23.09.19 Pt 2 – Gareth and Leigh-Ann try their hand at vernacular clicks and it doesn’t sound like it’s going to end well. Believe it or not, there’s a list of banned kiddie books… how bad could they be? Find out more as Leigh-Ann runs through the list. And, we have our very own Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi – along with her chaperone Kamo Rakharebe – in to chat to us about her new role and everything that comes with it.
23.09.19 Pt 1 – Don’t you just hate those people who insert themselves into every conversation and always have a better story to tell? Well you’re not alone, the team share their sentiments about these characters. What’s the strangest thing you’ve used to bribe someone? Apparently politicians will take anything from money to animals. Firefighters have their work cut out for them, but should pulling cats out of trees be part of their job description?
Donna Rachelson is a driven entrepreneur with a passion for helping women. She firmly believes in the power of inclusion, and chats to us about the position women find themselves in in the workplace, the struggles they face, and adaptations that could be in place. She wrote a book called ‘Personal Branding for Entrepreneurs’, and touches on that too in this compelling interview.
20.09.19 Pt 2 – Gareth has made the news but for very unconventional reasons. How do you feel about being rated and being compelled to rate everything you do? This rating culture is not very popular in studio, find out why. Leigh-Ann tells a story which only proves that being polite goes a long way. Author Donna Rachelson joins us in studio to chat about the role of women in the workplace, how they fit in, as well as the struggles they face in what’s traditionally a man’s world… and of course, the reasons behind this.
20.09.19 Pt 1 – We’re off to a cracking start as the team get into a singalong, but you’ll never guess what they’re actually singing. Do you remember any TV theme songs from back in the day? Listen to this episode and see how good your memory is. Siya made it to work today, and everyone applauds him for his efforts. And Gareth has a big announcement to make.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.