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TDF Show – Has Malema finally gone too far? And new proposals for the minimum wage and truckers under siege

https://iono.fm/e/960874 Nicholas Lorimer asks John Endres and Gabriel Crouse if they think Malema’s threats against the police are a step too far,...
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BDL Vlog – Malema incites violence

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz_iPntzmFU The leader of the third largest political party in South Africa, Julius Malema, chose to incite violence against police officers...

Let’s decolonise religion

Of late, there have been assorted movements dedicated to ‘decolonising’ things from statuary to science. One wonders why religion hasn’t been targeted...

ANC powerless? Judge for yourself

African National Congress national chair, Gwede Mantashe, was reported at the weekend as saying the party had no powers to force leaders...
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TDF Show – CT wants money from EFF, more downgrade pain, and Ted Hughes flagged for ‘links’ to slavery

https://iono.fm/e/960181 Nicholas Lorimer, Marius Roodt, and Sara Gon discuss the fallout of the Brackenfell protest, the downgrade of South Africa’s debt by...
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BDL Vlog – The Battle of Brackenfell

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oyuNVMzuiOk The South African Police Service (SAPS) showed a zero-tolerance to the unlawful behaviour of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). The...
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Two Crickets – Matric dances and the lumpen EFF

https://iono.fm/e/959569 Nick and Gabriel chat about the drama a matric dance caused when the EFF got involved in the Western Cape.

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Nats learnt from ‘mistakes’, but can Ramaphosa?

Speaking in Parliament earlier this month, Cyril Ramaphosa said that ‘we are in rebuilding mode and correcting the mistakes of the past’....

The politics of the queue

Whenever I think of socialism, I think of long queues. Socialism, of course, is just state control, where a ruling class tells...

Letter from a retired judge: ‘I cannot remain silent …’

‘We are on the edge of a great precipice of grave potential harm to so much that I love that … I...

‘But the Emperor is naked’, cried the young boy

‘That which purifies us is trial, and trial is by what is contrary’ John Milton, Areopagitica (1644) Counterpoint, an...

Plus ça change …

There’s something fascinating about President Cyril Ramaphosa’s hype about investment in South Africa in his weekly From the desk of the president...

Editorial: Where we stand

The Daily Friend is encouraged by the robust responses from readers to our recent coverage of the presidential election in the United...

The case for opening the beaches

The shutdown of international travel in response to the Covid-19 epidemic has been a disaster for South Africa’s tourism industry. International tourist...

Fundamentally back to front

Getting firms and entrepreneurs, be they local or foreign, to commit their money to the country will be an indispensable part of...

Kudos to Mboweni for relaxing exchange controls

One doesn’t often get to praise an authoritarian socialist, but Tito Mboweni deserves credit for making progress on relaxing South Africa’s restrictive...

This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 16th November 1938 – LSD is...
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TDF Show – High noon at Brackenfell, municipalities and debt, and another lockdown?

https://iono.fm/e/958556 Nicholas Lorimer, Michael Morris and Terence Corrigan, discuss the EFF threat to return to Brackenfell High School to shut everything down,...

Whistle-blowers force IEC backtrack – but for how long?

The Electoral Laws Amendment Bill of 2020 is to be amended so as to give the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) no more...

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