John van de Ruit’s writing just seems to have the magic touch. He’s famously known as the author of the ‘Spud’ series, but beyond that he’s involved in many other projects. We chat to him about his popular novels, as well as the movies… and he gives us a glimpse into his creation process.

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Donna Rachelson is a driven entrepreneur with a passion for helping women. She firmly believes in the power of inclusion, and chats to us about the position women find themselves in in the workplace, the struggles they face, and adaptations that could be in place. She wrote a book called ‘Personal Branding for Entrepreneurs’, and touches on that too in this compelling interview.

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He’s a South African singer and songwriter whose three studio albums have made him a platinum-selling success. His music has even caught the attention of 3-time Grammy-winning Canadian producer David Bottrill (Muse, Tool, Placebo). Jesse Clegg opens up about all the ups and downs in his life recently, including the death of his legendary father.

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Steve Harvey is breaking new ground by announcing two African editions of the hit TV show ‘Family Feud’. In this special edition of Gareth’s Guests, Siya Sangweni sits down with the international stand-up comic, author and broadcaster for a candid interview to find out more about this huge move. From discussing the media industry, to Harvey sharing some of his greatest life lessons and even chatting about his legacy, this will give you unprecedented insight into this global change maker.

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What is your take on reproductive genetics, testing DNA or ‘designer babies’? Kim Hulett is the CEO and chief researcher at Next Bio Sciences and a South African SingularityU Faculty member. She joins us to share how advances in stem cell and genetic research are unlocking solutions to medical challenges around the world.

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He’s without a doubt one of South Africa’s greatest footballers ever. On top of that, his pure talent and big heart has made him transcend the world of sports and have a firm place in the hearts of many around the world, affectionately being known as “Rhoo”. It’s none other than Lucas Radebe. Gareth catches up with the sporting icon about his busy life today as a family man, entrepreneur and leader post his soccer career.

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Legendary DJ from way back when and radio fundi Stan Katz has decided to launch his own podcast series called ‘Making Waves’, interviewing fellow media colleagues. He came to CliffCentral to talk to Gareth Cliff, and here is the conversation between these two radio pioneers, spanning four decades of broadcasting between them.

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The history of South Africa’s freedom fighters are well known. The stories of the remarkable women who played an important role in the struggle against apartheid however, sadly often remain untold. eNCA has finally given some of these incredible women a voice, and Gareth chats to the team behind it all – Michelle Craig (eNCA anchor), Mmanaledi Mataboge-Mashetla (Senior Researcher), and Helene Nieuwenhuis (Senior Producer for Special Projects).

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Helen Zille may have stepped down as the Premier of the Western Cape after two five-year terms and retired from politics, but she is nowhere close to slowing down. She’s still right in the thick of continuing to make and get involved in societal change for the better. She chats to Gareth about her new position at the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR) as a senior policy fellow, and how she’s navigating these tricky times we’re in. No topic is left untouched, from victimhood culture, why she reckons ‘wokeness’ is about white people, Twitter, who she stills keeps up with at the Democratic Alliance (DA), and why she believes the most dangerous people in society are the ones who think they’ve found the truth.

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She’s taught us everything, from how to make a nifty loadshedding survival kit, to how to make a braai pie on her YouTube video series. She a ‘meisie’ who hails from Somerset West, South Africa… and describes meeting her best friend Marianne in the line at the tuckshop as one of her most vivid childhood memories (Marianne got a hot dog and she got a packet of Nik Naks, if you’d like to know). She’s South Africa’s very own online star and DIY queen and host of season three of ‘Most Ridiculous’ – it’s Suzelle DIY!

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