We had 5 straight days of gains last week, with the All Share index ending just a tenth of a percent higher on Friday, and 2.6% higher for the week. Retailers: we dissect Woolworths and Massmart results; not a pretty picture. Let’s have a conversation about the value of your vote as a shareholder, shareholder activism and Naspers. Koos Bekker (Chairman of Naspers) said at the AGM on Friday on the notion of corporate governance: “It sounds wonderful. If you want to be the best soccer team in the world it is important to wash your hands after using the bathroom. But will you win? Not unless you train the hardest, recruit the best and are merciless in your ambition. Once you have won, then you can look at things. If you lose, the best governance in the world can’t help you.” No surprise… Yellen’s last speech at Jackson Hole was - as suspected - a damp squib, while (super) Mario Draghi confirmed that the ECB will continue the process of eliminating quantitative easing.

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If the aliens arrived on earth, would us humans be able to put up a united front or even just be composed enough to deal with it? Does the world need North Korea after all? Ben woke up to watch the final episode of Game of Thrones, Amanda got drunk at a wedding, Siya watches the Money Fight, and Gareth reflects on his birthday weekend. Mabz then brings you the news, Ben on the sport, Anthea with the finance, and Siya wrapping things up with some positivity.

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It's Gareth's last show of his 30s. A special occasion kicked off with the worst interview you have probably ever heard. There is a special guest in studio, but before the fun starts Gareth wants to address what a disaster of a human being Andile Mngxitama is. Mabz has your Friday headlines, Ben with the sport, Anthea on the finance, but where is Siya?

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Amanda is excited about the weekend because her favourite DJs are playing in Boksburg. Extra then calls in to tell Gareth all about her hunting experiences on the game farm. Cannibalism... yes cannibalism is now a thing in South Africa and Gareth wonders how this isn't a bigger story in the media. Mabz on the latest headlines, Ben on the sport, Anthea with finance and Siya with his positivity for the morning.

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Gord is back in studio, and the conversation goes straight to the apocalypse. The business of doomsday is huge, with some people already investing hugely in it. Latest news headlines with Mabz, sport with Ben, Anthea on the finance, then Siya wrapping things up with some positive thoughts.

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Ben gives an update on Meowsers' health and how Amanda is offering an East Rand solution. Mabale starts doing something very odd in studio, then a brief Game of Thrones reference leads to a discussion on how men really talk to each other. Mabz then has your top headlines, Ben on the sport, Anthea with the finance, and Siya with some positivity to start your day.

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Friday ended a third of a percent lower on the markets, but thanks to Naspers’s 5% rally we managed a 0.3% positive close for the week. Education stocks ADvTECH and Curro reported last week. We had a flurry of miners report: Harmony and Goldfields both reported flat gold production numbers and negative cash flow, while Exxaro was “saved” by their coal assets; and Sibanye Gold released a trading statement which implies a very different company to the one they were last year. And while everyone was enjoying after work Friday drinks, Bidvest released a trading statement saying that Brian Joffe had resigned from the company with immediate effect.

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Winter had one more trick up its cold sleeve, meaning everyone was pretty much indoors this past weekend in SA. Gareth was flying around like Airwolf in Mpumalanga though, as part of his exciting weekend in Nelspruit. Your Monday then gets going with the latest in news, sport, finance and a little bit of positivity from Siya.

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South Africa is gripped by a severe cold front, which makes Ben's decision to get the carpets cleaned backfire. Siya had a big night out in the name of fashion, and Gareth gears up for a literary weekend in Nelspruit. Makhosi Khoza as the Tina Turner of the ANC, latest thoughts on Grace Mugabe, and Crazy Rob calls in to talk about the state of the world. News headlines with Mabz, sport with Ben, Anthea on the finance and some thoughts from Siya.

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The team starts the show in high spirits, with Gareth offering advice to anyone that needs it. Grace calls in with a somewhat unique problem. What would you do if your dad was cheating on your mom? Should you get high before work? The leaking of the latest Game Of Thrones episode, then into the news headlines, sport, finance, and thoughts from Siya.

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