07.04.2021

Re-imagining South Africa

Re-imagining South Africa is a Cape Town TV (CTV) project on a series of weekly current affairs shows on CTV – made possible by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, South Africa Office. This second series builds on the first series of 12 episodes broadcasted from September to December 2020.

 

Re-imagining South Africa is a Cape Town TV (CTV) project on a series of weekly current affairs shows on CTV – made possible by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, South Africa Office. This second series builds on the first series of 12 episodes broadcasted from September to December 2020.

The series is an FES and Cape Town TV project that consists of weekly current affairs television programme of one hour per week/episode, hosted by John Matisonn, to re-imagine South Africa in the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic. It aims to provide a forum to bring to public attention ideas and policy solutions needed to improve government and grow a job-creating economy.

The show aims to provide a forum to bring together local and international thought leaders. It will seek South Africa-appropriate solutions on current issues such as – for example - how to kickstart infrastructure development, seeking best options for aligning energy plans with our climate change policy and international commitments, or examining South Africa’s role in multilateral institutions alongside our African and international partners.

Watch full episodes on links below:

Episode 1: John Matisonn,Tony Leon:  How the DA's leadership succession went wrong

Episode 2: John Matisonn, Prof Albert Grundling: Africa has a world class airline -- and its not SAA!

Episode 3: John Matisonn, Brent Meersman: Can South Africa learn anything from US President Joe Biden?

Episode 4: John Matisonn, David Lewis: How Zondo Commission can succeed?

Episode 5: John Matisonn, Murphy Morobe: why the Defend our Democracy initiative goes outside the ANC.

Episode 6:  John Matisonn, Joe Hanlon: the violence in Cabo Delgado, northern Mozambique, and why we should care.

Episode 7: John Matisonn, Zubeida Jaffer and Douglas Scott: SA’s first women’s league president, Charlotte Maxeke. What Charlotte think today?

Episode 8: John Matisonn, Judith February: work on the Interim Board of Cricket South Africa, trouble at the Judicial Services Commission, and local elections this year.

Episode 9: John Matisonn, Happy Khambul: Climate and Energy Campaign and policy change.  Professor Susan Booysen, author of Precarious Power:Compliance and discontent under Ramaphosa’s ANC

Episode 10: John Matisonn, Busi Sibeko: Can a Universal Basic Income grant work in South Africa? Gwen Lister: new memoir of 40 years of journalism in Namibia. 

Episode 11: John Matisonn, Jackie Cilliers: Futurist. Mandy Wiener: crime author, The impact of crime on the South African political landscape. 

Episode 12: John Matisonn, Ghaleb Cachalia , MP, the DA's shadow minister of Public Enterprises: How to fix our state owned enteprises.  Dr Neva Makgetla,economist: Post-Covid economy.

Episode 13: John Matisonn, Mpumelelo Mkhabela, News24 columnist: Reviews 2020 and looks ahead to 2021. Mark Heywood,  Activist: campaign finance reform.

Episode 14: John Matisonn, Jonny Friedman: Urban developer about the future of South African cities after Covid 19. Mesela Nhlapo, Railroad Association CEO: A new programme to expand South Africa railways that will be implemented next year.

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung 
South Africa Office

34 Bompas Road
Dunkeld West
Johannesburg

+27 11 341 0270
+27 11 341 0271

info(at)fes-southafrica.org
 

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