Numerous votes of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma have failed. After a vigorous three-week debate, the ANC NEC has pronounced that the case of Zuma's leadership is now closed as far as they are concerned. On this show Andrew and Rori speak to Lawson Naidoo of the Save SA campaign and political analyst Justice Malala to ask: What happens now that Zuma has managed to live another day?

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This episode of The Renegade Report has Jonathan and Roman sounding off about current affairs and whatever comes to mind. The hosts discuss the death of Fidel Castro and the predictable reaction of the left, the rise and fall of fake news sites like CNN and the Huffington Post, as well as a reasonable approach to living with Donald Trump and not freaking out. Roman points out the hypocrisy shown by one of his favourite philosophers in "2016" and Jonathan ponders the effect the DA are having on Johannesburg.

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State Capture has dominated the South African socio-political landscape recently, culminating in an explosive report by the Public Protector outlining various cases of politicians being compromised by wealthy businesspeople. Others have argued that the focus on the Guptas and others is misplaced and should rather be directed at the looting of the state by a group of powerful businessmen referred to as the 'Stellenbosch Mafia' - people like Andile Mngxitama have insisted that individuals such as Johan Rupert need to be investigated. In this explosive show Andrew and Rori speak to Jan Bosman of the Afrikanerbond and political analyst Ralph Mathekga, to find out whether the Stellenbosch Mafia really exist and what their impact on the South African socio-political and economic landscape is.

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The guest this week is little-known Afrikaans singer and activist Steve Hofmeyr. Roman and Jonathan discuss the aftermath of the American election and its meaning for the mainstream media, the celebrity culture and the future of identity politics. Steve opens up about his views on race, culture and being “pro-generalisation”. The discussion covers a variety of topics from the language being taught at universities to the role of the State in guarding culture. There is plenty of debate between the hosts and Mr Hofmeyr around the functioning of Apartheid, about whether a ‘white genocide’ exists, and how the impingement of our free speech rights might lead to the apocalypse.

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What would you give up for a better South Africa? Andrew Levy opens with an extract from a short story called The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas. Andrew speaks to a number of guests including Vinayak Bhardwaj, Kevin Foster, Kayan Leung, Maloba Tshela, and Tizi Merafe to discuss this question.

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The Renegade Report plays host to South African Twitter royalty, journalist and writer Gus Silber. The discussion focuses on the media, their biases and their positioning within society. Gus emphasises the role of individual journalists versus the concept of a monolithic media, as well as the reality of these individuals having specific viewpoints despite their need to approach matters impartially. Jonathan and Roman explore the lack of trust in the media, the quality thereof, and the shutdown of feedback loops like comment sections. Gus advises on the importance of being a promiscuous consumer of media, makes a strong freedom of speech argument on the issue of satire, and rallies against the banning of things we dislike.

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The common refrain from the middle-class has been that Trump voters are unintelligent deplorables acting irrationally, but what might we be missing out on by writing their actions off as irrational? In this show Andrew and Rori speak to Tinashe Chuchu to unpack what is really happening in the hearts and minds of the majority of Americans.

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It's an American Election Special for a very 'special' election. The guest is Ashor Sarupen, local and international campaign expert, who gives insightful analysis on Crooked Hillary and Grabby Trump. Jonathan and Roman explore the entire US election process from the primaries to the Congress, the Senate, and of course the Presidency. Ashor explains the working class support of Donald, the cultural issues entwined in the election, and the potential result of a Clinton victory on the Supreme Court.

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Twenty-two years into democratic South Africa, demographics still reflect that poverty is concentrated along race lines in the country. Some have argued that after so long, apartheid can no longer be blamed for this. In this show Andrew and Rori speak to the Statistician-General, Dr Pali Lehohla and social activist Athi-Nangamso Nkopo to interrogate this issue.

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Liberty advocate and repenting lawyer Cecelia Kok joins the hosts on this episode of The Renegade Report. Cecelia talks about her passion for all things freedom and the inspiration she takes from philosophers like John Stuart Mill. The discussion explores the role identity plays in the moral assessment of actions, the importance if any of “lived experience”, and polarising movements such as third wave feminism and men’s rights activists. Roman and Jonathan get Cecelia’s views on good ideas versus bad ones, how to make affirmative action equitable, and what can be done to improve our economy through liberal values.

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