You know the name but you’ve never heard his story told quite this way. Ahead of the Johannesburg leg of his Final Journey world tour, Johnny Clegg sits down with Gareth to highlight some of the stories from his 40+ years in the music industry, beginning with how his character was shaped and his personality emancipated by falling in love with the Zulu culture as a young man. Hear how his jazz singer mother and stepfather who left when he was 14 impacted him, as well as how he’s been touring since 1983. And hear Johnny detail one of his all-time favourite moments: performing ‘Asimbonanga’ with Nelson Mandela on stage. This interview originally aired on 3 October 2017.

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Miles Davis is a name that many associate with a musical legend. His nephew Vince Wilburn Jnr has made a documentary about his extraordinary life, and is currently in South Africa telling his story, and connecting with fans whose lives were touched by the music.

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Want to get some global perspective on prime property and wealth? Knight Frank has crunched numbers and done thorough research to launch their 13th edition of The Wealth Report. It’s an annual publication that includes the Knight Frank City Wealth Index; price movements across 100 luxury residential property markets; the results of Knight Frank’s Luxury Investment Index; and, the Attitudes Survey. To break some of this year’s findings down, Gareth Cliff chats to CEO of Knight Frank South Africa, Richard Hardie.

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Nadiya Hussain took the plunge and entered the Great British Bake Off. Since then she has become a respected British TV chef, author and television presenter. She baked the Queen’s 90th birthday cake, and is now exploring her heritage with an exciting new show called Nadiya’s Asian Odyssey.

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It’s a story that leaves many South Africans cold at the mere mention of a few details: the sexual abuse that occurred at Parktown Boys’ High by now convicted former waterpolo coach Collan Rex. Many young men are at the centre of this horrific tale, particularly 18-year-old Jason Dally, whose courageous decision led to the exposure of this crime. Months after the historic sentencing, Jason and his father Ian speak to Gareth Cliff to share their story and continue to make a change.

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She can hug, dance, give high 5s and fist pumps. As if that wasn’t enough of South Africa’s humanoid robot – she’s also the Brand Ambassador for the My Future 4.0 Summit. Gareth finds out firsthand what the interesting life of Pepper is like.

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An incredible life story told in his own words… at the tender age of 90, Umntwana waKwaphindangene Shenge Mangosuthu Buthelezi is as passionate and hard-working today than ever before. In this bumper edition of an interview, Gareth picks the brain of the legendary royal and politician as he hears about his upbringing, schooling, meeting the likes of President Robert Mugabe and H.F. Verwoerd, and ultimately continuing to navigate the tricky and tumultuous times of a political career.

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Friend to CliffCentral.com, Kanthan Pillay, is gearing up for the big day on 8 May when his very own political party contends for the first time. Gareth catches up with the Founder and chairperson of the Capitalist Party of South Africa — ZACP — about what the party stands for, the work that has gone into it and also touch on some of their future plans.

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What’s the new wave in the world of health, and how open should society be in accepting new trends? How are philosophies and approaches like ayahuasca and the likes regulated and governed? Health models that we use today are ever-changing, and to give a scope of what is happening in the medical world today, Gareth chats to Dr Carlos Alvear Lopez.

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When Gareth first met Ambassador Martin Schaefer at the Naumann-Stiftung’s 60th birthday celebration in late 2018, he was struck by how candid the Ambassador was on the links between German liberalism and South African democracy. And as a student of history, he also enjoyed the fact that the Ambassador brought up the fall of the Berlin wall and De Klerk’s comments related to his decision to ring in the changes. To continue on a similar note and in getting to know him more, Gareth picks the Ambassador’s brain on his life and work in his current role, and beyond.

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