In 1742 a Russian aristocrat and military engineer, fluent in Turkish and French, rose to prominence in the Imperial court of Peter the Great. He had all the trappings of nobility, and was held in such high regard that the Tsar adopted him. This great figure of Russian history's name is Gannibal - charming, intelligent and a man of extraordinary achievement. Oh, and also a black African.

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No politics Friday gets thrown out the window as Gareth starts off the show by reflecting on what’s been happening in world and shares his thoughts on how governments have got it wrong over the past few years and what he thinks need to happen for the economy to open up.

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This week the team is joined by the Deputy CEO of AfriForum, Ernst Roets, to unpack what Afriforum does and stands for. They also discuss the decline of America, the alarmingly high unemployment rate in South Africa, and the outrageous violence that South Africans are experiencing.

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21.07.22 Pt 2 - Deputy CEO of AfriForum, Ernst Roets joins the team to explain what they do. The team also talks about the decline of America, the staggeringly high unemployment rate of South Africa, and the importance of accepting the responsibility of what you can do - without the help of government.

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Dr Alan Mendoza is a Founder and the Executive Director of the Henry Jackson Society - which is a British-based think tank with a global outlook. He directs analysis, research focus, strategy and development for the organisation. Since this discussion was recorded on the day Boris Johnson resigned as Prime Minister, Gareth launched straight into that. The conversation touched on Russia/Ukraine, China, the political left and right, free speech and briefly, South Africa.

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22.06.22 Pt 2 - Is it time for Simphiwe to join dating apps? Some of her colleagues seem to think so, but does she? The Ambassador of Ukraine in SA, Liubov Abravitova joins the show to give us an update on the current situation in the country, as well as its broader relationship with South Africa.

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20.06.22 Pt 1 - Find out about the secret tunnels that were used by 8 passengers to try sneak into South Africa, a beauty company files for bankruptcy after missing the social media fuelled make-up boom, and Dr Hanan Buskhin shares how to deal with bullying in the workplace.

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17.05.22 Pt 1 - The team get into a bit of a heated discussion about a clip that went viral showing a minister who couldn’t string a sentence together about the water crisis in Kimberley. They are also not impressed about McDonald's leaving Russia for good after 30 years.

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Kanthan Pillay joins the team to discuss Mandisa Maya possibly becoming the next Deputy Chief Justice. He also weighs in on Ukraine and the impact of the Russian invasion. Could Roe v Wade be a pivotal issue the Democrats can run on in the next elections?

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05.05.22 Pt 2 - Returning champion Kanthan Pillay joins the team to discuss world issues from Covid, to the Russia/Ukraine war’s effect on the world economy, to the US Roe v Wade case.

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