28.04.22 Pt 2 - Is Twitter going to change under Elon Musk? Dumo Denga - Libertarian and host of the ManPatria podcast - discusses the buyout of Twitter, and possible changes Musk might implement to make it better… or even more profitable. Justin Plaatjes is a 31-year-old qualified CA (SA) who works in investment banking, and he joins the team to talk about his contribution to a book called ‘This Generation Leads: The Latest Leadership Ideas from South Africa’.

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Phumi and Leeto are joined by Khaya Sithole. They have an in-depth conversation about the emigration problem (and not just in a South African context), the Russia - Ukraine crisis, the education system, and how Khaya has helped shape the lives of many.

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Two returning champs launch The Burning Platform for 2022! Dumo Denga - a Libertarian and host of the ManPatria podcast, and Dr Jonathan Witt - a doctor with strong opinions. They discuss Zandile Mafe being a possible scapegoat, Lindiwe Sisulu, the State Capture report, and whether the end of the pandemic is in sight.

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13.01.22 Pt 2 - Dumo Denga and Dr Jonathan Witt join Phumi and Gareth to have a candid conversation about ending the State of Disaster, the parliament fire and Zandile Mafe being a scapegoat, Lindiwe Sisulu, the State Capture report and much more.

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There’s arguably never been a more important time to look at energy in Africa. In this edition of The Burning Platform, the team speaks to an expert on this matter. NJ Ayuk has spent two decades negotiating African oil and gas deals, and now has a grasp of the continent's energy landscape that few can match. He shares why Africa's fledgling natural gas industry can become an international powerhouse, how the continent can improve its notoriously unreliable, economy-sapping power industry, why American energy companies should stop curtailing their investments in Africa, and why the continent's energy industry needs more women. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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Another week in South African politics that has been anything but quiet. This week, key politicians came under the spotlight with new allegations of corruption. One of those politicians is Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize, who has spoken out at a briefing against the controversial multi-million rand communications tender awarded by his department to a company called Digital Vibes. Wayne Duvenage, CEO of the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse, chats to Gareth about all this and more. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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According to the Institute of Race Relations, Critical Race Theory and race-based policy are at odds with what most South Africans want. The report further provides a robust argument for why, even with the best intentions, BEE as a practical implementation of Critical Race Theory can never work as intended. Where does that put the country today? Writer and analyst Gabriel Crouse joins the team to discuss further. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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20.05.21 Pt 2 - Things get fired up as the team is joined by Gabriel Crouse - IRR Head of Campaigns, writer and analyst - and they discuss the critical race theory, the corruption that is still taking place in the ANC, and what’s currently happening in Israel and Palestine.

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The team is joined by Ebrahim Harvey - former Cosatu trade unionist and a political writer, analyst and commentator for over two decades. Ebrahim has written an analysis on the ruling party called The Great Pretenders: Race and Class under ANC Rule. It’s a heated and passionate discussion about the current state of the ANC, trade unions being corrupt, the impact of the 4th industrial revolution and a whole lot more. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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13.05.21 Pt 2 - This week the team dives into the ANC being a mess, corrupt trade unions, racism, and the impact of the 4th industrial revolution. They’re joined by Ebrahim Harvey - a former Cosatu trade unionist and a political writer, analyst and commentator for over two decades.

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