[LISTEN] South Africa is talking ideas again - Bongani Bingwa

With the SONA debate focusing more on policies and the future of South Africans, Bongani Bingwa shares the view that South Africans are engaged in the process of rebuilding confidence in public institutions and indeed their futures.

One of the things the administration of Cyril Ramaphosa is going to have to guard against, is the idea that calls can be made at the highest levels and influence exerted on the rich and powerful - read WMC - and different decisions are made because they trust him. Whatever social compacts are agreed to, have to be seen to include all - this is a special sensitivity post Marikana.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host

In the same way this moment of promise, this crossing of the river Jordan means that everyone has to find a new voice and new ways of dong things.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host

Suddenly we are talking about ideas again. Is a sovereign debt fund the best thing for us to pursue? Isn't that a luxury normally for countries with surpluses? Aren't we a long way off from that given how Zuma's misadventures wrecked the economy in terms of lost opportunities? The fourth industrial revolution? Minimum wage? Expropriation? National Health Insurance? Will the President's initiatives drive the growth and create the jobs we so badly need?

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host

Listen to Bongani Bingwa's view on how the debate is changing in Parliament.


This article first appeared on 702 : [LISTEN] South Africa is talking ideas again - Bongani Bingwa


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
#SmashTheLabel: Popular beer brand loses its label for a good cause

#SmashTheLabel: Popular beer brand loses its label for a good cause

Castle Lager brand director, Vaughan Croeser, gives more details on their label-free campaign.

Abuse victim finally gets her day in court after protracted delays over 3 years

Abuse victim finally gets her day in court after protracted delays over 3 years

Sexual abuse survivor, Chantelle Akers, says all she wants is closure from the court proceedings.

Political Desk: Shivambu and Malema have become excellent narrators- Haffajee

Political Desk: Shivambu and Malema have become excellent narrators- Haffajee

Huffington Post editor in chief shares her view on the SONA debate with Bongani Bingwa.

[LISTEN] Bongani Bingwa asks: Will Ramaphosa lead us to a new dawn?

[LISTEN] Bongani Bingwa asks: Will Ramaphosa lead us to a new dawn?

After President Cyril Ramaphosa's maiden SONA, Bongani Bingwa says South Africa needs needs bold and visionary leadership.

[LISTEN] Bongani Bingwa: 'Public sentiment is with the President'

[LISTEN] Bongani Bingwa: 'Public sentiment is with the President'

Bingwa comments on the EFF's objections but says until Ramaphosa shows feet of clay, SA is behind the new President.

[WATCH] Opinion: Don't be so quick to celebrate - Bongani Bingwa

[WATCH] Opinion: Don't be so quick to celebrate - Bongani Bingwa

While Jacob Zuma has thrown in the towel, he leaves an executive with members who face serious allegations says Bingwa.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] Van Breda's call to emergency services: 'My family and I were attacked'

[LISTEN] Van Breda's call to emergency services: 'My family and I were attacked'

The chilling call Henri van Breda made to emergency services on the night his mother, father and big brother were hacked to death.

SANDF soldier arrested for robbery on trial for attempted murder

SANDF soldier arrested for robbery on trial for attempted murder

Operations chief, General Barney Hlatshwayo's personal driver was arrested on Tuesday.

[WATCH] 'These thugs need to be arrested and rot in jail'- Bongani Bingwa

[WATCH] 'These thugs need to be arrested and rot in jail'- Bongani Bingwa

Bongani Bingwa shares his thoughts on the Panyaza Lesufi 'effigy' incident on Wednesday.

Everything you know about success is (mostly) wrong

Everything you know about success is (mostly) wrong

Allon Raiz on “Barking up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science behind Why Everything You Know about Success Is (Mostly) Wrong”.

Defence: State has failed to prove that Van Breda killed his family

Defence: State has failed to prove that Van Breda killed his family

Henri van Breda’s legal team presented its closing arguments in the Western Cape High Court.

Hope Ramaphosa: Cyril never lifted a finger to me, he wouldn't beat a woman

Hope Ramaphosa: Cyril never lifted a finger to me, he wouldn't beat a woman

Cyril Ramaphosa's ex-wife says abuse allegations spread by EFF leader Julius Malema are an attempt to tarnish his reputation.

Is Shakespeare still relevant to SA's school curriculum?

Is Shakespeare still relevant to SA's school curriculum?

How relevant is Shakespeare in SA's English literature which is written in a manner that no one speaks today?

3 reasons for the petrol price hike (and why it will hurt more than you think)

3 reasons for the petrol price hike (and why it will hurt more than you think)

Economist Dawie Roodt says that the petrol price hike is going to boost the cycle of inflation and force interest rates up.