There’s a club that unites people from all over the world. And it’s the oldest club of its kind that exists. So how does a brand that is synonymous with dining out, wine, and travel survive the current pandemic? Reg Lascaris chats to Esh Naidoo about the oldest charge card in the world.

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How does someone who has worked as an advertising strategist all over the world, and run a company in China, turn to rubbish? Gavin Heron took a leap of faith (in his business idea and partners) and recycled himself as an eco-warrior. Gavin tells Reg about the skills he learned from working in advertising for many years, and the new wisdom he has gained after starting a new company with his wife.

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How has the events and hospitality industry been affected by the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown? To find out, Gareth speaks to a doyen in this field to get the answer. In 1999, she traded in her social butterfly image and her obligations as an executive wife, to take the business world by storm. And what a storm she’s made! 
Edith Venter has been at the helm of Edith Venter Promotions for more than 20 years, serving the hospitality industry.

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When someone as accomplished as Professor Brian Kantor speaks on the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown, you better make sure you listen. He is an economist and is the former Chief Investment Strategist of Investec Wealth & Investment SA. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Cape Town, where he was the Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Head of the School of Economics. Previously, he’s also been a non-executive chairman of Acucap Properties and the founding chairman of the V&A Waterfront. Prof. Kantor holds a B.Com and a B.A. (Hons), both from UCT, and doesn’t hold back to share his informed opinion on the state of South Africa’s lockdown.

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After seeing too many people he knew going to jail for gun possession charges, not because they robbed or killed somebody, but just because they had the gun… Maj Toure was inspired to make a change. He ended up forming Black Guns Matter in 2016 – a grassroots organisation that educates people in urban communities on their Second Amendment rights and responsibilities through firearms training and education. Gareth has a frank discussion with the North Philadelphia-raised activist on gun rights, freedom, politics and how these all affect each other.

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Wherever you are in the world, Silicon Valley has led the charge when it comes to setting the standard of entrepreneurship the world over… including what work culture looks like, and how systems are created. But have they slipped up when it comes to innovation? That’s a thought Alexandre Lazarow expands on in his new book, ‘Out-Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs–from Delhi to Detroit–Are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley’. Gareth has a conversation about innovation in business with this author and venture capitalist.

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Don’t let the trappings of Twitter, ‘fake news’, or being stuck in traffic every day fool you… there’s been no better time to be alive than right now – as the Editor of HumanProgress.org, Marian Tupy and his team believe, and prove this through their website that shows how the state of humanity has improved in almost every way over time. Building the site on the premise that the media misuse data to paint an overly negative picture of development, Marian chats to Gareth about the good that’s happening all around us.

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19.02.20 Pt 2 – The criminal minds in South Africa are possibly some of the most refined in the country. The real question should be, how good are South Africans at stealing? Bathobile Mlangeni is a mastermind criminal who stole R4 million from a cash in transit depot, catch her if you can. Are we all idiots for not getting into the business of religion? Roger the alien is based off Siya Sangweni, there you have it, now we know. The business juggernauts of our time are not overnight successes, stop being lazy and you could invent Twitter at the age of 18. Business dynamo Faith Khanyile joins us in studio as she unpacks the ups and downs of the life of a female business executive in the corporate world on The Section 12J Show.

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Kahn unpacks his association with education and how he views the notion of learning as a lifetime experience. His story about why he decided to do his MBA was pure serendipity. We talk about the similarity between education and the songwriting process. As a family man, Kahn is now making decisions from a different perspective, and it has altered his view on life in general. A naturally inquisitive mind, he is enthralled by science and history in general… the mind of Kahn was truly great to meet. Brought to you by Henley Business School.

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Former executive mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba has had anything but a quiet and slow past couple of months. After a much-speculated exit from the DA, he has his eyes set on continuing with political service through The People’s Dialogue. He sets the record straight on several stories involving him in this conversation with Gareth Cliff. He also shares his thoughts on some hot-button issues, and discusses where his focus will lie in the next few months.

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