Justice Malala fires things up in The Burning Platform, made extra hot by Nando's, and gives his insights and views on the hot topics in Africa.

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What is the state of politics in Swaziland? Greg Nicholson and Fatima Mathivha speak to Mario Masuku, leader of banned opposition party Pudemo, after his release from prison. Then, as the winter initiation season ends, they discuss efforts to reduce deaths and injuries.

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The Burning Platform with Justice Malala highlights the Nkandla visit by the ad hoc committee. Justice is exasperated with the wastage. How effective is this “firepool”? Can Parliament make new rules to control any disruptions? Justice doesn’t like the new draft BEE legislation. Then, PRASA seems to be just another example of things falling apart. […]

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The team talks about education in South Africa. Rather than bemoan the state of education in the country, the team look at the people and projects leading the way in innovating education. They’re joined in studio by Melanie Smuts (Founder & CEO of Streetlight Schools), Lebang Nong (Founder of Katlehong Pele Education) and Athambile Masola […]

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Justice Malala is back, and firmly believes it’s time to look at our relationship with China. We need to confront this problem of Africans being so desperate to leave their home countries for Europe. The same can be said with regards to Zimbabweans fleeing to South Africa. What’s the SACP up to? Finally, is Blade […]

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As Cosatu finally meets for its special national congress, what’s the future of the labour movement and what influence will it have on the tripartite alliance? Greg Nicholson and Daily Maverick intern Fatima Mathiva find out from Ranjeni Munusamy. They also look at the Western Cape High Court ruling against garnishee orders on poor farm […]

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Chris Vick does The Burning Platform, brought to you by Nando’s. What’s happening with the Alliance now? The ANC should be very worried about the Local Government Elections next year. Chris examines the judiciary. The new head of the NPA looks promising. Then we get Goosey Fernandes on the line, who clarifies this tiger saga […]

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Kingsley Kipury and Greg Nicolson investigate the state of health care in the Free State. Each day there are new reports of patients facing inadequate, undignified and inhumane or altogether suspended services. Then they look at Uber, is it unfair competition that needs to be regulated, or innovation that should be encouraged? Finally, they touch […]

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Ranjeni Munusamy comes in for Justice Malala, for ‘The Burning Platform’, brought to you by Nando’s. Ranjeni marinades over the Tripartite Alliance Summit, and the “social distance” they’ve cultivated with the masses. The findings of the Marikana Report are examined. Nkandla; What are the political costs? Blade Nzimande says that the law should be “put […]

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Kingsley and Greg discuss all things Marikana. What happens now that the report has been released? Is anyone going to be held accountable? What do the families of the deceased have to say? They’re joined by Grace Gomba and Dennis Webster from Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI) who have been supporting and representing […]

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