Alex Weiss

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Thieves steal food from school kids | Freedom FANatics Ep. 45
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May 10, 2022

In rural Limpopo a school was gutted and feeding scheme food stolen whilst in the Eastern Cape children learn under trees. Sholan and Alex discuss the dire state of schools in South Africa and one way to make them better. On #BurningQuestions 🔥 Mbali brings up "The Land!". You don't want to miss this episode!

Knowing the ropes gives hope | Freedom FANatics Ep. 42
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Apr 19, 2022

Young female boxers show what's possible when you have the #FreedomToPlay. The FAN team chats about an aspiring professional boxer from a township in the Western Cape and how a school-voucher system could help parents pay school fees.

Why BEE should be SCRAPPED | Burning Questions Ep. 40
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Apr 16, 2022

A powerful quote from Phumlazi Majozi about the future of BEE gets the FAN team hyped up about why it's high time we got rid of race-based policies! Don't miss this episode of #BurningQuestions 🔥

Sport Stadiums: SA scoring own goals | Freedom FANatics Ep. 41
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Apr 12, 2022

If looting state funds was sport, the government would be in the top division. From Mamelodi to Komani, we look at sport facilities across the country that are being torn down or crumbling, undermining your #FreedomToPlay. Then, the current impact of impact of tobacco bans during the lockdown. And in #BurningQuestions, Tiego gets BEE in his bonnet!

Hard truth about the education crisis in South Africa
Alex Weiss
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Apr 09, 2022

Every year in January the Basic Education Minister parades the latest Matric results. But when you scratch beneath the surface you can see how this annual ceremony puts make-up on a deep, deep crisis in education.

VANDALISED libraries = ravaged futures | Freedom FANatics Ep. 39
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Mar 29, 2022

Thousands of school facilities and libraries have been vandalised and ransacked during the lockdown, with devastating consequences for youngster's #FreedomToLearn. We discuss this and get an update on FAN's action against racist hiring policies at a car manufacturer.

SA schools need principals with principles | Freedom FANatics Ep. 37
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Mar 15, 2022

A former school principal in the Eastern Cape has been removed from the teaching registry after demanding a student search for his cell-phone in a pit toilet. We discuss the importance of ensuring children feel safe at school and the vital role of principals in a school's success.

Where freedom fails people suffer | Freedom FANatics Ep. 36
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Mar 08, 2022

After hearing the disgraceful news of the Gauteng Department of Health not paying medical interns for months, FAN turned up the heat to get the interns what they were owed. And then, we're heading to Mahikeng this week, taking the fight for free and fair elections for all to the High Court.

Why threats to E-hailing drivers is an ATTACK on your FREEDOM | Freedom FANatics Ep. 35
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Mar 02, 2022

E-hailing taxi services have boomed in South Africa, but drivers are facing ongoing threats and clashes with others in the taxi industry. The FAN team look at how this case study shines a light on the difficulty of working a the free market in a failing state. We also discuss the news that 160 000 pupils haven't yet returned to school this year and some solutions to stop such high drop-out rates.

ICYMI: Is Malema weaponising victimhood? | Burning Questions Ep. 33
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Feb 26, 2022

Julius Malema recently took the stand in the case brought against the EFF by AfriForum at the Equality Court over the singing of the song 'Shoot the Boer/Dubul'ibhunu'. Mbali leads the chat around some of his comments which play up stereotypes and victimhood - or do they?

This is how the Budget Speech affects YOU | Freedom FANatics Ep. 34
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Feb 22, 2022

Economic policies and budget allocations affect your daily life whether you like it or not. We speak to analyst, Bheki Mahlobo, from the Centre for Risk Analysis to understand how, in the lead up to the National Budget Speech 2022. On #BurningQuestions, we look at whether Malema weaponizes victimhood.

Policing: It's up to YOU to demand better! | Freedom FANatics Ep. 33
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Feb 15, 2022

Have South Africans become numb to poor policing in our communities? Is the City of Tshwane's approach of cutting off electricity from those not paying a good strategy to recoup funds due? And then, on #BurninQuestions, the FAN crew tackles your comments to South Africa's failing economy and whether the Government has run out of ideas.

Communities Take Back Control | Freedom FANatics Ep. 32
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Feb 08, 2022

Communities across the country are being let down by a government that doesn't care about them. We look at an incident that highlights this in Reiger Park and discuss how crumbling community service delivery is linked to bad government policy. In #BurningQuestions with Mbali we venture into the ever-controversial topic "the land"!

Can education change the world? Burning Questions Ep. 31
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Feb 06, 2022

Is education important? In this episode of #BurningQuestions the FAN team discusses the quote of the week by Nelson Mandela which says: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

Racist admissions policies wreck SA's universities 💣 | Freedom FANatics Ep. 31
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Feb 01, 2022

Should universities put race at the forefront of their admissions policies? What is the Congress of South African Students doing marching to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange? And finally, is education the most powerful tool, as Mandela famously said? Join the FAN team for a fiery discussion on this episode of Freedom FANatics.

Sport puts SA's kids in pole position | Freedom FANatics Ep. 30
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Jan 25, 2022

In a new look Freedom FANatics, the crew discusses how sport opportunities can build a new South Africa and the news that over 26 000 firearms in police possession are 'missing' or stolen. In the #BurningQuestions segment, Mbali shares the Quote Card of the Week which divides the team over a blame-game!

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