12.07.19 Pt 1 – It’s Ben’s last show, but Leigh-Ann and Siya don’t seem to care very much. Still, he and Gareth cover a great mix of listener well-wishes, and reminisce about 5 years’ worth of fun times on the show. There’s also the latest news and sport, and some unique Friday feels.

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Journalist Thando Maeko has been reporting on the Public Investment Corporation inquiry; she chats to the team about her observations – most recently on former CEO Dan Matjila’s testimony. There are also the week’s other big political stories, like Marianne Thamm’s investigation on the EFF. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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11.07.19 Pt 2 – In her new Daily Maverick piece, Marianne Thamm has explained why she did her investigation on the EFF – Gareth, Phumi and Kanthan explore her investigation further. There are also discussions about the biggest current political stories, including the PIC Inquiry and Zandile Gumede from the eThekwini Municipality. Eskom bailouts and E-tolls are a heated debate in studio.

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July is National Savings Month and Coronation is encouraging South Africans to save more in the true sense… by putting money aside every month instead of spending it. Are we saving in the true sense of the word? Or are we simply spending disguised as saving? Gareth, Phumi and Siya explore how easy it is to fall into the trap of spending money on something we don’t even need out of impulse or for convenience. If you put away any extra money – in the long term, it really can make a lifetime of difference. The real saving is in NOT buying discounted items that you don’t actually need. Brought to you by Coronation – an authorised financial services provider.

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It used to be said that “the future is digital”, but now we live in a digital era. Whether we want to admit it or not, the digital revolution has made our lives easier. Yet, we do not know how the rapid development of technology and artificial intelligence will affect our society in the long-term. Will the advancement of technology only increase the already dangerous divide between the “haves” and the “have-nots”? The Interchange is made possible by Absa and Tshimong.

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11.07.19 Pt 1 – Gareth is a few kilos heavier, Siya thinks he could be a couple of weeks pregnant and Phumi is a year older… Just a casual Thursday morning on the #GCS! The news sparks a conversation about the state of the country, before an inspiring story of comfort dogs in court. Find out what Headway Gauteng is up to for Mandela Day this year, plus: are impulse buys your Achilles heel?

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Pepe Marais, is die mede-stigter van Joe Public United, een van die grootste advertensie agentskappe in SA met ‘n jaarlikse omset van R700 miljoen. Nadat die besigheid bankrot gespeel het in 2009 (omdat Pepe ‘n waardegedrewe besluit geneem het), het hulle die besigheid honderdvoudig begin groei deur op sy eie en sy span se “purpose” te fokus en nie deur bloot winste na te jaag nie.

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You’re at work. Your mobile pings that you’ve just been paid. A few minutes later you receive an email from your favourite online store, promoting payday specials. Feeling cash flush, you scroll through the deals. There’s a limited offer to ‘save 25%’ just for today so you have to move fast. You add an item to your basket. You proceed to the checkout. While you hover over the ‘buy now’ button, you remember that your monthly debit orders are scheduled for tomorrow. And it occurs to you that you are about to spend money that could be channelled elsewhere. You empty your cart and get back to work…

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10.07.19 Pt 2 – A stream of messages about Ben’s imminent departure rolls in, and feelings of goodwill reach such heights that people even say nice things about Gord. A great listener message about succeeding in sales, and news of an insect produce restaurant in Cape Town sends Gord on a rant. It’s Black Mamba Month in KZN, but more importantly, it’s National Savings Month across the country: Coronation is encouraging South Africans to put money aside instead of spending it.

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Bafana Bafana have another shot at the unexpected as they take on Nigeria in the quarter-finals of AFCON 2019 – their pride and a decent payday is on the line. An interesting take on making rugby more exciting, the latest from Wimbledon, rain at the Cricket World Cup and why John Daly won’t play at The Open.

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