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Various people in the know tell us the truth about what’s going on in South African politics. Fired up by Nando's.

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Various people in the know tell us the truth about what’s going on in South African politics. Fired up by Nando's.

    The Future of African Energy

    The Future of African Energy

    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.

    • 49 min
    Spilling the Tea

    Spilling the Tea

    Between abrupt power cuts, press releases that leave us confused and schedules that change by the day... what is Eskom doing and where is it headed? What do you need to know about it? To get to the bottom of this, the team speaks to energy expert and mining consultant Ted Blom, someone who always speaks his mind on this topic.

    • 45 min
    More Skills Needed

    More Skills Needed

    According to Phumi, education is a long-term solution, but we need short-term fixes to get the South African economy back on track. Martin van Staden - jurist and author - joins the teams to unpack his approach to public policy from a libertarian perspective. Which are the best performing economies, and what should our government be doing to improve the lives of the unemployed?

    • 54 min
    Vote out Corrupt Politicians

    Vote out Corrupt Politicians

    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.

    • 47 min
    A Coalition of Thieves

    A Coalition of Thieves

    According to the Institute of Race Relations, Critical Race Theory and race-based policy are at odds with what most South Africans want. The report further provides a robust argument for why, even with the best intentions, BEE as a practical implementation of Critical Race Theory can never work as intended. Where does that put the country today? Writer and analyst Gabriel Crouse joins the team to discuss further.

    • 58 min
    Can Black People be Racist?

    Can Black People be Racist?

    The team is joined by Ebrahim Harvey - former Cosatu trade unionist and a political writer, analyst and commentator for over two decades. Ebrahim has written an analysis on the ruling party called The Great Pretenders: Race and Class under ANC Rule. It’s a heated and passionate discussion about the current state of the ANC, trade unions being corrupt, the impact of the 4th industrial revolution and a whole lot more.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

i take sugar ,

A cup of tea

Good content and respectful ideas shared by individual’s. Mind tickling

Dipoty ,

Previously Advantaged

Usually spectacular in every way. However, Gareth has recently let the voice of 1 person, Pumi, dominate the show. Her views are not in line with rationality or reason, and full of socialist clap trap. She oftens speaks untruths. Gareth never challenges her, its like Oprah not challenging her guests- annoying and pathetic. I cant listen anymore. Gareth why!?!

Neil Boyce ,

Why??

Normally my favourite show, today we heard a monologue, the team makes this a show successful !

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