The Burning Platform

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Justice Malala joins us on The Gareth Cliff Show every Thursday to tell us the truth about what’s going on in South African politics. Malala is a political commentator and newspaper columnist. He writes regular weekly columns for The Times newspaper and the Financial Mail magazine, and is a resident political commentator for the eNews Channel Africa (eNCA). He also presents a weekly political talk show (The Justice Factor on eNCA).

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22
JUN

All things African

Simon Allison steps in for Justice Malala on the Burning Platform, with a special look at matter on the African continent. Matters of the AU and their importance right now, the threat of Islamic insurgents in northern Mozambique, then onto the Zimbabwean elections. Simon is on the pulse of it all delivering a hot current affairs package for you.
Nando's
14
JUN

Are the youth being misled this Youth Day?

The World Cup fever of #Russia2018 has Justice Malala reflecting on what a wonderful place South Africa was back in 2010. How Youth Day is getting hijacked by political parties, when it should have more focus on it than ever. The ANC is in shambles in KZN, and Jacob Zuma is naturally at the middle of this. The Public Protector is again courting controversy, Cash-In-Transit Heists and more are discussed.
Nando's
07
JUN

The failing state of South Africa

Justice starts off on the hot topic of municipalities falling to pieces in South Africa, and how communities are being laid to waste. Are the EFF getting a free ride in the press? Their fascist and racist behaviour is becoming all too commonplace as they seem to carry on with impunity. The shrinking economy, the dire state of the health sector, and so much more.
Nando's
31
MAY

A Lesson in Politics 101

Last week SA Express was forced to shut down its operations after having numerous planes grounded and staff walkouts. The Sunday Times then reported that a virtually unknown music promoter was handed a three-year tender to provide fuel to the airline for a cool R2.4 billion. How does this all tie in to where the airline finds itself? And what does it mean for its future? You can count on Justice Malala to bring you all the information you need to know around this. He also explains why the DA is important - despite the bad press it gets... the DA's support being down to 20% because of De Lille, policy and leadership issues, according to research. Find out where Justice thinks the nation stands after 100 days of President Ramaphosa, and why the Guptas get their R250-million worth of loot back from the NPA and Asset Forfeiture Unit. Brought to you by Nando's.
Nando's
24
MAY

What's happening with the land?

The ANC's big land reform discussion has revealed some interesting stories. Justice Malala was present to take them all in, and hear from the various powers that be on what the steps forward are going to be. The ANC's use of poor people's money for political purposes comes to the fore again, the dire situation of municipal government, and more hypocrisy and political games from the EFF. Brought to you by Nando's.
Nando's
17
MAY

Supra's shenanigans & the DA's dilemmas

Justice Malala stokes the flames of South African politics like no other. And as always he is given quite a menu to go through. Despite stepping down, Supra Mahumapelo is still making the news for the wrong reasons. The DA's plans are being questioned more than ever over the Patricia de Lille saga. The latest on Eskom, SAA, and Denel... Justice spares nothing in keeping you in the know. Brought to you by Nando's.
Nando's
10
MAY

What's happening in the DA?

Is the DA imploding? It would appear so as the Patricia De Lille situation sinks to a new low, and the general public is still left mostly uncertain as to whom is running the show there. Supra Mahumapelo is playing the in and out game, the ANC's situation in the Eastern Cape is becoming nothing short of farcical and the parliamentary joint committee on constitutional review may be extending their deadline around the land ownership review issue. Cosatu, Tom Moyane, Mduduzi Manana and Ramaphosa feeling the heat, get it all here. Brought to you by Nando's.
Nando's
03
MAY

Old dogs don't want to learn new tricks

There was little to take out of the May Day speeches from the politicians, least of all Blade Nzimande's. Justice addresses this, and what the future of COSATU may hold as they lose relevance and support. Gareth and Justice take stock of 24 years of freedom in South Africa, and how Donald Trump could be costing jobs in SA as he puts America first, plus the ANC's troubles in the North West. Brought to you by Nando's.
Nando's
26
APR

Whose Cattle is it Anyway?

Justice Malala ignites another edition of the Burning Platform - presented by Nando's - by addressing Jacob Zuma's cattle acquisition. Was it a gift from Supra, or something more sinister? Cyril Ramaphosa's constant fight to keep the ANC unified, Julius Malema's big political waiting game, and what the Zuma faction may still have up their sleeves. Is the ANC a well and truly old and dying party then, when all things are considered? Brought to you by Nando's.
Nando's
19
APR

Is Malema's life in danger?

Justice is on holiday this week, but things are as hot as ever in the world of current affairs with Pauli van Wyk. What's happening with the Public Protector right now? Pauli discusses how fit she is for office, before moving on to the political strife of Supra Mahumapelo. Julius Malema believes his life is in danger, and the DA continues to quarrel with Patricia de Lille. Brought to you by Nando's.
12
APR

Zuma has fallen but the State remains captured

Who is Arthur Fraser? Justice Malala fires things up on the Burning Platform brought to you by Nando's, by explaining how the state is still captured, as shady individuals still pull the strings behind the scenes. 'Oros' Maine has a moment of conscience around being introduced to the Guptas, the state of politics after Winnie Mandela's passing, and Julius Malema's PR mess in Port Elizabeth. Brought to you by Nando's.
Nando's
05
APR

Inequality, Winnie, Malema & Zuma

South Africa's inequalities are well known, and sadly getting continually worse. Justice Malala delves into this sobering subject in this week's Burning Platform brought to you by Nando's. Thabo Mbeki is taking some heat this week around Winnie Mandela's passing. Malusi Gigaba's lies, Julius Malema's P.E. problems and Jacob Zuma's day in court. So much to sink your ears into here. Brought to you by Nando's.
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