Democracy 101
Democracy 101

What is democracy? Democracy 101 is your guide to understanding the principles, challenges and history of democratic systems worldwide. This series shares insights, expert interviews and real-life stories that aim to empower and equip you with knowledge to make better decisions when it comes to voting.

Saving South Africa

Are there any concrete plans to truly save South Africa? Jack Motlanthe is joined by authors Chris Papas and Sandile Mnikathi.

First Time Voters

Are politically active teenagers the rule or the exception? Joining Gareth and Jack on the show is a remarkable young man who at the age of 19 goes toe to…
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Save our souls

In what condition is South Africa's soul? 3 decades into our democracy do we need to take a moment to look inside? Gareth and Jack are joined by author Oyama…

Decentralised visions

Do South Africans truly have autonomy? Gareth and Jack are joined by the leaders of OHM (Organic Humanity Movement), Lauren Evanthia and Matthew Pienaar.
Democracy 101 Perspective pulse

Perspective pulse

Can you make heads or tails of all the political messaging in the lead up to the elections? To clear up some of the noise surrounding the election, Gareth and…
Mpho Dagada

Can South Africa arise?

How far has South Africa fallen and can it recover? This questions formed the basis of Gareth and Jack's conversation with Arise South Africa's presidential candidate, Mpho Dagada.


Where do you go if you cannot vote at the voting station you're registered at? Gareth and Jack are joined by Assistant Manager - Outreach at IEC, Moss Pitso to…

Progress regressing?

Author Muzi Kuzwayo joins the team, and his first talking point is the comparison between the state of the country in 1994 vs the state of the country today, under…

The Elephant in the Room

Politics and Development specialist, Lukhona Mnguni joins Gareth and Jack to detail the Multi-Party Charter, and the conundrum around it.

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