10.12.19 Pt 2 – Siya’s back and he brings with him the President’s newsletter, which he delightfully reads out for everyone. With all the bailouts taking place in SA, the team have a discussion about the current state of the country, while in typical GCS fashion, take the piss out of government officials. And finally, we’ve skipped stage 5 of Eskom’s load shedding and dived head first into stage 6 – but what does this actually mean?
10.12.19 Pt 1 – With the unyielding rain some parts of SA have been subjected to, what does one really do in a flood situation? The team throw some polarising ideas around. Do you know what the protocol is when your Uber incurs damage during your trip? Do you cancel the trip and hail another, or do you wait until the problem is resolved? Siya found himself in such a tight spot recently. Then, the team chat about survival packs in case of an emergency and Gareth goes through the list in his.
09.12.19 Pt 2 – Art comes in many forms and people are clearly willing to pay a fortune for even the ‘stupid’ art. The team has a good laugh about a banana that sold as art. Zozibini Tunzi has been crowned Miss Universe, and Gugu who met her recently has some huge regrets. Then, comedian John Vlismas joins the team… this time to show off his smarter side as a Henley Business School affiliate.
09.12.19 Pt 1 – The team are grateful to have made it to work alive this morning with the wild rains in Johannesburg. Siya on the other hand wasn’t so fortunate. Leigh-Ann has had quite a busy weekend rescuing cats and rabbits, as one would. Then, Gugu sings for Anthea and it doesn’t sound too great.
06.12.19 Pt 2 – Justin Timberlake has made news, but not for the right reasons. Rumours of infidelity with a co-star (including pictures) have hit the tabloids, and the team has a vote-off based on the two women’s physical appearances, to decide whether or not he was justified. Meanwhile, Leigh-Ann is back at it again with her useful tips and interesting facts to share. Then, we’re joined in studio by Helen Gautschi from DNAlysis Biotechnology to tell us about all the benefits of knowing your DNA – and how it could improve your life.
06.12.19 Pt 1 – It’s a full house today, and the weekend vibe is in full swing. In the midst of all this chaos the team realise that the studio may have other forms of life existing in it. Have you made those plans for Christmas and New Year’s Eve? Siya gives everyone a timely countdown to the big days. The witchcraft conversation is back, and our intern Mbulelo knows a thing or two about this area of life.
What does it take to be one of the world’s greatest? Famed tennis player Johan Kriek is one who knows all about this. Gareth gets inside the mind of the South African-born, former top professional tennis player, ATP world ranking #7, # 2-time Australian Open Champion and South African Sport Hall of Fame Member since 2007. These days you can find him running the Johan Kriek Tennis Academy as a proud husband and father, as he explains in this interview recorded via Skype.
On the back of his recent announcement of retiring as sub-Saharan African CEO of the storied investment banking group Goldman Sachs, Gareth chats to Colin Coleman about some of the critical steps he’s taken that he have led him to the point of having his eyes now set on lecturing at Yale University. As one of SA’s most prominent investment bankers, he details how his liberal upbringing and being involved in the anti-Apartheid movement influenced his work in changing the nation’s economy over the past few years.
05.12.19 Pt 2 – Redi Tlhabi, who Gareth is quite fond of, is squaring up against former president Jacob Zuma in court – we get Gareth’s opinion on the matter. Meanwhile, hot off the press, Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced what seems to be a bailout for a crippled SAA. Sexual allegations and that of an affair made public could be devastating if not handled properly. Find out how best to deal with such a situation.
05.12.19 Pt 1 – Siya has been going through some trouble in the lavatory, and he shares all with the team. Be warned – it gets very descriptive! Our new intern Mbulelo seems hell bent on proving his virtue, and this doesn’t sit too well with some people in studio. How much personal space is enough? Are you one of those people who keep a big bubble around them? The team share their opinions on space in planes and shopping queues.