28.05.21 Pt 1 - When Gareth is away the team comes to play. But typically, everything that can go wrong somehow does. Siya shares an interesting story that involves an Uber offering some extra sexual activity.

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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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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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14.05.21 Pt 1 - The search party can be called off as Siya has been found alive and kicking all the way in Dundee. Gareth highly recommends recording the stories of your grandparents while you still can… and what’s the one thing you would change about yourself?

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This week the team dives into whether or not we will see a split in the ANC, SARS holding a gun to taxpayers’ heads, the vaccine passport, Donald Trump, and much more. They're joined by Rob Hutchinson, MD of “Dear South Africa”, a civil organisation which facilitates public participation in government policy formation. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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06.05.21 Pt 2 - What do the Zondo Commission, SARS, and the vaccine passport all have in common? Nothing, other than being the most heated current political stories! To discuss these and more, the team is joined by Rob Hutchinson, MD of “Dear South Africa” - a civil organisation which facilitates public participation in government policy formation.

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28.04.21 Pt 1 - Gord recently and randomly started rollerblading. Siya watched the Zondo Commission and was oddly taken aback by Norma Mngoma’s appearance. And Gareth dreamt about his tooth falling out… what could that possibly mean?

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It’s been a long time coming… Kanthan Pillay returns to The Burning Platform! Together with Gareth and Phumi, he dissects the Zondo commission, likening it to being a reality show. There’s a chat about creative ways of creating jobs, and why Derek Chauvin being found guilty of murdering George Floyd shouldn’t be a big deal. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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22.04.21 Pt 2 - Gareth, Phumi and Kanthan Pillay have a candid chat about the state of state capture, the shift in South African politics, and the corruption cloud. Kanthan offers an insight about why Derek Chauvin being found guilty of George Floyd’s murder isn’t about race.

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