Join BDL for Liberty & Friends and an OPEN line! He looks at the issue of the South African media and the obsession of political elites with race and racism. Is there a difference to racism if it stems from a white or black person? Is it true that “black people cannot be racist”?


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.