Helen Zille joins the Burning Platform this week to discuss Cyril Ramaphosa’s address to South Africa coming out of the global pandemic. The by-election results for the DA were mixed… what was the reason for the strategy adopted for this election period? Is the presence of a multitude of small parties good for democratic stability? Is South Africa being racially divided by political parties for their own ends? Could the Cape secede from South Africa without civil war? Are identity politics the move of the moment, and is this political environment sustainable for South Africa to flourish? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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12.11.20 Pt 2 – There is an unspoken link between moustaches and paedophiles, and nobody has quite figured out why. #SoWhatNow? was postponed for President Ramaphosa’s family meeting last night… should this be the real state of disaster? When you are faced with a moral decision which will affect the masses, always go back to the principle.

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For the umpteenth time, South Africans are having to hear the term “economic restructuring” as part of the recovery plan for the country’s economy from the ANC-led government. Are we to trust Cyril Ramaphosa to lead us to the promised land, or should we be sceptical as citizens? Hunter Biden has possibly derailed his father’s Presidential campaign… how will this go with only two weeks remaining until the US election? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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22.10.20 Pt 2 – How do you know what a good question is and do good questions always lead to definite answers? Ranjeni Munusamy seems to be the latest victim in the crosshairs of the EFF… what do we think? Trump might win, but what does Hillary have to say about that?

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How is it that after all these years, the Eastern Bloc is still such a mess? Is the mainstream media in South Africa caught in a struggle envy trap? Are the ideological struggles of 2020 less meaningful than the war-ridden struggles of the 20th century? Has South Africa wasted 30 years? How and why in 2020 does Port Elizabeth have no clean drinking water? With George Bizos’ passing, perhaps this is a moment to consider how far we’ve come since The Rivonia Trials as a nation. Have we done justice to those who died and served time for the civil liberty of a nation?

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Mbali Ntuli’s rise in the political world has been one that has constantly drawn attention. She kept many people talking in February 2020 when she announced her candidacy for Democratic Alliance leader, as well as when she rolled out her plan to save the party. How does she plan to do that? She explains this to Gareth while under lockdown in this phone call conversation.

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