Politricking with Tshidi Madia: Caster Semenya - The Race to be Myself

Politricking with Tshidi Madia

Two time Olympic Medalist Caster Mokgadi Semenya joins Tshidi Madia for a special episode that celebrates the athlete's legacy and the release of her memoir "The Race to be myself". Caster reflects on the highs and lows of her 15 year long career,  the massive court challenge against World Athletics which has effectively banned her from competing and the wins along her journey. She also speaks about life beyond the track, her activism and life as a wife and mother.

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Politricking with Tshidi Madia - 18 July 2022

This week South African learnt of the sad passing of ANC deputy secretary general, Jessie Duarte  - following an 8-month-long battle with cancer, and renowned author and poet Don Matter, and of course in politics news, Solly Mapaila took over from Blade Ndimande as SACP General Secretary. In this episode Tshidi pays a heartfelt tribute to both legends and caught up with the newly elected SACP General Secretary himself for a warm welcome to the job and for an exclusive interview. 

Politricking with Tshidi Madia - 27July 2022

“The ANC is defocused, with some of our comrades focused on what should not be done on those of us accused of corruption,” decried ANC NEC member Gungubele. Dubbed one of the “Chris Cabal,” lobby group members in support of ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa, Gungubele in a sit down with Eyewitness News head of politics, Tshidi Madia spells out what he thinks this week’s policy conference should focus on and the kind of leadership that emerges come December. Gungubele, a former mayor and unionist, is currently minister in the presidency and oversees the state security agency. He is an NEC member.

Politricking with Tshidi Madia

To launch the first episode of Politricking, Tshidi Madia sits down with the former Minister of Communications, Water and Sanitation - Ms Nomvula Mokonyane - for a in-depth analysis of the workings of Eskom, the state capture report and her eye on the top 6 position in the ANC come December 2022. Mokonyane leaves no stone unturned in this exclusive interview living up to her AKA  "Mama Action". 

Politricking with Tshidi Madia 13 July 2022

Tshidi Madia joined the a media briefing on Tuesday following the first meeting of the ANCWL's National Task Team (NTT) on Monday. She invited former deputy president and National Assembly Speaker - Baleka Mbete for an interview - who is the newly appointed ANCWL convener. Mbete shares her thoughts on the current  state of the ANC as an organization, the Phalaphala farm scandal and just why she chose to accept this role and so much more.

Politricking with Tshidi Madia - 3 August 2022

ANC Youth League convener Nonceba Mhlauli in conversation with Eyewitness News associate editor for politics Tshidi Madia.  ”We need to discuss the issue of transition, history of our country and movement has taught us that we don’t handle transitions well. I am worried that if he comes back he won’t finish his second term,” she says on calls for Cyril Ramaphosa to be re-elected as party president in December. Mhlauli also explains why the league has no choice but to elect a woman president when it finally holds its own conference.

Politricking with Tshidi Madia - 29 July 2022 live from NASREC

ANC national executive committee member and economic transformation subcommittee chairperson Mamoloko Kubayi, who is also Minister of human settlements joins Eyewitness News Associate Editor for Politics Tshidi Madia for a daily Political Roundup  at the ANC 6th National Policy Conference, currently underway at Nasrec to talk about leading the ANC’s ETC, NEC failures to implement some ANC resolutions & her availability to run, should she be nominated to contest as deputy president of the ANC in December.

Politricking with Tshidi Madia 31 July 2022 live from NASREC

ANC National Chairperson and Secretary General Gwede Mantsane who is also the Minister of  Mineral Resources and Energy speaks to Eyewitness  News Associate Editor for Politics Tshidi Madia on the 3rd and final day of the ANCs 6th National policy conference about his sense of the party in the tough times SA finds itself in with rising fuel prices, energy uncertainty and growing unemployment.

Politricking with Tshidi Madia - 10 August 2022

Makashule Gana on leaving the DA & his next stop. Gana, former member of the provincial legislature in Gauteng says Helen Zille should have been more circumspect before publishing a list of black DA reps & that he’ll announce his new home before 2022 wraps up. 

Politricking with Tshidi Madia: Colleen Makhubele

City of Johannesburg Speaker Colleen Makhubele joins Tshidi Madia on this last episode of season 3, and she speaks about what inspired her to join politics and the importance of having educated people as part of governance. She also speaks about her political party COPE, stating that she is still hopeful and trusting her party because though there might be indifferences in the party, COPE is still the only party that has not been accused of corruption. She also touches on the coalition, table of motion of no confidence that keeps being brought up against the JHB Mayor. She also spoke about the importance of women and young people in the political space.

Politrcking with Tshidi Madia: Felicia Mabuza-Suttle

Felicia Mabuza-Suttle joins Tshidi Madia on this episode and she reflects on her talk show days. She also speaks about how to this day women are still questioned for being strong, emotional and for standing up for themselves. She also adds that when man speaks, we first listen then look but when women speak, we first look then listen. She also encourages young people of South Africa by stating that they need to self-acknowledge their great work and need to learn to pat themselves on the back instead of waiting for others to tell them that they are doing great.

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