South African foreign correspondent Al J Venter returned from the Central African Republic six weeks ago, having had personal experience of a Russian mercenary force that has virtually taken over an African state. The international community is now familiar with the activities of the Moscow-run Wagner Group, an exploitative military force that is currently active in several African countries - among them the CAR, Mali, Burkina Faso, parts of Libya and before that, Mozambique. In the process, mines and raw resources are being taken over by force and any opposition summarily dealt with, no questions asked. This Russian force also ingratiates itself with the government, gradually supplanting law and order with military force, and killing those who stand in its way, or are even suspected of opposing its will. How much longer is the world community going to allow these inhuman rights transgressions to continue? When are African nations themselves going to make a stand? Find out more in this compelling, exclusive interview.

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JJ Cornish shares the latest African news that includes Mozambique starting to ship gas to Europe, new peace talks between DRC and Rwanda set to start next Monday, and the plight of jailed British-Egyptian dissident overshadowing COP27 in Egypt. Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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15.11.22 Pt 1 - Seems like Lebang is going through the most. An audience member had a dream about Gareth, and both Gareth and Simphiwe don’t trust Jeff Bezos' announcement of pledging to give away most of his wealth!

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Ian Scher is the CEO of Rescue South Africa, and he joins the team to talk about the KZN floods and what has made this current flooding so much worse than previous years. Wayne Duvenage later joins to talk about the work OUTA has done over the past few years, and the potential for looting of the KZN relief funds… how can the government ‘prove’ they are trustworthy with their shocking track record?

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21.04.22 Pt 2 - Ian Scher is the CEO of Rescue South Africa, which has responded to natural disasters worldwide over the last 21 years. He chats to Gareth and Bakh’abantu about the projects they have, the recent KZN floods, and what needs to be done to safeguard against disasters. Later, Wayne Duvenage joins the team as they look into the impact of OUTA.

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Do you know what the average take-home pay is? JJ Cornish, our expert on all things African, joins the team to have a candid conversation about the South African economy, increase of taxes, the Mozambique situation and more.

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27.01.22 Pt 2 - JJ Cornish - our expert on all things African - joins the team this week to discuss the situation in Mozambique, the AU summit in Ethiopia, the South African economy and more.

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JJ Cornish sheds light on there being no South African boots on the ground in Mozambique, Tunisia making strides in fighting jihadis, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, and then there's also a turd. Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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Does politics get in the way of global business opportunities for South Africa? There's a lot that could make you not see the light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to how SA works, but maybe Yaw Peprah - a qualified chartered accountant - will change your view. He chats to Gareth about a number of topics including Mozambique, Mmusi Maimane, the DA and the state of America. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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08.04.21 Pt 2 - You might not want to be vegan after finding out that vegans have weaker bones and a higher risk of fractures than people who eat meat. Siya spills some tea about the most hip hipster he has met... and that he judges people who have manifesting bath salts.

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