The news media in South Africa is under considerable financial and operational pressure. This is mostly due to the wave of digital disruption, which has shaken the very foundations of the industry. How do we access credible and trustworthy sources of information in this environment? In this episode of the 'Solutions With David Ansara' podcast, I speak with journalist and commentator, Kanthan Pillay, about the future of news media.
This is an attempt to collate and catalogue some of my recent disparate video appearances on various platforms . Transcripts are autogenerated! Caveat emptor!
Join me (Big Daddy Liberty) in conversation as we wrap-up the news week that was. Get compelling analysis and insights of the top headlines from;
- Kanthan Pillay (Commentator & Analyst),
- Hugo Kruger (Writer & Analyst),
- Gabriel Crouse (Campaigns Head, IRR),
- Chris Wyatt (Host, Chris Wyatt Africa),
- Koketso Resane (co-Host, ManPatria Podcast),
Kanthan Pillay and Solly Moeng both join the final episode of The Burning Platform. They recap of some of the biggest stories of 2021, including local government election results, lockdown, Shell’s planned seismic survey, and more.
We kickstart the show with Kanthan Pillay and Phumi Mashigo sharing their thoughts and opinions on what took place on The Burning Platform last week. The team then has a candid conversation about the upcoming local elections, their predictions, and voicing the importance of getting out and voting!
The team - alongside Kanthan Pillay and Lord Peter Hain - talk about Peter’s latest memoir titled A Pretoria Boy: The Story of South Africa’s ‘Public Enemy Number One’, whether Cyril Ramphosa really is better than Jacob Zuma was, Afghanistan, Nando’s latest ad and much more!
Join me as we wrap up the news week with;
- Gabriel Crouse (Institute of Race Relations)
- Nzuzo Khati (co-Host, Manpatria Podcast),
- Nick Hudson (PANDA)
- Hugo Kruger (Writer & Researcher)
- Kanthan Pillay (Political Analyst & Writer)
We’ll provide analysis & opinion on the top news headlines that dominated the week, with a special focus on the ongoing mess in Afghanistan under the Taliban take-over, the tyranny of lockdown around the world, Cape Town gun rights protest, the deepening EFF corruption VBS saga and more.
Kanthan Pillay returns to The Burning Platform this week to answer all your questions. Dr Anthony Turton also joins the team to have a candid conversation about the water crisis in South Africa and a lot more.
(Note: This was a long conversation — almost 90 minutes — touching on economics, politics, tax avoidance, the tyranny of the financial sector and all that good stuff that I usually don't have time to go into.)
Join us as we have an in-depth discussion with Kanthan Pillay, an experienced voice on:
- What has happened to South Africa and where is it going?
- How can we unbank the banks?
- How can Bitcoin help South Africa?
- Bitcoin and Altcoins
It’s been a long time coming… Kanthan Pillay returns to The Burning Platform! Together with Gareth and Phumi, he dissects the Zondo commission, likening it to being a reality show. There’s a chat about creative ways of creating jobs, and why Derek Chauvin being found guilty of murdering George Floyd shouldn’t be a big deal.
"I sit down with Kanthan Pillay to chat about his fascinating career in media as well as what made him pursue a life in politics..."