Growing up in Hillbrow in the 1960s, John Hunt was able to experience a part of South African society than none of us can really comprehend. This time in his life has inspired his latest book, ‘The Boy Who Could Keep A Swan In His Head’. He and Gareth discuss the novel, and why reading is still such a vital part of life.
Kanye West is causing a stir on twitter, but more importantly Justice Malala brings some actual heat with the Burning Platform – presented by Nando’s. Jacob Zuma’s ‘cattle gift’ is the main story here, but there is naturally a whole lot more to catch up on. More on Kanye, then George Mienie wraps up the short week with the latest from the world of cars.
Gareth is finally excited about the Roast of Somizi. He also discusses the pile of books growing at home and at the office, people’s selective ways to work commitments, government ineptness, and Meghan Markle’s estranged family in all their glory. Mabz then covers the top news headlines, Ben on the sport, then Siya and his positivity kick.
South African-born artist Adam Broomberg has a very different take on the world as we think we know it. In SA currently for a new exhibition at the Goodman Gallery called ‘Bandage the Knife not the Wound’, Gareth chats to him about how he made his way into the industry, the state of photography today with the rise of the smartphone, and what privacy means in the greater scheme of things.
Are kids thinking more out of the box right now? Clem Sunter thinks so in an interesting article that the team unpacks. A lottery winner in the USA wants to keep her identity private, but the rules state she has to make herself known. What would you do in this situation, and how much is your privacy worth? World renowned artist Adam Broomberg then joins Gareth for a very interesting chat about his new exhibition, modern day photography, privacy issues and his take on current day South Africa.
Gareth has more car issues. Following his latest bumper bashing he is driving an anonymous rental car which is making life a little different. Why driving an expensive car may have a health benefit, Obama is coming to SA, and Gord explains himself after the Christopher Robin fake news scandal. News, sport and Anthea on the finance, plus Siya’s positivity kick… it’s all right here.
Widely known for her compelling interviews, Ruda has a career that spans decades of conversations with prominent South Africans about their life choices and about how change has affected them. It is because of these experiences that she has penned it all into her new book titled, ‘Tell Me Your Story’. She chats to Gareth about this and shares some of the lessons she’s learned from her interviews. Then, they both reveal the launch of a new CliffCentral.com podcast series, hosted by the legendary journalist.
More is revealed about the Waffle House shooter in America, and how he is your typical attention-seeking outlier. Why are governments around the world so anti-marijuana when it comes to treating ailments? Mabz reveals when married couples are at their happiest, and we find out more about the upcoming #CastleLiteUnlocks concert.
Siya has a new car at the moment, but the upgrade is completely lost on him. This leads to a Warren Buffet discussion and difference between being strange and a billionaire. Should Mabz see a therapist? What does Ben have against pants? All of this plus the latest news, sport and Siya’s positivity kick.
Avicci’s rapid rise to fame… then death. It brings up a lot of questions around the celebrity life and its many pitfalls. Things you really don’t like touching day to day, Jacob Zuma’s new wife, backward cultures doing backward things, and bullying ended with a song.