Phumlani Majozi and Giulietta Talevi join the team to have a discussion about the bankruptcy of ideas in government, how taxing the population and social grants are not sustainable, and how government spending on salaries is out of control.
17.02.22 Pt 2 - Did JJ Tabane’s interview with former Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng prove he is an anti-vaxxer? A lot of racist stereotypes, right vs left - with strong points on both sides of the debate around hate speech.
Chris Yelland is an energy analyst and Koketso Resane is a conservative social commentator, and co-host on the libertarian ManPatria Podcast. They have a candid conversation about load shedding coming back, expectations for SONA 2022, and whether or not Joe Rogan did the right thing by apologising.
10.02.22 Pt 2 - This week the team is joined by energy analyst Chris Yelland, along with conservative social commentator Koketso Resane. They discuss Eskom, the long-term picture of our power supply infrastructure, the second State Capture report and Joe Rogan’s podcast.
The world’s first flying car has been approved... but can’t be driven on the road. The transport minister at the SONA announced the scrapping of 63,000 unroadworthy taxis and mentioned something about sorting out E-tolls. And there’s sulphur in the air! Powered by AutoTrader.
19.02.21 Pt 2 - Is it rude to ask how someone died, or should you just mind your own business? Only Damon would admit to missing Donald Trump. Should you add your social media logins and Bitcoin to your Will? Alex Simeonides answers all your questions about what you should include, and the importance of having a Will.
12.02.21 Pt 1 - You won’t believe how dorky Elon Musk was 20 years ago! The team has a discussion about bullying and whether or not it builds character. And should your domestic worker have access to the WiFi?
Mhlanganisi Madlongolwana joins us for a sizzling episode of The Burning Platform, and he unpacks the highlights and lowlights of Cyril’s 2020 SONA. Is the field of politics in South Africa too emotive to allow for constructive intellectual engagement? As SA finds itself leaving 'Ramaphoria' and that honeymoon period of hope, what lessons if any can be drawn from Deng Xiaoping’s early reforms in China? Is coalition in government progressive, or does it put a stranglehold on bureaucratic processes which need to serve citizens? Did Elizabeth Warren put the final nail in her own coffin in the public debate with Michael Bloomberg? Is the Democratic Party falling apart, or is it just business as usual? Brought to you by Nando’s.
20.02.20 Pt 2 - Mhlanganisi Madlongolwana - say that twice without tripping up. The man with a tongue twister title says he is an analyst in recovery, and he didn’t realise that in his sabbatical he’d find American working class reality shows are his vice. Kanthan's expectations for Cyril have dropped, he’s given him one job... nothing more Cyril, focus! Is Bernie Sanders’ greatest life achievement having a post office named after him?
14.02.20 Pt 1 - If you have a weirdly shaped head, get a hat or hair plugs! If your partner was in an accident and they lost limbs, how long would you stay with them? Why is getting into offices so hard in 2020... what next, a blood sample? Mfundo is looking for love via a dating site, the problem is that his profile pictures aren’t of him. And Siya wants fat singers to stay fat!