One to always frankly speak his mind – comedic great John Vlismas and Gareth sound off and comment on a few burning, popular topics like his show The Good Racist, what he experiences producing The Gathering, parastatals, politics, the media and social media. Get ready to laugh as John talks about what he learned from being high on mushrooms, and hear a whole new side to him as he talks about his 16-year-old Uma. John also comments on coaching Khanyi Mbau to be a comedian, and the evolution of the industry he’s in.

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The man himself, Dominic Neill is in studio. He gives his insights on Eminem and talks about how in high school he had a love for Guns N’ Roses. He studied and worked at a few record labels to get to know the industry, and there is a lot that he still wants to achieve. He also tells us about writing a song on the Craig Lucas album.

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Kimberley-born Thebe Ikalafeng has always enthusiastically worked towards his success today. As one of Africa’s foremost global branding authorities, advisor, and author he has had firsthand experience in seeing Africa’s growth and still tirelessly develops its potential. Hear his backstory in this conversation with Gareth, which highlights his time in the USA, bringing passion into the corporate world and the beauty and dangers of the internet. Gareth steals a moment to get some branding advice for CliffCentral.com before Thebe speaks about his intention to have his work and personal life align, rather than strive for a “work/life balance”.

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Abuse towards women and children is a dire problem that affects us all in some way. ‘Zunga’ comes into studio to tell her harrowing story of abuse and betrayal, and how she is taking back her life despite the hurt that she has suffered. This isn’t an easy interview to digest, but it is a story of new beginnings, and how the strength of a young girl can inspire others looking to take a stand against the evils of modern society.

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Professor Deidre Byrne is the Chairperson of the Unisa-Africa Girl Development Programme, launched to promote girls’ rights and highlight gender inequalities. Even now in 2017, this is more important than ever with many underage girls being forced into becoming child brides across the African continent. She shares some shocking stats with Gareth around the issue, and what the #AfricaGirlsCan campaign is looking to achieve to rectify these gender ills in society.

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It’s always a delight having Kate Turkington in studio. She is one of South Africa’s best-known broadcasters, travellers and travel writers. She has waltzed at dawn with a Chinese dance instructor in a Beijing square, fallen over Emperor penguins in Antarctica, lunched with a rajah in Rajasthan, and even dined with the Comrades in Cuba. Gareth catches up on her travels with her, as well as finding out more about her personal life as a mother to four grown-up children and grandmother to nine grandchildren.

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A lawyer by day, a social media activist by night, 33-year-old Wits masters student Tumi Sole has started quite an online movement in 2017. #CountryDuty is the call to action which sees South Africans bring a multitude of issues to the public eye, but what does this all mean going forward? Is Tumi political? Does the movement have a motive? Or is it simply a platform to unite South Africans to common causes?

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As a special pre-birthday treat for Ben, Canadian illusionist Darcy Oake surprises the team in studio with an appearance. After enthralling millions of viewers on Britain’s Got Talent and even putting on a private show for the British royals, he now entertains Mabale, Ben and Siya. Find out more about his background and his love for his work, then hold onto yourself as he starts his tricks.

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Cindy Nell takes Gareth through her life and times as a TV personality, model, businesswoman and family woman, in this refreshing and forthright interviews. From currently working on M-Net’s Wedding Bashers to her experience as Miss South Africa at 21 after growing up in a supportive family in Polokwane, she shares some of the lessons that have shaped her life today. What did she think of being on ‘Survivor South Africa’? What beauty advice does she recommend for Gareth? And, what’s Christmas at her house like? Find out the answers here. As the conversation wraps up, Cindy also speaks about what caught her eye when she first saw her husband and gets personal when discussing being self-aware and whom she’d still like to meet.

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South African scientist Tim Noakes has a new book out, ‘Lore of Nutrition’, and is armed with more expertise to help answer your nutrition and food questions. He sits down with Gareth to discuss how one can live their healthiest life beginning with analysing our obsession with body fat, muscle mass and vaccination in children, amongst other things. He speaks out on why he believes medicine has become a business and no longer just a profession, as well as how he deals with the criticism he receives.

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