A request was made for Kanthan Pillay to comment on the latest coming out of the US regarding Kevin McCarthy. Leeto Nthoba discusses the downfall of the ANC, and sparks a debate about whether South Africa was better under the Zuma or Ramaphosa. And JJ Cornish shares some good news coming out of Zimbabwe and Somalia.

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12.01.23 Pt 2 - JJ Cornish, Leeto Nthoba and Kanthan Pillay join Gareth and Phumi for a power hour of politics. Leeto and Kanthan discuss the deep cuts of the ANC, and debate whether we are better or worse off under the Ramaphosa regime, as opposed to Zuma’s. JJ Cornish discusses Zimbabwe’s record wheat harvest, and a discovery of the ‘Black Curse’ in Somalia. Plus, the team predict what’s to come for 2023 in the US.

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Is chasing rabbits in an economy like South Africa’s detrimental to society? Should Ernst Roets appeal the current verdict of the hate speech case involving a notorious struggle song? And are coalitions a positive for the country going forward?

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Ernst Roets and Leeto Nthoba join The Burning Platform to discuss the outcome of the hate speech case regarding the song, ‘Kill the Boer’. Are we as a country taking on cases that we cannot afford in this economic climate? And what does the future hold when it comes to coalitions?

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Leeto Nthoba joins the team to unpack the latest political issues, including governance in South Africa, politicians having a saviour complex, the Enyobeni saga and more.

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07.07.22 Pt 2 - Leeto Nthoba joins the show to talk about governance in South Africa, and whether this is the beginning of the end? The team also talks about the Enyobeni saga and who is to blame, and they discuss how Boris Johnson doesn’t have a good relationship with words.

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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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Phumi and Leeto are joined by Khaya Sithole. They have an in-depth conversation about the emigration problem (and not just in a South African context), the Russia - Ukraine crisis, the education system, and how Khaya has helped shape the lives of many.

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24.03.22 Pt 2 - This week, our special guest is Khaya Sithole. He shares his views on various topics - the Russia-Ukraine war, the South African education system, the shaping of young minds and more.

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