This conversation between Gareth and J’Something is a catch-up that is long overdue. From looking back on their last interview together, Gareth finds out how comfortable the Mi Casa frontman is on TV, working on My Kitchen Rules South Africa and his tough schedule. On a personal note, J reveals how his mother suffering a mild heart attack and seeing his son grow has impacted him. J’Something is living his dream… not “the dream” – discover what he means by that. And lastly, get your notepads out, as he discusses why running a restaurant is what he says has probably been one of the hardest things he’s ever done in his life.

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Liliesleaf Farm played a significant role in the apartheid struggle, and is today a national heritage site. Nick Wolpe is the CEO of this iconic place, and has much to say on its role going into the future, and the internal struggles the ANC has in reclaiming its identity and purpose.

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South African rugby player Bob Skinstad has seamlessly transitioned from his days on the field, to sports commentary, to his current entrepreneurial and empowerment work. Gareth interviews the famed flanker and number eight player about playing for the Springboks and his life as he transitioned into the world of business. And lastly, discover his latest endeavour – his creation of 8020mindset.com.

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Tom Manners and Nicholas Simmonds have been breaking great ground with their integrated communications agency that focusses on fusing stakeholder interaction and compelling content to deliver results – Clockwork Media. Gareth finds out how they navigated their four-year entrepreneurial journey, given their journalism and tech pasts. And getting to know them on a personal level, Gareth learns more about their hobbies, which one of them freaked out meeting actor Kit Harington (Jon Snow from Game of Thrones), their thoughts on cryptocurrency, and the future of content.

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True thespian Aubrey Poo has graced TV screens, silver screens and stages the world over. He opens up to Gareth about his acting experiences which include broadening his world view from high school, getting to work creatively with teams on set and his dream roles (which involve having fun playing the role of the bad guy). While raising his daughter and being invested in his job, be inspired by the passion and talent of Aubrey in this conversation.

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Robby Collins brings humour and insight into this conversation around the comedy industry, his relationship with social media, and how he deals with people’s opinions of him. He shares hilarious stories from growing up in SA, riding in private jets with his friend Trevor Noah, and his mother becoming a nun. Get into the brain of this great talent!

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As an influential voice and thought-leader who currently serves as the Head of Communications at Barclays Africa Group Limited, Songezo Zibi draws from his expertise in the communications industry to keep many in the know. Gareth chats to him about his history as the editor of Business Day and monitoring the landscape of the country. Hear Songezo’s thoughts on the upcoming ANC conference and the Steinhoff saga. Who does he think we can trust? He answers this, as well as discussing his busy December which includes finishing writing his second book.

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Senegalese-born British businesswoman Mariéme Jamme has been named on the Powerlist 2017 of Britain’s 100 most influential people of African and African Caribbean Heritage because of her ground-breaking work in the technology and coding space. Her latest venture – iamtheCODE – mobilises governments, businesses and investors in supporting young women and girls in STEAMD (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics and design) the opportunity for education and aims to achieve a giant global goal of one million women and girl coders by 2030. Gareth gets to the fascinating trailblazer in this conversation about her background, passion and motivation in continuing the work that she does.

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Can you make 8 sounds at the same time, with your mouth? Of course you can’t, but Morgan Beatbox can, and he does so in studio with Gareth while talking about his crazy career so far. It goes beyond just a special talent, Morgan is constantly pushing boundaries in entertainment like no other.

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One to always frankly speak his mind – comedic great John Vlismas and Gareth sound off and comment on a few burning, popular topics like his show The Good Racist, what he experiences producing The Gathering, parastatals, politics, the media and social media. Get ready to laugh as John talks about what he learned from being high on mushrooms, and hear a whole new side to him as he talks about his 16-year-old Uma. John also comments on coaching Khanyi Mbau to be a comedian, and the evolution of the industry he’s in.

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