Head of Policy and Research at the Rivonia Circle, Lukhona Mnguni joins the show to talk about the work he is currently up to, and to shed light on some of the pressing issues that various communities face, comments on the ANC ‘ecosystem’, and thoughts on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s UK visit.

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24.11.22 Pt 1 - Lukhona Mnguni is a governance, politics, and development specialist. He currently serves as the Head of Policy and Research at the Rivonia Circle, and he discusses the work he is doing - reforming current systems, thoughts on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s UK visit, and the real issues affecting various communities.

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23.11.22 Pt 1 - Is Qatar wrong for defending its culture from the West? How does one find a new doctor? And Minnie-lee Tagwirei talks about the SMME Corporate Year-End Gala.

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20.10.22 Pt 2 - Gareth, Phumi and Kanthan Pillay discuss the most recent issues happening in both South Africa and the world. This includes the repercussions when breaking coalition agreements, what would constitute a good system of governance, and what’s going on in US politics and its downstream effects on the rest of the world. Is a realignment taking place? Kanthan gives his take on the Republican divide.

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20.10.22 Pt 1 - In 1977, several newspapers were banned and a number of journalists thrown in jail because ‘their presence in society posed a threat to its stability’. Gareth and Phumi get into the history of media freedom.

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Moeletsi Mbeki joins Phumi Mashigo to unpack a number of topics that include South Africa having a massive stunting growth problem, our leaders lack of care, whether or not the DA is a white party, and what ordinary South Africans can do to make a change.

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13.10.22 Pt 2 - Does South Africa have a leadership problem or do our leaders simply not care? This week Phumi is joined by Moeletsi Mbeki and they have a conversation about leadership, stunted growth being a massive problem, and whether the ANC is a black party.

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06.10.22 Pt 2 - Independent election analyst Wayne Sussman joins the team for an in-depth conversation about the Joburg coalition government debacle, Mpho Phalatse’s Twitter thread, elections in South Africa, and voter apathy.

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06.10.22 Pt 1 - Did you have a worst or best teacher at school? Or maybe a most memorable teacher? Should government cover burnout leave? And a Gauteng police station gets robbed of 10 guns!

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Senior fellow at African Liberty, Phumlani Majozi joins Gareth and Phumi to unpack the latest political news. Is the DA positioning itself as a leading party, or will it always just be seen as the opposition? Was the economy in better shape during the Zuma era? Plus a discussion on the young, skilled South Africans leaving the country for greener pastures.

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