Is South Africa putting its best foot forward in Davos? Is Tito Mboweni beyond the point of being a corruptible man? What will the effect of The Land Bank being downgraded by Moody’s be? There are guns in the hands of criminals, where do they come from? Should guns be legal for citizens to carry at all? The WEF has its say about the investment environment and international sentiment towards South Africa currently. Are Russia and democracy going through a divorce? Donald Trump’s impeachment trial rolls on… the senate has spoken. God bless America! Brought to you by Nando’s.
Dmitry Medvedev has resigned, what happens to Russia’s government now? Is a lifetime president a democratic notion? Vladimir Putin… political mastermind or monster? Peter Moyo and Trevor Manuel’s Old Mutual saga rolls on. Is Bernie Sanders sexist? How is Norway getting the past, present and future so right, while we’re all still a world behind? Brought to you by Nando’s.
Kanthan Pillay is back for the first Burning Platform of 2020. Is America’s approach in Iran a disaster for the Middle East at large? Is ISIS manageable without Iran’s intervention? Is the DA imploding, or has it already imploded? Helen Zille seem to be at last chance saloon. Will the EFF take significant votes from the ANC in 2021? Brought to you by Nando’s.
Is our president dead in the water? Are open borders a viable option for Africa? Is David Mabuza a loser? Reactions to Boris becoming the UK PM… Twitter hype and election results are polls part. Brought to you by Nando’s.
Kanthan Pillay is joined by Dumo Denga on the Burning Platform and they’re zooming in on the affairs of our eventful country, from the SAA business rescue to Eskom’s load shedding rearing its ugly head again. Dumo thinks we could implement better methods of collecting tax where everyone benefits. Then, could Donald Trump be the first president to be impeached by congress… and potentially go on to win the 2020 elections?
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Kanthan Pillay is joined by Mpiyakhe Dhlamini – an anarchy-capitalist, formerly a libertarian and formerly a socialist. The duo discuss Trump and the impeachment, and a potential recession in the horizon. Meanwhile, hot off the press, Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced what seems to be a bailout for a crippled SAA. Sexual allegations and that of an affair made public could be a devastating if not handled properly. Find out how best to deal with such a situation. Finally, the panel share their projections for the South African economy in 2020. Brought to you by Nando’s.
On the back of the SAA strike, their disgruntled employees are now up in arms over being paid only half of their salaries. Kanthan Pillay joins in via Skype and weighs in on this with a logical explanation. Dali Mpofu and Tembeka Ngcukaitobi are on different ends of a legal battle for the first time, in what’s been dubbed a legal ‘derby’. Gareth, who has personally dealt with them both in his own legal woes, gives his opinion. Brought to you by Nando’s.
Kanthan Pillay is joined by Jan-Jan Joubert and they get into all sorts, including the impeachment hearings. In other news, there’s a new sheriff at Eskom, but is he the right person to turn this failed state-owned entity around? Kanthan voices some strong opinions on this topic. What do you think the future looks like for white people in SA? Jan-Jan has written a book about this topic, and Kanthan shares his opinion. The team also discuss the SAA debacle and where it’s likely to end. Brought to you by Nando’s.
Journalist Qaanitah Hunter is in studio – she has covered some of the biggest political stories in SA and has recently put it all into a book titled ‘Balance of Power: Ramaphosa and the future of South Africa’. SAA has seen its fair share of controversy and is back in the spotlight for strike action, which will potentially leave many commuters stranded. The panel look into the contributing factors for the parastatal’s financial woes. Then, Kanthan reveals his unsympathetic side… brought to you by Nando’s.
We’re joined by Law graduate Jamie Mighti, and he has a very interesting theory on how we could boost our workforce through empowering the next generation of leaders using coding. The team then air their opinions of Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, and the ways in which they think we could boost our ailing economy. The BLF was recently deregistered as a political party, but could they have contributed to their own demise? Brought to you by Nando’s.