Will our technology save or destroy us? Gareth Cliff chats to Riaz Moola, Rapelang Rabana and Toby Shapshak. Plus Gcina Mhlophe and the art of storytelling.

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Ancient Israel, place of mystery and cradle of religion. King David and King Solomon are referred to in the great tapestry of Middle Eastern history as being paragons of kingship. All through the Middle Ages, kings tried to live up to their example. But who were the ancient kings, how much evidence do we have for their existence - and what are the modern political implications for the descendants of King David in that part of the world? Join us on our journey through history as we start a new season in the place where so much began...

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This week on SA’s number 1 motoring podcast, George Mienie and Wandile Sishi chat to Neale Hill, Managing Director of Ford SA, to discuss the story behind the Ford Ranger becoming SA’s most sold used car. The team investigates the impact of COVID-19’s disruption, and how the automotive industry is innovating to help people affected and adapting operations for a post-pandemic world. Lastly, the discussion turns to Ford’s renewed focus on the brand’s heritage and much more! Powered by AutoTrader.

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The Right Honourable David Mellor QC is an award-winning British broadcaster, newspaper columnist, barrister and has had a colourful political career having served in ministerial positions under Prime Ministers John Major, Maggie Thatcher and Putney. He has a keen eye on the world and writes columns for six national newspapers including the Evening Standard, The Guardian and The People. He was on holiday in South Africa and locked down with us in Cape Town, before managing to return to the UK.

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Does cultural diversity unify or divide us? Maj Toure, Zuby and Mighti Jamie debate culture vs identity politics. Gareth Cliff also speaks to David Mellor QC about his opinions on Boris Johnson and whether the UK lockdown was necessary.

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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? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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16.09.20 Pt 2 - Is there a constructive way to protest or should protest create chaos? Are beards a cool thing to have? Apple is now focusing on the health of humans... is that good, or are they out of ideas? Learning to be violent is important for all humans, controlled violence can be useful. What would be the most useless superpower? Real life superhero Dishal Sooku joins us to discuss how he saved a child from being kidnapped.

 

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This week on South Africa’s no.1 motoring podcast, George Mienie and Wandile Sishi attempt to confirm or debunk whether the price of cars has increased. Chad Lückhoff also joins the conversation to talk about South Africa’s 'cheapest' all-electric car – the Mini SE. Lastly, the team answers some of your questions in the ‘Ask AutoTrader’ segment, such as the difference between balloon and residual payments, and the issues that could impact your insurance claim settlements. Powered by AutoTrader.

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How to rebuild an economy, with commentary from Colin Coleman, Magnus Heystek and Maggs Naidu... as well as a billion reasons to look up from Prof. David Block.

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How is it that after all these years, the Eastern Bloc is still such a mess? Is the mainstream media in South Africa caught in a struggle envy trap? Are the ideological struggles of 2020 less meaningful than the war-ridden struggles of the 20th century? Has South Africa wasted 30 years? How and why in 2020 does Port Elizabeth have no clean drinking water? With George Bizos' passing, perhaps this is a moment to consider how far we've come since The Rivonia Trials as a nation. Have we done justice to those who died and served time for the civil liberty of a nation? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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