07.20.20 Pt 1 – Siyafunda with Mfundo is back. La la la, a song or isiZulu? After a long day yesterday, Gareth is not as grumpy as he thought he would be. Is life just a constant march to death, filled with distractions? Coronavirus is now in South Africa… thanks Durban, what about the cricket? Sex in the office, it’s happening in Sandton! Divorce makes people happy. And Travis Kelce’s speech has changed everything.

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21.01.20 Pt 1 – Do you know how to say the days of the week in isiZulu? If not come and funda with Mfundo. Phumi is getting ‘witchcrafted’. Should our kids learn more than one language, if so which ones? The rhinos and Afrikaans might die, evolution is a nasty process. Is Xhosa sexy or a punishment for everyone around you? Ricky Gervais is not God, let’s tell him.

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Gareth Cliff and Phumi Mashigo spent an afternoon at Biru Restaurant in Rivonia, hosted by Pino Donzella, who prepared for them the famous Chinese Hot Pot. They were joined by Nhlanhla Ngulube, who lived in Changchun and tasted all kinds of local dishes. They chat about China’s vast food options, and share some tips on how to enjoy the rich cuisine.

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Gareth Cliff and Phumi Mashigo chat to Boithabiso Mokoena, Tshepiso Malele, and Asi Lily about their experiences while living in China. They all met through Thrive Beijing, an initiative that hosts events for expats living there. They tell us how to survive with minimum Mandarin, how to get around using taxis or bicycles, the food that you must try, and the food that would remind one of South African cuisine.

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1 October 2019 is the 70th anniversary of the National Day of the People’s Republic of China. Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world – Gareth and Phumi chat to Mr John Gelling, principal at Pretoria Chinese School; Ms Angela Liu, deputy principal at Pretoria Chinese School, and Refilwe Mashiane, a Grade 11 pupil at the school.

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