02.07.20 Pt 2 - Jean-Jacques Cornish, who always keeps his eye glued to Africa, returns to the Burning Platform for an update on the continent's events. One of the week's heated stories, that he jumps into with Gareth and Kanthan, is the scandal surrounding businesswoman Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe... while she maintains it hurts to see her family being dragged into this baseless case.

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Why can't anyone just print money? What's the difference between consumer and asset inflation? Are public sector employees useful to an economy? And just who is Finance Minister Tito Mboweni referring to when he says: "The hippopotamus must shut its mouth"? The battle to be King of Ideology continues to rage between religion and secularism, and Bheki Cele may be the only man capable of keeping South Africa's taxi industry on a leash. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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25.06.20 Pt 2 - Apparently, Covid has turned into a sport - and apparently the libertarians have a demigod who has led them to victory in ending lockdown. Government does an astonishing job of spending the sin tax it collects - it’s all gone within half a day, which is one of the reasons South Africa may just be bankrupt. And adding to the fiscal drama, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is on a collision course with President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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Are Economic Keystrokes good, or are they a landmine for the tax paying citizenry? Can business function without a competent state intervening heavily to create conditions for economic prosperity? What is the role of tax in the economy? Is gender based violence linked to economic activity? We all hate Keynesian theory until crisis strikes... why is that? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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18.06.20 Pt 2 - If Lil Jon could ask the government if 246 beds was worth the economic lockdown of an entire country, he'd probably say "Lockdown for What?" Which State instruments are already in our lives - even in a free market economy? What is Advanced Lockdown Level 3? Snoring dogs are vital for podcasts to flourish. Why open cinemas if nobody is going to go?

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Phumlani Majozi joins us to discuss the notion of good ideas and organising a country properly. Can government, business and labour ever march to a single beat? Hong Kong took decisive action after they were liberated, is that a replicable model for other nations who achieve liberation? Is the idea of race-based politics hindering poverty alleviation? Is BEE fundamentally flawed? Brought to you by Nando’s.  

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11.06.20 Pt 2 - Is vilifying the rich a political game, or does it have teeth as an argument? How do you make your money work for you from an early age? Would NDZ have made a better president than Cyril Ramaphosa? Is nationalising the Central Bank an option for prosperity in South Africa?

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Did the townships of South Africa get the lockdown right vs the suburban approach? Will South Africa's private healthcare system be crippled because of lockdown? How the country reopens will come at a political cost and the vultures are circling already it seems. The tensions between systemic power and racial subjugation are at an all time high in America after George Floyd's murder - where to now for the home of the brave? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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04.06.20 Pt 2 - Is the court ruling about the unconstitutional nature of lockdown a great win for society at large, or potential disaster for the health of the nation? Has the government managed South Africa correctly during Covid-19? What are we to make of rioters?

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Is it a good idea to have private security firms to carry out state justice? What is distributive justice and how does it shape ideology? Does the private sector serve society at large better than a capable state? If a government doesn't trust its citizens, what is the logical conclusion? Armed forces are trained to kill, so what happens when their barrels are aimed at their own citizens? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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