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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The elections are only days away, and that means you only have a few days left where the politicians will listen to you. I’m not going to bullshit you, I have been nothing but negative about politicians, and I resent them. I approach someone looking for my vote like I do an unctuous merchant trying to sell me fish that I can smell is past its sell-by date. With very few exceptions, these people are thieves, liars and parasites...

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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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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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