Two returning champs launch The Burning Platform for 2022! Dumo Denga - a Libertarian and host of the ManPatria podcast, and Dr Jonathan Witt - a doctor with strong opinions. They discuss Zandile Mafe being a possible scapegoat, Lindiwe Sisulu, the State Capture report, and whether the end of the pandemic is in sight.

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13.01.22 Pt 2 - Dumo Denga and Dr Jonathan Witt join Phumi and Gareth to have a candid conversation about ending the State of Disaster, the parliament fire and Zandile Mafe being a scapegoat, Lindiwe Sisulu, the State Capture report and much more.

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Kanthan Pillay and Solly Moeng both join the final episode of The Burning Platform. They recap of some of the biggest stories of 2021, including local government election results, lockdown, Shell’s planned seismic survey, and more.

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23.12.21 Pt 2 - It’s time for a wrap of the year’s biggest news stories! Kanthan Pillay and Solly Moeng join the team to recap some of the hottest topics, including Shell’s planned seismic survey, LGE results, and more.

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What is the cost of telling the truth in the face of overwhelming pressure? Poet, philosopher and author of 'Deep Collusion: Bain and the Capture of South Africa', Athol Williams is the State Capture whistleblower who testified about massive corruption allegations and had to flee the country in fear of his life. Gareth Cliff speaks to him about his fascinating story.

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Newly appointed Mayor of Joburg, Dr Mpho Phalatse from the DA, joins the team to have an open discussion about her being the first female mayor of the city, coalitions, what will be prioritised, crime, and what the future of Joburg looks like.

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09.12.21 Pt 2 - The team speaks to Dr Mpho Phalatse from the DA, who they first spoke to during the run-up to the local government election, and who is now the new Mayor of Joburg. They talk about the road to becoming mayor, and future plans for the city.

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The team gets an update from JJ Cornish about what’s currently happening around Africa. Kaveel Singh and Jeff Wicks - co-authors of Eight Days in July: Inside the Zuma unrest that set South Africa alight - unpack the looting and violence that took place earlier this year.

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02.12.21 Pt 2 - JJ Cornish joins the team to give us a quick update on the recent travel bans on African countries, China, and much more. Then Kaveel Singh and Jeff Wicks - co-authors of Eight Days in July: Inside the Zuma unrest that set South Africa alight - unpack the violent scenes of unrest and looting in KZN and Gauteng.

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15.11.21 Pt 1 - Gareth and Mbulelo were in pain this past weekend, which gets them talking about being sick when they were younger, and how their parents responded to them. Dr Hanan Bushkin then suggests that we should focus on things we can control.

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