Eusebius McKaiser

Political and Social Analyst

Eusebius McKaiser could variously be described as a public intellectual, an analyst, a commentator or a moral philosopher. But labels don't concern him. "What matters to me is getting to grips with the social and political topics that matter, in ways that make people sit up and take notice,� he says. McKaiser writes a Friday column for Business Day, and presents a weekly late-night politics and morality show on Talk Radio 702. He's also working on his first book, "an autobiographical account of what it was like for a black kid to belong to the first generation of coconuts to attend a former Model C school� . In the future, he plans to present a hard-hitting TV interview programme, modelled on the BBC's HARDtalk, and then to enter party politics. "Far too few academics � and especially philosophers � do enough to make themselves relevant.� We're betting that's one thing McKaiser won't ever be accused of. � Lionel Faull

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