Remember El Chapo? Well he’s back in the spotlight as his court date looms, plus info emerges of his fancy murder room. Lion’s Head is closing for 6 weeks, which is a disaster for Cape Town Instagram. A woman is almost killed by a road sign in Australia, Siya talks about some woman called Da Brat, and the Siya Kolisi racial debacle gets discussed. Radlyn Naidoo then joins the team to chat about his evolving music career and life with Tourettes.
Ahead of the release of her new film, ’Mayfair’ – which is already making waves around the world – Gareth learns more about the movie and its director, Sara Blecher. The award-winning Blecher speaks on the production process, the South African movie scene and some of the other famed projects she’s worked on. She also touches on her fascinating career, which has seen her study in the United States, work in France, and meet her husband in the middle of a civil war.
Ten years ago Rosie Motene embarked on a journey of self discovery. In the process she began to document her life experiences and attempted to tackle some of her inner demons and personal issues, which she’s now released in her autobiography ‘Reclaiming The Soil – A Black Girl’s struggle to find her African self’. Gareth discusses the cultural confusion and emotional roots that have made up her new offering.
Today is World Ovarian Cancer Day and Sonia quizzes sangoma Refiloe ‘GogoMoyo’ on the myths, perceptions and superstitions surrounding illnesses and diseases.
The evolution of musician Nakhane is one that fascinates Gareth. Hot off the heels of his European tour and the saga surrounding ‘Inxeba: The Wound’, Nakhane shares some of the lessons he’s had to learn recently – from how fearless he is, individualism, and what he’s dubbed “the ego of heterosexuality”… he opens up in this thought-provoking interview.
We all have some sort of daily challenge in life, but few deal with something as obvious as Gareth Mason. Gareth is most known for his dwarfism, but the determination and resilience shown throughout his young life is nothing short of inspiring. Gareth and Gareth talk about his love for sport, some interesting daily challenges and his YouTube channel.
Growing up in Hillbrow in the 1960s, John Hunt was able to experience a part of South African society than none of us can really comprehend. This time in his life has inspired his latest book, ‘The Boy Who Could Keep A Swan In His Head’. He and Gareth discuss the novel, and why reading is still such a vital part of life.
The VAT increase is starting to take effect in South Africa, but what are the ramifications of it all? Trevor Manuel is very upset with the dodgy Ace Magashule in a public address – reminding us how refreshing it is when politicians actually speak the truth. The upcoming chaos around Jacob Zuma’s day(s) in court, then in complete contrast a group of bright students come into studio to talk about the Nelson Mandela Debating Challenge. George Mienie then wraps up the week with what’s happening in the world of cars.
Co-host of 947’s afternoon show Greg Aldridge has a budding career that boldly shows his passions for radio and broadcasting. Gareth gets to know him better, highlighting his achievements that have led him to the ‘Greg & Lucky’ show. Find out what makes the former Rhodes University student tick, being the youngest of four kids and self-confessed “mistake” in his family, and even his deep interest in history.
Many have watched Melanie Bala’s evolution as a budding broadcaster cutting her teeth at Radio Kop, growing into her various roles at Metro FM and now finding her perfect balance as a working mother. Gareth learns how she is learning from growing into more of herself through her pure authenticity. From her foundation in a multi-racial and multi-cultural family, her love for reading, yoga and even finding peace in her public divorce with Zwai Bala, listen to some of the powerful lessons Melanie has learned from her life.