Alex Weiss

Karel | Apr 28, 2021

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Alex Weiss

Alex is the Content Coordinator at the Freedom Advocacy Network. He studied Media and Geography at the University of Cape Town. Once a ‘bedroom DJ’, he tends to spend most of his time playing in the mountains. Fascinated by the South African political landscape, he finds the works of GG Alcock, notably as ‘Kasinomics’ hugely intriguing. Follow him on Twitter, @alexweissza.


New school subjects are coming soon | Freedom FANatics Ep. 66
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Oct 04, 2022

Welding, Needlework and Plumbing - these are some of the subjects on the list that the Department of Basic Education wants to introduce at high schools. We discuss this and a new courier service - Thumela - that leverages taxi's and taxi ranks. Then, we look at #YourReactions to our article warning against Xenophobia.

Mmusi is back! Will BOSA win your vote? | Freedom FANatics Ep. 65
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Sep 27, 2022

Former leader of the DA, Mmusi Maimane, is has launched his own political party - Build One South Africa. We discuss this plus look at the desperation caused by load-shedding to business owners, big and small. Then, we look at #YourReactions to the billions of rands lost due to irregular expenditure in the Water and Sanitation department.

TUKS student murder reignites safety concerns | Freedom FANatics Ep. 64
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Sep 21, 2022

A fatal mugging of a University of Pretoria student highlights the desperation of South Africa's crime rates. We discuss the tragic passing of Thapelo Menwe and a business advertising initiative in townships. Then, we respond to #YourReactions about the punishment of a schoolboy after setting a teacher's car on fire.

Punishment for hiring 'too many' foreigners?! | Freedom FANatics Ep. 63
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Sep 13, 2022

Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi, wants businesses who hire foreign-born workers to be punished. We discuss this and the story of Tebogo Maredi's animal welfare programme in Shoshanguve. Then, we look at #YourReactions to a quote by Imtiaz Sooliman from Gift of the Givers.

SA education stuck in the mud | Freedom FANatics Ep. 62
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Sep 06, 2022

In 2021, more than 1 100 schools did not write Matric maths or science. We discuss this concerning revelation, the power of the township economy and the release of isiZulu on the free language app, DuoLingo. On #YourReactions we go through some heated comments on the EFF/AfriForum 'Kill The Boer' case.

More taxes will solve unemployment? | Freedom FANatics Ep. 60
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Aug 23, 2022

The SA Communist Party makes some stunning remarks about South Africa's free market economy. We discuss this plus look at a dope twitter account featuring small businesses, @KasiEconomy, and the comments on MacG's Podcast and Chill episode with DA leader, John Steenhuisen. Then we look at #YourReactions to SA's brain drain crisis.

Which is better - grants or jobs? | Freedom FANatics Ep. 58
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Aug 10, 2022

With plans to increase Social Relief Distress grants, we look at whether or not grants are actually sustainable in SA. Then, we discuss the new pineapple logo of Freedom FANatics and later we tackle #YourReactions to a Nelson Mandela quote about leaders and sacrifice.

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