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09
DEC
2020

The Alternative: Is Corruption Always a Bad Thing?

Is corruption always to the detriment of a state? Is it ever necessary for quantum leaps in societal progress? Are there any countries in the developed world who have benefited from periods of corruption to become what they are? If you have corruption in your government and it leads to growth, at what stage do you start seeing diminishing returns? Would the Western world be what it is without corruption? Brought to you by The Gas Company.
08
DEC
2020

It's Somebody's Business with Ozow: Bathu Shoes

Brick and mortar retail has been strongly affected by the global pandemic which we are in, but some businesses have managed to survive. Bathu Shoes is the brainchild of Theo Baloyi, which he started in a garage in a township. Sneaker culture is exploding in South Africa and there is no more fashionable and quality-driven brand than this. Theo details how he has managed to keep his business afloat in lockdown, and how he has been able to sell his shoes at a competitive price point.
08
DEC
2020

Manuel Rodrigues: 2020 Top 35-under-35 Chartered Accountants [CA(SA)] Award winner

The Top-35-under-35 competition was launched by The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in 2014 to recognise its young CA(SA) achievers. It has proven to be a huge success in recognising and promoting young CAs(SA) under the age of 35, who are not just achieving extraordinary results in their professional capacity, but also have a significant impact on society.
SAICA
06
DEC
2020

It's Somebody's Business with Ozow: Live Languages

In an ever-diversifying world, the empires of the future will be built by those who can connect the world through the art of interlocution. Thato Mogatla, MD of Live Languages, tells us about the online language consultancy, and how a global pandemic did not stop him from making his dream a reality. Brought to you by Ozow.
03
DEC
2020

It's Somebody's Business with Ozow: Oh My Woodness

Sometimes the best business ideas are literally all around us... we just need to look out of the window. Although lockdown has been challenging for many industries, Jorentia Van Rhyn has kept her company Oh My Woodness alive, and if you are looking for the finest artisanal wood decor and accessories, look no further than this proudly South African business.
02
DEC
2020

The Alternative: How would I change politics?

In a time of accelerated societal change and tremendous global complexity, how have the systems of government kept up with the advancement in the desire of people to live well with dignity and agency? Is centralisation still useful in the 21st century? Is the advent of technology a saviour, or a different chain on the ankle of citizens? Can a dictator ever be benevolent? Is there such a thing as a perfect society? Do we need a government at all?
25
NOV
2020

The Alternative: Cryptocurrency

Where did the idea of money come from? With human beings living in a global society of tremendous complexity, is the current model of fiat economies viable for the remainder of the 21st century? Are people too prone to corruption when they are in charge of money? Are banks a bottleneck within the movement of cash from central banks to citizens? Are digital economies stable enough to become the default mode of global financial interaction?
20
NOV
2020

Lottoland: Clean sweep in Germany

This weekend you can look forward to the mega millions draw which could pocket you R6.5 billion. The US Powerball stands at a mouthwatering R7.1 billion. A cleaner from Germany recently won €19 million, and their money was paid out within 24 hours. To find out how to bet on the outcome of these mega millions lotto draws and more, click here.
18
NOV
2020

The Alternative: An Alternative to Lockdown

Is our reliance on the state a good or a bad thing, and how does one manage this delicate balance of co-existence and mutual toil? Is banning a constructive way to move society forward? Do people have the right to be horrible? The systemic lockdowns undertaken globally during Covid-19... could they have been done in a better way? Is going off the grid a viable option for most of us who need energy supply for our daily lifestyles?
13
NOV
2020

Lottoland: Dreams do come true

If you are dreaming of a holiday or just buying your own island, look out for the Euro Millions draw coming up this weekend. The German lotto draw is at a mouthwatering R555 million! The granddaddy of them all is the US Powerball... and this week it could be you who wins. Maryke Haywood joins us to speak about how you will be paid out should you win - within 24 hours. She also has a nice surprise for Leigh-Ann Mol.
11
NOV
2020

The Alternative: Is the Woke Mob going to Destroy the Planet?

Where does the concept of wokeness come from? Might there be a link between religion and the woke movement of our times? Is there an alternative to virtue signalling when looking for progress in terms of social justice? Are we at a breaking point when it comes to the ever tenuous bind between Western democracy and the need to serve an ever-growing list of individualistic needs? What are the possible consequences of the current woke movement? Brought to you by The Gas Company.
06
NOV
2020

Philip Coetzer: Facelift or New Model?

Why does it matter when in the year you register your vehicle, and what are the financial benefits of knowing this little detail? With electronic interfaces being the norm now, can wily folks still turn back their odometer? What other services does De Wit Motors offer besides car sales? How does one go about updating the software on their vehicle? The new Mercedes-Benz GLA is launching soon, what's it packing under that hood? The new C-Class is being compared to its bigger brother... high praise indeed. When will all Mercs have an EV option?
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