Frankly Speaking



Frankly Speaking looks at topical issues through the eyes of young people doing amazing things. Hosts Andrew Levy and Rorisang Tshabalala take on everything from politics to social issues to lifestyle. Join them for a often provocative, sometimes amusing look at the country and world we live in.


  • Goodbye!

    06/12/2017 Duração: 56min — Sanibonani Nonke! In the final #FranklySpeaking show, Andrew and Rori look back at the more than 150 shows that they’ve aired, along with the lessons learnt. In it they discover that in trying to change the world through this medium, it is them that experienced the most profound change. Thank you for all your love and loyalty on our journey - change the world everybody! Tjovitjo!

  • WTF2017

    29/11/2017 Duração: 57min — Andrew and Rori look back at a dense year in South Africa and the moments that have stood out for them, joined by Chris Vick. It’s all in there - from the hope that civil society represents for our country, to Life Esidimeni and the needless loss of lives.

  • What Just Happened In Zimbabwe?

    22/11/2017 Duração: 52min — On the day after the announcement of Robert Mugabe’s resignation following a two week military stand-off and coup that wasn’t a coup, Andrew and Rori speak to award-winning Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Rugoho-Chin’ono to get an “all you need to know” perspective on what actually happened... and what the future looks like for Zimbabwe.

  • Is Data the new Gold?

    15/11/2017 Duração: 01h01min — As the 4th Industrial Revolution beckons, wealth and power are no longer defined by access to natural resources, but by access to data and the ability to analyse and use it. This has major implications for individuals, entire nations and the continents at large as companies like Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google increasingly become more dominant in the affairs of the world than some nations. Andrew and Rori are joined by Bosun Tijani, CEO of Co-Creation Hub and author, Uri Bram, to understand how the control of data will impact our lives and geo-politics in general around the world.

  • How Do We Rethink The African Healthcare System?

    08/11/2017 Duração: 53min — It’s the age old story... African President falls sick, African President gets onto a plane to some country in the first world to get medical attention. If those tasked with stewardship of our public health systems are not confident enough in them to put their own lives in the hands of those systems, what about the rest of us? Rori speaks to Professor Yap Boum II, Africa head of Epicenter - the research wing of Doctors Without Borders - to discuss what is required to transform the African health system.

  • Farm Murders & Black Monday

    01/11/2017 Duração: 55min — In the week of the infamous Black Monday marches, Rori speaks to a white farmer and community leader, Johan Abrie, about the facts and the myths about farm murders - along with Black Monday and whether it was indeed a good idea or not.

  • Beyond The Guptas: What South Africa Should Be Focusing On

    25/10/2017 Duração: 01h03min — It appears that beyond capturing the state, the Guptas have successfully managed to capture the collective attention of the whole country. In a time when the Guptas seem to be all we ever talk about, Andrew and Rori speak to Luke Jordan (CEO, Grassroot) who believes that in obsessing about the Guptas as we do, we are removing our eyes off some other very important issues that also deserve as much, if not more attention than the Guptas.

  • Do Good People Finish Last?

    18/10/2017 Duração: 01h01min — We talk to CEO of Letsema Holdings Derek Thomas. Letsema used to be McKinsey's BEE partner until the Gupta-backed Trillion took their place. Derek talks about the trials and tribulations of being an ethical company and ethical leader, as well as what it's like to be a black-owned professional body not doing work with the SOEs. It's a very frank discussion with a leader who walked away from corruption and chose the righteous path. The question is though, did he finish last?

  • Is there a way to change SA's major economic challenges (Part 4)?

    04/10/2017 Duração: 01h01min — Is there a way to change SA's major economic challenges? In part 4 of this series the Frankly Speaking team find out how big business can change the game in SA? Andrew and Rory speak to Sub Saharan MD of Goldman Sachs Colin Coleman about what big business is doing, where they have failed and how we can do more. A fascinating conversation with one of our biggest captains of South Africans industry. For more on the series check out part 1, 2, and 3 where we look at education, unions and entrepreneurs and how these parts of society could change the game. Frankly Speaking Podcast Series

  • Is There a Way to Change SA’s Major Economic Challenges (Part 3)?

    27/09/2017 Duração: 01h01min — How can entrepreneurs change the game in South Africa? We speak to two entrepreneurs, Ross Esson and Josh Cherry, about their model of entrepreneurship and how they treat the people that work with them as owners, rather than cogs in a chain. For more on the series check out part 1 and part 2 where we look at education and unions, and how these parts of society could change the game.

  • Is There a Way to Change SA’s Major Economic Challenges (Part 2)?

    20/09/2017 Duração: 01h01min — How can unions and labour help? A conversation with SAFTU General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. Rori and Andrew explore openly the role of unions to help or hinder South Africa. What a union looks like when it is captured and how labour could change the game in terms of major economic challenges. For more on the series, check out part 1 where we look at education and how it could change the game. Is There a Way to Change SA’s Major Economic Challenges (Part 1)?

  • Is There a Way to Change SA's Major Economic Challenges (Part 1)?

    06/09/2017 Duração: 01h02min — In this episode we focus on reimagining education. How might we as a country reimagine education to get more high potential young people the education they need in order to succeed? We speak to MD of Umuzi, Gilbert Pooley, to find out more about how and why he is reimagining education in South Africa. Stay tuned for more as Frankly Speaking investigates what we could do to change the major economic challenges facing SA.

  • Should South Africa Have An Early Election?

    30/08/2017 Duração: 56min — Without skipping a beat, following the failure of the eighth vote of no confidence on President Jacob Zuma, the Democratic Alliance announced that it would be mounting yet another attempt to have the president removed by filing a motion for parliament to be dissolved and an early "emergency" election to be called within 3 months. The EFF has called this move disingenuous, and the ANC has suggested it is a subversion of democracy. In this show Rori speaks to Democratic Alliance Chief Whip, John Steenhuisen, to better understand what the DA's strategy and thinking is about this move.

  • What Is Zuma's End Game?

    23/08/2017 Duração: 59min — It's another crazy time in South African politics where the Zuma faction of the ANC seems to be scoring a lot of own-goals, to the extent that questions have been asked about how Zuma plans on all of this ending. With 783 corruption charges still hanging over his head and an ANC national elective congress coming up in December, does Zuma end up getting prosecuted and heading back to a life behind bars, does he flee to Dubai, does he remain as a dictator to protect himself, or does he actually get to peacefully retire to Nkandla and live happily ever after? Andrew and Rori are joined by political analyst Ralph Mathekga to explore these different scenarios and their plausibility.

  • Understanding Politics 101

    16/08/2017 Duração: 01h58s — South African politics tends to be dynamic, fast-moving and downright confusing. Even if you try to avoid it and run away from it, it seems to follow you into the workplace, social events and the family dinner table. In the start of this series Andrew and Rori speak to Makashule Gana, founder and leader of the Democratic Alliance political school on understanding the basics of how politics works in South Africa. Now conversations on politics never have to be a taboo.

  • Black Skins/White Schools

    02/08/2017 Duração: 01h15s — In the wake of the racism scandal at prestigious Johannesburg school, St John's College, Andrew and Rori tackle the issue of how black learners are treated and the sense of belonging they have in elite private and former Model C schools that were reserved exclusively for white learners under apartheid. They spend some time discussing Headmaster Paul Edey's response to the crisis, and whether it serves as a reflection of his character and his ability to continue leading the school. They are joined in studio by St John's 2016 headboy Mpilo Mseleku, Irvine Lehloo (who wrote a much publicised letter in defense of Paul Edey) and Gcina Mdluli, a former pupil of Roedean School in Johannesburg.

  • White People in Black Spaces

    26/07/2017 Duração: 56min — Andrew and Rori look at racial taboos that still affect our country and speak to people who have overcome them, specifically people who have gone beyond the psychological and social barriers that to this day keep the majority of white people outside of communities - and even professions that were traditionally set aside for black people. Andrew and Rori are joined by Gavin Hunt, coach of Wits University, and Pule Skotane. This show takes an interesting twist as Pule challenges the idea of spaces based on race. It's a very heated, thought-provoking discussion!

  • Leadership Lessons from a Winning Coach

    19/07/2017 Duração: 56min — Rori and Andrew sit down with Gavin Hunt, coach of Premier Soccer League champions Bidvest Wits, to discuss his leadership philosophy and principles... and to ask him what his secret is that allows him to turn average teams into winning teams.

  • Dr Makhosi Khoza (Part 2)

    12/07/2017 Duração: 57min — Following on from part 1, Andrew and Rori speak to ANC MP Dr Makhosi Khoza about her views on the ANC, assasination attempts, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, and whether or not the ANC is dead. She holds nothing back in this deeply personal account of what it's like to be in the internal structures of a freedom movement that she believes has lost its way. If you missed part 1 check it out for her views on the ANC Women's League.

  • Dr Makhosi Khoza (Part 1)

    05/07/2017 Duração: 56min — In this in-depth interview, Andrew and Rori speak to ANC MP Dr Makhosi Khoza who, in recent times, has come out accusing ANC leaders of immorality. They touch on everything from her personal leadership philosophy, to what she thinks of the ANC Women's League and the ANC Youth League.

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