Camilla Bath, a journalist with 20 years’ experience, joins the team to chat about bias and objectivity in a world that’s heavily reliant on news. Camilla touches on the importance of knowing your sources, and how AI generators are “hugely skewed to a Western perspective." Powered by Podcast Party.

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27.02.24 Pt 2 - Veteran journalist Camilla Bath joins Gareth to have an in-depth discussion about mis- and disinformation within the media, assessing credibility and removing our own biases in a world of constant new information. Camilla also touches on the use of AI in content creation today.

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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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13.02.24 Pt 2 - Xavier Bapoo, a self-studied political analyst, joins Gareth and Jack for Democracy 101 for a discussion on many topics including if voting is enough, Manifesto vs Party Constitution as well as Major Groups that have an impact on the vote.

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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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06.02.24 Pt 2 - Ray Hartley and Greg Mills, co-authors of ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Scenarios for South Africa’s Uncertain Future’, join Gareth and Jack to discuss the views in their new book. We hear about the possible good outcomes, with a positive future - but also the harsh realities we could face as a country.

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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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23.01.24 Pt 2 - Gareth and Jack are joined by Dr Frans Cronje from the Social Research Foundation, who has some great news regarding quite a noticeable change in South African politics. After much research, he is able to share some voters’ thoughts on political parties and the agendas behind our current government.

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