Do you struggle to control yourself around cute animals? Well you are not alone. Gareth gets a long email from Kelly highlighting a major employment issue in South Africa. This leads to Damon having an argument based on not much, the highest earning musicians in 2018, Black Friday transactions in South Africa… then George Mienie with the latest from the world of cars.
It’s another edition of #PoliticsFreeFriday, and with that the return of Damon Kalvari. The fragrance industry gets a good spray as Damon and Leigh-Ann review the Odour documentary, Damon’s decision to breed is questioned, and the mental state of teachers. The latest news headlines, Ben on the sport… then probably too much of Siya to wrap up the hour.
Grammy Award-winning R&B and soul musician Anthony Hamilton has hit our shores once more, to take over the country with his soulful sounds. Hailed as the King of Soul, his timeless voice has birthed hit songs including “Best Of Me”, “Never Love Again”, “Pass Me Over”, “Pray For Me”, “I Cry”, “Comin’ From Where I’m From” and “Freedom”, just to mention a few. Discussing his recent visit to South Africa and his colourful career, he chats to Gareth here.
If you’re looking for a unique, spicy take on this week’s biggest current affairs stories, then this is for you. Comedians John Vlismas and Simmi Areff join Gareth in recapping what has gone down in the world of politics recently. They cover heated topics like the SABC retrenchments, the State Capture commission, De Lille’s new party and how unjustified giving people people a platform sometimes is.
Comedian Simmi Areff spices things up this Thursday morning. He joins Gareth and Siya to co-host the show and bring the team up to speed with some of the things happening in his life including living with his parents, how he’s a legend in the gaming arcade and how he can survive off R58. The hour wraps up with a look at the news and “Said By Siya”.
Ntsiki Mazwai’s comments on the acts of crime that occurred after the Global Citizen Festival stirs the team up. News anchor Matt Lauer’s fall from grace continues as his wife kicks him to their guest house after the #MeToo allegations. Gareth has sent his DNA for testing… find out why here. Then, gearing up for the festive season, Christo Henning from Land Rover Rustenberg teaches the team why vehicle checks are important.
Oh my Gord! It’s a Wednesday, so Gord Laws is in. A note on old-school porn leads to a discussion about the quality and care put into media today. The team round off with taking a look at some of the day’s top news stories.
After reading Ayn Rand in the early 1980s, Trevor Watkins became a keen libertarian and has been involved with the movement ever since. Simply put, libertarians believe that people should be able to do whatever they desire as long as their actions do not harm others. As a result, Libertarians want to limit the government’s power so people can have as much freedom as possible.
Cartoonist Jerm is standing by his work – despite no editor or cartoonist wanting to go near it. He tells Gareth about his current saga involving Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) and comedian Deep-Friend Man. Leigh-Ann has some of the day’s news stories to unpack. Gareth has some fascinating world data to deliver, before two entrepreneurs discuss the importance of Proudly South African’s Buy Local campaign.
How much do your negative experiences still impact you? Siya wonders after he had a bad dream about one of his school bullies. Still reeling from the acts of crime that took place outside the Global Citizen Festival, friend to the show Siv Ngesi tells the team about his experience. The hour wraps up with a look at news, a crypto update, and some positivity too.