The Political Desk
Episodes in this series
The Political Desk: Where to for the Zondo Commission in 2020?10 January 2020 | 6 Minute Listen
Where to for the Zondo Commission in 2020? Why should the Zondo commission be granted an extension? Guest: Prof Omphemetse Sibanda Snr, Professor of Law at the University of Limpopo The Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, also known as the Zondo Commission of Inquiry was launched in August 2018 to investigate allegations of State Capture, Corruption, Fraud and other allegations in the Public Sector including Organs of State in the country. The Zondo commission was originally intended to complete its work in just 180 days. Its current lifespan expires at the end of February 2020, but another extension is likely to keep the inquiry in motion for the rest of the year at least. The Zondo commission has cost SA R356m so far. Will all this labour and money be worth the results?
What happens to SA after Brexit?09 January 2020 | 7 Minute Listen
What happens to SA after Brexit? Guest: Trudi Hartzenburg, Executive Director of Tralac/ Trade Law Expert Many South Africans consider Brexit to be exclusively a European issue. The UK is an important export market and Brexit could have a tangible impact for South African exports. The UK is expected to leave the European Union on the 31st of January 2020. How it will affect SA? Will it push for closer economic ties with Africa?