Dan Moyane sits down with Gareth and Jack to reminisce on an era that was brimming with hope and promise for a ‘new South Africa’. Dan touches on the failed promises made by the ruling party, and where to next for “this beautiful country”. Powered by Podcast Party.

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Xavier Bapoo, a self-taught political analyst, joins Gareth Cliff and Jack Motlanthe as they delve into paid political influencers, the comparison between manifestos and party constitutions, and the influence of major groups on the electoral process. Powered by Podcast Party.

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What are the possible future scenarios for South Africa politically? Gareth Cliff and Jack Motlanthe speak to Greg Mills and Ray Hartley about their new book, ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’. They speak about what is required for a ‘Good’ outcome, discuss the ‘Bad’ scenario… and how difficult it is to get out of it. They also talk about how we are currently living in the ‘Ugly’ scenario, with the failures of government we are dealing with daily. Powered by Podcast Party.

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Gareth Cliff and Jack Motlanthe speak to James Aphane, Electoral Operations Manager at the IEC and Matsobane Nkoko, the IEC’s Party Funding Manager about how party funding works and the operation of the election. They also discuss the challenge of fitting all the political parties on the ballot and new technology being used for the first time in 2024. Powered by Podcast Party.

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Gareth Cliff and Jack Motlanthe speak to Dr Frans Cronje of the Social Research Foundation about their latest findings. In a wide-ranging conversation, they cover the rising level of protests, what happens when protest action peaks, and why many young people are reluctant to vote. They also discuss what the research says about current support for political parties, and what may lie in the ANC’s future if current trends continue. Cronje imagines what South Africa’s political future may look like, and gives reasons why he’s optimistic about the country in the coming years. Powered by Podcast Party.

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Advocate Mark Oppenheimer joins Gareth Cliff and Jack Motlanthe to discuss the history and basics of the concept of democracy. Powered by Podcast Party.

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Gareth and Jack kick off the first episode of Democracy 101 of 2024 with Duma ‘The Intern’. Duma is currently leading the Voter Voices in Politics movement at CliffCentral, which asks the youth of South Africa some hard questions and encourages thought-provoking conversations about the upcoming elections. Powered by Podcast Party.    

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Has Jacob Zuma just thrown the biggest spanner in the works with his support for the MK party? Gareth and Bakh’abantu are joined by Wayne Sussman, an independent election analyst. Together, they analyse the upcoming elections, looking ahead to where our current government might stand in 2024.

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Gareth and Bakh’abantu invite Bafana Modise to kick off VVIP - a new podcast on CliffCentral, spotlighting the energetic voices of South Africa's youth about the upcoming elections. Special guest Mbali Ntuli, CEO of the Groundwork Collective and a former politician, joins the conversation to discuss the movement's significance and the people's role in shaping leadership.

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What is democracy? Democracy 101 is your guide to understanding the principles, challenges and history of democratic systems worldwide. This series shares insights, expert interviews and real-life stories that aim to empower and equip you with knowledge to make better decisions when it comes to voting.

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