Paul Slabolepszy is a literal legend of South African theatre. He tells Gareth Cliff about his family's history, mixing sport and drama, his lifelong partnership with Bill Flynn, the new version of one of his famous plays, what inspires his writing, and the true meaning of legacy.

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You might know her as Dr D from her many years on 702, but in this in-depth discussion, Dorianne Weil shares some personal stories about meeting Mandela, her arduous fertility fight, grieving the loss of her husband, and how to find happiness.

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Ben Goldsmith has written a beautiful book about a terrible tragedy. After losing his teenage daughter in a freak accident on the family farm in Somerset, England in 2019, Ben was drowning in the depths of grief and despair. His deeply personal story of how he found his way back through the healing power of nature is both moving and inspirational for anyone who has experienced a great loss.

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Award-winning writer, Darrel Bristow-Bovey joins Gareth to talk about his new book ‘Finding Endurance: Shackleton, My Father and a World Without End’. Don’t miss this somewhat philosophical discussion about the relationship we have with our fathers, the true meaning of success, and how to ‘win’ at the game of life.

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She is a notorious South African actress who has released a new book, exposing the truth about the local entertainment industry. Not only does Vatiswa Ndara talk about her experiences within that world, she also drops some big names that have treated her and many others wrong. It has been a pretty dark road for Vatiswa over the last few years, and Gareth sits down with her to unpack her career, her reputation, and some deeply personal stories… all while having a laugh!

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Gareth Cliff sits down with Howard Sackstein, a lawyer by training and an entrepreneur by profession, to talk about his life and career in the political space. Howard is the founding member of the Jewish anti-apartheid movement, which actively fought against the apartheid regime. With tons of other accolades such as heading up the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) as Executive Director, and non-executive chairperson of the SA Jewish Report newspaper, Howard finds a way to warm our hearts and inspire us with his optimism about SA and his general zest for life!

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Mike Teke - a man of principle and passion in South African business - sits down with Gareth Cliff to discuss his fascinating life growing up in the townships during the apartheid era, as well as his outlook on life. He explains why relationships built on professionalism and respect are extremely important - as well as keeping a line between people in business and his personal life. Enjoy listening to the journey of a man on a mission to push South Africa forward.

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Slikour has been as busy as ever in the world of entertainment. Having released a new book, he joins Gareth Cliff and Lebang Kgosana in studio for a tell-it-all interview about his life, career, and recent realisations about the world. One hour with the South African hip hop mogul is not nearly enough to unpack his legacy, as well as his new platform that will change the music industry on take-off. We also find a common connection between Lebang and Slikour from way back when.

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Daisy de Melker... a widower and nurse living in Johannesburg, South Africa became a notorious offender worldwide in the 1930s. This serial killer with blatant intent and disregard for the law is covered by South African author, Ted Botha - who had no intent on writing this book, but stumbled upon the largely untold story and decided to do a little digging.

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Harry Oppenheimer is an icon of South African history, with an extraordinary life wrapped up in a nexus of politics, business, and wealth. Author Michael Cardo has been granted first-hand access to the Oppenheimer chronicles and historical documents from within the family - to script a truthful, but gripping biography. Gareth sits down with Michael to discuss some of the behind-the-scenes experiences with the Oppenheimer family and his fascination with their heritage and history on both the local and international stage.    

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