The team - alongside Kanthan Pillay and Lord Peter Hain - talk about Peter’s latest memoir titled A Pretoria Boy: The Story of South Africa’s ‘Public Enemy Number One’, whether Cyril Ramphosa really is better than Jacob Zuma was, Afghanistan and much more! Brought to you by Nando’s.

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02.09.21 Pt 2 - This week the team is joined by Kanthan Pillay and Lord Peter Hain. An author of 22 books, Peter chats about his latest one - a memoir titled A Pretoria Boy: The Story of South Africa’s ‘Public Enemy Number One’. Plus a discussion on Zuma VS Ramaphosa, Afghanistan and more.

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Kanthan Pillay returns to The Burning Platform this week to answer all your questions. Dr Anthony Turton also joins the team to have a candid conversation about the water crisis in South Africa and a lot more. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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29.07.21 Pt 2 - Kanthan Pillay makes a welcome return to answer all your questions and engage with the team about the water crisis in South Africa, alongside Dr Anthony Turton, who is a political scientist specialising in transboundary resource management.

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It’s been a long time coming… Kanthan Pillay returns to The Burning Platform! Together with Gareth and Phumi, he dissects the Zondo commission, likening it to being a reality show. There’s a chat about creative ways of creating jobs, and why Derek Chauvin being found guilty of murdering George Floyd shouldn’t be a big deal. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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22.04.21 Pt 2 - Gareth, Phumi and Kanthan Pillay have a candid chat about the state of state capture, the shift in South African politics, and the corruption cloud. Kanthan offers an insight about why Derek Chauvin being found guilty of George Floyd’s murder isn’t about race.

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As South Africa prepares for the Covid 'second wave', the ruling party has elected to limit access to beaches, potentially crippling the tourism industry. How long will the Garden Route take to recover economically from the current lockdown, and were there any options that would have limited the spread of Covid-19 without shutting down the economy? The team gives us their reasons to be optimistic for 2021. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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17.12.20 Pt 2 - Taking yourself seriously isn’t always a bad thing, but the team wonders if people sometimes take themselves far too seriously. Do people have to like each other in order to be nice, or is it possible to live in a world of mutual respect despite our differences? The team also tackles the great beach closure debate, and are convinced that this festive season will see a lot more fishermen along South Africa's coastal regions...

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As the South African government clamps down on high school students and their celebrations after finishing school, how should we view the admonishment of these gatherings and them being labelled Covid-19 'superspreader' events? The National Pharmaceutical Agency is being floated again - red flag or good news? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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If you are building an organisation which is in public service, should you have to reveal all your funding sources? We have seen the erosion of State institutions over the past 20 years - can the poor survive without functional state apparatus? Is the relationship between unions and the ANC surreptitious? Do South Africans have a viable alternative political party to vote for? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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