The Interchange

CLIFFCENTRAL.COM  |  Series , ±33 min episodes total time 2 hr 14 min  |  Broadcast schedule  | 
CliffCentral has partnered with Absa and Tshimong to create a debate podcast called The Interchange. The podcast calls on some of the best university debaters to debate critical and controversial issues in South Africa, and Africa as a whole.

The debaters use an existing debate format called British Parliamentary Debating, which consists of two debaters per team, speaking on opposing sides. This style of debating is very powerful for shaping discourse in society. The conversations on the show are highly intellectual and introduce an incredible amount of nuance on issues that often seem black or white.

If you’re a critical thinker, then The Interchange is the show for you!

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01

The South African General Election

In a country recovering from a decade of corruption, economic stagnation and state capture, what fuelled voter apathy among young South Africans at the May 2019 polls? Was it a protest against lack of change… or is there more behind youth apathy in our country? Motion: This house believes that voter apathy among the youth did more good than harm in the South African general elections. This thought-provoking episode of The Interchange is made possible by Absa and Tshimong.
02

The Role of Business in Society

In this era of significant social, environmental, and political challenges, businesses have an opportunity to play a bigger role in shaping society and addressing vital issues such as economic inequality. Yet, while we expect companies to balance their sustainable goals and financial performance objectives, do companies really understand their licence to operate - or is the bottom line simply about making a profit? This thought-provoking episode of The Interchange is made possible by Absa and Tshimong.
03

State-owned enterprises

The spotlight is on state-owned enterprises. For decades their value has been questioned and so many of these entities have been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Is the time up for these kinds of enterprises, or is there a way to turn things around? It's the debate of privatisation versus rescue. The Interchange is made possible by Absa and Tshimong.
04

Will the digital revolution make global inequality worse?

It used to be said that “the future is digital”, but now we live in a digital era. Whether we want to admit it or not, the digital revolution has made our lives easier. Yet, we do not know how the rapid development of technology and artificial intelligence will affect our society in the long-term. Will the advancement of technology only increase the already dangerous divide between the "haves" and the "have-nots"?
The Interchange is made possible by Absa and Tshimong.

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