There’s arguably never been a more important time to look at energy in Africa. In this edition of The Burning Platform, the team speaks to an expert on this matter. NJ Ayuk has spent two decades negotiating African oil and gas deals, and now has a grasp of the continent's energy landscape that few can match. He shares why Africa's fledgling natural gas industry can become an international powerhouse, how the continent can improve its notoriously unreliable, economy-sapping power industry, why American energy companies should stop curtailing their investments in Africa, and why the continent's energy industry needs more women. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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10.06.21 Pt 2 - Ted Blom - mining and energy advisor - joins the team to reveal how Eskom has been consistently underreporting for more than a year, and how level 2 load shedding is for the public, but isn’t entirely true. They also discuss Minister Zweli Mkhize, the ANC and Donald Trump.

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According to Phumi, education is a long-term solution, but we need short-term fixes to get the South African economy back on track. Martin van Staden - jurist and author - joins the team to unpack his approach to public policy from a libertarian perspective. Which are the best performing economies, and what should our government be doing to improve the lives of the unemployed? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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03.06.21 Pt 2 - Where does South Africa stand politically? This week Martin van Staden, jurist and author based in South Africa, joins the show. His approach to public policy is from a libertarian perspective. The team get into the various solutions of improving the current state of the economy.

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Another week in South African politics that has been anything but quiet. This week, key politicians came under the spotlight with new allegations of corruption. One of those politicians is Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize, who has spoken out at a briefing against the controversial multi-million rand communications tender awarded by his department to a company called Digital Vibes. Wayne Duvenage, CEO of the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse, chats to Gareth about all this and more. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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27.05.21 Pt 2 - Wayne Duvenage, CEO of the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA), chats to Gareth to unpack the latest political news... from the Dr Zweli Mkhize saga, to Jacob Zuma possibly being the scapegoat, and solutions to combat corruption.

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The team is joined by Ebrahim Harvey - former Cosatu trade unionist and a political writer, analyst and commentator for over two decades. Ebrahim has written an analysis on the ruling party called The Great Pretenders: Race and Class under ANC Rule. It’s a heated and passionate discussion about the current state of the ANC, trade unions being corrupt, the impact of the 4th industrial revolution and a whole lot more. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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13.05.21 Pt 2 - This week the team dives into the ANC being a mess, corrupt trade unions, racism, and the impact of the 4th industrial revolution. They’re joined by Ebrahim Harvey - a former Cosatu trade unionist and a political writer, analyst and commentator for over two decades.

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This week the team dives into whether or not we will see a split in the ANC, SARS holding a gun to taxpayers’ heads, the vaccine passport, Donald Trump, and much more. They're joined by Rob Hutchinson, MD of “Dear South Africa”, a civil organisation which facilitates public participation in government policy formation. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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06.05.21 Pt 2 - What do the Zondo Commission, SARS, and the vaccine passport all have in common? Nothing, other than being the most heated current political stories! To discuss these and more, the team is joined by Rob Hutchinson, MD of “Dear South Africa” - a civil organisation which facilitates public participation in government policy formation.

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