South Africa is undeniably descending into a hell-hole of crime, civil unrest, and quickly becoming a safe haven for international terrorist formations. As the state fails to uphold the rule-of-law and enforce the law, it may be time for ordinary citizens to prepare for the worst and defend themselves. This weeks Friends panel is: Nolu Maki (Marketing specialist), Ian Cameron (Action Society SA), Tshepi Mmekwa (Gun Owners SA), and Gideon Joubert (Paratus Info).


Sihle Ngobese, best known as Big Daddy Liberty (BDL), is the Head of Strategic Operations at the IRR. Sihle has nearly a decade of experience in political and strategic communications, having worked in party-politics, the legislature and government. He is an Industrial Sociologist and UKZN alumni, holding an Honours degree in Industrial, Organizational & Labour Studies. Sihle brings with him the BDL social media brand and is the host of The Big Liberty Show. He is responsible for the production of all IRR shows, including the flagship ‘Daily Friend Show’ and podcasts.