18.05.23 Pt 1 - Gareth and Phumi kick off the show discussing De Ruyter’s new book “Truth to Power” and where they stand on the allegations. Phumi has a conundrum that involves pitching in financially for a funeral that’s costing way more than expected. When did you last enter a gym locker room?

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Is ESG an ideological scam? Jonathan Witt and Kanthan Pillay discuss the pros and cons of energy development in South Africa. Kanthan wants to dissect the budget speech, which revealed how much money South Africa loses each day due to interest on debt. Phumi is curious about what the team thinks of Putin’s speech, after seeing Biden join Zelensky in the Ukraine.

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23.02.23 Pt 2 - Jonathan Witt believes the ANC is the cancer at the heart of South Africa, but what has changed in the last 5 years? Kanthan is itching to talk about the budget speech, because an unbelievable amount of money is being lost each day. And do you feel the same as the Americans about the Ukraine movement happening over the war with Russia?

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23.02.23 Pt 1 - After a fiery TV interview last night, Andre de Ruyter has been relieved of his position as Eskom CEO. How does this affect us as South Africans? Did he say anything we didn’t already know? Dr Mark from The T Health Show joins to talk about stress management in your daily life.

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06.02.23 Pt 2 - Gareth is distraught that David Mabuza (we also aren’t sure who he is) has resigned as deputy president, and isn’t sure how the cabinet is going to move forward. What are the requirements for the worst job in South Africa right now? And the ‘Woesrand’ is the latest target in the comments section, as this is where Candice Mama is from.

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19.01.23 Pt 2 - Loadshedding is something we haven’t been able to stop talking about since the shift to stage 6. So it’s only fitting that Vally Padayachee - an ex Eskom and City Power Executive Manager - joins us for the Burning Platform. Is wind or solar power the solution? What are the current conditions at Eskom? Where did the money go? These are just some of the questions Gareth and Phumi explore with Vally.  

 

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09.01.23 Pt 2 - Leigh-Ann found herself in a dangerous situation during December, having to choose what she would want to save from a fire. Eugene and Gareth get into taking accountability for the tragic explosion that happened in Boksburg a couple of weeks ago. And what are you expecting from your 2023?

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Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter’s resignation is the big topic of the day, along with the ANC’s downfall in numbers, and the diamond in the rough of 2022. Serbia has made headlines for not sanctioning Russia, which opens up a conversation about leadership of all the Arabic states.

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15.12.22 Pt 2 - It’s the final Burning Platform of 2022. Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter is in the spotlight, we get an analysis of the ANC’s voting numbers, plus a look at some of the good that came from this year.

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15.12.22 Pt - 1 Gareth and Phumi talk about a range of issues that happened over this week, including the resignation of Andre de Ruyter, the suspension of John Hlope and NDZ’s recent comments in Parliament. “Stop Nonsense” is the general theme for this morning again! Also, what did you receive from work for Christmas? Some were blessed with air fryers…

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