26.01.21 Pt 1 - “Discipline is freedom” according to Mbulelo. Living hand to mouth is a reality for most, but if you truly want to be successful you need to learn discipline... especially when it comes to money. We catch up with our American friend Debi Droke - who won a bet with Gareth.

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Dr Mark and Chris Avant Smith delve into the very important topic of depression and anxiety in teenagers - especially in relation to Covid-19 - with psychologist, Daniel Greenslade. Brought to you by The T-Clinic.

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15.01.21 Pt 1 - Picky people, beware. The team mulls the idea of restaurants putting up your picture at the entrance so waitrons know who to look out for if they want to avoid trouble. If you think your life is horrible, current events at the Beitbridge border crossing are chilling, and a reminder of a need to be a little humane when we can.

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Grave concern in Mozambique, where the impotence of the African Union is compounded by crushing poverty and the actions of Muslim fundamentalists, who are converting vulnerable civilians at the end of a barrel. The team discusses the potential for corruption around the Covid vaccine process in South Africa, and how citizens might end up overpaying, while many may not even get vaccinated. And finally, what will the Biden regime mean for Africa?

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14.01.21 Pt 2 - With Donald Trump having effectively been kicked off social media, there are a lot of people asking a lot of questions about free speech on digital platforms, and who decides which voices get heard. The team discusses how citizens need to become more involved in their communities in order to effect change in South Africa. And finally, it turns out that Africa is the youngest continent geologically, but we continue to have the oldest leaders… Go figure.

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Dr Melanie Jacobs joins the T-Health Show to chat about the pros and cons of home schooling, and the impact that Covid-19 has had on education in South Africa. Brought to you by The T-Clinic.

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11.01.21 Pt 2 - When you're asked to be part of a bridal party, there should be a limit to what you’re prepared to accept before signing up. The team chats about dealing with nightmare family members during lockdown, and people that take celebrity culture on board to live a reality TV lifestyle. Joe Cimino joins the team with some brutal realities of how to become financially fit in the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Nick Hudson, co-founder of Pandemics Data and Analytics (PANDA) joins the Burning Platform to discuss what the data suggests about the effectiveness of lockdowns on a cost-to-benefit ratio. There’s a discussion around the media’s role in stoking pandemic panic, before moving on to the subject of a vaccine - its viability given a rapid public uptake after an equally rapid turnaround, and Big Pharma’s push to get a solution to market without it first being peer reviewed. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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07.01.21 Pt 2 - The team examines whether we should be more fearful of political figures’ global pandemic of stupidity, rather than Covid-19. As we move into the second year of the global lockdown cycle, there are serious questions around the mental health of society and the development of children who will become the next generation of functioning adults. Closing out the pandemic-related hour is a look at whether some countries have handled lockdowns better than others.

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2020 will soon be behind us, and with the possible exceptions of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, nobody will be sad to see the back of it. But if, like me, you absolutely cannot spend another minute talking about vaccines, masks or curfews, then what I’m about to tell you will (hopefully) feel like something fresh...

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