best foot forward in Davos? Is Tito Mboweni beyond the point of being a corruptible man? What will the effect of The Land Bank being downgraded by Moody’s be? There are guns in the hands of criminals, where do they come from? Should guns be legal for citizens to carry at all? The WEF has its say about the investment environment and international sentiment towards South Africa currently. Are Russia and democracy going through a divorce? Donald Trump’s impeachment trial rolls on… the senate has spoken. God bless America! Brought to you by Nando’s.

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23.01.20 Pt 2 – What is the NHI actually going to cost the South African taxpayer? Is Tito Mboweni playing chicken with the SAA bailout situation? Kanthan Pillay has been racially profiled zero times under Trump, he was racially profiled 7 times under Obama… yes you can! It looks like Putin has all the power, both nuclear and political. Why aren’t people moving to Russia, is it the language? And Trump-led America has business booming.

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