16.11.22 Pt 2 - This week Gareth has a candid conversation with Thomas Grant KC - an English barrister, author and polemicist. His latest book on Sir Sydney Kentridge, called The Mandela Brief, is the incredible story of one of Apartheid South Africa’s most infamous trials. In this discussion, he and Gareth talk about Kentridge, the law, oligarchs, mock trials of the dead and lots more.

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Thomas Grant KC is an English barrister, author and polemicist. His latest book on Sir Sydney Kentridge, called The Mandela Brief, is the incredible story of one of Apartheid South Africa’s most infamous trials. In this discussion, he and Gareth Cliff talk about Kentridge, the law, oligarchs, mock trials of the dead and lots more.

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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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Is there any incentive to become a whistleblower? Lukhanyo Calata, Solly Moeng, and Athol Williams unpack the reality of being a whistleblower in South Africa. They share their personal experiences of the consequences of doing the ‘right thing’.

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25.08.22 Pt 2 - Are there any benefits to being a whistleblower? This week the team is joined by journalist and author, Lukhanyo Calata, regular guest Solly Moeng, and Athol Williams, to unpack being a whistleblower in South Africa.

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28.04.22 Pt 1 - Why do we have such a ‘complain culture’ in South Africa? Gareth blames Apartheid and Calvinism. The hilarious Kate Normington then joins the team for a general catch-up, and to chat about her new theatre show.

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12.11.21 Pt 1 - Ben might be ready to be a dad, as he shares why you should stop watching porn. A South African fitness coach was shot dead in an armed robbery during a live Zoom exercise class, as 200 clients watched in horror. If you ever needed a reason to leave the toilet seat down, Gareth shares one involving a cobra!

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Leeto Nthoba - who is no stranger to the show - shares some horrific stories from Welkom that leave Phumi and Gareth wondering what the way forward could be. They then get into electricity and the loadshedding mess we are facing.

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11.11.21 Pt 2 - Lecturer at the Central University of Technology, debater, and socio-political analyst, Leeto Nthoba shares the reality of living in Welkom, and the horror stories that he has witnessed there. They get into some of the social issues, a loadshedding mess, and Phumi decides to go to Welkom to help out.

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One South Africa’s national spokeswoman, Mudzuli Rakhivhane, and Federal Leader of the Democratic Alliance, John Steenhuisen, join Gareth to share their thoughts on coalitions, how we should vote in the upcoming local elections, and their stance on racial issues in the country.

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