It’s one thing to want to pursue a career you can get a degree in that your parents don’t quite approve of, like art history or theatre arts. It’s no coincidence that both of those examples have the word ‘art’ in it. Now imagine explaining to your parents that you want to get paid to be yourself; you want to make being yourself a career; a creative career. Imagine that those parents are poor, like below the poverty line poor, and their longing wish is for you to become a lawyer or doctor, you know, something far more credible and financially viable...

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Mbali Njomane from the Ma(i)de Sessions on CliffCentral joins Gareth in studio for a practical conversation around us improving our arguments. There are so many issues that people are throwing their weight behind in South Africa right now, but are they doing it effectively? From asking the right questions, to referencing the right sources, we can all learn something here.

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On the one hand, President Zuma and his government made up of Dlamini, Mahlobo, Zwane, etc. is a democratically elected government that represents the will of the people. On the other hand, these very politicians are leading from crisis to crisis with no sense of accountability. Even the so-called Chapter 9 institutions seem powerless. Andrew and Rori explore the sense of powerlessness they feel as citizens and ask Nomaceba Mbayo from Right2Know and Rafael Friedman from the Helen Suzman Foundation what citizens can do to claim their power back.

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It's the one-year anniversary of The Renegade Report and the hosts take the hour to reflect on the year that was, and what lies ahead for the show.

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There appears to be a growing sense in some sectors of the South African white population that they do not have a future in South Africa. In this show, Andrew and Rori speak to Economist Dawie Roodt to find out what the economic statistics show in terms of the socio-economic progress that the respective race groups are making. They then speak to Wouter Wessels, spokesperson of political party FF+ to explore the issue. The show reveals interesting insights on the past, present and future of South Africa - along with interesting views on "pomping".

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On this episode of the podcast the hosts are joined by outspoken follower of Hotep, Ali Shakur. 'Hotep Jesus', as he likes to be known, explains the philosophy behind the Hotep lifestyle, the problems facing African Americans, and the solutions he believes need to be found within. Roman explores the real concerns facing minority groups versus the superficial narrative seen within social and other popular media, while Jonathan probes some of the collectivist ideas being put forward by the guest. Ali talks about why in his view traditional racism doesn't exist, how the black community are their own worst enemy, and what the real history of slavery and integration has to do with the current socio-economic state of black people.

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In this first of the series exploring capitalism, Andrew and Rori tackle the question of whether capitalism is a bad thing. They are joined by the Executive Director of the Free Market Foundation, Leon Louw and independent energy consultant and writer Andrew Kenny.

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On this episode, consultant and Marxist Byron McFadden joins the hosts to discuss his views. Byron explains the errors of the Bolsheviks in implementing socialism in the 20th century, and points to other examples of these principles being used elsewhere in the world. Jonathan pushes back against the notion that Capitalism is a failed idea and Roman proposes that our current economic system has led humanity to its greatest prosperity. Byron pushes back through a Marxist lens and goes on to share his knowledge of African economics, opposition to perceived South African arrogance, and the role of China on the continent.

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There are over 200,000 NGOs in South Africa - all tackling the same set of issues. Yet it would appear that we aren’t really moving the needle on resolving those issues, while NGO execs continue to get paid large sums and build up their personal profiles through all sorts of fellowships, lists and international travel... living lives far removed from the lives they are supposedly trying to impact - yet using the experiences of those they are supposedly trying to impact to build up their own currency.

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The guest this week is Spiked Online editor Brendan O'Neill. Brendan explains his roots as a Marxist and motivates his belief that Marx and Engels were in fact devoted to freedom and against the State. Jonathan proposes the idea that both the left and right can't help but become elitist when in power and Roman attacks the concept of white privilege which leads to a fascinating insight into class dynamics. Brendan expounds on his views of why Brexit is the best thing to happen in Western politics in 25 years, how Trump is in no way comparable to Hitler, and what environmentalism is doing to prevent the progress of humanity.

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