08.10.19 Pt 2 - We’re joined by Styli Charalambous from Daily Maverick, and he gives us a breakdown of what makes this reputable publication what it is and what values they stand for as a news agency. Phumi on the other hand, shares a story about a prominent figure who faked having cancer.

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More often than not, the leadership in Africa has been defined by violent dictatorships. So much so that people wonder if the “Benevolent Dictator” exists and whether or not “The People” always know what’s best for themselves. The contrasting leadership styles of Rwandan President Paul Kagame and that of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni are examples of incumbent leaders who function in democracies - yet the outcome of their leadership is worlds apart. While there are African countries that have thrived under democracy, the question remains: Is democracy a system imposed on Africa? And is it the universal solution for African governance? The Interchange is made possible by Absa and Tshimong.

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It’s been an eventful week in SA with xenophobia rearing its ugly head again. In response, Nigeria is pushing back and it’s not looking good. Critical thinker and Law graduate @MightiJamie joins the show and lays down some insightful views on the state of our nation, the potential ramifications, as well as the other side of the narrative. And then, Project Tito is discussed by the team. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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With China’s potential increasing at a rapid rate, are they on their way to becoming a serious threat to us all? Well, Kanthan Pillay is convinced that this is the case and has arguments to back it up. Then, the paper sent by Minister Tito Mboweni has reached the likes of Gareth, Phumi and Kanthan. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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The heat is dialled up on The Burning Platform this week as Kanthan Pillay resuscitates the NHI conversation and unpacks an article he recently penned on the topic. There may be another side to the story between Eskom and the people of of Soweto... a resident chimes in and challenges Phumi. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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The history of South Africa’s freedom fighters are well known. The stories of the remarkable women who played an important role in the struggle against apartheid however, sadly often remain untold. eNCA has finally given some of these incredible women a voice, and Gareth chats to the team behind it all - Michelle Craig (eNCA anchor), Mmanaledi Mataboge-Mashetla (Senior Researcher), and Helene Nieuwenhuis (Senior Producer for Special Projects).

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14.08.19 Pt 2 - Is the SA woman crying during the Hong Kong protests annoying or justified? Imagine being a talented artist... but only in your sleep. Have you ever had a situation where you’ve had the urge to get intimate with someone in a public space? Well Germany may have found a solution. This year, eNCA has decided to pay tribute to some of the incredible women who have fought for the freedom we all share today – in a series of stories about struggle, perseverance and survival.

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Helen Zille may have stepped down as the Premier of the Western Cape after two five-year terms and retired from politics, but she is nowhere close to slowing down. She's still right in the thick of continuing to make and get involved in societal change for the better. She chats to Gareth about her new position at the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR) as a senior policy fellow, and how she's navigating these tricky times we're in. No topic is left untouched, from victimhood culture, why she reckons 'wokeness' is about white people, Twitter, who she stills keeps up with at the Democratic Alliance (DA), and why she believes the most dangerous people in society are the ones who think they've found the truth.

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Should there be any funding for SA’s political parties? Gareth educates the team on what a pirate victory is, and they get into a discussion on its potential effects in government. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula went on vacation - paid for by government money. Afriforum has taken him to court over it, but is it really their role to take on such cases? Then, Helen Zille joins the conversation and shares her controversial views on HIV and AIDS. Brought to you by Nando’s

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For years South Africa has been plagued with violence aimed at foreigners. Could xenophobia be a result of a sense of exceptionalism amongst South Africans? How has this 'Afrophobia' contributed to the downfall of Pan-Africanism among Africans? The Interchange is made possible by Absa and Tshimong.

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