Veteran journalist, filmmaker, and author Jacques Pauw joins Gareth, Phumi and Kanthan Pillay to unpack his latest book - Our Poisoned Land. They have a candid conversation about the deceit, corruption and incompetence that we have witnessed over the years from our government.

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01.12.22 Pt 2 - Veteran journalist, filmmaker and author Jacques Pauw joins the team to unpack his most recent book, Our Poisoned Land, which picks up where he left off in his previous book, The Presidentʼs Keepers. They also discuss the current situation with Cyril Ramaphosa’s potential impeachment over the Phala Phala farm saga.

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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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17.02.22 Pt 1 - Phumi’s pre-morning morning involved being tormented by a lone mosquito, and a vase of Valentine’s Day roses shattered. It's okay to hate your job... even Michelangelo did, as the Pope was a nightmare of a client!

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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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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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