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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16
AUG

The Burning Platform - A different take on 'The Land'

Ivo Vegter went along to some of the Constitutional Amendment hearings tabling the great land debate, and with that has some interesting feedback on this week's Burning Platform, brought to you by Nando's. Historical claims versus emotional claims to people just getting bussed into an area to make some noise, this is a hot topic where no end is in sight, but gives you a window into the future of the country.
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02
AUG

Land Reform & the NPA gets some heat

Justice returns to studio for the last time on the Burning Platform brought to you by Nando's. He leaves on a fiery footing as he delves deep into Cyril Ramaphosa's strange sudden announcement around changing the constitution on land reform. Justice and Gareth assess all the elements at play here, plus the NPA finally getting some heat that could lead to some long-awaited justice of its own.
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26
JUL

A Zim Election without Mugabe

How is Zimbabwe planning to vote for the first time since 1980 that Mugabe isn't on the ballot? What is the latest from the BRICS leadership? How can municipal manager Chris Magwangqana spend R90‚000 on 'catering' (which was fast food)? This week is Nando's peri-peri hot as Justice looks at some of the biggest headlines.
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19
JUL

Obama Spoke, But Did We Listen?

In the week of celebrating Madiba's 100th birthday, Former President Obama had wise words to share at the annual Mandela Lecture, but will we take this to heart as citizens? Justice discusses this with Gareth before touching on the likes of the new Ipsos poll and what it may mean for next year, and what is going on with municipal appointments. KZN is buzzing with yet another ANC conference and a new political party called "Mazibuye African Congress", being consulted by Former President JG Zuma.
12
JUL

South African double standards & violence

King Goodwill Zwelithini's land issue takes a turn as Cyril Ramaphosa bows to his needs. Justice Malala questions who really has the power in the country in this week's Burning Platform brought to you by Nando's. The rise of the strong man in world politics, and how people seem to want to be controlled in places. Duduzane Zuma's court appearance in shackles, the NPA dragging their feet on everything, and petrol price issues.
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05
JUL

Does the ANC want to win the next election?

Justice Malala returns from some much needed time away with a fiery edition of the Burning Platform - presented by Nando's. The Zulu king and his recent Imbizo is the first thing in the firing line, which brings up a hot new take on the land question. SASSA and the poorest of poor not getting paid, the Road Accident Fund and their expensive chairs, plus the question whether the ANC actually want to win the next elections. Get it all here.
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28
JUN

Who will rule in 2019

Jan-Jan Joubert stands in for Justice Malala this week on The Burning Platform brought to you by Nando's. He is as the author of the fascinating new book 'Who will rule in 2019'. He unpacks political situations like never before, giving you a unique insight into the volatile South African political climate heading into 2019.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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