The Friday Stand-In 2016

Psychoanalyst and wine farmer Mark Solms opens minds on the #FridayStandIn

Psychoanalyst and wine farmer, Professor Mark Solms held down the fort as the Friday Stand-In.

Solms used his background in psychology and neurology to tap into some interesting topics during the Redi Tlhabi Show.

He kicked of the programme off with an Open Line discussion covering a range of topics, including inferiority complexes, land ownership, agriculture and white privilege.

Thereafter, Solms spoke with The Naked Scientist Dr Chris Smith to try and make sense of some scientific mysteries.

Solms also spoke about the mental state of the nation and the often difficult process of healing from South Africa's collective trauma.

He and Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, a clinical psychologist discussed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and looked at the different notions of "reparation".

Inspiringly, Solms shared his personal experiences of addressing land reform with workers and families living on his farm Solms-Delta Wine Estate.

WATCH: ‪ Prof. Mark Solms says the show was a daunting experience. But we think he held his own.


This article first appeared on 702 : Psychoanalyst and wine farmer Mark Solms opens minds on the #FridayStandIn


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