What is individual freedom and can governments legislate for this? Is the prohibition of cigarettes infringing on the freedoms of not only individual rights, but the rights of legal tobacco traders who make way for illegal smugglers? Outside of the estimated R200 million cost to the tax coffers, what are the societal effects of cutting smokers off from cigarettes with no warning or alternative? Can there be freedom if the government doesn’t engage its citizens and business stakeholders before implementing policy?

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Just because you might be at home under lockdown, doesn’t mean you have to let yourself go! This is what media personality and Sorbet fan, Aki Anastasiou, explains to Gareth and Siya as he gives us some quick tips and tricks for maintaining great appearance from home. This is the first episode of Shower Diaries – conversations with men who know how to help you keep your grooming game strong – brought to you by Sorbet Man.

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There is truth in the saying that you have to love yourself first before you can love someone else. You work like crazy and you deserve to take the time to invest in yourself. With February being the month of love (and the end of tax season), it’s the best time to show yourself (and your hard-earned money) some proper appreciation. You can do this by taking advantage of tax-free investments. Christo Lineveldt from Coronation joins The Gareth Cliff Show to tell us why looking after your money is the best Valentine’s Day gift you can get or give. Find out more here

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Pepperclub Invest is a Section 12J VCC company with its main asset being the 5-star hotel in Cape Town, the aptly named Pepperclub Hotel. Pepperclub Invest fund manager Amaresh Chetty details what the benefits are of investing in the Pepperclub. The tax benefits and ROI can seem complicated, but with over 40 years of experience on the board of directors – which includes the Solomon brothers and the Grovest team – Amaresh details this fantastic Section 12J VCC investment opportunity right down to the last detail. Brought to you by Grovest.

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Barry van Zyl, drummer extraordinaire, is a Henley MBA graduate – he shares with us why he feels it has changed how he does business, even in his music dealings. He’s optimistic about the future of the music industry and can’t wait for the future. The MBA has taught him just enough to not have anyone sell him short in any industry. Barry also talks about his love for music returning. A living legend and yet so humble, he is one of South Africa’s greatest musical exports and his journey is not done yet!

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Business dynamo Melody Xaba broaches the ideas of the 4th Industrial Revolution and AI with eloquence and energy. As long as you are thinking, you are in the game. As long as you are thinking it means you can become adaptable to the great change we are seeing in business today. Innovation must also happen in how we think about job creation, it’s the only thing that will save us. In order to be employable, be adaptable!

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Comedian John Vlismas is well known for his outspoken and observational humour. He was awarded the Henley’s Creative and Music Industries MBA scholarship from Henley Business School for his contribution to the arts and creative industries. Gareth Cliff speaks to him about how the MBA course has influenced the way he thinks about the nature of truth, the joys of lecturing and more.

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Whether you’re interested in setting up, or looking for someone to finance or administer your venture capital company (VCC), MeTTa Capital Fund Manager Darryn Faulds breaks down the next generation of Section 12J investments. Find out about some of the misconceptions of Section 12J investments, the importance of diversifying your Section 12J investments, and so much more in this conversation. Brought to you by Grovest.

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We take a look at the steady increase of the value of gold against other mainstream investment instruments. Have you ever wondered how you can sell and buy your gold? How to pay people in gold and your other questions are answered in this final episode – brought to you by Troy Gold.

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In this episode get to understand the value of gold and whether or not there’s ever a perfect time to invest in this precious metal. There are two categories of gold and we chat to the experts to learn the difference. And, find out how much of your portfolio should be put into gold if you’re thinking of making this investment. Brought to you by Troy Gold.

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