Pauli van Wyk brings you the hottest topics of the week on the Burning Platform brought to you by Nando’s. SARS, State Capture and the land issue, lots to get stuck into here and how it impacts your daily life. More from the Parktown Boys sex pest, the failure of Zumaville and Donald Trump’s take on Ramaphosa’s land grabs.

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Gareth isn’t getting much sleep at the moment, but this could have something to do with him rereading George Orwell’s 1984. Much to consider from this classic novel, then into your latest news and sport, plus Siya’s positivity feature.

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A feminist fight club has popped up in England, which sees women fighting each other to protest against all the things they hate in life. Gord has a bittersweet service story while trying to get a new phone, Siya shares how a KZN crematorium have issued a notice with regards to their heavier customers, then Siya Ntutela, Founder and CEO of Invoice Worx, drops by. He and Gareth talk about his entrepreneurial life as part of the ongoing AlphaCode feature where you can win an entrepreneurial package worth R2 million.

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Ben is back from his sick day, but it is Gord who starts the show with discomfort as he shares his great trepidation for summer as a fat person. Siya has a catch-up on the Real Housewives of Johannesburg, moving the conversation into TV shows and the ones that get canned too soon. Buying porn as a teenager before the internet, then into your latest news and sport headlines, plus Siya’s positivity feature for the day.

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How is the sex industry influencing innovation in technology? Gareth speaks to someone who is passionate about how technology is changing the world and the resulting change in consumer behaviour, to find out. Heidi Patmore is an investor, entrepreneur and all-out drone aficionado. As someone who is currently developing a business specialising in the utilisation of drone technology to meet consumer needs, Heidi chats about AI, VR, big data and loads of other areas in #sextech.

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Why aren’t we helping ourselves in society and rather always relying on government? It’s a loaded question but the team dive into trying to answer it from a story Poppy retells. Siya shares a story of a couple looking for a videographer to film their wedding night sex tape. Jen Su gives an update on the MTV VMAs live from New York City. Then, the team wrap up looking at actress Cynthia Nixon’s campaign for Governor in her state.

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Guess who’s popped in for the show? Poppy’s back to hang out with the team. With Ben away sick, they get into a conversation around age with legends like Madonna, Ellen DeGeneres and Michael Jackson all turning 60 years old this year. Which leads to a discussion on the importance of reinvention. The team catches up on the latest news stories and a dose of ‘Said By Siya’ too.

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Sharknado 6 is coming out, and for ‘the final one’ they really are pulling out all the stops. Kevin Spacey’s latest movie has bombed spectacularly for obvious reasons. Millennials wanted to prove people are generally nice then get killed by ISIS. The team vows to commit to the SA Bachelor, leukemia survivor Ray Funnell talks about the Everest Challenge and the work he does for the Sunflower Fund, then Rich Mulholland on the Reality Check.

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The team regroups after a big weekend. Ben’s trip to Sun City has him a little disheveled, yet ultimately happy for a Monday. Siya is delving into the Lost Boys of Bird Island book, Leigh-Ann and Gareth have some good fortune, and Nolo has a colourful preacher story. Some Bill Maher… then into the latest news, sport, finance, and Siya’s positivity.

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With the passing of Aretha Franklin, Gareth chats to Randall Abrahams about the Queen of Soul’s incredible career. From humble beginnings to her incredible rise to fame, her story was indeed unique. Robyn Sher from Lifestyle Home Garden then joins the team for her Friday feature, which this time gets into sowing seeds and growing your own. It’s then onto a new Friday experience and that is ice-cream, with two very special guests.

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