This week the team dives into whether or not we will see a split in the ANC, SARS holding a gun to taxpayers’ heads, the vaccine passport, Donald Trump, and much more. They're joined by Rob Hutchinson, MD of “Dear South Africa”, a civil organisation which facilitates public participation in government policy formation. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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06.05.21 Pt 2 - What do the Zondo Commission, SARS, and the vaccine passport all have in common? Nothing, other than being the most heated current political stories! To discuss these and more, the team is joined by Rob Hutchinson, MD of “Dear South Africa” - a civil organisation which facilitates public participation in government policy formation.

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06.05.21 Pt 1 - We can all agree that our grandparents are a special generation that we may not quite understand, but love to bits anyway! Speaking of old things, the Rotary Club of Johannesburg is celebrating its centenary - Grace Van Zyl chats to the team about the fantastic milestone. Also, Gareth reveals that he has a bit of a fascination with aliens.

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There’s hardly an uneventful day in the South African political landscape with President Ramaphosa appearing at the State Capture inquiry, the ANC and corruption, Ace Magashule’s suspension, and lots more. The team, along with Leeto Nthoba - lecturer at Central University of Technology, debater and socio-political analyst - unpack these and share their views and opinions. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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29.04.21 Pt 2 - The team - alongside Leeto Nthoba, Lecturer at Central University of Technology, debater and socio-political analyst - have a feisty and candid conversation about Cyril Ramphosa’s appearance at the Zondo Commission, the plague of corruption in the country, and a whole lot more.

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29.04.21 Pt 1 - Would you marry someone purely based on how much money they have? Speaking about money, Siya doesn’t see himself spending R15k on sneakers. Numbers don’t lie and we think it’s safe to say that people are a bit over the Oscars.

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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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Sean Sanders from Revix explains the cause of the major pullback of the crypto market that recently took place. He also explains what Dogecoin is... and suggests that you shouldn’t take it seriously.

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22.04.21 Pt 1 - Remember the first time you got to experience the internet? Or your first phone (the one with the polyphonic ringtone)? Did you ever a queue for whatever new phone was launched? What a time that was... The team goes down memory lane and shares some interesting experiences.

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