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ZAR Podcast

22 EpisodesProduced by Stephen ReardonWebsite

ZAR is a discussion that aims to inform and educate us all about what is really happening in the Republic of South Africa. Every episode will feature a guest that is an expert in their respective fields and I will try to get to the heart of what makes the country tick. Through this all we might jus… read more

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RW Johnson -South Africa - Local Elections 2016

September 3rd, 2016


I jumped out of retirement to cover the local elections with RW Johnson and discuss the results of the opposition party, the reaction of the ANC and …

How long will South Africa Survive? – An interview with RW Johnson

August 26th, 2016


My guest today is RW Johnson.

R. W. Johnson is a South African author, journalist and historian. Born in England, he was educated at Natal University …

Drought, food security and the future of land reform – with Agbiz CEO John Purchase

August 26th, 2016


I sat down with John Purchase to talk about the state of the agriculture industry in South Africa. We cover the current crippling drought, El Nino, …

The Sacking of Nene – With RW Johnson and Russell Lamberti

August 26th, 2016


We also discuss why we aren’t governed like a normal G20 country, why the specific reasons for his sacking don’t really matter, why we have never been serious about fiscal reform, what this means for our sovereign …

The Problem of White Privilege – with Scott Burnett

August 26th, 2016


This week I discuss the racial situation in South Africa with Scott Burnett.

We discuss the racial inequalities in our country, the problem of White Privilege and an analysis of offence. Plus why some Save the Rhino …

The State of the Nation – with Public Protector Thuli Madonsela

August 26th, 2016


This week on ZAR I discuss the state of the nation with Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela.

We discuss why we are headed for a crisis if we …

Capitalist Crusader – Herman Mashaba

August 26th, 2016


We discuss why private profits equal country growth, why the only thing you get out of communism is brutality and why we should abolish all race …

South Africa’s Love Affair with China – With Phillip De Wet

August 26th, 2016


My guest this week is Phillip De Wet.

Phillip is the deputy editor of the Mail and Guardian. This week we discuss South Africa’s love affair with China, why we still don’t understand China, why the ANC doesn’t buy its …

Do we need a national minimum wage? – with COSATU’s Neil Coleman.

August 26th, 2016


Neil joined me on the line from Cape Town in the midst of the #feesmustfall student campaign. We discuss the future of trade unions, why we need a …

Afrikaner Autonomy and cultural independence with Solidarity’s Flip Buys.

August 26th, 2016


This week I interview Solidarity Chairman Flip Buys. We discuss Afrikaner autonomy, the pursuit of benevolent neglect, the need for community …

Can Eskom keep the lights on? – An interview with Chris Yelland

August 26th, 2016


My guest today is Chris Yelland.

This week we discuss the woes at Eskom, whether we will experience a national blackout, the future of renewable energy and why Eskom might be unmanageable in it’s current form; plus POWER …

What’s wrong with the Rand? An interview with Russell Lamberti

August 26th, 2016


This week on ZAR returning guest and economist Russell Lamberti discusses the woes of the Rand, the threat of Junk bond status and why South Africa needs to build a better boat.

Views from the left – An Interview with Andile Mngxitama

August 26th, 2016


My guest today is Andile Mngxitama.

Andile is a leading Black Consciousness thinker, organizer and activist, He holds an MA in sociology from the …

Tony Leon – The State of South African Liberalism

August 26th, 2016


Tony Leon is the Executive Chairman of Resolve Communications (Pty) Ltd, a South African consultancy specialising in strategic communication, …

The state of Politics in SA - with Michael Harris

August 26th, 2016


My guest on this week’s podcast is Michael Harris. Michael is an independent political strategist. He is also a partner at Vsolution management …

The State of the Economy with Chief Economist - Sizwe Nxedlana

August 26th, 2016


Sizwe Nxedlana is the chief economist at FNB.

Prior to this role, Sizwe held the role of senior economist at FNB Wealth and was a member of the …

The Beginning with Russell Lamberti

August 26th, 2016


Russell Lamberti is the head strategist at ETM Analytics.

Russell has been involved in high-level consulting projects for government and the private …

The Last Show: Final Thoughts on The State of South Africa with host Stephen Reardon.

March 20th, 2016


The guest this week is…. Me, Stephen Reardon. This week's show is guest hosted by Russell Lamberti and we discuss a wide range of topics from liberalism, the student movement, my most surprising guests, what I've learnt …

The Opposition View with DA National Spokesperson Refiloe Ntsekhe

March 5th, 2016


My guest today is DA national spokesperson Refiloe Ntsekhe.

We discuss the state of the Democratic Alliance, race based legislation, racism, DKB, …

#Feesmusfall, racism and student violence with Professor Adam Habib

February 27th, 2016


My guest today is Professor Adam Habib.

We spoke from his office in Johannesburg. Our discussion covers the recent student protests, racism in our …

The State of the ANC - with National Spokesman Zizi Kodwa

February 19th, 2016


My guest today is Zizi Kodwa.

Zizi Kodwa is the national spokesman of the African National Congress.
We spoke in his office in Luthuli house in …

Free Speech in South Africa with Gareth Van Onselen

January 31st, 2016


My guest today is Gareth van Onselen.

He joined me on the line from Cape Town. We discuss free speech in South Africa, the state of the DA, why Jacob Zuma doesn't get embarrassed and why we can't criminalise racism.

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