Is chasing rabbits in an economy like South Africa’s detrimental to society? Should Ernst Roets appeal the current verdict of the hate speech case involving a notorious struggle song? And are coalitions a positive for the country going forward?

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After the controversial AfriForum vs the EFF case came to an end yesterday, Gareth explains the definitions of hate speech vs offensive speech... and why he thinks the verdict might be a good thing. What does this outcome potentially mean for future hate speech cases?

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07.04.22 Pt 1 - The team talks about a number of topics - from the petrol price increase, to basic income grants, land redistribution, and what that truly entails. JJ Cornish joins to give us the latest African news.

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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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Phumlani Majozi and Giulietta Talevi join the team to have a discussion about the bankruptcy of ideas in government, how taxing the population and social grants are not sustainable, and how government spending on salaries is out of control.

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17.02.22 Pt 2 - Did JJ Tabane’s interview with former Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng prove he is an anti-vaxxer? A lot of racist stereotypes, right vs left - with strong points on both sides of the debate around hate speech.

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Do you know what the average take-home pay is? JJ Cornish, our expert on all things African, joins the team to have a candid conversation about the South African economy, increase of taxes, the Mozambique situation and more.

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27.01.22 Pt 2 - JJ Cornish - our expert on all things African - joins the team this week to discuss the situation in Mozambique, the AU summit in Ethiopia, the South African economy and more.

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Gabriel Crouse - writer and analyst at the Institute of Race Relations, as well as a regular co-host on The Daily Friend podcast - joins the team to unpack the latest political news, including the State Capture report, the disintegration of coalitions, and how Julius Malema conducts himself as a domestic terrorist.

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