What’s the Johannesburg wining and dining scene like? One of the best people to answer this is famed restauranteur and entrepreneur Alessandro Khojane, who has international culinary experience. From his childhood in Italy as the son of a diplomat, to serving the likes of David Beckham and US basketball player Carmelo Anthony, hear his incredible story here.

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Patricia de Lille is trying to work things out for good with her new political party, let’s see how it goes. Want to find out more about how the rich and famous are living? A new investigation will surprise you at how more of the world’s elite are trying to live under the radar. Trust Leigh-Ann to bring up the latest trend in bras. And continuing to spread the message of #WeBuyLocal with Proudly South African, the team chats to two entrepreneurs who are redefining success in the country.

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Siya has been resurrected! We get to hear about his experience having been one of the judges for the SA Style Awards over the weekend. He loved his look, but the suit was a bit too tight. The team discuss the importance of looking good and feeling comfortable. Some lovely listener emails and a very confusing call from a seemingly half-asleep Benedict. Then, it’s onto the latest news and some positivity from Siya.

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A listener talks about a racist remark on Facebook about donuts. Leigh-Ann has some shocking stats around how much water is used to create day to day things, someone claims to be the victim of a racist dog attack, and a woman ran a marathon without telling anyone. The power of meditation, or the problems with it. Ear wax, more importantly ear wax from whales, then the latest Reality Check with Rich Mulholland.

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Gareth has some out of town weddings coming up, which gets him talking about how people behave badly in places they travel to on holiday. The sweltering heat has Leigh-Ann worried about her animals, Hopkins discovers his voice after a walk outside, and Nolo is feeling very fragile. The latest from the news and sport, Anthea on the finance, but sadly no Siya as he has gone missing like Madeleine McCann.

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It’s wedding time of year, and the team have two interesting stories around this practice. One where a woman outs her cheating groom to be, and one where a hologram is utilised. China’s rise as a tourist destination, and even more money to try find Madeleine McCann. Piers Morgan has a fight with a fat woman, Port Elizabeth’s name change, the Love Quilt Project, then George Mienie wraps the week up with the latest from the world of motoring.

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Happy Friday, what’s your will to live? It’s a fair question as Gareth draws responses from the team on this. Speaking of living, Leigh-Ann talks about coming close to losing her mom on numerous occasions. The weekend then gets started with the latest news stories, Ben’s sporting bit, Siya’s positivity, and some listener emails.

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Imagine spending 309 days following chimpanzees for a documentary, and learning an unprecedented amount about these fascinating animals? BBC director/producer Rosie Thomas was able to undertake this epic adventure for a new Sir David Attenborough series titled ‘Dynasties’. The natural history filmmaker is in SA to give a new perspective on the landmark shows, and she speaks to Gareth about some of her stand-out moments while working on the project, and her unique career.

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What are some of the burning hot political stories this week? Journalist Ivo Vegter brings a recap of some of them for this week’s edition of The Burning Platform, touching on Barbabra Hogan’s testimony, among other newsworthy discussions. And exclusively to CliffCentral.com, Discovery Group Chief Executive Adrian Gore shares details of Discovery Bank, now dubbed “South Africa’s first behavioural bank”.

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Do your employers value you if they’re willing to grant you an entire 3 months’ leave? Or is it safe to say they don’t really need you if they can function without you for that long? Siya doesn’t see any harm in this. Gareth responds to a Cosmopolitan article about his alleged body-shaming, while #RIPGord emails keep pouring in. No Ben today, so it’s onto the latest news and some positivity from Siya to kickstart your day.

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