28.01.19 Pt1 – There was a lot of noise around voter registration weekend, but what’s the team’s take on this? Find out here. Siya had to endure a mild intervention from his mother, while Gareth dealt with a five-year-old’s birthday party. The news brings up the harrowing fire in Cape Town and a Bosasa update, amongst other things… before Anthea wraps the hour up with The Money Shot.
Siya, Leigh-Ann and Ben get a whole bunch of great stories together for a Friday chat that will amaze and entertain. The new Ted Bundy documentary, the controversial Beauty Pass app organising free food for models at restaurants, weird Uber drivers and also… Siya wasn’t wearing any pants today. What your ‘X’ says about who you are, more on the woman that gave birth from a vegetative state, and #SleepTexting.
Gareth is away for the weekend, so Siya holds things down, kicking off a very interesting story about Usain Bolt. Ben is having a rather sad week, Leigh-Ann expresses her disapproval for people trying to get fit in the mornings, and Siya wants to be buff by next summer. The latest in news and sport, plus your positivity feature for your Friday.
The EFF brought quite a lot of heat this week, hot off their press conference. Their Commander in Chief, Julius Malema, didn’t shy away from topics like Zimbabwe and Bosasa. Gareth and Phumi discuss that, along with other burning issues, like President Ramaphosa saying investments into South Africa have increased by more than 400%. Plus, Karyn Maughan comments on Duduzane Zuma’s cases.
Gareth swears by starting the morning off with a cup of coffee, and shakes his head at “a cup of brown”. It’s Phumi vs technology as she deals with updating her phone. This leads the team to discuss passwords and online security. A look at the news brings up the sad passing of Oliver Mtukudzi. In ‘Said By Siya’, the community of Betty’s Bay gets applauded for what they’re doing after the fire.
After a series of tanning injections, a white couple now believes they are black, and that they will now have a black baby. Gareth has a go at Oxfam’s rhetoric and how they aren’t so great on economics. The team remembers the night club Avastar, and their amazing launch advert. The depressing Woebot, who is trying to make you happier. Ben is trolling Colin Moss again on Twitter, and Gareth rubbishes Lady Gaga and her feeble attention seeking habits online.
Gord is back for the first time in 2019, with stories of the gay side of Barcelona and a soap opera that he cameoed in. Ben brings up the Fyre Festival documentary on Netflix, which is really something to be seen. A listener gets a photo with the Flying Gord Beast and produces a brilliant mail around it. Gord then talks cyberbullying while Gareth does his best to bring you the news around it. Ben on sport, Siya with his positivity feature… this is an action-packed hour.
Leeanda Reddy is known and loved by South African viewers far and wide thanks to roles such as Detective Inspector Priyanka Naicker in ‘Isidingo’, to Vanashree Devan in eTV’s ‘Scandal’. And now, audiences get to experience a whole new side to her as Janet in the movie, ‘3 Days To Go’. She chats to Gareth about some of her acting roles and her view on what comes with the territory of being an artist in these times.
The High Court in Zimbabwe has just ruled that the state security minister had no authority to order an internet shutdown. Calling live from Zimbabwe, K.F. Malindi Jr talks about this. Prince Philip is still in the news for his car accident. Get to know Warren Hansen, a listener and self-taught coder, whose app will be showcased at the upcoming SXSW conference and festival.
Another day, another inquiry… the team wrap their heads around who has been named and shamed in some of the latest state capture inquiries. The countdown to the premiere of The Bachelor SA continues, much to Leigh-Ann’s excitement. A dose of news and positivity concludes the hour.