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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How long should we give De Ruyter to turn Eskom around? The economic ramifications of South Africa’s lockdown are yet to be unveiled – just how bad could things get? How are marketing spend and economic prosperity linked? Retirement funds are on the table now for the ANC government, how real should our fears be? Biden or Trump… it’s come to this has it? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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Is the Western Cape’s independence a realistic goal? Is the will of the majority important in democracy? Should South Africans be worried about South Africa’s march towards policies resembling other countries who believe in centralisation? Will skittish foreign investment return after lockdown-induced investment moratoriums? The economic pain of lockdown is still coming, but just how bad will it be for ordinary citizens? Joe Biden has his accuser on his running ticket now… what say the voters? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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The heat is now being turned up on society because they can’t feed their children, how long can this go on before a violent outburst occurs? Is the banking sector in South Africa ‘captured’, and can this situation be salvaged? When a judge needs a lawyer to fight their legal position, something is wrong isn’t it? It’s Women’s Month, but is the proliferation of gender politics helping or hurting the prosperity of society across the board? #VoetsekANC has been trending… what’s that all about? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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01.07.20 Pt 1 – Are you even trying to keep up with your new year’s resolutions under lockdown? Gord expresses his deep love for Barry Ronge. Today you’ll learn not to name an animal if you’re going to eat it. And note to self: There’s corruption, pollution and no solution in Mexico!

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Timothy Maurice shares a ‘5 Key Idea Influence Conversation’ with Steve Harvey and his wife Marjorie Harvey. They explore social impact, heritage, relationships, partnerships and legacy. As you go about building your influence, these key pillars will be vital. The original conversation aired on CNBC Africa.

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Tami and Scott give an introduction to the series. They discuss why Progress SA cares about academic freedom and why it took up the fight against academic authoritarianism at the University of Cape Town. They also discuss the state of academic freedom — worldwide and across South Africa — as context for the interviews that are to follow in the rest of the series.

This series is brought to you with support from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.

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Dr Max Price, past Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, has an opportunity to respond to criticism levelled at him by other guests interviewed in the series. Scott asks him about UCT’s legacy of academic freedom, and whether that legacy is now under threat. Price offers a different understanding of the concept of academic freedom to the one employed by other guests in the series.

This series is brought to you with support from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.

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Timothy Maurice stumbled on an interview with an educated, gender equality fighting pornstar named Angela White. He became fascinated by her women’s equality research, and wanted to share what he learned about the mindset of a successful pornstar!

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Don’t let the trappings of Twitter, ‘fake news’, or being stuck in traffic every day fool you… there’s been no better time to be alive than right now – as the Editor of HumanProgress.org, Marian Tupy and his team believe, and prove this through their website that shows how the state of humanity has improved in almost every way over time. Building the site on the premise that the media misuse data to paint an overly negative picture of development, Marian chats to Gareth about the good that’s happening all around us.

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