In such a historic week for South Africa, we’re glad to have Justice in to give a frank look at what is happening on the political scene. In this week’s Burning Platform he discusses topics like the new Ipsos poll to yet another ANC conference taking place in KZN.

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Timothy brings you part 2 of his 3 part series from MIT’s Sloan School of Management where he speaks to Dr. Sufana Almashhadi, a Postdoctoral Brain Research Fellow at MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research about her journey as a Saudia Arabian woman in this critical chapter of history.

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The Kruger National Park (KNP) has a hidden history, “with warthogs and all”. From its establishment in 1898 as the humble Sabi Reserve, through the 50-year stewardship of its first warden and champion (a stubborn Scotsman named James Stevenson-Hamilton), to its re-birth as the Kruger National Park, and beyond; the story of the KNP is filled with adventure, adversity and more than a few surprises.

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Mbongeni Ngema, the music legend, graces our studios for a conversation around how some of his biggest hits and productions have shaped and changed his life. As someone who Gareth likens to South Africa’s very own Quincy Jones, Ngema opens up about his inspirations, what his greatest joy comes from and his musical influences too. With no signs of slowing down, hear all about his latest production, Woza Albert!, and the plans he has underway for a show based on the life and times of Nelson Mandela.

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‘The Land Is Ours’ tells the story of South Africa’s first black lawyers, who operated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Exploring the stories of South Africa’s first black lawyers, Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi writes about this in his new book. Gareth has a conversation with the author around the lawyers who have developed the concept of a Bill of Rights, which is now an international norm.

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