31.01.19 Pt2 – With talks around a tax revolt, possibly nationalising the South African Reserve Bank, SA backing President Maduro, and keeping up with the BOSASA drama, this week’s Burning Platform will leave you questioning the political landscape like never before. Gareth, Phumi and Kanthan interrogate who is truly behind some of the big changes we’re currently experiencing. The conversation concludes with an analysis of Jacob Zuma’s Twitter account, and the aftermath of the Zimbabwe shutdown.
31.01.19 Pt1 – The trials and tribulations in Phumi’s life continue… this time she has had to deal with a burst geyser! But she doesn’t mind much because of her love for DIY. The team hash out the US presidential candidates who are running in 2020. Gareth brings the day’s news headlines before “Said By Siya” shines the light on a face-scanning A.I. helping doctors spot unusual genetic disorders.
30.01.19 Pt2 – Friend to the show High Rob always brings the laughs when he catches up with the team. Have you always wanted to save or invest… but worried you don’t have enough cash, or don’t know where to start? Get advice from Coronation’s Christo Lineveldt, an Investment Specialist. Gord then brings up his gripe with WhatsApp, and introduces the concept of a Whim Guy – something everybody should have!
30.01.19 Pt1 – It’s getting hot in here, so (don’t) take off all your clothes! Oddly enough, the team get started on the topic of nudity. Gord has lessons to share on the gym sub-culture and going “Hippo mode”. Another idea you didn’t think you needed to have in your head, but Gord’s also certain he has a pine cone in his digestive system. Get the day’s headlines in the Five Things You Need To Know, before Siya shares the inspiring story of the oldest recipient of the Nobel Prize.
Broadcast journalist Onkgopotse JJ Tabane comes in guns blazing… proving, once again, that he is a person who isn’t shy to talk frankly (as his book suggests). He’s one of South Africa’s leading media and communications specialists, a community activist and a business executive. In this conversation with Gareth, he kicks things off by giving his perspective on being fired from Power FM. Then, they discuss the wide South African political web, from Faith Muthambi, BOSASA, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, to something both men have in common: being summoned by the ANC.
29.01.19 Pt2 – Friend to the show, Siv Ngesi, always has a lot on his mind. This time, he calls in to share his experiences of partying with Usain Bolt and why voting is so important. Leigh-Ann brings some of the day’s biggest stories to the fore. Another day, another unfortunate abuse scandal – this time, a new story emerging from a Johannesburg high school. Then, actors Wayne Van Rooyen, Jacques Blignaut and Grevon Jacobs share their mission to motivate schoolkids around the country.
29.01.19 Pt1 – Aaah, the golden age of the likes of The Bold and the Beautiful and Days of our Lives… the team reminisce about good ol’ TV soapies. Helen Zille is on fire on the tax revolt topic. Gareth gets into the Five Things You Need To Know, before Said By Siya wraps the hour up.
28.01.19 Pt2 – Monday is full to the brim with fun and informative news stories, courtesy of Leigh-Ann. There’s a new diet in the spotlight but it’s one to raise an eyebrow to. How far is too far when getting revenge on a cheater? The team shares their views, including a listener who shares how he asked for the breast implants he paid for, from his ex (yes, we also couldn’t believe it too!). Lastly, employers beware: Contacting your employees after hours could soon be illegal.
28.01.19 Pt1 – There was a lot of noise around voter registration weekend, but what’s the team’s take on this? Find out here. Siya had to endure a mild intervention from his mother, while Gareth dealt with a five-year-old’s birthday party. The news brings up the harrowing fire in Cape Town and a Bosasa update, amongst other things… before Anthea wraps the hour up with The Money Shot.
Siya, Leigh-Ann and Ben get a whole bunch of great stories together for a Friday chat that will amaze and entertain. The new Ted Bundy documentary, the controversial Beauty Pass app organising free food for models at restaurants, weird Uber drivers and also… Siya wasn’t wearing any pants today. What your ‘X’ says about who you are, more on the woman that gave birth from a vegetative state, and #SleepTexting.