Time flies when you are having fun, and for Tatum Keshwar it seems like just the other day she was being crowned Miss SA. The 2008 pageant winner chats to Gareth about what she is up to right now, her little boy who’s on the verge of making it into the world, the Miss SA whatsapp group, and her love affair with the Durban July.

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Powerful author and award-winning journalist Mandy Wiener has released a new book that is a must-read as it opens one’s eyes to the realities of crime in South Africa. Released in April 2018, ‘Ministry of Crime’ traces the underworld from Kebble to Krejcir to Modack.

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In 2017 a cutting edge video streaming app called VOOV made its way onto the South African entertainment landscape. Head of VOOV, Tramayne Monaghan, joins Gareth in studio to tell the story of how it all started, how the channel continues to grow, and the unique attractions that it offers to viewers and contributors.

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Stoan first came into our lives as a member of Bongo Maffin in the 1990s, as the band really helped put kwaito on the map. The band is now back in studio for the first time since 2005 recording new material, but Gareth and Stoan sit down to explore other areas of his life. From meeting Michael Jackson with Madiba, to his current presenting gigs on radio and TV, Stoan is a busy man who also balances a family and his 4020 Phenomenon foundation – looking to create social change for future generations.

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Singer and songwriter Jethro Tait is someone very much on the up and up in the music industry. Someone who cut his teeth performing on cruise ships, then with a local boy band, he has now signed to Universal and is doing incredible things. He wows the team in studio with a little live performance, while sharing some insights into his life in music.

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South Africa’s many unique and diverse stories make it a hotbed of movie potential. The local film Nommer 37 explores this in the ganglands of the Cape Flats, but not in a way you expect. Gareth chats to Nosipho (writer and director) and Irshaad (lead actor) about the compelling plot, and the journey the production took to get to the screen.

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The role of Chargé d’Affaires is certainly a challenging and huge role to undertake, but it’s one Jessye Lapenn has grabbed by the horns. After assuming the position with the departure of Ambassador Patrick Gaspard in December 2016, she discusses the work that she does with Gareth in this interview, looking at and analysing international affairs, the programmes the US Embassy is running, how the USA is involved in SA, and vice versa too.

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Born in Potchefstroom and raised in Piet Retief, Jason Strong’s early years could not be in greater contrast to where he is now. Having studied music at Berkley University, he is now looking to take his career to the next level in the USA. He and Gareth talk about his achievements to date, and what lies ahead in an ever-changing and competitive industry.

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‘The Land Is Ours’ tells the story of South Africa’s first black lawyers, who operated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Exploring the stories of South Africa’s first black lawyers, Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi writes about this in his new book. Gareth has a conversation with the author around the lawyers who have developed the concept of a Bill of Rights, which is now an international norm.

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Born in Kathmandu to a Nepalese father and a Ukrainian mother, Amrita’s journey to being an international actress has been a unique one. Most well known for playing the role of ‘Irri’ alongside the Khaleesi in Game of Thrones, her career has seen her take on an eclectic mix of characters in a variety of languages. She is currently playing the role of Ruby Walker in Good Karma Hospital. She and Gareth talk about this and more.

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