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Tembeka Ngcukaitobi: Land, Freedom of Speech, Judicial Independence

Tembeka Ngcukaitobi: Land, Freedom of Speech, Judicial Independence

March 31, 2020

In this episode from the SMWX archive, we bring you our interview with Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi.

Recorded in 2019, this conversation touches on freedom of expression, the craft of advocacy, and the question of land. Enjoy!

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Watch the full interview on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ30qx1beo8&t=19s

Khaya Sithole: “Eskom Debt Risk is Huge”

Khaya Sithole: “Eskom Debt Risk is Huge”

March 12, 2020

What is the debt risk posed by Eskom? Should SAA be privatised? How can youth unemployment be tackled?

Sizwe caught up with Chartered Accountant and political commentator Khaya Sithole, to analyse the situation at South African SOEs, and to talk about the problem of youth unemployment.

Sit back, and enjoy as one of SA's best young financial minds takes you through the numbers and the risks.

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Shaeera Kalla: “Somewhere Between Hope and Despair”

Shaeera Kalla: “Somewhere Between Hope and Despair”

March 10, 2020

Sizwe caught up with activist Shaeera Kalla to trace her journey since Fees Must Fall, get her views on SA politics, and look at some of her upcoming projects.

Follow Shaeera on Twitter: @Shaeera_k

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Jamil F. Khan on His Upcoming New Book

Jamil F. Khan on His Upcoming New Book

February 25, 2020

Sizwe caught up with author Jamil F. Khan to get the latest on his forthcoming book, Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams. He also shared some liiit views on SA politics!

Jamil F. Khan is a scholar, columnist and author. He is currently enrolled for a PhD in Critical Diversity Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. His work looks at the experiences of Coloured people in South Africa through the lens of creolisation theory.

With Khamr: The Makings of a Waterslams, Khan hopes to set the tone for an honest and critical conversation around Islam, Colouredness, middle-classness and queerness. It is an attempt to lift the shame from so many who live outside of the lines of normativity and respectability, and to repatriate this shame to the oppressive power structures that constrain people’s lives in the name of tradition and ritual. At 30 years old, Khan challenges the notion that young voices have no shape or place to articulate the experiences of a historically unjust and unequal South Africa and clearly shows what value can be excavated from such voices, which are often buried alive.

Follow him on Twitter: @JamilFarouk

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Vuyani Pambo: SONA Interruptions and FW de Klerk

Vuyani Pambo: SONA Interruptions and FW de Klerk

February 17, 2020

Sizwe caught up with EFF Spokesperson Vuyani Pambo right after the SONA to get his reactions to the speech and his views on FW de Klerk!

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Zuma Arrest Warrant: 5 Things You Need to Know

Zuma Arrest Warrant: 5 Things You Need to Know

February 17, 2020

Sizwe caught up with legal journalist at Tiso Blackstar, Karyn Maughan, to analyse the recent arrest warrant issued for former president Jacob Zuma and the broader implications of his corruption trial.

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Mighti Jamie on SONA 2020: “No Room for Fluffy Plans”

Mighti Jamie on SONA 2020: “No Room for Fluffy Plans”

February 12, 2020

Sizwe caught up with political analyst Mighti Jamie to preview President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address 2020.

Watch the video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/qB9lgCDjyaE


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Ramaphosa vs Mkhwebane: 5 Things You Need to Know

Ramaphosa vs Mkhwebane: 5 Things You Need to Know

February 4, 2020

Sizwe caught up with Legal Journalist Karyn Maughan to talk through the Ramaphosa vs Mkhwebane legal battle that kicks off today in the Pretoria High Court.

Watch this vid to fully educate yourself on the court battle that will define politics in 2020!

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Nelson Chamisa: “Old Generation Must Pass the Baton”

Nelson Chamisa: “Old Generation Must Pass the Baton”

February 4, 2020

Sizwe caught up with Nelson Chamisa, President of Zimbabwe's MDC party to discuss:

- The MDC's position on economic reform

- Recent constitutional amendments gazetted in December

- Ageing political leaders on the continent

- Xenophobic violence in South Africa

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* Our thanks to Professor S Chigudu for assistance with the research for this episode.

Rekgotsofetse Chikane: “There’s Been a Death of Politics”

Rekgotsofetse Chikane: “There’s Been a Death of Politics”

February 4, 2020

I caught up with Rekgotsofetse Chikane, author and activist, to discuss the state of SA politics, free education and the lead-up to #SONA2020.

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Notes: Book mentioned: Breaking a Rainbow, Building a Nation: The Politics Behind #mustfall Movements (Chikane, 2019)

Eskom Board member refered to: Busisiwe Mavuso. Check out this article: https://www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2019-10-29-eskom-board-member-slams-interference-says-there-should-be-load-shedding/

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