The Political Desk
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The Political Desk14 December 2018 | 6 Minute Listen
With Lukhona Mnguni, Political Analyst The scramble for the ANC’s public posts reached fever pitch this past week as provinces hosted list conferences to determine potential candidates for executive and legislature seats, including parliament. The list determines who will represent the party in Parliament and the provincial legislatures.
The Political Desk13 December 2018 | 5 Minute Listen
With EWN UK Correspondent Gavin Grey Theresa May survives another day. Yesterday evening, the British Prime Minister won a vote of no confidence in her leadership by the Conservative Party, by 200 votes to 117. This motion came after 48 Members of Parliament from the Conservative Party raised their unhappiness with May’s Brexit policy. They argue May’s position betrays the 2016 Brexit referendum result.
The Political Desk12 December 2018 | 6 Minute Listen
With Simon Allison, Africa Editor for Mail and Guardian Under Cyril Ramaphosa, relations were mended, until a story reportedly published by a Rwandan military intelligence website called International Relations Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, a prostitute. Will relations between SA and Rwanda normalize indefinitely.
The Political Desk11 December 2018 | 6 Minute Listen
With Steven Friedman, Professor of Political Studies at the University of Johannesburg Professor Steven Friedman has penned yet another thought-provoking piece, this time, on anti-corruption drive. This becomes more relevant as the so-called anti-corruptors, the EFF, are embroiled in a corruption scandal involving VBS mutual bank, and the countless about turns by President Cyril Ramaphosa on his relationship with Bosasa and his son.
The Political Desk10 December 2018 | 6 Minute Listen
With Ranjeni Munusamy, Associate Editor, Tiso Black Stars. It appears that Prime Minister Theresa May may likely lose a historic vote on the Brexit deal she has struck with EU leaders in a crucial parliament vote on Tuesday. Britain has legislated to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019, after triggering Article 50, the treaty mechanism used to exit the bloc, in 2016.
The Political desk.06 December 2018 | 6 Minute Listen
Guest: Anton Van Der Bijl / Head of Legal Department, Solidarity. At the Equality Court this morning, Minister Jeff Radebe stands accused of racial discrimination for refusing to promote magistrate Martin Kroukamp to the post of a senior magistrate at Alberton Magistrate's Court in 2011, when he was Justice & Correctional Services Minister. Solidarity argues that it was unfair discrimination based on his gender and race that Kroukamp was allegedly overlooked for a promotion by Jeff Radebe.
The Political Desk03 December 2018 | 7 Minute Listen
With Professor Pierre De Vos, Constitutional Law Expert Parliament’s portfolio committee on home affairs has adopted a bill that aims to repeal legislation allowing a marriage officer to object, on the grounds of conscience, religion or belief, to solemnising a civil union between people of the same sex.