25.03.21 Pt 2 - Dr Nthabiseng Moleko, a senior lecturer in managerial economics at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, joins the team to talk about education, student debt, unemployment, economic growth and a whole lot more.

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Remember exactly a year ago when you thought the end is near and started panic-buying everything from baked beans to basically anything else in a tin? What have you done with those things? Well Nando’s has a solution. Darren Hampton from Nando’s gives insights on their Tin for Tjips campaign, which aims to help those in need by collecting your panic-brought tins of food and redistributing them to hungry children.

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With a week that was far from quiet, we had to bring in the big guns to unpack some of the hottest political stories in another edition of The Burning Platform. Joining Gareth is lecturer at Central University of Technology, debater and socio-political analyst, Leeto Nthoba... plus, analyst, CEO of the IRR, and director of the Centre for Risk Analysis, Frans Cronje. They tackle student protests, police brutality, Bheki Cele, the trial of George Floyd, unemployment in South Africa, the abuse that taxpayers experience and a whole lot more. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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18.03.21 Pt 2 - Leeto Nthoba (lecturer at Central University of Technology and socio-political analyst) and Frans Cronje (analyst and CEO of the IRR) join Gareth to discuss and share their thoughts on the recent student protests, police brutality, and the trial of George Floyd.

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Head of Strategic Engagement at the IRR, Sara Gon joins the team to share her opposing views with Phumi and Gareth regarding the DA. They define what they consider as mainstream media, have a candid conversation about the shrinkage of the economy, and Eskom implementing stage 2 load-shedding. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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11.03.21 Pt 2 - Gareth, Phumi and Sara Gon (Head of Strategic Engagement at the IRR) have an in-depth conversation about their opposing views when it comes to the DA. They share their thoughts about the 7% shrinkage of the South African economy, stage 2 load-shedding, and what they consider as mainstream media.

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The team - alongside Daniel Silke, who is a political economy analyst, keynote speaker, author and futurist - discuss the recent Budget Speech and have a straightforward conversation about where South Africa stands economically. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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Gareth chats to Head of Food at Nando’s, Pascale Sobiecki who has one of the best jobs in the world. She shares the ever-evolving food trends, the value of exploring an uncommon career path, and the various career options at Nando’s.

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02.03.21 Pt 2 - The team recommends a few books that they are currently reading. Candice shares how much of a regular Karen she is becoming ever since she’s moved to Cape Town. Head of Food for Nando’s, Pascale Sobiecki shares some emerging food trends.

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With the recent 2021 fiscal spending plans of the National Budget being unveiled by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni... Gareth, Phumi, and Jamie (lawyer, award-winning debater and political analyst) have a candid conversation about the tax increases, debt to GDP, and our government’s simple-minded approach to solving our current financial issues. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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