#5 “2019 Elections: Winners and Losers” with Brett Thompson & TK Pooe

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In this episode of Digital Discourse ZA, Brett Thompson and TK Pooe break down the 2019 election results. Who were the winners and losers? Is populism on the rise? They also look ahead to what the next steps for the newly elected president will be. Will Mr Ramaphosa have the support of his party? What balances of power need to be considered when choosing the cabinet? Who will be the deputy president — and how much does it matter?

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Brett Thompson is the co-creator of Digital Discourse ZA, and a long-time animal advocate. He is an armchair economist and political pundit, with a background in finance and economics. He is committed to advancing the interests of animals and is working at market-orientated solutions to achieving freedom for all sentient beings. You can follow him on Twitter at @brettvthompson.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brettvthompson

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Kagiso “TK” Pooe is a lecturer at North-West University’s Public Administration and Governance programme, and a public policy analyst focusing on Local Economic Development and Government Institutional Planning. Prior to joining academia, he worked as a policy research consultant at the Gauteng Provincial Legislature and as a researcher for the Integrated Development Planning Unit at the

Sedibeng District Municipality. You can follow him on Twitter at @TKPooe7.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tkpooe7

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