Boney M are coming to South Africa, so Gareth reviews all of their many many hits. Graham calls in to talk about the lack of feminists in the Middle East. A smart shopping bag to save you money, some thoughts on Pik Botha, and Bill Cosby’s new legal worries. AlphaCode’s entrepreneurial search campaign has reached its final selection process, so Gareth gets them into studio to talk about their work.
To counteract the jet lag, Gareth commits to a major spring clean around the house. The value of which he speaks of with great enthusiasm, before the conversation heads to people who hoard and steal whenever they can. Then the latest news headlines, the sport with Ben, and Siya’s spot of positivity for the day.
Following the recent anonymous collector who has paid nearly half a million rands for Yiull Damaso’s Mandela autopsy painting, Gareth finds out how the artist is dealing with the saga around the sale. In this conversation, the two discuss expression, public opinion and how to deal with it, as well as the scope of a modern artist.
What do we actually know about Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and murder? There is lots of news around this, but Jonathan Witt and Roman Cabanac from the Renegade Report unpack the other issues at play. Trump and gender, then into this week’s Lifestyle Home Garden feature. Ants are the big talking point this time, plus some extra political perspectives from Jonathan and Roman.
The guys from the Renegade Report join the team in studio. Jonathan Witt and Roman Cabanac are certainly polarising characters for some, but they are also entertaining political commentators, defenders of free speech and sceptics of mainstream media. They discuss many current day topics, then it’s into your news, sport and positivity with Siya.
Donald Trump has appointed a new ambassador to South Africa, but she is not what she seems. This somehow takes the conversation to Bonny’s Best Buys, before a recap of the Khashoggi situation and Harvey Weinstein’s stained casting couch. Africa’s youngest billionaire is safely returned by his kidnappers, and Leigh-Ann’s hockey song… among other things.
Gareth returns from his New York trip with stories, gifts and boundless energy. His stories range from misplaced luggage to great architecture, gifts for the team that make them go oooh, and all of this leads into your latest news, sport and Anthea on the finance.
The story of the head of SARS’ IT and Digital department is a baffling one. Ben and Leigh-Ann go through the mess of interviews in play here and find no constructive conclusion to it. Fart-saving jeans, male strippers in old age homes, plus some of the best unknown tourist destinations in the world.
Ben, Leigh-Ann and Nolo are in studio, Siya is in Durban, and Gareth is in New York. Together they form an interesting hour with conversations ranging from incredible entrepreneurial life, a fascinating Republican ad aimed at black people, then into your latest news and sport headlines. Plus a very positive instalment for your Friday… from Ben of all people!
The Burning Platform brought to you by Nando’s is all about the VBS Bank story. Ivo Vegter is in the hot seat for this, presenting what we know to this point, and where to from here. Then it’s onto how much the royals are worth, how our diets can remedy global warming, and how the internet is spread around the world. Are you a prisoner to your phone notifications? You may be, but there is help out there.