15 June 2018, RSG Praatsaam

Lynette Francis and Dean Rudi Buys 

  • With Dr. Michael Le Cordeur of Stellenbosch University

The Federation of School Governing Bodies, Fedsas, said the Department of Basic Education should rather focus on tackling the challenges in the foundation phase than enforcing history on all pupils. History replaces Life Orientation as a compulsory subject but is it wise to replace it? [Die Federasie van Skoolbestuursliggame, Fedsas, sê die Departement van Basiese Onderwys behoort eerder daarop te fokus om die uitdagings in die grondslagfase aan te pak as om geskiedenis op alle leerlinge af te dwing. Geskiedenis vervang Lewensoriëntering as ‘n verpligte vak maar is dit wys om dit te vervang?]

28 May 2018, RSG Praatsaam

Lynette Francis and Dean Rudi Buys 

  • With Prof. Hein Willemse of the University of Pretoria, and
  • With Prof. Elmien du Plessis of North-West University

Politicians, economists, students, workers’ corporations, civil rights groups and unions regularly reflect on how they think the country’s future should look. What role did academics play in the discourse? [Politici, ekonome, studente, werkerskorps, burgerregtegroepe en vakbonde weeg gereeld in oor hoe hulle dink die land se toekoms moet lyk. Watter rol het akademici te speel in die diskoers?]

13 March 2018, RSG Praatsaam

Lynette Francis and Dean Rudi Buys 

  • With Nadia Lubowski of the Anton Lubowski Trust, and  
  • With Stanley Henkeman, Director of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation

Political killings in South Africa are nothing new. The Moerane Commission investigated political murders in KwaZulu-Natal. What is the relevance today of the then political murders of freedom fighters like Dulcie September, Anton Lubowski and Chris Hani? [Politieke moorde in Suid-Afrika is niks nuut nie. Die Moerane Kommissie het ondersoek ingestel na politieke moorde in KwaZul-Natal. Wat is die relevansie vandag van die destydse politieke moorde op vryheidsvegters soos Dulcie September, Anton Lubowski en Chris Hani?]

10 July 2017, RSG Praatsaam

Lynette Francis and Dean Rudi Buys 

  • With Dr. Leslie van Rooi of Stellenbosch University

The chairman of the ANC’s social transformation subcommittee, Lindiwe Sisulu, said the party wants to rebuild the social structure of society. Poverty, a poor legal system and education are the issues they want to pay attention to. How do we approach social cohesion? [Die voorsitter van die ANC se sosiale transformasie sub komitee, Lidiwe Sisulu, het gesê die party wil die sosiale struktuur van die samelewing herbou. Armoede, ‘n swak regstelsel en onderwys is van die kwessies waaraan hulle voortaan aandag wil gee. Hoe benader ons sosiale kohesie?]

25 April 2017, RSG Praatsaam

Lynette Francis and Dean Rudi Buys 

  • With the celebrated journalist, Dr. Max Du Preez

A talk about the perceptions created in a Huffington Post article on white men and their identity in a postal section of South Africa. [‘n Gesprek oor die persepsies wat geskep is in die Huffington Post se artikel oor wit mans en hulle identiteit in ‘n postapartheid Suid-Afrika.]

28 February 2017, RSG Praatsaam

Lynette Francis and Dean Rudi Buys 

  • With Advocate Leon Wessels, former Commissioner of the HRCSA, and  
  • With Lionel Adendorf, former SRC-member at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)

Are hazing practices at educational institutions a “vital evil”? [Is ontgroeningspraktyke by opvoedkundige instellings ‘n “noodsaaklike euwel”?]