General Bantu Holomisa has been front and centre in some of the greatest changes and events in South African politics since his early days in the Eastern Cape to currently celebrating 20 years of the United Democratic Movement (UDM). As he mentions to Gareth in this interview, “We might not be in power, but we possess power.” Find out how he’s worked with the likes of Nelson Mandela, his relationship with social media and why he calls the Guptas a “wake-up call”. Holomisa does not hold back when it comes to discussing the work that lies ahead for the new president of the Republic, why he thinks it’s so hard for other people to leave the ANC, and the future of the UDM. Discover the story of the great man here.

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Lucy Hawking is far more than just the daughter of Stephen Hawking – she’s an accomplished English journalist, novelist, educator, and philanthropist. As she tours South Africa as part of her ‘Once Upon a Time in the Universe’ talk at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, she talks to Gareth about her love for science and how she’s getting more young people involved in it. From her fascinating schooling years, to raising her son William who was diagnosed with autism… get to know the woman beyond the famous surname.

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Businessman Allon Raiz has had an entrepreneurship journey of ups and downs, learning many lessons along the way. He shares some of those as well as why he established his company, Raizcorp, as a means to pay-it-forward. He also explains why he’s on the hunt for the next crop of emerging businesspeople, alongside Gareth.

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Multi-talented media powerhouse Penny Lebyane lays it all down in this interview on her life, her passions and what still keeps her fire burning. She details how she got her start in broadcasting, dealing with diversity and all that her hometown, Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga, taught her… as well as how living in Soweto shaped her confidence and taught her to grow a thick skin. Who does she trust and take advice from? How did she deal with post-natal depression? Where does she draw the fine line between freedom and fear? Penny answers these frankly and openly too.

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They haven’t caught up since his debut single ‘Save Me’ had just been released in 2015 – Gareth now finds out how Timo ODV’s has been since their last interview, especially getting to understand how he’s dealt with the pressures of new-found fame. The self-taught musician discusses some of his most memorable performances, the music he likes and how TuPac and 90s rap music oddly inspired him. Find out how Timo ODV also met his girlfriend of four years in a club and his European travels too.

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Gareth has often spoken fondly of Washington D.C as an American city he loves to visit. His dear friend Debi Droke is central to this affiliation, and she brings Elliot Ferguson into studio to talk about the great city. As the President and CEO of Destination DC, he is the best person to talk about this, giving you many reasons to consider it as a future place to visit.

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Garth Taylor and Gareth Cliff catch up again about all the musician has been up to since their last conversation which includes getting into boxing for a cause and making more music. These are exciting times for Garth as he’s also about to collaborate with one of his childhood idols. Music means a lot to him and also helped him get over the death of his sister, who recently died of cancer. And with someone who’s so in love with music, find out how he’s partner deals with him!

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Host of ‘Living It Up with Lerato’, Lerato Tshabalala joins Gareth in getting to know one of South Africa’s top black real estate entrepreneurs, Rali Mampeule. As the sponsor of the Wednesday CliffCentral.com show, he shares the lessons he’s learned from his career thus far including explaining how he was able to make money, without money, in real estate.

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You know the name but you’ve never heard his story told quite this way. Ahead of the Johannesburg leg of his Final Journey world tour, Johnny Clegg sits down with Gareth to highlight some of the stories from his 40+ years in the music industry, beginning with how his character was shaped and his personality emancipated by falling in love with the Zulu culture as a young man. Hear how his jazz singer mother and stepfather who left when he was 14 impacted him, as well as how he’s been touring since 1983. And hear Johnny detail one of his all-time favourite moments: performing ‘Asimbonanga’ with Nelson Mandela on stage.

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Discover more sides to actor Kagiso Modupe who has starred in productions like Home Affairs and Heartlines, but is most popularly known as the lead actor on Etv’s flagship soapie Scandal as Mangi Nyathi. Making his way into his thirties, he is a devoted husband, father, entrepreneur and citizen who’s passionate about social development and causes like his renowned Brothers for Life campaign. From beginning his career by selling a lollipop to Pabi Moloi, to his views on South African movies and television, hear his intriguing backstory.

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