CPLO Podcasts

Roundtable Discussions are organized for civil society focus groups and/or MPs who work together on the same pieces of legislation. Outside experts are invited to give input.



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18 Episodes

CPLO Interview with Ramphele Mamphela

Roundtable Discussions are organized for civil society focus groups and/or MPs who work together on the same pieces of legislation. Outside experts are invited to give input. A documentary information service is provided, consisting of: Newsletters: very brief synopses of items of interest and activities of the office Responses: a…
19 Jan 30 min

Mining Advocacy Podcast

Roundtable Discussions are organized for civil society focus groups and/or MPs who work together on the same pieces of legislation. Outside experts are invited to give input. A documentary information service is provided, consisting of: Newsletters: very brief synopses of items of interest and activities of the office Responses: a…
30 Nov 2023 18 min

Ramphele Interview

Mike Pothier CPLO Programme Manager speaks to Dr Mampela Ramphele.
5 Oct 2023 30 min

Mike Pothier speaks to Dr Mamphela Ramphele

Roundtable Discussions are organized for civil society focus groups and/or MPs who work together on the same pieces of legislation. Outside experts are invited to give input. A documentary information service is provided, consisting of: Newsletters: very brief synopses of items of interest and activities of the office Responses: a…
7 Aug 2023 30 min

CPLO PODCASTS: MIke Pothier interviews Dr Mamphela Ramphele

Roundtable Discussions are organized for civil society focus groups and/or MPs who work together on the same pieces of legislation. Outside experts are invited to give input. A documentary information service is provided, consisting of: Newsletters: very brief synopses of items of interest and activities of the office Responses: a…
6 Apr 2023 30 min

CPLO Mining Advocacy Podcast

As part of CPLO's AFEXT Training Course, Programme Manager Mike Pothier spoke to Hassan Lorgate of Benchmarks Foundation about his advocacy work on behalf of mine workers and mining communities.
15 Feb 2023 18 min

Advocacy on Mining and Extractive Industries

Date: Thursday, 29th September 2022 09:30 – 11:30 Short summary: The Extractive Industries (EI) - mining and gas and oil production are a major source of revenue for many African countries. With a potential to drive local economic development for poor countries. However, its role in conflict and environmental risks…
21 Oct 2022 44 min

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Roundtable Discussions are organized for civil society focus groups and/or MPs who work together on the same pieces of legislation. Outside experts are invited to give input. A documentary information service is provided, consisting of: Newsletters: very brief synopses of items of interest and activities of the office Responses: a…
20 Oct 2022 30 min

Unpacking the Zondo Report: Public and Corporate Morality

The Zondo Commission's reports confirm that corruption is endemic in South African government institutions and state enterprises. But the reports don't tell us why moral and ethical standards are so low in public life and in so many of the companies that do business with government.
17 Aug 2022 30 min

Adv Glynnis Breytenbach MP

Adv Glynnis Breytenbach, a former senior public prosecutor, is the DA’s shadow minister of justice, and leads the party’s presence on the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services. She is also one of the six National Assembly representatives serving on the Judicial Service Commission (JSC). She will talk about…
30 Jul 2022 36 min

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Roundtable Discussions are organized for civil society focus groups and/or MPs who work together on the same pieces of legislation. Outside experts are invited to give input. A documentary information service is provided, consisting of: Newsletters: very brief synopses of items of interest and activities of the office Responses: a…
4 Jun 2022 1 min

The state of the Judicary with Professor Hugh Corder.

In the 27 years of our democracy there has been no shortage of drama and scandal in the executive branch of government, culminating in the depredations of state capture during the Zuma administration. Numbers of ministers have turned out to be corrupt or incompetent, sometimes both simultaneously; the attempt at…
13 Feb 2022 58 min

#2 The Need for an Anti-Corruption Commission 13.03.20

It is often assumed that the main job of the office of the Public Protector is to fight corruption, but the PP’s mandate is much broader than that. The National Prosecuting Authority and the Hawks tend to respond only to specific complaints, and they both also have many other tasks…
19 Mar 2020 1 hr 07 min

#1 Violence Against Children

This is the first podcast of CPLO, the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office based in Cape Town, South Africa. ln light of the ground-breaking 2019 The Constitutional Court of South Africa ruling that the common-law defence of reasonable and moderate parental chastisement was indefensible, we decided convene a panel on violence…
4 Feb 2020 1 hr 14 min