Gabriel Crouse and Leeto Nthoba make a return to The Burning Platform. The team looks at the end of the state of disaster and the effectiveness of lockdown, regulations put in place by Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, and how politicians are treated differently when they commit crimes. Gabriel also shares his thoughts and a first-hand account of his experience in Rwanda.

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07.04.22 Pt 2 - Is the law fair for all? Leeto Nthoba and Gabriel Crouse join Gareth and Phumi to discuss the latest news and politics - including Sibongile Mani’s case and her sentence. Is her punishment too harsh, and what about all the politicians and their crimes?

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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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20.01.22 Pt 2 - Friend of the show Gabriel Crouse joins Gareth and Phumi to discuss the latest current affairs - including his latest petition, the current state of coalitions, State Capture report, and Julius Malema going to restaurants demanding to see their employment details.

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With everything that has transpired in the news, the team wonders if Jacob Zuma will really go to jail. They have a candid conversation with Chris Fisher, legal researcher at The Helen Suzman Foundation, about Zuma’s sentencing and what to expect. Gabriel Crouse from the Institute of Race Relations then sheds some light on racism, and how it might not be the problem it’s perceived to be. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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01.07.21 Pt 2 - Chris Fisher, legal researcher at The Helen Suzman Foundation, joins the team to dissect Zuma’s sentencing and share his thoughts on the matter. Then, Gabriel Crouse from the Institute of Race Relations joins to talk about how the government keeps letting us down.

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According to the Institute of Race Relations, Critical Race Theory and race-based policy are at odds with what most South Africans want. The report further provides a robust argument for why, even with the best intentions, BEE as a practical implementation of Critical Race Theory can never work as intended. Where does that put the country today? Writer and analyst Gabriel Crouse joins the team to discuss further. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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20.05.21 Pt 2 - Things get fired up as the team is joined by Gabriel Crouse - IRR Head of Campaigns, writer and analyst - and they discuss the critical race theory, the corruption that is still taking place in the ANC, and what’s currently happening in Israel and Palestine.

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It's 27 years after democracy, so how far have we come? And how far will being 'woke' get us? Gareth is joined by Helen Zille, Gabriel Crouse and Rekgotsofetse Chikane.

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Are we taking too long to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine? With a declining economy, how much worse must it get before it gets better? Maybe it’s time to admit that many South Africans might be addicted to the ANC. Leading the conversation this week is Lecturer at the Central University of Technology, debater and socio-political analyst, Leeto "Briggar" Nthoba, and Gabriel Crouse - writer and analyst at the Institute of Race Relations (IRR). Brought to you by Nando’s.

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