Roger Jardine joins Gareth Cliff, Phumi Mashigo, and Kanthan Pillay this week. Together they touch on the controversial NHI bill, why the Tintswalos of South Africa should vote, and the importance of youth in elections and politics. Roger lays down some of his manifesto for his party, Change Starts Now.

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15.02.24 Pt 2 - Kanthan Pillay questions Change Starts Now president, Roger Jardine, about the true state of democracy in South Africa. Does minimum wage affect our competitiveness in the global economy? Plus, all things cadre deployment.

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15.02.24 Pt 1 - Gareth and Phumi share their thoughts in the lead-up to elections. What would you want in exchange for selling your soul? And South Africa might have a new billionaire.

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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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30.01.24 Pt 2 - James Aphane, the IEC Electoral Operations Manager, and Matsobane Nkoko, IEC Party Funding Manager join the show to discuss some blurred lines involving the upcoming national elections. Voting abroad, how the funding for parties works, as well as tax allocation for politics from the man on the ground. James and Matsobane are here to reassure us with the procedures on how these elections will be free and fair.

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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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19.01.24 Pt 2 - Siv Ngesi joins Gareth and Simphiwe as they get into Siv’s Cape Town celebrity hobnobbing, his love for Mmusi Maimane, Gareth’s ‘White Room’, and more.

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Kanthan Pillay and Koketso Resane join Gareth Cliff and Phumi Mashigo for a lengthy discussion about some recent events in SA politics. The lengthy ballot paper holding a record amount of parties in South African history, the ANC’s statement regarding the Western Cape, and former Israeli ambassador to South Africa, Arthur Lenk joins in live from Israel to give us a status update on the ground, and answer some questions from the team.

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18.01.24 Pt 2 - Gareth and Phumi are joined by Koketso Resane and Kanthan Pillay for The Burning Platform. With much to discuss, the team dive into the lengthy ballot paper, recording more parties than ever in the history of South Africa. Koketso has a simple solution, and Kanthan explains his experience from being in the running. Arthur Lenk joins live from Israel for an update of what’s going on there, and to answer some questions from the team.

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