Head of Policy and Research at the Rivonia Circle, Lukhona Mnguni joins the show to talk about the work he is currently up to, and to shed light on some of the pressing issues that various communities face, comments on the ANC ‘ecosystem’, and thoughts on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s UK visit.

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Mayor Mpho Phalatse and Kanthan Pillay join Gareth and Phumi live in the studio to discuss the recent events surrounding the vote of no confidence. Mpho also answers question about coalitions, voter apathy, future plans for the city, and the role of a mayor.

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After going viral the first time with a video about loving his country, Rob Hersov has done it again - this time telling the ANC to "voetsek"! He joins the team to about his recent rant, his thoughts and opinions on bringing change in South Africa, and Cyril being a disgrace.

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How do migrants contribute to SA’s economy? What is most often misunderstood about Operation Dudula? Dan Radebe (Deputy Chairperson of Operation Dudula) and Patrick Sewera (co-founder of The Black Africa Fund) join the show to unpack some of these questions and issues.

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15.09.22 Pt 2 - Operation Dudula’s Dan Radebe and the Black Africa Fund’s Patrick Sewera join the show for a discussion around Operation Dudula’s objectives, and how migrants contribute to the SA economy.

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Ernst Roets and Leeto Nthoba join The Burning Platform to discuss the outcome of the hate speech case regarding the song, ‘Kill the Boer’. Are we as a country taking on cases that we cannot afford in this economic climate? And what does the future hold when it comes to coalitions?

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28.04.22 Pt 2 - Is Twitter going to change under Elon Musk? Dumo Denga - Libertarian and host of the ManPatria podcast - discusses the buyout of Twitter, and possible changes Musk might implement to make it better… or even more profitable. Justin Plaatjes is a 31-year-old qualified CA (SA) who works in investment banking, and he joins the team to talk about his contribution to a book called ‘This Generation Leads: The Latest Leadership Ideas from South Africa’.

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Phumi and Leeto are joined by Khaya Sithole. They have an in-depth conversation about the emigration problem (and not just in a South African context), the Russia - Ukraine crisis, the education system, and how Khaya has helped shape the lives of many.

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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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