Gareth is thrilled his ancestors moved to Africa as he can’t take too much winter. Gord returns from ‘the dead’, to no sympathy whatsoever from the team. The greatest awards in the world are coming, and Gord will be championing them based on anger. Then the latest in news, sport, and Siya’s positivity feature.
“South Africa doesn’t have a land problem, the ANC has a political problem.” Author and academic Moeletsi Mbeki joins Gareth to talk about some tough topics facing the country right now, including the land. Always one to fearlessly cut to the chase and reveal what’s really happening socially and economically, Moeletsi provides a great deal of food for thought heading into the 2019 elections.
Donald Trump is heading to England, and with that some fresh protests await. SARS are so desperate for cash they have released a name and shame list of non-payers. Jacob Zuma has a new lawyer who seems suitably dodgy. Then this week’s Taylor Blinds feature turns to crime in South Africa and the need to have your home properly secured. Siya’s flirting game from the London trip exposed, Mel B’s crib, and original Aboriginal life.
Gareth and Siya return from their whirlwind trip of London, and with that share a whole lot of stories from their final days there. Gareth also finds time to fit in a quick rant about the nature of South Africa’s loser mentality and how it contrasts with the rest of the world… then into the latest in news, sport, and Siya’s positivity check.
A granny has created quite a story by driving from Cape Town to London. A listener writes in with more on this as there is a return leg. Ben reveals why France are so strong in the world of football right now, then Joe Cimino drops by. Joe specialises in financial fitness and has some cautionary advice we can all use as we move towards higher interest rates.
Ben and Poppy hold things down for one last morning as Siya and Gareth make their way back from London. Ben finally watches the Jungle Book but has some issues with the ending. Russia the global power player, why wars don’t really happen like they used to, and Justin Bieber gets engaged. The latest in news and sport… plus Anthea’s finance report from there.
Ben has a rather disturbing human trafficking story that is a little close to home. The brilliance of Seth MacFarlane is shared with an appearance he made on the Graham Norton show. The Reality Show theme of the day is continued with a bad loser on Come Dine With Me, then George Mienie from AutoTrader SA drops by to talk about the latest from the world of motoring.
Ben and Poppy welcome in the weekend with a Friday show that has just about everything from crying online to pruning your bush in winter. No Gareth and Siya as their London schedule gets the better of them, but here you still have the latest in news and sport, plus an update on the Kasi Tops and Ben’s issue with ‘man flu’.
Being one of the lead maintainers of the monero cryptocurrency project, and co-creating the new consortium that’s building an open-source blockchain protocol for digital assets called Tari is work that fuels Riccardo Spagni. The curious mind and astute businessman is blazing new trails in the world of cryptocurrencies. From 3D printing, his hobbies and the future of money, Gareth covers a wide variety of topics with him here.
Justice Malala returns from some much needed time away with a fiery edition of the Burning Platform – presented by Nando’s. The Zulu king and his recent Imbizo is the first thing in the firing line, which brings up a hot new take on the land question. SASSA and the poorest of poor not getting paid, the Road Accident Fund and their expensive chairs, plus the question whether the ANC actually want to win the next elections. Get it all here.