MKT tells us why UEFA and FIFA are not built to administrate in the world of 2021 football. Is the farce of Brazil and Argentina's cancelled game a threat to the efficacy of Afcon 2021? The Dutch GP has just entered the bucket-list for the MKT team... find out why. Is the George Russell move to Mercedes a disaster for anyone who doesn't need to hear about a Brit 1-2 at Silverstone next year? Italian loafers are attractive to accountants... who knew!

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This week Botswana is under the spotlight, as JJ Cornish reveals it as the largest diamond producer, the richest per capita African nation, and he explains how the government takes criticism. Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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08.07.21 Pt 1 - It’s Phumi’s birthday, but that thunder might be stolen as the team talks about Jacob Zuma turning himself in. You can tell that Mbulelo has lived a life with all his travel stories! Then JJ Cornish gives us an update of what is happening in Africa.

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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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JJ Cornish sheds light on how DRC President Felix Tshisikedi is engaged in mediation over the Nile Dam. Better weather opens floodgates for African migrants into Europe... more than a thousand landed in Italy on Sunday. Dogged by COVID and security concerns, Ethiopia might have to postpone elections yet again. Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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10.05.21 Pt 2 - Dating in the 21st century looks a little like having Channing Tatum on a celebrity dating app. Siya mistakenly admits that he is a gold digger. And Rael Demby and Adriaan Rootman join the team to talk about their watch collections.

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In this episode we take a look at Somaliland, a self-declared sovereign state in the Horn of Africa. JJ Cornish shares the history of the country and some of the issues that it faces. Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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In this episode, JJ Cornish informs us about what’s currently happening in Africa. He starts off by talking about two small countries, Somaliland and Taiwan, that have decided to become friends with each other... and why China and Somalia are highly upset about it. Find out why the Eastern and Western DRC are so different, plus JJ shares his thoughts about Twitter having its headquarters in Ghana. Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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How much do you know about The Gambia? It's one of Africa’s smallest countries and was carved out of the middle of Senegal… how and when did this happen? It's the end of Gambian former justice minister Fatou Bensouda’s term as Chiefdoms Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. What legacy does she leave? Who is replacing her and what does it mean for the court? And what do marbles have to do with Gambian politics? Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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Whether in the news, what you see happening in parliament or even in your ward at home, do you trust those who are "called to lead"? Gareth Cliff gets into that conversation with political analyst KF Malindi Jr, the Democratic Alliance's Mbali Ntuli and comedian Chris Forrest. Then, journalist, satirist and YouTube host Adeola Fayehun chats to Gareth about the complex and often hilarious work that goes into commenting on African politics.

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