The Daily Friend Show

The Daily Friend Show is a 30-minute current affairs podcast featuring our analysts and writers. It presents a liberal perspective on the political, social and economic issues of the day on Monday and Friday.

The Daily Friend Wrap is a 10-minute show that rounds up the news events of the day 3 times a week Tuesday to Thursday.

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829 Episodes
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We can’t comply with the court because: The System is down

Today's Daily Friend Show with Nicholas Lorimer, Marius Roodt and Michael Morris.They discuss the latest revelations on the cadre deployment documents released by the ANC. They also chat about the budget and kids walking to school in rural SA.
23 Feb 7AM 32 min

DA manifesto: a credible offer for South Africa?

Today's Daily Friend Show with Nicholas Lorimer, Terence Corrigan, and Gerbrandt van Heerden. They discuss the DA manifesto and the ANC running out of time to deploy the cadre deployment minutes.
19 Feb 7AM 30 min

Billions of Rands lost every single month

Today's Daily Friend Show with Nicholas Lorimer, Mlondi Mdluli, and Hermann Pretorius. They discuss the terrible state of SOEs like Eskom, and the poor analysis of the DA by many political analysts. They also discuss the theft of a City Power Substation.
16 Feb 7AM 31 min

Gwede defends Cadre Deployment | Daily Friend Wrap

Nicholas Lorimer and Chris Hattingh discuss the weak defence of cadre deployment offered by Minister Gwede Mantashe, they also discuss a crazy corruption scandal in Gauteng and water shortages in Joburg.
13 Feb 9AM 13 min

Is the MK party the end of the ANC's dominance ?

Today's Daily Friend Show with Nicholas Lorimer, and Terence Corrigan. They discuss the first polling showing Zuma's new MK party is polling better than expected. They also discuss the EFF's manifesto for 2024 and lastly, they discuss the Cadre deployment committee meeting minutes.
12 Feb 7AM 31 min

The Real State of the Nation

Today's Daily Friend Show with Micheal Morris, Nicholas Lorimer, and Sara Gon. They discuss the State of the Nation Address by President Ramaphosa. They also chat about municipal collapse and if we should give out a politician's phone numbers.
9 Feb 7AM 29 min

SA government chooses cadres over ordinary people

Today's Daily Friend Show with Michael Morris, Nicholas Lorimer, and Makone Maja. They discuss the state of South Africa’s national debt and government finances. They also discuss the SAHRC report into the riots of July 2021.
5 Feb 7AM 32 min

Steenhuisen’s Pep talk: THE TRUTH

Today's Daily Friend Show with Nicholas Lorimer, John Endres and Mlondi Mdluli.They discuss the social media storm around DA leader John Steenhuisen’s attack on the Gauteng crime wardens. They also discuss ANC campaigning so far this year, opposition prospects in KZN and Gauteng and chaos in Durban.
2 Feb 7AM 31 min

Bad governance ruins lives | Daily Friend Wrap

Nicholas Lorimer and Terence Corrigan discuss the awful state of SA's municipalities and how dysfunction in government affects people's lives. They discuss the South African case to the ICJ and registration weekend.
1 Feb 10AM 15 min

Eskom nearly switched off all of Joburg

Today's Daily Friend Show with Nicholas Lorimer, Marius Roodt, and Michael Morris. They discuss the deteriorating financial situation in Johannesburg, the manifesto of BuildOneSA, and the election promises of the ANC in Gauteng.
29 Jan 7AM 33 min
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