7 episodes

I’m Helen Zille

You may know me as the former mayor of Cape Town and the former Premier of the Western Cape… or a twitter troll.

I have been a journalist, political activist, entrepreneur, politician, author, senior policy fellow and most lately uMkhulu

But enough with the past - We are here to talk about the present and the future.

Tea With Helen is my new foray into political and social debate.

I will be talking to journalists, academics, politicians and other shakers and movers about the big ideas and issues of our time, both locally and globally.

Let’s get out of the Twitter gutter and have some truth-seeking conversations.

Join me on Youtube, iTunes and wherever you get your podcasts.

Let’s have tea.

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    • Society & Culture

I’m Helen Zille

You may know me as the former mayor of Cape Town and the former Premier of the Western Cape… or a twitter troll.

I have been a journalist, political activist, entrepreneur, politician, author, senior policy fellow and most lately uMkhulu

But enough with the past - We are here to talk about the present and the future.

Tea With Helen is my new foray into political and social debate.

I will be talking to journalists, academics, politicians and other shakers and movers about the big ideas and issues of our time, both locally and globally.

Let’s get out of the Twitter gutter and have some truth-seeking conversations.

Join me on Youtube, iTunes and wherever you get your podcasts.

Let’s have tea.

    Episode 5: Helen Zille has tea with Thuli Madonsela

    Episode 5: Helen Zille has tea with Thuli Madonsela

    Thuli Madonsela is a South African advocate and Professor of law, holding a chair in social justice at Stellenbosch University since January 2018. She served as the Public Protector of South Africa from 19 October 2009 to 14 October 2016.

    In 1996, she helped draft the final constitution of South Africa promulgated by then President Nelson Mandela.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    EP: 4 Tea With Adam Habib - Part 2

    EP: 4 Tea With Adam Habib - Part 2

    Adam Habib is a South African professor of political geography, and the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Adam is the author of two books: Rebels and Rage - Reflecting on #FeesMustFall South Africa's Suspended Revolution - Hopes and Prospects.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    EP: 4 Tea With Adam Habib - Part 1

    EP: 4 Tea With Adam Habib - Part 1

    Adam Habib is a South African professor of political geography, and the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Adam is the author of two books:
    Rebels and Rage - Reflecting on #FeesMustFall
    South Africa's Suspended Revolution - Hopes and Prospects.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    EP: 3 Tea With Max Du Preez

    EP: 3 Tea With Max Du Preez

    Max du Preez is a writer, columnist and documentary filmmaker. He founded the Vrye Weekblad, an Afrikaans-language weekly and the first anti-apartheid newspaper and its progressive successor Vrye Weekblad Online in 2019. He won the Nat Nakasa Award for fearless reporting in 2008. Between 1982-1988, Du Preez was the Political Correspondent for various publications including Beeld, Financial Mail, Sunday Times and Business Day.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    EP:2 Tea With Ferial Haffajee

    EP:2 Tea With Ferial Haffajee

    Ferial Haffajee is a South African journalist and newspaper editor. Haffajee was editor of City Press newspaper and was previously the editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper. She now writes for The Daily Maverick.

    • 49 min
    EP: 1 Tea With Peter Bruce

    EP: 1 Tea With Peter Bruce

    Peter Bruce is the former editor-in-chief of the Business Day. He currently writes columns for the Financial Mail, Sunday Times and Business Day.

    He can be found on twitter at @Bruceps.

    Support Tea With Helen on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/teawithhelen

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

Neil Boyce ,

TEA on STEROIDS !!

This podcast is a welcome move away from all the Trash talk, Political Rubbish and negative noise , a good honest chat !

LoveYouHelenMoveOn ,

Move on Helen

The reason for the one star review is that Tea with Helen has nothing whatsoever to do with the guests Helen hosts. It’s all about Helen. I understand why. She gave up a lot through her life. She’s trying to hang onto a lost era. Would all of us could. It’s gone and we have to move on as does Helen.

Kerryvs ,

Max du Preez Interview

Max du Preez illustrated what a bully and narcissist he is. His constant interrupting & unwillingness or inability to have a decent, rational and two-way discussion made it quite difficult to listen to but kudos to Helen for putting him in his place with hard, cold facts!

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