Jacob Zuma turning himself in is the hot topic of the day. What are the implications of this, and can we trust the ANC again? These are just some of the things that the team - alongside Sipho Shezi (published author on politics and international relations) and Mighti Jamie (multi award-winning international debating and public speaking champion and coach) unpack this week. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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08.07.21 Pt 2 - This week Sipho Shezi (published author on politics and international relations) and Mighti Jamie (multi award-winning international debating and public speaking champion and coach) join the team to talk about the current political news - from what’s happening in Eswatini, to Zuma turning himself in, and the implications of him being arrested.

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08.07.21 Pt 1 - It’s Phumi’s birthday, but that thunder might be stolen as the team talks about Jacob Zuma turning himself in. You can tell that Mbulelo has lived a life with all his travel stories! Then JJ Cornish gives us an update of what is happening in Africa.

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With everything that has transpired in the news, the team wonders if Jacob Zuma will really go to jail. They have a candid conversation with Chris Fisher, legal researcher at The Helen Suzman Foundation, about Zuma’s sentencing and what to expect. Gabriel Crouse from the Institute of Race Relations then sheds some light on racism, and how it might not be the problem it’s perceived to be. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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01.07.21 Pt 2 - Chris Fisher, legal researcher at The Helen Suzman Foundation, joins the team to dissect Zuma’s sentencing and share his thoughts on the matter. Then, Gabriel Crouse from the Institute of Race Relations joins to talk about how the government keeps letting us down.

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Is there ever a quiet week in politics? Never, right? So if you’ve missed out on some of the buzz, The Burning Platform is here to catch you up on things, with analysis from one of the country’s sharpest minds. Gareth Van Onselen - who is a liberal, a humanist and a published author... but most of all, a political animal with a deep love for ideas, statistics and argument - joins the team this week. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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24.06.21 Pt 2 - Gareth Van Onselen - a liberal, a humanist and a published author - steps up to the heat to discuss this week’s latest current affairs. The team dive into the effect of policies on society, Twitter, fake news and elections taking place in America.

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Between abrupt power cuts, press releases that leave us confused and schedules that change by the day... what is Eskom doing and where is it headed? What do you need to know about it? To get to the bottom of this, the team speaks to energy expert and mining consultant Ted Blom, someone who always speaks his mind on this topic. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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10.06.21 Pt 2 - Ted Blom - mining and energy advisor - joins the team to reveal how Eskom has been consistently underreporting for more than a year, and how level 2 load shedding is for the public, but isn’t entirely true. They also discuss Minister Zweli Mkhize, the ANC and Donald Trump.

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This week JJ Cornish takes us on an educational journey about the Pan African Parliament (PAP). He explains what the members are fighting about, what PAP is about, and why it is here in South Africa. Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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