26.04.19 Pt 2 – Another day, another Ford South Africa scandal! The team chat about this and some of the other news stories of the day. It seems the ultimate souvenir people left Coachella Music Festival with was herpes. The conversation gets saucy with a Bachelor SA update, just before Domestic Goddess Jane updates the team on her Easter weekend. Then, George Mienie wraps the show up with the latest motoring news and some fun facts.
26.04.19 Pt 1 – It may be a ‘no-politics Friday’ but the team make an exception for friend to the show, Debi from Washington, as she catches up with Gareth around President Trump, amongst other things. Take a listen to the news in the Five Things You Need To Know, then Siya highlights maths and science boffin William Smith who’s just been honoured by President Ramaphosa.
25.04.19 Pt 2 – Archbishop Thabo Makgoba recently garnered many, varied views at his Easter Vigil when he candidly spoke about how South Africans need to be wary of political parties who want to use them to fight battles, also saying that changing individual leaders was no cure “for all that is wrong with governance in SA today”. Gareth and Phumi chat to him on The Burning Platform to hear more of his take on the current political landscape.
25.04.19 Pt 1 – There’s a war of words taking place between Airbnb and the Department of Tourism in South Africa as the government calls for regulation for the online hospitality service. This point calls for the team to discuss what regulation would mean and share some horror travel stories too. Get your dose of current affairs in the Five Things You Need To Know, before an inspiring story of servicemen and women who are helping during the KZN floods in Said By Siya.
24.04.19 Pt 2 – Gord and a listener, Nqobile, have a full-on geek-out conversation. What ammunition do the likes of Kamala Harris and others running against President Trump have? Gareth interrogates that. Another listener, Elson, calls in for some relationship advice, amongst other things. And Gord has some sobering advice: Don’t read internet comments!
24.04.19 Pt 1 – Could the ANC be behind the EFF? Why do people complain about how others donate money for charitable causes? These are the questions that set the team off on some entertaining rants and discussions. The horrific Durban floods take the lead story in the Five Things You Need To Know, right before Siya chats about an African medical first in Said By Siya.
23.04.19 Pt 2 – The team have their eyes glued to various shows, Gareth on Game of Thrones, while Leigh-Ann and Siya on The Bachelor SA. Instagram is about to test a new feature that will hide the number of likes a post gets, the latest on the Mueller report and an update on the Sri Lanka attack all get discussed too. Then, infamous gangster John Gotti gets the attention on this week’s edition of Blind History.
23.04.19 Pt 1 – Fresh off the long weekend, the team have had an eventful couple of days to chat about. Between lunches and more lunches, Gareth also raves about a documentary he got to watch called One Strange Rock. On the other hand of the ‘binge-watching scale’, Siya shares how he casually watched the new Beyoncé documentary three times during his time off. Leigh-Ann had some interesting animal tales to tell about her Easter break too. Catch the Five Things You Need To Know, a finance update from Anthea, and a dose of good news here too.
18.04.19 Pt 2 – The courts and our legal system at large have become the battleground for political struggle. We don’t have to look far before seeing that, especially in the past few weeks with the state capture inquiry taking centre stage in the political landscape. One of South Africa’s finest legal minds, Advocate Michelle Le Roux, has firsthand experience with this, as she details in her new book, ‘Lawfare – Judging Politics in South Africa’ and moreso, being Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan’s legal representative, in this week’s edition of The Burning Platform.
18.04.19 Pt 1 – With the long weekend looming, the team share their Easter family traditions and upcoming plans. Get up-to-date with current affairs in the “Five Things You Need To Know”. Rhino poachers get stomped on, as you’ll hear in “Said By Siya”. Then, did you know your breathalyser result could turn out positive just because you’ve eaten a hot cross bun? Listen in to find out why.