09.04.21 Pt 1 - Does anyone know the difference between a ponytail and a pigtail? Should Gareth confess to his barber that he cheated on him... or should he just wait until his hair grows out again? There’s a new Instagram filter doing the rounds and Siya tries it out.

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Does politics get in the way of global business opportunities for South Africa? There's a lot that could make you not see the light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to how SA works, but maybe Yaw Peprah - a qualified chartered accountant - will change your view. He chats to Gareth about a number of topics including Mozambique, Mmusi Maimane, the DA and the state of America. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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08.04.21 Pt 2 - You might not want to be vegan after finding out that vegans have weaker bones and a higher risk of fractures than people who eat meat. Siya spills some tea about the most hip hipster he has met... and that he judges people who have manifesting bath salts.

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Commentator on politics, economics and global affairs Phumlani Majozi - Senior fellow at African Liberty joins Gareth and Phumi to have a candid conversation about the current political status of South Africa, if socialism is the answer, government increasing taxes and the high unemployment. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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01.04.21 Pt 1 - Who still uses pens in 2021? Believe it or not, Facebook has banned Donald Trump. And the fiercely gorgeous and well informed Sean Sanders gives us an update about the world of crypto.

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29.03.21 Pt 1 - Between getting drunk at the airport and getting hit on by a married man, Siya sure did have quite the interesting weekend. Leigh-Ann shares the six South African cities that make the top 20 list of the most dangerous in the world... and when last did you buy new clothes?

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This week’s guest commentator is Dr Nthabiseng Moleko, a senior lecturer in managerial economics at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. She believes the country needs a lot more decisive and immediate actions to propel inclusive and labour-intensive growth. The team tackles the latest political stories and all of this, as always, is brought to you by Nando’s.

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With a week that was far from quiet, we had to bring in the big guns to unpack some of the hottest political stories in another edition of The Burning Platform. Joining Gareth is lecturer at Central University of Technology, debater and socio-political analyst, Leeto Nthoba... plus, analyst, CEO of the IRR, and director of the Centre for Risk Analysis, Frans Cronje. They tackle student protests, police brutality, Bheki Cele, the trial of George Floyd, unemployment in South Africa, the abuse that taxpayers experience and a whole lot more. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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18.03.21 Pt 2 - Leeto Nthoba (lecturer at Central University of Technology and socio-political analyst) and Frans Cronje (analyst and CEO of the IRR) join Gareth to discuss and share their thoughts on the recent student protests, police brutality, and the trial of George Floyd.

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Head of Strategic Engagement at the IRR, Sara Gon joins the team to share her opposing views with Phumi and Gareth regarding the DA. They define what they consider as mainstream media, have a candid conversation about the shrinkage of the economy, and Eskom implementing stage 2 load-shedding. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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