Sunday Times Politics Weekly

MULTIMEDIALIVE  |  Podcast , ±33 min episodes every 1 week, 2 days  | 
The weekly political show by top journalists of the Sunday Times discussing the week's biggest stories, toughest topics in a tight and guided conversation.

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14
AUG

Sunday Times Politics Weekly – Is government high-jacking private healthcare infrastructure?

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday vowed that the National Health Insurance is here to stay.

Ramaphosa was speaking a week after health minister Zweli Mkhize made public the NHI bill, which has been the subject of a lot of criticism. Most of the critics have pointed out a lack of clarity about its funding, questions over the future of medical aids and fear that health professionals and specialists would leave the country.

This week, the Sunday Times politics team discusses the controversial bill in depth. Are fears justified or should we be adopting a Robin Hood approach to critical public services?
31
JUL

Sunday Times Politics Weekly - A Malema-less EFF, Ramaphosa feels the heat, and a useless youth league

In this week’s episode the Sunday Times politics team discusses EFF national chairperson, advocate Dali Mpofu’s, statements regarding the future leadership of the red berets and the implication that it could indicate an EFF without Julius Malema.

The team also touches on the ANC's national executive committee (NEC meeting). The focus on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address where he set down the gauntlet to his opponents in the ANC leadership, daring them to try to remove him at the party's national general council (NGC) next year.
10
JUL

Sunday Times Politics Weekly – Malema’s sex statements and the Waterkloof fall guy

In this week’s episode, the Sunday Times politics team discusses EFF leader Julius Malema’s controversial sex comments at this year’s Durban July. They ask the question; should politicians be more candid with the public or is a professional façade necessary?

The team also discusses the latest at the State Capture Inquiry, where former head of state protocol Bruce Koloane took all the blame for the landing of a privately chartered airplane by the Gupta family at the Waterkloof Air Force base in 2013.
03
JUL

Sunday Times Politics Weekly - What is Zuma plotting?

Is former president Jacob Zuma trying to incite the ANC's youth to revolt against president Ramaphosa? In this week's episode, the Sunday Times politics team unpacks this possibility and its implications for the country.

The team also talks to the municipal audit results released by Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu, which shows only 18 out of 257 municipalities had clean audit results.

Finally, the team addresses President Cyril Ramaphosa's claims that it is premature for him to take disciplinary action against public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan. 

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26
JUN

Sunday Times Politics Weekly | Zille plays the racist, Zuma plays the victim and Ramaphosa fights to save face

In this week’s episode of Sunday Times Politics Weekly, the team discusses racial tension brewing within the official opposition, stirred by the party’s matriarch Helen Zille.

The team also delves into the possibility of drawing answers from former president Jacob Zuma, when he appears at the Zondo Commission of inquiry in July.

Finally, the team briefly predicts what president Cyril Ramaphosa will say in response to the onslaught of criticism he has received for his most recent state of the nation address.

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19
JUN

Sunday Times Politics Weekly | Ace vs Ramaphosa face-off will taint the next Sona

In this week’s Sunday Times Politics Weekly, the team look at the factionalism within the ruling party and the dominance this has held over local headlines.

The team members stress concerns that the ANC’s internal conflict has hamstrung Ramaphosa’s ability to enact change, and is also likely to taint the country’s upcoming state of the nation address.
12
JUN

Sunday Times Politics Weekly – Public Protector plays politics?

In this week’s episode of Sunday Times Politics Weekly, the politics team discusses whether or not the mass resignation of MPs is indicative of a self-serving governing party, and the debate gets heated.

They also hotly argue the potential political interference at the National Prosecuting Authority, and finally they touch on top political issues to keep a wary eye on in coming weeks.
05
JUN

Sunday Times Politics Weekly – “The President owes us an explanation”

In this week’s episode, the Sunday Times Politics Weekly deals with more contradictory information coming out of the ruling party.

The ANC’s Secretary General Ace Magashule has stated that the Reserve Bank's mandate will be expanded, but according to the ANC's Head of Economic Policy Enoch Godongwane no decision has been taken over the Reserve Bank. The indecisiveness has markets quaking and the team asks: who should we believe?

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