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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Not a week goes by where you don’t see two neanderthals abusing each other because they have a different point of view online. Do you wonder, like I do, if their anger and stupidity could be channeled into great arguments that might change minds and move us all forward, instead of making us dumber and more primitive?

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20.05.21 Pt 2 - Things get fired up as the team is joined by Gabriel Crouse - IRR Head of Campaigns, writer and analyst - and they discuss the critical race theory, the corruption that is still taking place in the ANC, and what’s currently happening in Israel and Palestine.

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20.05.21 Pt 1 - Dating isn’t as simple as it used to be, as people now are quick to ghost someone or even leave a restaurant without telling their date... yikes, it’s tough out there! Another celebrity announces that they are non-binary, and Siya still thinks he can sing.

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19.05.21 Pt 2 - Siya muted Oprah for a whole month… what could she have possibly done for him to do that? Do you know what eco-bricks are? Sean Williams - founder of Live Life Always - joins the team to talk about eco-bricks, which can be used to produce various things like furniture, garden walls and more.

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19.05.21 Pt 1 - Aus’ Jane still seems to have it out for people who leave and come back, as she insults Leigh-Ann this week. Siya wouldn’t make the best urban planner, and it looks like Gareth owes someone an apology...

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18.05.21 Pt 2 - The world might just be an extremely scary place if people think that the show Friends is problematic. Gareth shares an interesting, fun fact about Joe Biden’s son that leaves the team astonished. The spirit of Leigh-Ann’s famous ‘Don’t be Suspicious’ seems to have been caught by one of the team members.

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18.05.21 Pt 1 - The team delves into the topic of polyandry in SA, loadshedding, the hottest mugshots... and of course a whole lot of banter.

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17.05.21 Pt 2 - Leigh-Ann gatecrashes the party! Then the team talks about scientists developing a method allowing lab animals to breathe from their rectums. If you love drinking then you’ll love Rob Cohen… a collector of whisky and tequila!

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17.05.21 Pt 1 - Should your siblings know who you are dating, or should it be kept private? Siya and Gareth attempt an impromptu spoken word session… that’s trouble!

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