Our favourite 'go to' person for all things financial - Anthea Gardner joins The Burning Platform to help us dissect the budget speech, and Leeto Nthoba brings up the issue of the commodification of white fear and black historic pain.

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24.02.22 Pt 2 - Leeto Nthoba and Anthea Gardner join the team to dissect the budget speech by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana, and how it will impact the ordinary Joe in South Africa. Leeto then looks at the commodification of white fear and black historic pain.

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A lot of social problems start in the household, mostly from broken homes. The team chat to Charley Pietersen - author, inspirational speaker, life coach, and facilitator at the Growing Up without a Father South Africa Foundation. They engage in a candid conversation about fatherless households, and the process of reconciling a child and father.

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23.11.21 Pt 2 - More money talk as an old friend from the show, Anthea Gardner joins to explain the process of a company delisting from the JSE, and what options are available. Plus, an update on the family gathering that Lebang recently attended.

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26.02.21 Pt 2 - Whatever happened to common decency… is it too much to just give someone a heads up before sending them something disturbing? Anthea Gardner then joins the team for a catch-up, and to share her thoughts on the Budget speech.

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18.05.20 Pt 1 - Unless there's cat vomit on your webinar, it's not great viewing. Chequebooks are ridiculous aren't they, it's 2020! Gareth might buy the Pope's car... bless him. You can socially distance and still preach the good word. And do Cubans just call them cigars?

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The economic reality on the street vs the markets is worlds apart. Is it good when the yield is up? What exactly are foreign reserves? Is Covid-19 enforced redundancy just an excuse for businesses who were on the brink anyway? And the US job loss numbers have gone beyond the number of people who are employed in South Africa.

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Another positive week for the JSE, as investors turn positive on the news that quite a few countries are lifting lockdown restrictions. S&P ratings agency downgraded SA further into junk status, but the Rand is still holding below 19/US$. Edcon has filed for voluntary business rescue, as Comair find themselves in a “very difficult“ financial situation. The US Fed kept rates on hold, while another 3.8m Americans registered for unemployment. And Spotify claims that podcast listening has increased, as every day for users now looks like the weekend.

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What do your favourite colour, animal, and place say about you? Gareth responds to the Twitter outrage directed at him over the weekend. Italy is slowly emerging from its long Covid-19 lockdown, but the people are not happy. ‘The Mountain’ from GoT deadlifted 500kgs... because he could. And who do you trust more between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg?

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Why doesn't the Stock Market close when all other businesses have to? Who legislates the JSE? Are traders adjusting to volatility as the new norm on the market? While the Rand hit an all-time low, Anthea details what micro and macro factors could lead to inflation if we are not careful.

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