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The lowdown on Private Prosecutions

Barry Bateman is a journalist who really needs no introduction, having worked at EWN and eNCA - he is now Afriforum’s Private Prosecution Unit communications manager. He joins the show to talk about the WaterKloof Air Force Base landing story (which he broke), the state of Eskom, Afriforum’s border watch and more.

Inside South Africa's Secret Deal

Award-winning journalist Karyn Maughan joins the show to talk about her new book ‘Nuclear - Inside South Africa's Secret Deal’, the state capture report and judge President John Hlophe’s pending impeachment.

Misconceptions about Youth Unemployment

Lethiwe Sinodumo Nkosi from Youth Capital, and digital marketing entrepreneur, Zimasa Vabaza, engage in a discussion about the matters that plague the youth of South Africa - from unemployment and work ethics, to making job-seeking affordable, the township economy, and more.

60k New SA Millionaires

South Africa has 60,000 new millionaires! President Ramaphosa hires a well-known PR guy as his new spokesperson… is he getting ready for a charm offensive? Solly Moeng joins the team to discuss all this and more.

Gun Violence in America

Joining the team this week is Mighti Jamie, who is a multi-award-winning international Debating and Public Speaking champion. They have a candid conversation about Africa Day, using it as a time to reflect and plan the next 90 years. They then delve into the mass shootings in America, and how gun control could relate to South Africa.

A R22m Red Flag

Reyno De Beer, President of the Liberty Fighters Network, joins the team to engage on some of the issues that currently plague South Africans - from the state of disaster to the new health regulations and the R22m flag that is to be built.

SA's Education Crisis

Alex Weiss (content coordinator at the Freedom Advocacy Network) and Phumlani Majozi (Senior fellow at African Liberty) join the team to discuss the latest politics and news - including the increase in the cost of living, and South Africa's skills mismatch.

Significance of Roe v Wade to the Democrats

Kanthan Pillay joins the team to discuss Mandisa Maya possibly becoming the next Deputy Chief Justice. He also weighs in on Ukraine and the impact of the Russian invasion. Could Roe v Wade be a pivotal issue the Democrats can run on in the next elections?

What does Freedom Day mean?

Dumo Denga shares some of his thoughts on the recent purchase of Twitter by Elon Musk, the SCOPA fallout, and the ANC NEC suspending the Women's League. 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’.

How can Government prove their Trustworthiness?

Ian Scher is the CEO of Rescue South Africa, and he joins the team to talk about the KZN floods and what has made this current flooding so much worse than previous years. Wayne Duvenage later joins to talk about the work OUTA has done over the past few years, and the potential for looting of the KZN relief funds… how can the government ‘prove’ they are trustworthy with their shocking track record?

Politicians or Thieves?

Ivo Vegter joins the team this week as they have a candid conversation about Zuma, and the figureheads of fractionalisation within the ANC. Can coalitions topple the party? They also delve into the Digital Vibes scandal regarding Zweli Mkhize’s absolution by the ethics committee, and how it just doesn't make sense. And who is behind the Amazon HQ development in Cape Town?

Is there such a thing as an Honest Politician?

Gabriel Crouse and Leeto Nthoba make a return to The Burning Platform. The team looks at the end of the state of disaster and the effectiveness of lockdown, regulations put in place by Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, and how politicians are treated differently when they commit crimes. Gabriel also shares his thoughts and a first-hand account of his experience in Rwanda.

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