Cartoonist Jerm is standing by his work – despite no editor or cartoonist wanting to go near it. He tells Gareth about his current saga involving Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) and comedian Deep-Friend Man. Leigh-Ann has some of the day’s news stories to unpack. Gareth has some fascinating world data to deliver, before two entrepreneurs discuss the importance of Proudly South African’s Buy Local campaign.
How much do your negative experiences still impact you? Siya wonders after he had a bad dream about one of his school bullies. Still reeling from the acts of crime that took place outside the Global Citizen Festival, friend to the show Siv Ngesi tells the team about his experience. The hour wraps up with a look at news, a crypto update, and some positivity too.
Knickers the giant steer, is he real? Turns out he is, but plot twist, there is an even bigger steer in the picture now from Canada. Trademarked phrases from the obvious to the outrageous, a harrowing account of the aftermath of Global Citizen, then something of a more positive nature as Lorenzo Escobal joins the team in studio. He is looking to inspire aspiring entrepreneurs with his knowledge and experience, and has much to share from his time in business.
Ben is another year older, but he decided to postpone his birthday for a week because of work reasons. The weekend of Global Citizen in Johannesburg was a bit of an anti-climax for Siya, and many others – including Oprah. The death pool gets a score update, then into your latest news, sport, and finance.
Master the art, or martyring the arse? Things Leigh-Ann mentions while getting into the festive cheer with things to stuff in your stocking. The death of beauty pageants with the death of the swimsuit section. A child gets mocked for having a stupid name, murder stories – from the local to the record breaking, Casey Kasem’s death saga still has more chapters, more comments around Siya’s song, then George Mienie wraps up the week with the latest from the world of motoring.
It finally happened. Siya got to be at the same place as Oprah, at the same time. Spoiler alert though, he didn’t actually meet her as he is the world’s worst celebrity stalker. Gareth went back to his old primary school to give a speech, and it’s Nolo’s last day on the show. Then into #PoliticsFreeFriday’s news, sport and Siya’s positivity kick.
We can do well, as we do good – that’s Bonang Mohale’s message in this powerful conversation, as he explains how business should govern with humanity for more positive impact, as he writes in his new book, ‘Lift As You Rise’. The CEO of Business Leadership SA draws from more than 30 years of business experience as he discusses ideas very close to him: The purpose of business, being “other” and not “self” centred, self-worth, and the essence of authentic leadership.
As Phumi describes it, South Africa as a whole is a burning platform! This obviously means the team is not short of topics to discuss during The Burning Platform as they break down the week’s biggest current affairs topics with guest Kanthan Pillay.
Siya cannot deal with himself as he’s meeting Oprah Winfrey this afternoon! Phumi is in the building and she brings a dose of her positive philosophy to kickstart the morning. Going into the festive season, the team discuss male privilege -specifically when it comes to summer bodies (or lack thereof). The anxieties of our early 20s, compared to the contentment in our old age… and so much more!
Siya is plotting his mission to meet Beyonce, and it’s naturally very elaborate. Gord is considering moving abroad, which gets Gareth talking about phosphorus. Siya’s song sadly gets more airplay, a cat-proof Christmas tree… then onto today’s big guest. Christall Kay joins the team to talk about The Real Housewives of Johannesburg, and the rest of her life – which should be a reality show of its own!