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!
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 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
"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..."
Is the media suffering from a crisis of credibility? David Ansara of the CRA speaks with media and technology entrepreneur, Kanthan Pillay, about the commercial and political pressures facing the media today.
The Centre For Risk Analysis (CRA) is a South African think tank with a global perspective.
The CRA specialises in helping organisations and individuals understand the current political and economic environment, and the trends to come.
... in which we speak about tech, economics, cryptocurrencies, and try to predict the future.
(Caveat emptor: Transcript is autogenerated.)
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.
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?
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?