How has the pandemic affected the way we create, distribute and consume media? Gareth is joined by DJ Sbu, Dineo Ranaka, Oneal Madumo with special guest Lucas Radebe.

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Helen Zille is a best-selling author, path-breaking journalist and politician. She talks to Gareth Cliff about her book, 'Stay Woke, Go Broke!'... and also opens up about her thoughts on Freedom Day.

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It's 27 years after democracy, so how far have we come? And how far will being 'woke' get us? Gareth is joined by Helen Zille, Gabriel Crouse and Rekgotsofetse Chikane.

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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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Robert Sobukwe was one of the great thinkers and leaders of the struggle for democracy and freedom in South Africa. A humble man of academic bent, he ended up founding the Pan-Africanist Congress and was sentenced to solitary confinement on Robben Island. His story is both sad and inspiring, but without him, we would be living in a very different world.

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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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19.04.21 Pt 1 - In the event of an apocalypse, Gareth says he would not have Leigh-Ann or Siya on his team. The team talk about the moments that had them reaching for tissues during Prince Philip’s funeral, and go as far as saying it was one of the most properly executed funerals they have seen.

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16.04.21 Pt 2 - Leigh-Ann is curious to know if she is the only one who suffers from sexsomnia, and it seems like she just might be. And find out how to successfully cheat using a certain website.

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