Media entrepreneur Basetsana Kumalo has an exemplary career spanning over 20 years. From her start as Miss South Africa in 1994, growing into her role as a TV presenter then TV producer, to having her fingers in almost every pie, she has many lessons to share. In this conversation with Gareth, she speaks candidly about being a child of the ’70s and the teachings that came with it, and how much the title of Miss South Africa in the iconic year of 1994 meant to her and her loved ones…

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Gareth is driving a rather special car at the moment, so special he gushes over it like a child with a new toy. A large earthquake on the border of Iran and Iraq, Henri van Breda has been diagnosed with epilepsy which is somehow a thing, and Siya gets excited about Black Friday. Cryptocurrency expert Ran Neu-Ner returns for an update on Bitcoin, and everything else that people are talking about in this realm.

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Zimbabwean politician and media personality Acie Lumumba gives Gareth an update on his home country, as well as looking at possible outcomes considering the current political landscape. This sharp mind doesn’t hold back on any of his opinions – considering he is a former member of the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF).

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Thembisa Mdoda, older sister of Anele Mdoda, joins Gareth in studio to talk about her amazing journey in stage, screen and broadcasting. From an educated foundation, Thembisa had a worldly view on where she wanted to be in life. This has seen her achieve great things while still being amazingly grounded. Most famous for her role as host of Our Perfect Wedding, she is also a mom with a passion for youth development.

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In a book that has grabbed the attention of many, investigative journalist Jacques Pauw has exposed some of what his research has identified as the darkest secret at the heart of President’s Jacob Zuma’s compromised government: a cancerous cabal that eliminates the president’s enemies and purges the law-enforcement agencies of good men and women. Gareth speaks to The President’s Keepers author as President Zuma fights for his political life following the 2017 Gupta emails leak, this cabal – the president’s keepers – ensures that after years of ruinous rule, he remains in power and out of prison. But is Zuma the puppet master, or their puppet?

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Just ahead of the festive season and the downtime one can have during it, Gareth seeks to learn more about alcohol from aficionado Carrie Adams. Get info, tips and tricks around various wines, tequila, gin and so much more from this expert. Need to learn how to conduct yourself at a tasting? They have that covered too. And why does Carrie think alcohol should be illegal? Find out here.

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A dating app with just dick pics? Why not, cut out the junk by getting to the junk. This then leads to a detailed discussion on the topic with some interesting input from Siya and Ben. More political books are emerging illustrating Zuma’s criminal ways, the Paradise Papers, SANRAL and their crappy eTags… plus Twitter’s place in the social media world and the odd changes they keep making.

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SAFTA-winning actor Pallance Dladla has graced screens in productions like Mzansi Magic’s Isibaya and is now passing on his knowledge by establishing ‘Actor Spaces’ – a new digital publication that is set to identify and promote excellence in the local acting sphere. Gareth chats to him about all he’s currently working on, the good and bad of acting, and how he incorporates his pain into his acting. On a personal note, the star also gets candid about how he treats women and what he looks for in a partner. Find out what his future ambitions are, including his role as a prince in the upcoming movie, ‘Zulu Wedding’.

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Get into the mind of highly-spirited sports broadcaster, Neil Andrews. With over 20 years under him in broadcasting, he gives Gareth some tips on racing, speaks about how he started and how he navigates being politically correct these days. Expecting a baby boy in March 2018, he also speaks about the age and racial differences with his wife, the interesting lobola process he had to undergo and what he hopes to teach his children. There’s lots to learn from this remarkable man including his spirituality, who he trusts and some of his notable interviews.

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Here’s a story that is bound to make the hairs on your arms stand up… 89-year-old Dov Landau tells Gareth how he survived the Holocaust. From life in concentration camps, bearing through his manual labour duties, working in the coal mines and even detailing the death march that made a huge mark, hear this powerful tale from one of the last few voices of World War II. How did he move on from such trauma, which included losing family? And how is life for Dov today? Take a listen to this powerful interview to find out.

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