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How can we achieve the responsible development of Artificial Intelligence? This is the question we ask in the ALLAI podcast in conversations with leading researchers, practitioners and decision makers who share their original insight on the discourse and dynamic of AI development in Europe and beyond. In the first series we delve into the theme of “Responsible AI and Corona”.
 
On In The Ring With Eusebius McKaiser I tackle all the uncomfortable topics that dominate public debate. With my reputation for fearless debate as a former World Masters Debate Champ, and a background in law and philosophy, you can expect debates on everything from whether or not it is racist for a non-black person to quote the N-word, to questions of how to tackle inequality, whether people are responsible for unconscious biases, the ethics of refusing to be vaccinated, the status of animal ...
 
Ever had an existential crisis in the middle of the night or during your afternoon work routine? Well, I am here to help you out with it. With answering interesting questions like 'Why do we exist', 'What's my purpose in Life', 'Am I a good human being' and many more, this podcast is for anyone even remotely interested in Philosophy. Here, we breakdown critical thinkers and present you with a simple yet reliable explanation!
 
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Happy New Year Folks!! I owe everyone a new mix. I present “Foundation” which sets the course for this year. This mix reminds me of being at Twilo when Sasha & Digweed would play at their residency. Enjoy!! And as usual below is the tracklisting. Rabbit in the Moon – Phase 1 First Contact Marco Bailey – Jungle Laps (Bedrock Remix) Antony Toga – Kal…
 
How should white people respond to their positionality in a world in which anti-black racism proliferates? How should men respond to their positionality in a world in which patriarchy proliferates? What does it mean to be an ally of black people? What does it mean to be an ally of women? What are the true requirements of ubuntu, and what action ste…
 
I really don't wanna sell you this podcast episode with a lengthy description. Can I just say this - if you listen to only ONE episode of In The Ring With Eusebius McKaiser in 2022 it will probably have to be this one. Lebogang is a brilliant guest. Energetic. Passionate. Intellectually stimulating. And as a feminist and social activist she gives u…
 
Veteran African National Congress leader and member of Cabinet Lindiwe Sisulu has written a column ( https://www.iol.co.za/dailynews/opinion/lindiwe-sisulu-hi-mzansi-have-we-seen-justice-d9b151e5-e5db-4293-aa21-dcccd52a36d3 ) that has everyone talking. It essentially critiques the rule of law, the judiciary and the constitution but it is hard to kn…
 
I end 2021 with a straight up party mix. There is ham, scoobie snax, cheesy poofs, 2 kitchen sinks, and a blender in there. Anyone that remembers Back Row Beau @ Rowan will wreckanyze! Quick and drop mixed on 3 decks - 124 to 103 and then back up to 150. M'Out - Wiggle Huda Hudia - We Are Energy(Saint Rider) Daze Prism - Terrain Response Marco Stro…
 
Janet Gourand (Sobriety Advocate & Recovery Coach), who runs the brilliant online community portal, Tribe Sober, joined me to talk about the 2022 Dry January challenge. See whether you can go alcohol free for 30 days; you may just like it! It runs for any 30 consecutive days of your choice between now until end of January. Get an early start. You w…
 
Sisonke Msimang joined me to debate whether or not, when his legacy is properly considered, Archbishop Desmond Tutu can be located along the spectrum of Black Radical Thought. Msimang argues that not only is Tutu undeniably radical in his racial politics, but that we should also push back against notions of non-racialism that wrongly associate the …
 
Former president Jacob Zuma's medical parole was taken away today by the Johannesburg High Court. Arthur Fraser, in his then capacity as National Commissioner of Correctional Services, had granted Zuma medical parole. This decision was declared unlawful and set aside. Zuma must return to prison. And, none of the days wrongly spent away from prison …
 
Musician Kabelo Mabalane recently admitted on Instagram that although he is part of an anti-GBV campaign (#NoExcuse), that "as a young man [he] too was a perpetrator of this shameful cowardly behaviour." But what exactly did he do at the height of his fame when TKZ was massively popular and their sounds were the soundtracks to our youth? What is th…
 
This mix was originally produced for DJ Mix TV. It's an hour of some progressive house-breaks and tech house. Check below for the tracklisting. Matter & Motion's podcast is now available on Apple Music, Amazon Music and iHeart Radio. Full Video of the session: Allai: Art of the Mix Applescal - Saints (Dub) Jon Gurd - Together (Tom Demac Remix) Mass…
 
I asked philosopher Lucy Allais to join me to help us think philosophically about some of the debates around vaccines for covid-19. If, for example, I do not want to get vaccinated, is it okay to straightforwardly choose to not getvaccinated? Lucy doesn't think so, and in this episode of In The Ring With Eusebius McKaiser she systematically talks u…
 
I sat down with former Bain partner Athol Williams to talk about his excellent and disturbing new book, Deep Collusion: Bain and the capture of South Africa. It is clear that Bain's South African leadership was dishonest before the Nugent Commission about its role in the hollowing out of South African Revenue Service. We explore in this podcast how…
 
In the latest Episode of In The Ring With Eusebius McKaiser, I am in conversation with ART OF THE SUIT Business and Executive Coach Dawn Klatzko, about what to do and not to do while in search of a job, and climbing the ladder in your firm or within your industry. This episode is filled with practical career development tips, whether you are an une…
 
We refer to taxes imposed on consuming alcohol as 'sin taxes' because of the association of alcohol with many social sins. This is not entirely unjustified if one looks at what fuels violence, and other anti-social behaviours in our society, but is that the whole story? We particularly view sheebens and taverns as moral hazards in ways in which clu…
 
Author and commentator Sisonke Msimang joined Eusebius on In The Ring With Eusebius McKaiser to discuss the legacy of apartheid's last leader, F W de Klerk. Did he fully and adequately account for apartheid and his role in it ? Did he deserve a Nobel prize for peace? Is it "too soon" to criticise him or does he not deserve a quiet period of mournin…
 
Testimony from whistle-blower Athol Willaims at the State Capture Commission of Inquiry has directly implicated scores of people and corporates. This, as you can imagine, has led to Williams being ostracised, his bona fides and credentials being attacked, and much more. Last night he released a statement to the effect that he is no longer in South …
 
The three biggest parties in South Africa all pretend that the local government election results were not TOO bad for them, and that they each just need to do a LITTLE BIT of soul searching. That is balderdash. In this episode of In The Ring, I explain WHY the leaders of the ANC, DA and EFF are wrong in how they are interpreting the 2021 Local Gove…
 
Professor Adam Habib (Director, School of Oriental and African Studies) joined me to discuss what mistakes parties should avoid as they negotiate coalitions now that the local government elections are done, and left many councils hung. Besides avoiding errors, Habib and I also discussed, very pragmatically, what negotiators may wish to propose.…
 
The Democratic Alliance ran an advert to scare voters into voting for the DA. The advert explicitly tells voters that it is a mistake to vote for small parties. I analyse three reasons why this advert shows a lack of understanding of multiparty democracy and democratic theory on the part of the DA leader, John Steenhuisen.…
 
I invited Professor Pierre de Vos to tackle a range of issues starting with an explanation of the law of discrimination when it comes to the renting of one's private property. Can I rent my property only to white people if I so wish? Is it unjust for the law to even try to regulate how I do commerce? What is the thinking here, jurisprudentially? If…
 
Adv Ben Winks joined me to discuss, firstly, how the law needs to be reformed, urgently, in order to change the legal requirements of what constitutes consent. Secondly, in addition to legal reform, there are important social tropes and stereotypes that contribute to rape culture and that need to be addressed in a bottom-up manner within our homes,…
 
My friend Oliver Dickson and I tried to puzzle through one of the enduring strategic dilemmas we face in the fight for an anti-racist society: how do we make sure that white supremacy doesn't take up too much of our energies while simultaneously NOT ignoring it and NOT naively hoping it will disappear quietly? Have a listen and join the conversatio…
 
I invited Isobel Frye (Director, Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute) to weigh in on what is becoming an internecine policy debate about unemployment, low growth and the size of our welfare state. Can we afford a Basic Income Grant? What would be its size, total cost to the country and what mechanism would be used to administer it? If the g…
 
Professor Francois Venter (Wits University) is back for a second installment of Frequently Asked Questions about covid-19. The following are just some of your questions he answered: if everyone I imvite is fully vaccinated, can I have a braai at my house now? If I recently had covid-19 does that mean I have natural immunity and don't need the vacci…
 
I interviewed the Democratic Alliance mayoral candidate for Johannesburg, Dr Mpho Phalatse, to get to know her: who she is, what her background is, why and how she entered politics and pressure-testing her thinking on the most pertinent local and national issues, including controversies the DA must navigate right now. Listen, and judge her mayoral …
 
I invited former head of sociology at Wits University Professor Devan Pillay to debate his tweet that had expressed relief that he won't be able to vote on November 1st. We discussed the democratic value (or lack thereof?) of not voting at all. Along the way we also debated the pros and cons of not voting VERSUS spoiling your ballot. Have a listen.…
 
What is the purpose of the Judicial Service Commission? How are commissioners elected? What is the nature and democratic significance of the work of the JSC? I invited Karyn Maughan, senior legal reporter for News24, to join me to explain, firstly, where and how the JSC fits into our lives. We then examined and debated whether the current JSC is fi…
 
I have looked at the African National Congress's manifesto and thought about its record in government, with a view to assessing whether or not there is a compelling case for voting ANC this year. I can't see a reason to vote for the ANC. In this podcast episode, I explain in detail why I struggle to be convinced by ANC politicians' plea that we sho…
 
Please welcome guest mixer Omar Rashidzada as he takes us on a journey through many versions of Funky and Disco House! Purple Disco Machine - Street Life Fela Kuti, MoBlack, Armonica - International Thief Thief (Armonica & MoBlack) Boys Noize, Jake Shears, Purple Disco Machine - All I Want (Purple Disco Machine) Purple Disco Machine - Move Or Not F…
 
Many South Africans love saying that we should aim at a non-racial South Africa. But what does that mean? And is 'non-racialism' really the appropriate goal to formulate in response to the legacies of colonialism and apartheid? In this episode, Professor Lewis Gordon retrns, in the second of our 3-part series on race and racism. (The first episode …
 
Award-winning author and veteran BBC broadcaster Andrew Harding was my guest a few months ago on a YouTube show, Cover to Cover, which I co-hosted with fellow journalist Joanne Joseph. I interviewed him about his brilliant second book, These Are Not Gentle People, which has just won the most prestigious non-fiction award in South Africa, the Sunday…
 
The DA thinks the IEC doesn't have legal power to allow political parties to re-submit lists of candidates who will stand for office in the local elections. I initially thought the DA case was decent. I have changed my mind after reading the legal papers of all the parties involved in this dispute. In this analysis, I explain why I think I was wron…
 
There is a lot of hatred in South Africa. What does the law say about hate speech? Should all speech be allowed and 'the marketplace of ideas' be burdened with eliminating hate speech? Or should the courts be available for us to seek relief when we are the victims of hate speech? What does the constitution say by the way? Would it help the fight ag…
 
Vanita Daniels (director, Rise Up Against Gender Based Violence) joined me to discuss the problem of/with masculinities: a) Are there any "good men" or are allies in the fight for gender-justice also problematic? b) What are differences (if any) between men across class, geography and other markers when it comes to masculinties? How do our toxiciti…
 
Well-known business leader Bonang Mohale (president of Business Unity South Africa) spoke to me about his open letter to president Cyril Ramaphosa on behalf of business leadership. We engaged on the role of business in tackling urgent South African problems like youth unemployment, general unemployment and low growth. Mohale also gave a searing tak…
 
The news cycle has been very busy and in this podcast episode I give a view on a number of issues: how should we interpret the constitutional court's court order from Friday about our local elections going ahead? In particular, does the court order allow the IEC to give political parties another chance to submit their candidates lists? What are the…
 
I share my current thoughts on various responses to accusations of abuse on the part of author Thando Mgqolozana (author of A Man Who Is Not A Man, Hear Me Alone, Unimportance). Some of the questions I explore include: Is it important to expres a public view when a friend is accused of abuse? Or is silence (sometimes) acceptable? Should you wait fo…
 
Duma Gqubule (well-known policy expert who focuses a lot of his research on economic development) joined me on In The Ring With Eusebius McKaiser to make sense of the horror of 44,4% South Africans being unemployed. There can be little doubt that the implications for our democracy are dire if we do not get the 11,9 million adults who are capable of…
 
In episode 19, I hosted Adriaan Shipalana (CEO, Harambee Technologies) in a conversation that broke the silence around anxiety, panic attacks and other mental health issues. We told our stories of living with these afflictions. (It is well worth revisiting that episode or listening to it for the first time if you had missed it) In this episode, we …
 
The Economic Freedom Fighters sold itself as THE pro-poor political party, a perfect alternative to a morally bankrupt ANC-led government that is also endemically corrupt. But how desirable is the EFF as an alternative to the ANC and to the Democratic Alliance? In light of the corruption allegations the party's top leadership, and the party itself,…
 
The South African Revenue Service is going after Brian Shivambu for alleged tax evasion, having slapped him with a tax bill of R28.2 million. They also accuse him of defrauding VBS Mutual Bank to the tune of some R16 million. It gets worse for the Shivambu’s- Brian's brother Floyd, Economic Freedom Fighters' second most senior leader and an MP, is …
 
One of the listeners of In The Ring With Eusebius McKaiser enjoyed the episode in which I engaged Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh on his book The New Apartheid and left the following generous comment on my Instagram account, "Your analysis of Sizwe's book was amazing. Perhaps it would be great for you to give us tips on how you read and subsequently analyse and …
 
Progressive & NuNeuNew-Skool Breaks! M'Out - Wiggle Kidnap-This Unfriendly World Mano Le Tough-Primative People(Tale of Us) Parra for Cuva-Manila Palm Momus-Khoeli(DJ T) Pretty Pink-Let You Go(Jon Gurd) GHEIST-You Parra for Cuva-Her Entrance(Innellea) Kislo-Mandala(Icarus) LeftRight-Sinking Keerd-Book of Shadows Luke Mandala-It's All About(Keerd) T…
 
Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh argues in his latest book that apartheid did not die in 1994 but had, instead, been privatised. In a substantive, theoretically rich, introduction chapter, he puzzles through conceptual analysis to justify his resuscitation of the dreaded apartheid-framework. Mindful of the fact that life before 1994 was, in obvious respects, uniq…
 
Is the cabinet reshuffle announced by president Cyril Ramaphosa really going to strengthen government? What motivated the choices? How should we interpret what was just announced? What about the collapse of the intelligence ministry? Was that a sensible decision or a mistake? As for now former minister Zweli Mkhize- is his resignation from the heal…
 
I was hospitalised with a very serious covid-19 infection. I could have died. I literally got hospitalised just in time. A brilliant pulmonologist Dr Frans Skosana saved my life. Arguably, I should never have ended up that close to death's door. In this episode, I tell the story of what happened, why it should not have happened and what 7 lessons I…
 
In the first of a 3-part series on the work and thinking of Professor Lewis Gordon , specifically on aspects of anti-black racism, we tackle a few crucial responses from some people on aspects of 'the race debate': 1. "Race is biologically meaningless...so stop talking about it! It is not real!" 2. "I don't see race!" / "I don't see colour!" In a c…
 
Brilliant South African Jay Naidoo joined me to pivot from diagnosing South Africa's problems to search for solutions. In this wonderfully energetic and energising conversation, we tackled a range of issues from how to build cross-class solidarity, how to bypass political weaknesses that won't disappear soon, and much more. The emphasis was on bein…
 
In this episode of In The Ring With Eusebius McKaiser, I answer a cluster of questions that an Australian journalist had put to me today: can president Cyril Ramaphosa help the African National Congress to recover from the mess it has occasioned? Does Mr Ramaphosa, more specifically, have the leadership ability to lead South Africa out of the curre…
 
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