How far can the human body be pushed? David Grier has run 4,008kms across India and is the only human being to have traversed the Great Wall of China both ways, and both in world record time! David unpacks what drives the human spirit in the most challenging moments. From a ruptured kidney in India, to being arrested in Guantanamo Bay, he’s seen it all. Every gruelling adventure in this legendary man’s life is done with charity in mind… Miles for Smiles in particular. In his own words “It’s not about me, that’s why I don’t give up!”

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History is alive and well, more than ever before. Musician, historian and Masters student Mbuso Khoza believes this – as does the Joburg Theatre… as both powerhouses are behind the second edition of the Isandlwana Battle Musical Lecture. As the founder of Value of Culture, he explains to Gareth why it is important to him to put a show like this together, and excitedly takes him down the chain of events at Isandlwana that prove just how rich the Zulu culture is in history.

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Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) expert and Sexy Smarts facilitator Dr Eli Rosen unpacks the challenges we are facing today in order to educate our children regarding their own sexuality, and how we can create a greater knowledge base within our learning institutions which educate our children. Dr Rosen unpacks the idiosyncrasies of the spectrum of sexuality in the modern age facing parents, teachers and children. Sexual education is vital… if we don’t teach our children, smart phones and pornography will.

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When you hear someone describe himself as “the Jordan Peterson of rap” in one of his songs, you know there’s more to him than meets the eye. Or in this case, than meets the music. Get to know Zuby Udezue in this interview: A UK-based rapper, podcaster and entrepreneur who doesn’t shy away from calling it like he sees it.

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Stephen Koseff, one of the co-founders of Investec, may have retired in September 2018 after 40 years at the helm, but he’s “still here in a suit and tie”. Gareth finds out more about the growth story that has led to the powerhouse that is Investec today. From eight to over 8,000 employees, his journey of entrepreneurship has seen lots of growth, many ups and downs, and a front row seat to some of the biggest changes in the past few decades.

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Not many people have a life story quite like this… at the age of 21 he gives up a life of privilege for one of danger and sacrifice, including 27 years living in exile while working for the ANC. He was also one of the founding members of Umkhonto we Sizwe in Natal in 1961. Ronnie Kasrils is a former SA government minister, and was a leading member of the African National Congress during the apartheid era. In his post-activism life, he’s written another book – ‘Catching Tadpoles: The Shaping of a Young Rebel’. Gareth Cliff chats to him about the pages of his latest read that are bursting with anecdotal stories that are not only enjoyable to read and connect together like a racy novel, but can teach old and young, black and white much about inclusiveness and bringing hope for all South Africans.

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What does it take to be one of the world’s greatest? Famed tennis player Johan Kriek is one who knows all about this. Gareth gets inside the mind of the South African-born, former top professional tennis player, ATP world ranking #7, # 2-time Australian Open Champion and South African Sport Hall of Fame Member since 2007. These days you can find him running the Johan Kriek Tennis Academy as a proud husband and father, as he explains in this interview recorded via Skype.

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On the back of his recent announcement of retiring as sub-Saharan African CEO of the storied investment banking group Goldman Sachs, Gareth chats to Colin Coleman about some of the critical steps he’s taken that he have led him to the point of having his eyes now set on lecturing at Yale University. As one of SA’s most prominent investment bankers, he details how his liberal upbringing and being involved in the anti-Apartheid movement influenced his work in changing the nation’s economy over the past few years.

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Roelf Meyer became a well-known face in South Africa during the transition to democracy when he led negotiations on behalf of the National Party with the ANC’s chief mediator, Cyril Ramaphosa. Whatever your political standing, you can’t help but be in awe of what this man has done. It’s now been more than 20 years since he left active politics, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been making a difference in other ways. Gareth gets into a conversation with this powerful leader on his groundbreaking work, some of the tough decisions he’s had to make, his comments on politics today, and so much more.

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It is hard to believe that it has been 25 years since Basetsana Kumalo was crowned Miss South Africa, 25 years since she made her TV debut, and 25 years into our democracy. Chronicling her rise and rise in the past quarter of a century, Gareth chats to the media personality, entrepreneur, and philanthropist following the release of her memoir, ‘Bassie: My Journey of Hope’.

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