We have a new voice in global politics to share with you, and he provides a pleasant distraction from the local disasters. Gareth tries to liken Jacob Zuma's influence on society to that of a fat kid at a birthday party, before Christmas gifts again come under the spotlight as we edge closer to the big day. The festive season will come with fresh water restrictions around South Africa, but thankfully the Col'Cacchio Video Hot Box lightens the mood and provides some fun to balance the sad.

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The weekend is here, and man oh man do we all need it. The firing of the finance minister still has South Africa locked in turmoil, and the team can't help but address this again. Michael and Mabale's hair thankfully changes the topic, and bemuse and entertain before Gareth plays an incredible new musical mashup. Ben's Sport has a different edge to it, and Anthea's Money Shot hits where it hurts the most.

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Seeing as the Rand is now worth less than nothing and South African's can't travel anymore, how about some good movies for the holidays? Gareth has been exploring the world of ShowMax this week and shares some suggestions. A Trump story leads into a Hitler discussion, which then leads into ISIS and how rich they are. Thankfully a three-year-old schooling Ellen on the periodic table provides you with some hope for the human race.

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Justice Malala is naturally on fire in this week's Burning Platform brought to you by Nando's. The Nene firing has put the country in a new state of shock, as again this points towards Jacob Zuma shaping the cabinet for his own personal interests. What does this all mean for us and the country? Justice is your man to answer such a question and a whole lot more.

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Jacob Zuma has outdone himself, the team try make sense of SA getting a new finance minister. Gareth has some chilling insights to share on this latest tragedy, and somehow ISIS even gets thrown into the conversation of local politics. Ben tries to lighten the mood with the sport, but then Anthea delivers some harsh realities of her own in The Money Shot.

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There are big things happening in African entertainment, and a lot of that has to do with Alex Okosi, Senior VP & MD of Viacom International Media Networks Africa. Not only has he got one of the most impressive business titles around, he also cares about making a difference in Africa, something that he and Gareth have in common.

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There are big things happening in African entertainment, and a lot of that has to do with Alex Okosi, Senior VP & MD of Viacom International Media Networks Africa. Not only has he got one of the most impressive business titles around, he also cares about making a difference in Africa, something that he and Gareth have in common.

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Imagine biting into a sandwich, only to find a condom as an ingredient! Gareth chats to the legal team representing the person who just experienced such a thing. A listener thinks the CliffCentral presenters could be more approachable, and Mabale shares how online scams are on the rise this time of year, on the rise like Donald Trump's bigotry. Samuel L. Jackson gives South Africa a backward compliment and the #Dreamtrepreneur winners return to talk about their travels to London.

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Oscar Pistorius got bail, and cheap too. The team bring you the latest on this, before Gareth gets deep into the current Julius Malema situation of him defaming Madiba's legacy. Ben has a packed sports report, and Anthea shares the current Rand situation, and other dire financial news in The Money Shot.

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One of South Africa's most celebrated and iconic actors, Tobie Cronjé, joins Gareth for a chat. Star of both stage and screen, Tobie has shone in a variety of contrasting roles that have defined a career that has spanned many a decade. Get to know more about the man behind the roles, from helping his adopted daughter find the perfect career, to his take on death.

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