This is an attempt to collate and catalogue some of my recent disparate video appearances on various platforms . Transcripts are autogenerated! Caveat emptor!

The Burning Platform: Second wave and the Garden Route

The Burning Platform: Second wave and the Garden Route

 

Thursday, 17 December 2020

As South Africa prepares for the Covid 'second wave', the ruling party has elected to limit access to beaches, potentially crippling the tourism industry. How long will the Garden Route take to recover economically from the current lockdown, and were there any options that would have limited the spread of Covid-19 without shutting down the economy? The team gives us their reasons to be optimistic for 2021.

The Burning Platform: Matrics are all the Covid Rage

The Burning Platform: Matrics are all the Covid Rage

 

Thursday, 10 December 2020

As the South African government clamps down on high school students and their celebrations after finishing school, how should we view the admonishment of these gatherings and them being labelled covid 'superspreader' events? The National Pharmaceutical Agency is being floated again - red flag or good news?

The Burning Platform: Unions and broken State apparatus

The Burning Platform: Unions and broken State apparatus

 

Thursday, 3 December 2020

If you are building an organisation which is in public service, should you have to reveal all your funding sources? We have seen the erosion of State institutions over the past 20 years - can the poor survive without functional state apparatus? Is the relationship between unions and the ANC surreptitious? Do South Africans have a viable alternative political party to vote for?

The Burning Platform: Cyril, Activism and Bumbling Corruption

The Burning Platform: Cyril, Activism and Bumbling Corruption

 

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Is the notion of 16 Days of Activism purely performative, or are South African authorities actually serious about quashing this social ill? How important is it for people to know who pays for a newspaper organisation to be in business? Is Cyril Ramaphosa losing the trust of South Africans across the board? Julius Malema has been exposed for lying about vile abuse - what is the apt punishment for this? Corruption must be high level and sophisticated, or you shouldn't do it... the ANC is being exposed for having no price point for their deals with the devil.

The Burning Platform: Identity Politics and Opposition Dilution

The Burning Platform: Identity Politics and Opposition Dilution

 

Thursday, 12 November 2020

Helen Zille joins the Burning Platform this week to discuss Cyril Ramaphosa's address to South Africa coming out of the global pandemic. The by-election results for the DA were mixed... what was the reason for the strategy adopted for this election period? Is the presence of a multitude of small parties good for democratic stability? Is South Africa being racially divided by political parties for their own ends? Could the Cape secede from South Africa without civil war?

The Burning Platform: US Election: Reality Show of the Year

The Burning Platform: US Election: Reality Show of the Year

 

Thursday, 5 November 2020

How is it that in 2020 the US Election can still be shrouded in this much controversy when it comes to vote counting? Is the Democrat voter base reactionary and lazy? Is the USA falling apart, as they seem to be divided right down the middle as a country? Is the media to blame for so-called bad polling? Have the ANC stolen all the money, or are they coming for your retirement fund as well? The Zondo Commission has become a circus and we now need answers... is this just another time waster or is progress being made? Is South Africa finally falling over the fiscal cliff as a country?

The Burning Platform: Debt and Taxes

The Burning Platform: Debt and Taxes

 

Thursday, 29 October 2020

Why did Tito go off script during his Medium Term Budget Speech? Were his comments about Tygerberg Hospital unethical, and how much power does he have in reality? Is SAA a distraction, or simply a failing SOE? It’s important to keep an eye on the Zondo Commission so you are better informed for elections. How do we deal with debt and taxes? And the team takes bets on who will win the US election.

The Burning Platform: Laptops and Oval Office nightmares

The Burning Platform: Laptops and Oval Office nightmares

 

Thursday, 22 October 2020

How do you know what a good question is and do good questions always lead to definite answers? Ranjeni Munusamy seems to be the latest victim in the crosshairs of the EFF… what do we think? Trump might win, but what does Hillary have to say about that?

The Burning Platform: Pollsters vs Performers

The Burning Platform: Pollsters vs Performers

 

Thursday, 15 October 2020

As South Africans grapple with the economic carnage of the Covid-19 lockdown, is the ANC going to actually address the Covid-19 relief corruption scandal, or are they just going to be performative political actors? What is Julius Malema's endgame? The EFF and the ANC seem to be in cahoots, should this worry SA citizens? The Pollsters tell us Biden is winning by 10 points currently, should we take this seriously? How warped is the media messaging around the US election?