Kanthan Pillay returns to The Burning Platform this week to answer all your questions. Dr Anthony Turton also joins the team to have a candid conversation about the water crisis in South Africa and a lot more. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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29.07.21 Pt 2 - Kanthan Pillay makes a welcome return to answer all your questions and engage with the team about the water crisis in South Africa, alongside Dr Anthony Turton, who is a political scientist specialising in transboundary resource management.

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29.07.21 Pt 1 - Simone Biles pulling out of the Tokyo Olympic Games due to mental health has the team fired up on whether this is something to praise, or an excuse to not perform. Where are most people in their lockdown cycle … still baking bread?

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Most small businesses have not received any support or relief funding during the extended lockdown, and the recent looting activities haven’t helped. Economist Mike Schussler and Township Entrepreneur Developer Bulelani Balabala join the team to talk about the state of SA’s economy, and how to potentially save it. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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22.07.21 Pt 2 - Economist Mike Schussler and Township Entrepreneur Developer Bulelani Balabala join the team to talk about being a small business in South Africa, and how the lockdown and looting have had an effect on them.

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22.07.21 Pt 1 - The team has a bit of a back and forth about toilet paper, and whether buying double ply is a waste or should be the standard. Teachers get some appreciation about the hard work they do, and an important discussion about bathroom colours.

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Dr Jonathan Witt and Leeto Nthoba join the team to analyse the difference between pro Zuma actions and the actions of looters. Plus a look at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s timid response, and why his leadership style makes the situation worse. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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15.07.21 Pt 2 - This week, the team - alongside Dr Jonathan Witt and Leeto Nthoba - have an open discussion about the recent looting in KZN and Gauteng. They chat about what this all means for the ANC, leadership styles that are worsening the situation, and what the future may look like.

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15.07.21 Pt 1 - Looting talks continue as the team agrees that this devastation cannot be swept under the rug, and how communities are losing faith in their government and now taking the law into their own hands. And in the midst of all this, you just got to love South Africans and their humour!

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Jacob Zuma turning himself in is the hot topic of the day. What are the implications of this, and can we trust the ANC again? These are just some of the things that the team - alongside Sipho Shezi (published author on politics and international relations) and Mighti Jamie (multi award-winning international debating and public speaking champion and coach) unpack this week. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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