Gabriel Crouse and Leeto Nthoba make a return to The Burning Platform. The team looks at the end of the state of disaster and the effectiveness of lockdown, regulations put in place by Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, and how politicians are treated differently when they commit crimes. Gabriel also shares his thoughts and a first-hand account of his experience in Rwanda.

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07.04.22 Pt 2 - Is the law fair for all? Leeto Nthoba and Gabriel Crouse join Gareth and Phumi to discuss the latest news and politics - including Sibongile Mani’s case and her sentence. Is her punishment too harsh, and what about all the politicians and their crimes?

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Prof Gilbert Khadiagala is the Jan Smuts Professor of International Relations and Director of the Centre for the Study of the United States at the University of Witwatersrand. In this discussion, he and Gareth get into the details of the relationship between South Africa and the US, covering everything from Trump to AGOA to the African continent - and our challenges with changes in world power.

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Does politics get in the way of global business opportunities for South Africa? There's a lot that could make you not see the light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to how SA works, but maybe Yaw Peprah - a qualified chartered accountant - will change your view. He chats to Gareth about a number of topics including Mozambique, Mmusi Maimane, the DA and the state of America. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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01.04.21 Pt 2 - The team is joined by Senior fellow at African Liberty, Phumlani Majozi. A commentator on  politics, economics and global affairs, Phumlani shares his thoughts on whether or not socialism is the answer to SA’s problems, and gives his take on the country’s worrying economic state.

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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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