It’s been a heavy and hot political week, so the best solution is some comedy! Hear what John Vlismas thinks about post-elections SA, Helen Zille’s tweets, a Gigaba-free parliament and lots more. Brought to you by Nando’s.
OUTA’s Wayne Duvenage joins Gareth and Phumi on this week’s Burning Platform. He discusses his recent article about how positive people can stay and fix South Africa, corruption, tax abuse and his thoughts on the recent election – COPE, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, and President Ramaphosa’s daunting to-do list. Brought to you by Nando’s.
He is a liberal, a humanist and a published author but, most of all, a political animal with a deep love for ideas and argument. Gareth and Phumi hear Gareth van Onselen’s dissection of the 2019 elections. Brought to you by Nando’s.
The Institute of Race Relations has released its latest polling numbers, and to say the least, they have delivered a bombshell, with the think-tank’s research showing the governing party could be in danger of losing its outright majority. Gareth and Phumi chat to News24’s elections analyst, Dawie Scholtz, via Skype from London to give his take on the numbers. Brought to you by Nando’s.
Archbishop Thabo Makgoba shares his views on the current political landscape in South Africa, not only from the perspective of a religious leader, but also as the chair of the Electoral Code of Conduct Observer Commission. He also sheds light on the comments he made during his Easter Vigil on Saturday evening in Saint George’s Cathedral, where he spoke candidly about how South Africans need to be wary of political parties who want to use them to fight battles, also saying that changing individual leaders was no cure “for all that is wrong with governance in SA today”. Brought to you by Nando’s.
The courts and our legal system at large have become the battleground for political struggle. We don’t have to look far before seeing that, especially in the past few weeks with the state capture inquiry taking centre stage in the political landscape. One of South Africa’s finest legal minds, Advocate Michelle Le Roux, has firsthand experience with this, as she details in her new book, ‘Lawfare – Judging Politics in South Africa’ and moreso, being Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan’s legal representative, in this week’s edition of The Burning Platform. Brought to you by Nando’s.
Ramaphoria is well and truly over as Ivo Vegter joins the team for The Burning Platform. What can Cyril possibly say to convince people to vote ANC? Do the smaller parties actually have anything better to offer? Remembering Chris Hani and his legacy, plus a larger discussion around the thoughts and motivations of the South African voter. Brought to you by Nando’s.
This week’s edition of the Burning Platform kicks off with the thoughts of Sandile and Nono, two members of the youth who share their opinions of South Africa’s political landscape. Gareth is then joined by Masego Sheburi, the IEC’s Deputy Chief Electoral Officer, who explains the process the Commission is undergoing as it prepares for the 8 May elections. Brought to you by Nando’s.
Kanthan Pillay from the ZACP (South African Capitalist Party) joins us to explain their values, plans and people for the upcoming elections. Kanthan has been a contributor to the Burning Platform for a while, and just before he goes into the world of politics we thought we’d give him the chance to explain himself. Phumi says she thinks capitalism might not go down too well with everyone, and there’s a fair amount of debate and controversy – as usual. Brought to you by Nando’s.
In a conversation dissecting the preparation towards the 2019 elections, Siya, Phumi and Kanthan get into analysis around where some of the biggest political parties currently stand, and their take on some of their leaders. How do President Ramaphosa, Mmusi Maimane and Mangosuthu Buthelezi fair when pitted up against each other? Is it even an equal comparison to make? Or, is ir comparing apples to oranges? Brought to you by Nando’s.