Steve Harvey is breaking new ground by announcing two African editions of the hit TV show ‘Family Feud’. In this special edition of Gareth’s Guests, Siya Sangweni sits down with the international stand-up comic, author and broadcaster for a candid interview to find out more about this huge move. From discussing the media industry, to Harvey sharing some of his greatest life lessons and even chatting about his legacy, this will give you unprecedented insight into this global change maker.

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What is your take on reproductive genetics, testing DNA or ‘designer babies’? Kim Hulett is the CEO and chief researcher at Next Bio Sciences and a South African SingularityU Faculty member. She joins us to share how advances in stem cell and genetic research are unlocking solutions to medical challenges around the world.

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He’s without a doubt one of South Africa’s greatest footballers ever. On top of that, his pure talent and big heart has made him transcend the world of sports and have a firm place in the hearts of many around the world, affectionately being known as “Rhoo”. It’s none other than Lucas Radebe. Gareth catches up with the sporting icon about his busy life today as a family man, entrepreneur and leader post his soccer career.

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Legendary DJ from way back when and radio fundi Stan Katz has decided to launch his own podcast series called ‘Making Waves’, interviewing fellow media colleagues. He came to CliffCentral to talk to Gareth Cliff, and here is the conversation between these two radio pioneers, spanning four decades of broadcasting between them.

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The history of South Africa’s freedom fighters are well known. The stories of the remarkable women who played an important role in the struggle against apartheid however, sadly often remain untold. eNCA has finally given some of these incredible women a voice, and Gareth chats to the team behind it all – Michelle Craig (eNCA anchor), Mmanaledi Mataboge-Mashetla (Senior Researcher), and Helene Nieuwenhuis (Senior Producer for Special Projects).

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Helen Zille may have stepped down as the Premier of the Western Cape after two five-year terms and retired from politics, but she is nowhere close to slowing down. She’s still right in the thick of continuing to make and get involved in societal change for the better. She chats to Gareth about her new position at the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR) as a senior policy fellow, and how she’s navigating these tricky times we’re in. No topic is left untouched, from victimhood culture, why she reckons ‘wokeness’ is about white people, Twitter, who she stills keeps up with at the Democratic Alliance (DA), and why she believes the most dangerous people in society are the ones who think they’ve found the truth.

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She’s taught us everything, from how to make a nifty loadshedding survival kit, to how to make a braai pie on her YouTube video series. She a ‘meisie’ who hails from Somerset West, South Africa… and describes meeting her best friend Marianne in the line at the tuckshop as one of her most vivid childhood memories (Marianne got a hot dog and she got a packet of Nik Naks, if you’d like to know). She’s South Africa’s very own online star and DIY queen and host of season three of ‘Most Ridiculous’ – it’s Suzelle DIY!

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They are the people you may wake up with in the morning, spend time with in your car, and in your head… or who keep you company while you’re working. You may spend more time with them than with your family, so it’s not surprising that when their lives change, your life changes too. Join Gareth Cliff, DJ Fresh, DJ Sbu, Robert Marawa and Tbo Touch – with a unique introduction by Trevor Gumbi – as they open up about their lives in broadcasting, the state of the industry, and lots more.

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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. This interview originally aired on 3 October 2017.

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Miles Davis is a name that many associate with a musical legend. His nephew Vince Wilburn Jnr has made a documentary about his extraordinary life, and is currently in South Africa telling his story, and connecting with fans whose lives were touched by the music.

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