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Various people in the know tell us the truth about what’s going on in South African politics. Fired up by Nando's.

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Various people in the know tell us the truth about what’s going on in South African politics. Fired up by Nando's.

    Can you trust the Covid-19 tests?

    Can you trust the Covid-19 tests?

    From Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe‘s alleged scandalous links to Botswana, to the impact of the elections in Somalia... Gareth, Kanthan and guest Jean-Jacques Cornish tackle the week's biggest political stories. And while we're all still grappling with the ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic, the team debates how unlocking countries should work.

    • 54 min
    Bheki & the hippos shut mouths

    Bheki & the hippos shut mouths

    Why can't anyone just print money? What's the difference between consumer and asset inflation? Are public sector employees useful to an economy? And just who is Finance Minister Tito Mboweni referring to when he says: "The hippopotamus must shut its mouth"? The battle to be King of Ideology continues to rage between religion and secularism, and Bheki Cele may be the only man capable of keeping South Africa's taxi industry on a leash.

    • 54 min
    Keynesian Theory: Mankind's Crisis Crutch

    Keynesian Theory: Mankind's Crisis Crutch

    Are Economic Keystrokes good, or are they a landmine for the tax paying citizenry? Can business function without a competent state intervening heavily to create conditions for economic prosperity? What is the role of tax in the economy? Is gender based violence linked to economic activity? We all hate Keynesian theory until crisis strikes... why is that?

    • 53 min
    Freedom comes at a price

    Freedom comes at a price

    Phumlani Majozi joins us to discuss the notion of good ideas and organising a country properly. Can government, business and labour ever march to a single beat? Hong Kong took decisive action after they were liberated, is that a replicable model for other nations who achieve liberation? Is the idea of race-based politics hindering poverty alleviation? Is BEE fundamentally flawed?

    • 59 min
    Absolute power corrupts... absolutely!

    Absolute power corrupts... absolutely!

    Did the townships of South Africa get the lockdown right vs the suburban approach? Will South Africa's private healthcare system be crippled because of lockdown? How the country reopens will come at a political cost and the vultures are circling already it seems. The tensions between systemic power and racial subjugation are at an all time high in America after George Floyd's murder - where to now for the home of the brave?

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Distributive justice VS Private security forces

    Distributive justice VS Private security forces

    Is it a good idea to have private security firms to carry out state justice? What is distributive justice and how does it shape ideology? Does the private sector serve society at large better than a capable state? If a government doesn't trust its citizens, what is the logical conclusion? Armed forces are trained to kill, so what happens when their barrels are aimed at their own citizens?

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

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64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Neil Boyce ,

Why??

Normally my favourite show, today we heard a monologue, the team makes this a show successful !

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