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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Kanthan Pillay and Solly Moeng both join the final episode of The Burning Platform. They recap of some of the biggest stories of 2021, including local government election results, lockdown, Shell’s planned seismic survey, and more.

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What is the cost of telling the truth in the face of overwhelming pressure? Poet, philosopher and author of 'Deep Collusion: Bain and the Capture of South Africa', Athol Williams is the State Capture whistleblower who testified about massive corruption allegations and had to flee the country in fear of his life. Gareth Cliff speaks to him about his fascinating story.

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Newly appointed Mayor of Joburg, Dr Mpho Phalatse from the DA, joins the team to have an open discussion about her being the first female mayor of the city, coalitions, what will be prioritised, crime, and what the future of Joburg looks like.

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The team gets an update from JJ Cornish about what’s currently happening around Africa. Kaveel Singh and Jeff Wicks - co-authors of Eight Days in July: Inside the Zuma unrest that set South Africa alight - unpack the looting and violence that took place earlier this year.

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The team is joined by Prof Bonang Mohale and friend to the show Phumlani Majozi, as they talk about the recent political news which includes coalitions of parties, the anticipated Covid-19 fourth wave, the decline of the ANC and what it means for South Africa.

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Rorisang Tshabalala and Sara Gon join the team to speak about loadshedding, local government coalitions, the reaction to FW de Klerk’s death, the Miss SA Israel debacle and more.

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Leeto Nthoba - who is no stranger to the show - shares some horrific stories from Welkom that leave Phumi and Gareth wondering what the way forward could be. They then get into electricity and the loadshedding mess we are facing.

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Siv Ngesi and Dumo Denga join the team to have a candid conversation about the recent local elections that took place. They look at why people didn’t vote, future coalitions that will have to take place, and how the IEC can do better to educate people on how to vote.

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We kickstart the show with Kanthan Pillay and Phumi Mashigo sharing their thoughts and opinions on what took place on The Burning Platform last week. The team then has a candid conversation about the upcoming local elections, their predictions, and voicing the importance of getting out and voting!

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