Siya Sangweni (CliffCentral Brand Manager), Rina Broomberg (CliffCentral co-founder) and I were in New York last week for a series of meetings, a conference and some interesting experiences in the world of podcasting. It’s always reassuring to hear other people’s stories of pioneering their businesses and ideas in new media and to compare them to your own. You quickly realise that the distance between Johannesburg and New York is shorter than it has ever been – and that we’re having similar experiences, challenges and discovering clever solutions to the flux that all media businesses find themselves in…More Info
In the final episode of Howzit China, Gareth Cliff and Phumi Mashigo chat to two South Africans who have a lot to share about the relations between South Africa and China, and the opportunities that exist in each country for the other. Grant Horsfield is a South African who has made a huge success for himself in China through naked Group – a premium lifestyle brand in Asia. Luyanda Sithole is the Chief Partnership Officer at the African World Heritage Fund… she speaks about the work the fund does in preserving World Heritage Sites in South Africa and Africa as a whole, and the role China has played.More Info
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.More Info
Gareth Cliff and Phumi Mashigo kickstart the first episode of Howzit China by getting an in-depth perspective from people who have extensively traveled in China. Botlhale Seageng is an economist who went there to study Mandarin, and did his Masters at Renmin University in Beijing. Botlhale shares his personal experiences on how life was for the 3 years he lived there – from experimenting with the different types of food, to visiting communities who were not accustomed to seeing black people. The next guest is Jen Su, who has been involved in the media industry for over 20 years, and has worked in different parts of China… from Hong Kong, to Taipei, to Shanghai. Jen gives us a personal view of her experiences – the must-see places, the night life, and why China should definitely be on your travel list!More Info
Every picture tells a story, as the saying goes… but when every dish tells a story, an eating experience doesn’t get any better. On a recent trip to Mallorca, Chantal Lascaris chats to world-acclaimed 2 star Michelin chef Fernando Arellano, after enjoying an unforgettable meal at his restaurant Zaranda.More Info
Gareth Cliff is all prepped and ready to experience an adventure with Cruises International on board Crystal Cruises’ luxurious Serenity. Seymour Brugger, the company’s Sales & Marketing Manager, pops in to give him a taste of some of the wonders, sights and delights that await him on his European holiday.More Info
The idea of emigrating comes with many questions. Thankfully, EB-5 expert Dan Wycklendt from FirstPathway Partners has some of your burning questions covered in this interview with Gareth Cliff. FirstPathway Partners helps foreign investors become United States Citizens through the Department of Homeland Security Immigrant Investor (EB-5) program. Dan eloquently discusses your options for emigration to the United States through investment here.
Leon Versfeld from VERSFELD & HUGO, LLC immigration law firm informs Gareth on the different ways you could make the move to the USA, what you’d need, what the pitfalls are and how you should begin your journey. From the EB-5 Investment, to work visas to whether or not your age is a factor, and scams to look out for, together they answer all the questions about becoming part of the world’s biggest economy.