19.09.19 Pt 2 – President Cyril Ramaphosa has been very vocal lately on certain issues, but what does he actually mean? The Burning Platform team attempt to find answers. With moderate chastisement being declared illegal, the conversation gets hot with the panel weighing in on it. We face many issues as a country, but how do we fix the social fabric of our nation, and should we be depending on the state to take care of this?

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19.09.19 Pt 1 – Do you believe in saving the planet by doing your little bit? Or maybe you feel it doesn’t make a difference? Gareth has another little rant over a straw. We’ve all seen them at intersections and street corners… do you think beggars and homeless people are there out of choice, or is there a deeper underlying issue? With corporal punishment now being illegal, where do you draw the line between violence and punishment? Find out how the team feels about this.

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18.09.19 Pt 2 – Brace yourself because it’s going to be a good one as Leigh-Ann drops some more cool and insightful websites. From one that tells you what time you need to go to bed to wake up feeling fresh at your desired time, to another that allows you to put together the best song mashups. Do you know what a faux beau is? Siya educates the oldies on all the millennial jargon and terminology.

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18.09.19 Pt 1 – Are you a tech-savvy person, and what do you think of trying out the latest gadgetry? Well Gareth got his hands on an electric car and has an interesting experience to share. Things are getting bleak for Leigh-Ann as she admits to crossing the age threshold and getting old. How do you feel about your medical records being made public? Well, they may already be out there.

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17.09.19 Pt 2 – The stories of Jeffery Epstein continue to unravel as more victims come forward. The team unpack it layer by layer. We all have a moral compass, but how much do you rely on yours? We get an interesting voice note from a listener. The conversation around deploying the military in Cape Town continues, and it looks like it’s becoming a costly exercise – Siya drops the figures.

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17.09.19 Pt 1 – We all know that acquiring a driver’s licence in South Africa can be a bit tricky, but how many times did you take your test before coming right? And what obstacles did you face? The team share their stories. With all kinds of people around us, the team chats about some of the taboo things people do… from rituals to witchcraft. Gugu grapples with the idea of a pasta straw and needs an intervention.

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16.09.19 Pt 2 – Sam Smith has taken the none binary route, calling for everyone to refer to him referred to as “they”. With the world taking such a strange turn, what could this possibly lead to? Well there are many theories in studio. Have you ever thought “If I start right now how long would it take me to watch this entire series”? Well Leigh-Ann has all the answers. She also shares a life hack on accessing Wifi at airports around the world. If you had to lose a finger which one would you be willing to forsake? We chat to 3D Prosthetic Hand Project leader Abdul-Khaaliq Mohamed, who has created a 3D prosthetic hand.

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16.09.19 Pt 1 – Siya is finally back at work, but are his reasons for going AWOL convincing? Do you find it difficult to say no? And if so, how do you deal with situations where you would ideally like to decline a request from someone? Gareth doesn’t see himself as a celebrity, and gives us a glimpse into his life and the circles he spends time with.

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He’s a South African singer and songwriter whose three studio albums have made him a platinum-selling success. His music has even caught the attention of 3-time Grammy-winning Canadian producer David Bottrill (Muse, Tool, Placebo). Jesse Clegg opens up about all the ups and downs in his life recently, including the death of his legendary father.

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13.09.19 Pt 2 – Did you know that cats don’t meow for each other, but for us? Get a lesson on cats and what their different meows actually mean from Leigh-Ann. Have you ever wondered where phrases such as ’turn a blind eye’ or ‘fly off the handle’ come from? Get the background on these common sayings here. There’s some positive news on the very private health of former racing driver Michael Schumacher. And, our guest in studio this morning is none other than Jesse Clegg. He gives us an update on what’s been going on in his life – the private as well as the public.

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