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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Vinny Lingham is no stranger to the CliffCentral studios, and this time returns for a general catch-up with the team. From hanging out with Richard Branson on his private island, the Bitcoin stories and creating fake IDs to get into clubs as a 16-year-old… there are many levels of this tech maverick that you may not know. Plus his many ideas on how the world can run better and more efficiently.

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At the age of 16, Andrew Sutton has the musical ability that many would work a lifetime for. He comes into studio to perform for the team, and share his path so far in music. With a solid support team, and great understanding of how people gravitate towards music, he is set for a big career in the industry.

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Tim Du Plessis is a South African legend in the news industry with many years of experience. He’s edited the likes of the Rapport, Beeld and The Citizen and even headed up all Media 24’s Afrikaans newspapers before retiring from that position in 2014. Not one to rest on his laurels, the Krugersdorp native currently oversees news and actuality content for KykNet. As someone who has been on the frontlines during moments like when PW Botha swung the sceptre, the NP divorce and foundation of the KP, what is his take on the current news stories? Gareth gets to hear his opinion on these, as well as diving into his fascinating life and times.

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Do social groups really exist? And what is individualism and the importance of identity all about? Science fiction novelist Jason Werbeloff, who’s released titles like ‘Defragmenting Daniel’, ‘Hedon’ and ‘The Solace Pill’, discusses these topics with Gareth. Having lectured on social and political philosophy, ethics and religion as well as holding a PhD in Philosophy from Wits University, this is an insightful conversation you can not miss.

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RJ Benjamin is another incredibly talented South African musician. With a proven career as a vocalist, songwriter, composer, voice coach, musical director and producer, his talents have naturally seen him heavily involved in reality TV shows along with producing hit albums. He and Gareth talk more than music though, especially focusing on his love life and how his wife was not what his mother was necessarily hoping for. Plus that time he was a body double for a shower scene in a movie!

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