South Africa and France have a strong relationship that’s making great strides and impact. His Excellency Ambassador Christophe Farnaud is currently at the helm as the French Ambassador to South Africa. He shares his experiences of being in the position since January 2017, with Gareth. Hear it all from examples of great cooperation in the field of innovation, investment, the different parts of France, the French consulates to so much more.

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Unmitigated corruption, deep-seated mismanagement and consumers getting sucked into higher tariffs – what exactly is going on at Eskom? Energy advisor Ted Blom is on a quest to make more citizens aware of what is happening at the power utility. In this conversation with Gareth, he explains why he thinks Eskom is on the verge of collapse – both operationally and financially – and is seeking to recoup its losses by further burdening the citizens of South Africa.

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“We all get to choose who we want to become” – motivational speaker and entrepreneur Robin Banks shares this and so many other pearls of wisdom with Gareth to shape your mind as you end 2018, and gear up for the new year. He speaks about the power of your thoughts, shaping your mindset, the importance of a positive outlook, and so much more.

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Hollywood A-lister Taraji P Henson has made waves in roles in ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’, ‘Hidden Figures’ and most popularly as Cookie Lyon in ‘Empire’. Speaking about this to Gareth while on tour in South Africa, she also discusses her many life passions: changing lives.

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Did you know that human trafficking is the second largest organised crime, superseded only by drug trafficking? The harsh reality is that unlike most items‚ you can resell a person over and over again. From forced labour on farms and fishing trawlers‚ to domestic servitude, to sexual exploitation on the streets, to behind closed doors in illegal brothels… we see many different forms of exploitation here.

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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.

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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.

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We can do well, as we do good – that’s Bonang Mohale’s message in this powerful conversation, as he explains how business should govern with humanity for more positive impact, as he writes in his new book, ‘Lift As You Rise’. The CEO of Business Leadership SA draws from more than 30 years of business experience as he discusses ideas very close to him: The purpose of business, being “other” and not “self” centred, self-worth, and the essence of authentic leadership.

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It’s almost become the buzzword we’re hearing more and more in the news and social conversations: hate speech. What does it constitute? What defines an open, democratic society? Why is the Hate Speech Bill still such a heated conversation point? Using the Velaphi Khumalo racial slur case as an example, amongst others, Gareth takes on these questions in this conversation with Advocate Mark Oppenheimer.

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The ever-so-radiant Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa is a woman on a mission! In the midst of her acting and business endeavours, she is now planning a tribute to the legacy of the late Statesman, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and his centennial, through the inaugural Forever Young Ball & Gala Dinner. She speaks to Gareth about how her childhood influenced her Enhle Cares Foundation, raising her family with husband, DJ Black Coffee, and living her international, fabulous, zesty, spirit-filled life!

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