Gareth reports back from his whirlwind trip to Maputo. Apart from learning about chillies, Mozambique also reminded Gareth about the perils of communism and Africa's slave ownership mentality. Mabz bounces back from illness, Siya's wild weekend, Ben's epic road trip to Cape Town, and Anthea to pick up the pieces after the Steinhoff fallout.

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The Futurology team bring us interviews from the CX (Customer Experience) Innovation & Tech Fest held in Johannesburg. Human trust is undergoing its most significant transformation in history. Money is the second most important societal construct after language and is currently undergoing its biggest transformation. Beyond money, this will fundamentally change contracts and creative work, leaving no business untouched... leading some prominent computer scientists to call the blockchain a more significant invention than the internet itself. Simon Dingle is a designer at Phantom Design.

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Mabz starts with a roll call and the 4 party people are here! More blacks than whites this time, so Gord will be representing the whites, along with Siya, Mabale, Amanda and Gord. Gareth is away living it up in Mozambique with his hand sanitiser, and Ben is travelling to Cape Town to be at the 7s. Gord then explains what happens at the 7s rugby and what a "Spanish jol" box is. The team then discovers that Bitcoin is the hottest guy in the room these days.

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The market suffered last week under a stronger than expected Rand and a weak Naspers, despite a good set of results. Private Sector Credit extension was weaker than expected at 5.4% year on year. US consumer confidence hit an all-time high as the S&P500 index hit record highs. In company news - FirstRand’s Laurie Diepenaar steps down to make way for Jardine, Advtech has voluntarily disclosed a fraud at top management, and Bidvest confirms the sale of Comair.

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The team recap on a very interesting weekend which got started with Ben's birthday celebration. Amanda judges a fellow EastRander, Mabz may have cut someone's toe off, and Siya is blowing off his family at Christmas. Your top news stories, sport, and finance from there.

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Ever wondered why you overspend during the festive season? Do you have weak money spending habits? Listen up as Weza Matomane chats to Mr Tonic Manchidi - a businessman and philanthropist - as he shares notable tips.

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Bitcoin continues to be the hottest talking point right now, but where's it all going? Gareth has a stab at addressing this topic, which then somehow leads into another history lesson ending up on Meghan Markle's lineage. The latest in the news and sport follows, with your daily positivity feature from Siya.

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CPI inflation was released, coming in slightly lower than expected. SARB kept rates unchanged – the uncertainty was too much for them to handle... and there is lots to talk about credit ratings agencies. PPC rejects Fairfax offer, Mr Price looks like it is getting back on its feet, and Taste Holdings is unable to sell their jewellery business and has to raise almost their market cap in a rights issue. Plus, the US jobless claims are below 300k for the 142nd consecutive week.

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The week gets going with youth unemployment in South Africa. Gareth then finds more profound insights from Larry David which leads the team into talking about talking with each other. Are Christmas songs sexist? Well of course they are if you look at them in a certain way. Your latest news, sport and finance plus your morning kick of positivity from there.

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He was arrested and assaulted for not “wearing a shirt” in public. We are coughing up billions every year to settle claims of police misconduct and abuse. To discuss the law in civil actions against the police, Garry is joined in studio by Attorney Tim Vlok with Attorney Jean-Ray Pearton, and a candidate attorney - all from Gildenhuys Malatji Attorneys, based in Pretoria and Sandton. This is a further show in a series in which we collaborate with LegalTalk SA. Then Kalyani Pillay from SABRIC has more tips on how to keep your money safe this festive season.

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