Author of ‘The Dark Seed’, Lily Reed, tells her compelling, real life story of a horrific gang rape in Malawi and subsequent healing of the human spirit to Gareth. This riveting conversation chronicles Lily’s fateful night in 2012, how she’s learned to pick up the pieces for her and her children’s sake, and learning more gratitude and living without fear. Lily says the experience has changed her “in some weird and wonderful ways”. Hear her extraordinary story here.

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The drought situation is only getting worse in Cape Town, but Ray from the Airwater Group has a solution, literally. Creating water from air, Ray’s machines are revolutionary and certainly the way forward, but is government supporting such an initiative, as Cape Town looks set to be dry by Christmas?

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Pete the well-known celebrity chef and Chris the ever-likeable comedian have joined forces to create a live cooking show with a difference called ‘Don’t Burn your Sausage’. They chat about how it came to be, plus a whole host of other food related things with Gareth that will have you laughing from start to finish.

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George Mienie and his AutoTrader team have become a big part of the CliffCentral team in the last couple of years. It is George’s birthday today, so he joins Gareth in studio to celebrate the day, and talk about his time at AutoTrader and how it has evolved in South Africa… from moving away from the parent company, to going fully digital.

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Renowned agent and casting director Moonyeenn Lee has over 40 years in the acting industry, having worked with names like Terry Pheto and Robert Whitehead… she has cast the likes of ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ and ‘The Bang Bang Club’. What has gone into building her legendary career? Gareth finds out in this conversation with her, as well as getting to discover the more private side of this award-winning mother of two through her childhood in England and love for the arts.

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The formidable Edith Venter has graced the South African social, business and philanthropy scenes for years on end, yet shows no sign of stopping. Gareth gets to know more about the woman who has become synonymous with glitz, glamour and lots of hard work. As a mother to sons Blane and Marc, wife to Johnny Schwartz, head of Edith Unlimited and a person with a heart of gold as a support of many charity organisations, Edith shares the lessons she’s learned from juggling such varied, fabulous hats.

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As the only female Rabbi to currently hold office in South Africa, Rabbi Julia Margolis speaks to Gareth about the work she’s doing in her trailblazing position. Facing much resistance and working in a reformed shul, she explains how she demystifies the supposed tension between orthodox and reformed Jewish people, explains how she’s breaking through South African Jewish people’s conservative nature and what led her to be the Head of the South African Centre for Religious Equality and Diversity (SACRED). Find out how she strives to raise her daughters, found a husband who supports her job and deals with the problems that surround her position.

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Headaches have long been a mystery to us, causing great pain and discomfort without any warning. Dr Elliot Shevel of the Headache Clinic does incredible work in this field though, finding individual solutions to these crippling pains, and eliminating the need for heavy medication.

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Acting is a tough gig, especially when you are looking to take your talents onto the global stage. This is something that Nondumiso Tembe and Andile Gumbi have achieved though, and with unique starring roles in both stage and screen productions, they are the definition of accomplished. Gareth chats to them about their journeys, and what they are currently involved in.

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You may know her as a former Miss SA and wife to South African football Simphiwe Tshabalala, but Bokang Montjane-Tshabalala is so much more than just a high-profile individual. She chats to Gareth about coming through the beauty queen ranks, her courtship with her famous footballing husband, and how she strives to make the right decisions in life and give back rather than falling for the hype of celebrity and superficial excess.

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