The team discuss Trump’s announcement of running for office again in 2024. The debate then heats up as Ashley Sauls I - the Patriotic Alliance’s Premier Candidate for Gauteng and Former MMC for Health, Social Development, and Transport - joins to talk about coalition party antics, the work done so far, and much more!

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17.11.22 Pt 2 - It’s a heated show as the team talks about Trump’s announcement of running for office again in 2024. Ashley Sauls I - the Patriotic Alliance Premier Candidate for Gauteng, and Former MMC for Health, Social Development and Transport then joins to try to explain why the Joburg coalition government broke down.

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Mayor Mpho Phalatse and Kanthan Pillay join Gareth and Phumi live in the studio to discuss the recent events surrounding the vote of no confidence. Mpho also answers question about coalitions, voter apathy, future plans for the city, and the role of a mayor.

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03.11.22 Pt 2 - Mayor Mpho Phalatse and Kanthan Pillay join the team to discuss the recent events regarding her position of mayor, the inner workings of a coalition government, plans for the city, and more. Mpho also answers some questions from the audience.

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20.10.22 Pt 2 - Gareth, Phumi and Kanthan Pillay discuss the most recent issues happening in both South Africa and the world. This includes the repercussions when breaking coalition agreements, what would constitute a good system of governance, and what’s going on in US politics and its downstream effects on the rest of the world. Is a realignment taking place? Kanthan gives his take on the Republican divide.

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Political analyst and columnist, Mpumelelo Mkhabela, talks about his new book ‘The Enemy Within’, which covers the corruption within the ANC, leadership struggles, political insurance, and much more! Dada Morero from the ANC is in the hot seat… and Kanthan Pillay gets in on the action, alongside Gareth and Phumi.

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01.09.22 Pt 2 - Is everything that is wrong with the country the fault of the ANC? Political analyst and columnist, Mpumelelo Mkhabela, talks about his new book ‘The Enemy Within’, which explores the corruption within the ANC, leadership struggles, political insurance and more. Kanthan Pillay and ANC Johannesburg Regional Chairperson, Dada Morero, join this heated discussion.

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Ian Cameron wasn’t told to “shut up” or “get out”! He and Kanthan Pillay join the team to talk about the work that Action Society does, the ground level realities of violent crime in South Africa and more.

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14.07.22 Pt 2 - This week the team is joined by Kanthan Pillay, as well as Ian Cameron - who is director of community safety at a recently established non-profit organisation, Action Society, which helps victims of violent crime who do not have the financial means to get legal counsel. They have a conversation about the work that Action Society does, Boris Johnson’s resignation, and more.

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Kanthan Pillay and Solly Moeng both join the final episode of The Burning Platform. They recap of some of the biggest stories of 2021, including local government election results, lockdown, Shell’s planned seismic survey, and more.

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