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Gareth and Kanthan Pillay get stuck into some of the week's hottest political stories including the High Court dismissing axed commissioner Tom Moyane's bid to have his dismissal overturned, Malema's latest case, the ANC stating members should trust the party to deal with the Pule Mabe matter, and the BLF planning to meet with the IEC over 2019 elections. Plus the pièce de résistance of the morning being Eskom's Jabu Mabuza claiming, "All South Africans are responsible for power cuts”.
If you're looking for a unique, spicy take on this week's biggest current affairs stories, then this is for you. Comedians John Vlismas and Simmi Areff join Gareth in recapping what has gone down in the world of politics recently. They cover heated topics like the SABC retrenchments, the State Capture commission, De Lille's new party and how unjustified giving people people a platform sometimes is.
This is a bumper edition of The Burning Platform as Kanthan Pillay heats things up by breaking down the week’s biggest current affairs topics joined by Phumi Mashigo. Discussing Parliament’s Public Enterprises committee, Zuma saying he resigned to save the ANC, and EFF's charges against Pravin Gordhan opens to healthy debate and sharing of varied viewpoints... including citing Brexit, the effects of not participating in elections and on a humorous note, Mmusi Maimane's inconsistent accent. Brought to you by Nando's.
This past week has had so much heat that the team just had to chat to journalist Katharine Child to break down some of the biggest news stories. She summarises Pravin Gordhan's time in the State Capture inquiry witness stand, the EFF striking outside the Tiso BlackStar offices, and how Momentum handled the media saga around the Ganas pay-out.
Following a heated week in the world of politics, Gareth relies on journalist Ivo Vegter to break down some of the biggest stories that grabbed headlines. Amongst other topics, they touch on Barbara Hogan's testimony and Malusi Gigaba's resignation. Imagine if voters had the right to recall ward councillors? And what would happen if we extended such a right to parliament too? The segment concludes with a discussion around this, following Luke Jordan from the Daily Maverick's piece titled “We will lose our power on election day”.
The week that was has been nothing short of hot and spicy - that's why it's necessary to have editor of Business Day, Tim Cohen, to discuss some of the biggest political stories. Listen in as he breaks down the latest on the SAA saga, Dan Plato, the new Cape Town mayor, catching up on South Africa’s parliament, and keeping an eye on the US mid-term elections. Brought to you by Nando's.
Katharine Child is your political expert on the Burning Platform this week - brought to you by Nando's. The Brian Hlongwa corruption saga is a hot topic that reminds us of the unsavoury people within the ANC ranks. The clouds continue to gather over Patricia de Lille as she continues to dodge corruption allegations, and Duduzane Zuma is tired of being seen as a sex object.
Michael Appel returns for the latest edition of the Burning Platform brought to you by Nando's. The Estina Dairy saga could see more deaths as whistleblowers fear for their lives. South Africa's rising debt and Tito Mboweni's plans around it, plus the fate of Tom Moyane and other hot topics making the news this week.
The VBS Bank debacle is the fiery issue on today's Burning Platform brought to you by Nando's. Ivo Vegter lays all the facts on the table for you to digest, and what this all means for the EFF who have been linked to it all via Floyd Shivambu's brother. Plus some thoughts on SA's new (old) finance minister Tito Mboweni.
Taking a look at some of the week's hottest current affairs topics, journalist Katharine Child joins Gareth and the team to comment on Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, the ConCourt's ruling against Malusi Gigaba and Bathabile Dlamini, the Wellington farm attack, and a march by ANC supporters for better service delivery. Then, Katharine concludes by looking at the VBS bank saga and who could possibly be the next public prosecutor. Brought to you by Nando's.
Stepping up to the hot mic on this week's Burning Platform, Simon Allison opens up about the somewhat worrying Pegasus spyware software. The potential of a rapper-led revolt in Uganda, Liberians take to the streets to demand the return of state funds, plus an interesting discussion around Melania Trump's Africa visit and why the media aren't that interested in it. Brought to you by Nando's.
Kanthan Pillay presents this week's Burning Platform, brought to you by Nando's. Is the SABC really going to follow the law to the letter with retrenchments? President Trump got the usual attention at the United Nations, but is it all as controversial as it seems? Meanwhile, President Ramaphosa had a real missed opportunity there, according to Kanthan. And Former President Jacob Zuma left government officials scrambling this week, after sneaking out of SA to attend a mystery meeting in Doha with the Emir of Qatar. Plus a discussion over the TV licence issue.
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