11.02.19 Pt 1 – Gareth gets the week going by revealing how the team may be influencing Siya’s life path to the solitary side of things. The youngest member of the team takes a weekend away by himself, which naturally involves some drama. Ben is getting deep into the Van Breda murders book, Gareth joins Leigh-Ann in the world of better sleep, then into your latest news and sport, and Seleho on the finance.
08.02.19 Pt2 – Bill Cosby’s family still haven’t visited him in prison, but is this actually a surprise? Leigh-Ann addresses the subject of peeing in the shower, which is a bigger deal than you may think. The skyrocketing costs of educating your kids going forward, a boy called Trump, Tinder continues to grow, a call from Dubai, a frozen cat and a woman marrying her duvet. Sonya Kuhnel then talks about the 5th Blockchain Africa annual conference, with George Mienie wrapping up the week with the latest from the world of motoring.
08.02.19 Pt1 – It’s Fridayyyyy! Lauren from Canada gets the show going with an email about her life far away in the freezing cold. Gareth gives a brief overview of SONA and the latest political promises. Nqobile calls in to talk history and get some advice about Twitter. All manner of things get discussed in the news and sport, plus Siya’s heartwarming positivity feature.
He’s been described as someone who has “eclectic woolly style and sneakers, rocks a moustache and furry ‘fro like no other Afrikaans boytjie we’ve ever seen”. But most importantly, Schalk Bezuidenhout is actually one of the brightest minds in comedy, with a wit and sense of humour to match. Gareth discovers more about the Gauteng native, as he describes how he navigates the industry he’s in. From dealing with threats on social media, to working with his hero… he’s taking it all in his stride as his star keeps rising higher and higher.
07.02.19 Pt2 – Brace yourself, things are about to get heated as the country prepares itself for the upcoming State of the Nation. Gareth, Phumi and Kanthan discuss their thoughts around it. The SA Business Confidence Index has fallen in January, but what does this mean for the country? More change is coming as now, the ANC also believes members implicated in state capture should be dealt with swiftly. This leads to the team also looking at the PIC board saga, the EFF Manifesto launch and the return of Supra Mahumapelo, amongst other things. And on a bit of a tangent, has anyone seen Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma recently?
07.02.19 Pt1 – Gareth has sunk his teeth into a fascinating new read. Find out what it is here. Phumi’s colourful endeavours continue… this week had her visiting a train station in Pienaarspoort (don’t worry, we had to Google where that is too). Listener Nqobile calls in to school the team on proper isiZulu and comment on Gord’s obsession with bad gym etiquette. An advertising exec divulged that Nike’s slogan was inspired by a murderer about to be executed by firing squad, prompting them to shoot him by saying, “Let’s do this!” Could this be true? Phumi reckons so. Get a dose of positivity from “Said By Siya”.
06.02.19 Pt2 – Do you care about SONA? Of course not, but the team suggests a whole host of things that would make the event worthwhile. In the month of love Ben has some interesting Valentine’s Day stats, which is balanced by Gord’s natural romantic spirit. Gareth then chats to Christo from Coronation about tax-free investments and how this trumps savings every time. And finally Hendrik and Johan Cronje talk about their new movie ‘Liewe Lisa’ and the toils of getting it to screen.
06.02.19 Pt1 – Gareth ponders why South Africans make such a fuss of going to obvious tourist destinations, when the origins of mankind are right here in Gauteng and offer a truly unmissable attraction. Gord reflects on a colourful experience at the Botanical Gardens, then into the latest news stories, Ben’s sports report, and Siya with his positivity feature.
05.02.19 Pt2 – Clutch your pearls, there’s a new scandal rocking the British royals! There’s a man claiming to be Prince Charles and Camilla’s son. Let your envy rise as the team discuss the richest people in Africa. And, hear the inspiring story of entrepreneur Ernest North who’s behind our new podcast series, The Naked Economy.
05.02.19 Pt1 – President Trump has a bizarre habit of calling other world leaders despite time-zone differences, and an equally bizarre schedule as he only has his first meeting at 11am. It’s the Year of the Pig – but what does this exactly mean? Get a dose of news, and the selfless story of a woman who took a bullet for children, in ‘Said By Siya’, gets the team asking who they would do that for. And between massive advertising revenue, more Maroon 5 drama and the NFL’s happenings, this year’s Super Bowl still has so much buzz around it.