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Is there such a thing as moral authority in politics?

In his recent coloumn for BD live titled ‘The death of South Africa’s imagination’Gareth Van Onselen - head of politics and governance at the South African Institute of Race Relations says
“False moral equivalence allows the weak and superficial to maintain the pretence that the ANC and DA occupy the same position on the moral spectrum” According to him, “Thuma Mina” is not a call merely to action; it is an invitation to think a certain way. He continues to say there is no element of the DA’s track record that does not decimate that of the ANC’s. It creates jobs while the ANC wipes jobs out. It runs clean governments while the ANC destroys governments.

Guest: Gareth Van Onselen - Head of politics and governance at the South African Institute of Race Relations

Is marriage still relevant in society today?

Figures from Statistics South Africa show that 44.4% of divorces in 2016 were couples whose marriages lasted less than a decade. According to that year’s statistics, the highest divorce rate was among couples who were married between five and nine years. Is marriage still relevant? This evening we ask: What are the challenges affecting marriages today? Should the concept of marriage be re-evaluated, in terms of its purpose? Is forever after realistic?

Guest: Ntlantla Dingiswayo – President of the Marrien club (Marriage Enrichment) of South Africa


Getting a matric with university entrance is one of the primary goals of secondary education. However, not everyone obtains a university entrance, leaving them with a basic matric education. What opportunities are there for these matriculants? Also if one had not expected to pass as well as they do, what are their options?

Guest: Natasha Madhav - Senior Head of Programme: Faculty of The Independent Institute Of Education

The Headspace: Topic: Transformation in SA corporate leadership

The appointment of Daniel du Toit as the group chief executive of State-owned arms manufacturer, Denel, has been largely rejected by The Liberated Metalworkers Union of South Africa (Limusa) as well as the Black Management Forum. LIMUSA has said that the minister of public enterprises must implement employment equity recommendations.
Guest: Thabile Monci – Managing Director of the Black Management Forum

Is Education the only key to success?

Guest: Mightie Jamie – Social and Political Commentator
Democratic Alliance (DA) Chief Whip John Steenhuisen says he should be allowed to serve South Africans irrespective of his qualifications. A Twitter spat erupted between the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the DA after it emerged at the weekend that the Member of Parliament highest qualification is a matric certificate. Is this a sign of white privilege?

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