Are you ready to rumble on with the new week? Well, Ben and Siya are as they tackle the #GCS solo. Siya had a night he’ll never forget at a Sandton club… including some attention from a popular news anchor. Ben gives an update on his weekend too, plus the recent happenings involving his neighbours. Then it’s time for your Monday regulars like news, sports, The Money Shot and Said By Siya.
Amanda shares an incredible story of a night out at Presley’s. Ideas are thrown around for future feature Fridays in studio. There is a rhodium shortage, and this is something South Africans should know about. More on Meghan Markle and the fascination around her, and Robyn from Lifestyle Home Garden talks about the challenges that August presents on the gardening front. George Mienie then wraps up the week with the latest from the world of motoring.
Gord comes in for his birthday week, and Amanda joins him for a superstar Friday cast. Ben shares his experience of an early morning argument at home, which Gareth gives him advice on. Vapers gets roasted in what has now become an overshare session, then into the news, sport and Siya’s positivity feature.
It’s Krijay Day – the new official catch-up the #GCS has with comedian and director, Krijay Govender. The hilarious guest leaves the team in stitches as she lets them in on some of the thoughts she has… taking parenting tips from Serena Williams’s father, what marriage means to her, and what she reckons Marianhill is notoriously known for. Things even take a peculiar turn when Krijay also admits to collecting Toby jugs, how Enya factors into her life, and keeping an eye on President Putin’s botox regime.
Justice returns to studio for the last time on the Burning Platform brought to you by Nando’s. He leaves on a fiery footing as he delves deep into Cyril Ramaphosa’s strange sudden announcement around changing the constitution on land reform. Justice and Gareth assess all the elements at play here, plus the NPA finally getting some heat that could lead to some long-awaited justice of its own.
Can you be trained to be better, happier, and more efficient in everything you do? It appears so according to Gareth, who has some fresh new info on human programming. The news headlines delve into woman abuse in South Africa, Ben’s sport considers England hosting the 2030 FIFA World Cup, then Siya’s positivity feature.
The issue of going strawless in life has Gareth asking some interesting questions. 3D printable guns, Matthew calls in to talk rubbish, and more fascinating talking points from the idea of living to 200 with the latest campaign from Sanlam. Gareth gets excited about his upcoming cruise, with Lorna Maseko preparing him on what to expect. Seymour Brugger from Cruises International then adds to the conversation on what the cruise life is all about and why it is such a super holiday plan.
Ben arrives very excited about winning the lotto, but then his heart is broken rather quickly. Gareth is going on a luxury cruise which gets him talking about Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous from the 80s. Demi Moore’s surprise appearance on the Roast of Bruce Willis, then onto the news, sport, and Siya’s positivity feature.
Acclaimed broadcaster and journalist Bongani Bingwa gets frank with Gareth in this conversation which starts with his explanation around what was behind his recent career move. From how he’s finding the SABC, balancing his various roles, to how the media landscape has changed… he also discusses the work that he does. And of course, Gareth has to pick his brain on his views on Trump, SA politics, and whether or not we’re moving forward as much as we think we are.
Gareth had to be a professional reference for an ex-employee, and he wasn’t very good at it. The merits of honesty and basic laws of attraction. The intellectual wastelands that South African schools are becoming, NSFAS’s woes… then the team don’t turn a blind eye to energy consumption in modern day architecture on this week’s Taylor Blinds & Shutters feature. K.F. Malindi reports on the Zimbabwean elections, and what is happening around this landmark political occasion. Plus so much more, like so much more!