Ray Hartley joins the team to talk about the upcoming election... what will voters say about the divided ANC? Why are so many young people disinterested in voting? Plus, Zuma and the Constitutional Court, Joe Biden and lots more. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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23.09.21 Pt 2 - The team is joined by Ray Hartley as they tackle the big news stories of the week and dissect the current trends in politics that include elections, Jacob Zuma and Joe Biden.

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16.09.21 Pt 2 - This week the team is joined by Dumo Denga and they discuss what the political parties should be campaigning about for local elections, plus the vaccine mandates and their ethical implications. They also talk to Paul Jacobson, who is standing as a nominee for Ward 54 Councillor in Cape Town.

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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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02.09.21 Pt 1 - Mbulelo wants to know how one stays young - Donda and Certified Lover Boy are not a reality to him... does that mean he is a ‘ballie’? The team discuss whether the 'Pink Vote' is an untapped market for SA political parties, and Phumi is single and ready to mingle with old and wealthy men.

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What are the City of Joburg’s biggest issues that need fixing, and what are the solutions? Former Mayor of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba, and the DA’s new mayoral candidate, Dr Mpho Phalatse, join the team to share what they have cooking, and why you should vote for them on this very fiery episode! Brought to you by Nando’s.

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Is President Cyril Ramaphosa just the least dirty shirt in the laundry pile that is the ANC? Can the families of corrupt politicians stop flaunting their gains on social media? Solly Moeng joins the panel this week to dissect the dog show that is South African politics. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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Most small businesses have not received any support or relief funding during the extended lockdown, and the recent looting activities haven’t helped. Economist Mike Schussler and Township Entrepreneur Developer Bulelani Balabala join the team to talk about the state of SA’s economy, and how to potentially save it. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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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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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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