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 Author Michael Cardo has been granted first-hand access to the Oppenheimer chronicles and historical documents from within the family - to script a truthful, but gripping biography.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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Meet the man behind the political commentator! Solly Moeng - a columnist, expert in brand reputation, and regular contributor to the Burning Platform - joins Gareth in-studio to discuss his life overseas as a part-time lecturer and full-time South African. Due to political reasons, he has been chased out of the country and is waiting for his chance to return. Solly divulges some interesting information about his personal life and more in this special interview.

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A man of history, a man of culture, multiple personas... and one proudly South African legend. Pieter-Dirk Uys sits down with Gareth Cliff to discuss his life, career, family and precious moments. Hear about where he grew up, his family, the influences for his satiric characters, and some heartwrenching moments that changed his life.

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Michael Jordaan, FNB’s youngest CEO and a notoriously successful entrepreneur - both locally and internationally - has a one on one with Gareth Cliff to discuss his incredible career and the current entrepreneurial space in South Africa and the world. Don't miss this inspirational and patriotic conversation on South Africa’s business landscape.

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Samsung’s former African powerhouse, Sung Yoon sits down with Gareth Cliff to discuss his journey around the world, working for one of the biggest and most competitive organizations on the planet. He also describes his love for South Africa, and the consumers on the African continent.

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Dr John Laband is a Professor Emeritus of History at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. He has authored, co-authored and edited over 20 books on warfare and military culture in Africa, specialising in the Zulu kingdom and in 19th-century colonial conflicts in southern Africa. He speaks to Gareth about his latest book, where he explores the strategies of both the Trekkers and the Zulu Empire run by Shaka Zulu.

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UnCancelled brings you another thought-provoking conversation, this time featuring Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng. In this episode, she sits down with Gareth Cliff and Phumi Mashigo to share her thoughts on higher education in South Africa, and discuss the controversy around her split with UCT. As a respected academic who is unapologetic about setting out to make education fashionable, Prof Phakeng holds nothing back in this discussion. She provides insightful perspectives and valuable insights that are sure to resonate. Plus, a live Q&A session with the audience.

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Gareth Cliff and Simon Sebag Montefiore finally meet in person for another history geek out session. They delve into the process of writing about historical people and events, ancient empires, and modern wars. Plus, some fantastical fun as they imagine travelling back in time to some bygone eras.

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Troy Ruhanen (President and CEO of TBWA\Worldwide) and Luca Gallarelli (CEO of TBWA\South Africa) sat down for the final interview to give us an absolute tour-de-force overview of the culture of TBWA, the future of advertising, managing creatives and disrupting everything in your path. In this thoughtful discussion, these two visionary leaders take us through their assessment of the state of communication, marketing and technology - looking ahead to 2025 and beyond. They also offer insight into what makes Hunt Lascaris such an important example of excellence, giving credit to John Hunt and Reg Lascaris on the way.

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Sitting at the helm of TBWA Hunt Lascaris Johannesburg are CEO, Karabo Denalane and Executive Creative Director, Carl Willoughby. Karabo and Carl share their more recent experiences in the storied tale of the business. Karabo’s tenure has included a monumental transformation of the agency into what it is today, a truly radically open creative collective with culture at its core... while Carl has been acknowledged at all major local and international awards shows, and in 2021 was ranked #1 ECD in South Africa – according to the local Loerie awards.

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