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Journalist Sam Mkokeli has written a piece titled "Who’s winning the battle of the bulls, Cyril or Ace? And will Busisiwe Mkhwebane survive?" His analysis in the article raises many pertinent points that Gareth and Phumi discuss, just ahead of the second State Of the Nation Address. Brought to you by Nando's.
Gareth, Phumi and Kanthan have Khaya Sithole join them for this week's edition of The Burning Platform. Khaya doesn’t shy away from voicing his political opinions, which makes him the perfect fit to the team. From questioning what deputy cabinet ministers do, to looking at what might happen to the Conservative Party in the UK, and even why Kanthan doesn't like marches, in light of the Hong Kong protests. Brought to you by Nando's.
Kanthan Pillay makes a triumphant return! Together with Phumi, they discuss Cyril’s gormless economy; Ace Magashule’s insistence on making us all poorer; the real reason the ANC are so interested in the Reserve Bank; whether the Proteas are a threat to National Unity; which cabinet minister you’d want in the family (at gunpoint) and Jacob Zuma writing a book. You won’t be bored!
Gareth and Phumi pick Ivo Vegter's brain as he gives his take on President Cyril Ramaphosa's new cabinet. Who's in? Who's out? Who are the surprising non-movers? Hear it all, with in-depth analysis here. They conclude with their comments on Helen Zille and Thuli Madonsela's high tea. Brought to you by Nando’s.
OUTA's Wayne Duvenage joins Gareth and Phumi on this week's Burning Platform. He discusses his recent article about how positive people can stay and fix South Africa, corruption, tax abuse and his thoughts on the recent election - COPE, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, and President Ramaphosa's daunting to-do list.
The Institute of Race Relations has released its latest polling numbers, and to say the least, they have delivered a bombshell, with the think-tank's research showing the governing party could be in danger of losing its outright majority. Gareth and Phumi chat to News24's elections analyst, Dawie Scholtz, via Skype from London to give his take on the numbers.
Archbishop Thabo Makgoba shares his views on the current political landscape in South Africa, not only from the perspective of a religious leader, but also as the chair of the Electoral Code of Conduct Observer Commission. He also sheds light on the comments he made during his Easter Vigil on Saturday evening in Saint George's Cathedral, where he spoke candidly about how South Africans need to be wary of political parties who want to use them to fight battles, also saying that changing individual leaders was no cure "for all that is wrong with governance in SA today”.
The courts and our legal system at large have become the battleground for political struggle. We don’t have to look far before seeing that, especially in the past few weeks with the state capture inquiry taking centre stage in the political landscape. One of South Africa’s finest legal minds, Advocate Michelle Le Roux, has firsthand experience with this, as she details in her new book, 'Lawfare – Judging Politics in South Africa' and moreso, being Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan's legal representative, in this week's edition of The Burning Platform.
Ramaphoria is well and truly over as Ivo Vegter joins the team for The Burning Platform. What can Cyril possibly say to convince people to vote ANC? Do the smaller parties actually have anything better to offer? Remembering Chris Hani and his legacy, plus a larger discussion around the thoughts and motivations of the South African voter.
This week's edition of the Burning Platform kicks off with the thoughts of Sandile and Nono, two members of the youth who share their opinions of South Africa's political landscape. Gareth is then joined by Masego Sheburi, the IEC's Deputy Chief Electoral Officer, who explains the process the Commission is undergoing as it prepares for the 8 May elections.
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