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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22.02.21 Pt 1 - Siya suspects that he could be pregnant. The team tries an interesting tongue twister and Gareth shares the one word that he absolutely doesn’t like. Siya judges people over the age of 23 who still text like it’s the Mxit days.

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Racial politics are a hot topic this morning as Phumi states that there are too many white men in one particular party. Playing the blame game seems to be second nature when it comes to our politicians. Do we have a toxic relationship when it comes to corporate and government? Hermann Pretorius - head of Strategic Initiatives at the IRR - shares his thoughts on the current state of the nation. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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18.02.21 Pt 2 - Did we somehow manage to export loadshedding to a first world country? Herman Pretorius wishes that viral stupidity can just go back from where it comes from. Is it truly inconvenient to become a politician? Are we on the verge of a technological war for information?

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Has Cyril Ramaphosa been a weak leader for the ANC and South Africa at large? What is the big difference between Cyril and Jacob Zuma when it comes to leadership? What is the role of the Zondo Commission within the South African legal landscape? Do South Africans need to worry about the 2021 elections being cancelled? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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10.02.21 Pt 1 - Long time friend Casper de Vries joins the team and shares how life has been since the inception of lockdown, his recent TV show, and the reaction to it that shocks him to the core. Siya burnt his tongue, and Gareth is thoroughly entertained with former President Zuma’s sphithiphiti video.

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09.02.21 Pt 1 - Michael Flax is currently in Ballito on a ‘workcation’ - what nice life problems. Reality TV shows are the talk of the town, an interesting One Thing for the Week task... and is drowning the most peaceful way to die?

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28.01.21 Pt 1 - Nothing is more humbling than falling in public... nothing! The world is what it is, so should we just go ahead and open up churches? "We are growing, not dying" says Mbulelo as he bids the team farewell to focus on CliffCentral Sport.

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27.01.21 Pt 1 - Sometimes being right is overrated, according to one of our listeners who took part in this week's One Thing for the Week challenge. Set your reminders and clear your diaries as Jacob Zuma’s baby mama is set to star in ‘Real Housewives of Durban’. Could we possibly survive four more years of lockdown?

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