Eskom’s energy crisis is something we cannot escape as South Africans. Vally Padayachee, ex Eskom and City Power Executive Management, joins to answer some burning questions. Is privatising Eskom the solution? Is wind and solar power the way forward for South Africa, and where has the money disappeared to?

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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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14.12.22 Pt 1 - Gareth is excited that Argentina is in the World Cup final - despite all the corruption going on throughout parliament yesterday. Ryan is also an Argentina fan, now that England broke his heart. Plus, Elon Musk’s 6 rules for insane productivity.

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Political analyst and columnist, Mpumelelo Mkhabela, talks about his new book ‘The Enemy Within’, which covers the corruption within the ANC, leadership struggles, political insurance, and much more! Dada Morero from the ANC is in the hot seat… and Kanthan Pillay gets in on the action, alongside Gareth and Phumi.

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01.09.22 Pt 2 - Is everything that is wrong with the country the fault of the ANC? Political analyst and columnist, Mpumelelo Mkhabela, talks about his new book ‘The Enemy Within’, which explores the corruption within the ANC, leadership struggles, political insurance and more. Kanthan Pillay and ANC Johannesburg Regional Chairperson, Dada Morero, join this heated discussion.

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24.03.22 Pt 1 - The team delves into the notion that guys from the South of Jo’burg are experts when it comes to hubbly. There’s someone out there who hasn’t claimed a winning R20 million lotto ticket!

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22.03.21 Pt 2 - Should people really be stockpiling cooking oil? Rapper Nadia Nakai joins the show to talk about her recent experience on a brand new Netflix reality series, leading the team to suggest that Lebang create her own.  

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22.03.22 Pt 1 - Find out what Simphiwe wouldn’t buy, no matter how much money she makes. The team shares what they got up to this past long weekend, and intern Bakh’abantu is open to trying a new facial treatment.

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What is the cost of telling the truth in the face of overwhelming pressure? Poet, philosopher and author of 'Deep Collusion: Bain and the Capture of South Africa', Athol Williams is the State Capture whistleblower who testified about massive corruption allegations and had to flee the country in fear of his life. Gareth Cliff speaks to him about his fascinating story.

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Newly appointed Mayor of Joburg, Dr Mpho Phalatse from the DA, joins the team to have an open discussion about her being the first female mayor of the city, coalitions, what will be prioritised, crime, and what the future of Joburg looks like.

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