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.

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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!

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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.

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Thursday takes a musical spin as Ben stands up for Michael Bolton. Sticking to music, Siya can’t contain his excitement after meeting Beyonce’s father yesterday, Mathew Knowles, while he is in the country. A look at the news, sport and positivity wraps the hour up.

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What can one learn from being in one of the top positions in a global company? And, how can we begin to implement those lessons into our lives? After spending more than two decades at General Electric, American business executive Beth Comstock has penned some of her experiences and helpful advice into her new book, ‘Imagine It Forward – Courage, Creativity and the Power of Change.’ Gareth finds out more about her intriguing career – including her various roles at NBC, Nike, The National Geographic Society, and working for Ted Turner at CNN.

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Ben dissects some interesting recent Donald Trump tweets and what it continues to say about him. Leigh-Ann has some fascinating animal stories from prehistoric times to now. The world’s most expensive bottle of wine is sold, then into this week’s Lifestyle Home Garden segment with Robyn Sher. Some more shocking stories from the East London zoo, and where Harry and Meghan’s kid sits in line to the throne.

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Siya gives a whirlwind review of Tumi Morake’s new book. Tumi, a friend of CliffCentral, shares more about her life than you could imagine – much to Siya’s surprise. Ben considers if Gord should be ‘put down’, people dealing with their problems in life, then into the news and sport headlines.

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His Excellency Mr Liam MacGabhann has had a colourful and successful career working all around the world, but has now set his roots in the Rainbow Nation as the Ambassador of Ireland to South Africa. Gareth interviews him about the relationship and trade between Ireland and South Africa, as well as tourism between both nations. In finding out more about his home country, he also asks about what Brexit means for Ireland’s relationship with the UK. For a global perspective and learning more about Europe from a fascinating mind, this is the interview for you.

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The East London Zoo and claims of mismanagement and neglect. Graham calls in to talk about the importance of teaching integrity in schools in the wake of the VBS debacle. Leigh-Ann gives some advice on professionalism in the workplace, then all round showbiz sensation Nambitha Ben-Mazwi comes into studio to talk about her new drama show, as well as her acting endeavours overseas.

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Siya runs the show today and starts off strong by gushing over Harry and Meghan’s pregnancy announcement. Gareth calls in from New York to share some interesting news. The myth of charcoal in a health sense, Leigh-Ann’s one and only travel incident… then into the latest news and sporting headlines.

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