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David Fleminger

The Kruger National Park (KNP) has a hidden history, "with warthogs and all". From its establishment in 1898 as the humble Sabi Reserve, through the 50-year stewardship of its first warden and champion (a stubborn Scotsman named James Stevenson-Hamilton), to its re-birth as the Kruger National Park, and beyond; the story of the KNP is filled with adventure, adversity and more than a few surprises. Gareth talks to David Fleminger, the author who is now taking the task of writing about this South African institution in "Fair Game - a hidden history of the Kruger National Park."

Marnus Broodryk

Accomplished businessman and author, Marnus Broodryk has a fascinating life story that many of us can learn from. He shares with Gareth how he moved to Johannesburg and became a self-made millionaire at 24, after a very tough childhood in Harrismith. Find out how he maintains his trajectory of success, how he defines innovation, his daily routine and his future ambitions here.

Nandi Madida

Nandi Madida is a multi-talented powerhouse who has achieved great heights of success in music, fashion and TV, most recently by presenting and co-producing her new BET show 'Made In Africa'. Gareth gets to know the artist as she continues shining as an entrepreneur, new mother and wife to Zakes Bantwini. Hear her opinion on the necessity of objectivity for progress, her definition of black excellence, the #MeToo movement, how her childhood in Durban moulded her, and even her take on topical issues like Kanye West's latest rants.

Leon Schreiber

The ANC has governed South Africa for more than two decades, but its iron grip is slipping. For the first time since 1994 there is no guarantee that it will retain power. If ANC support drops below 50% in the 2019 elections, the political landscape will be transformed dramatically: South Africa will be governed by a coalition, and the consequences will be felt by everyone. This is what inspired one of South Africa’s brightest political minds, Leon Schreiber, to explore the myriad of possibilities – and effects – of a coalition country. Will Mmusi Maimane and Julius Malema be in charge? Or will the ANC and the EFF join forces? What will this mean for our nation? Gareth gets insight on Leon's thoughts, as he penned in the book 'Coalition Country: South Africa After the ANC'.

Mbongeni Ngema

Mbongeni Ngema, the music legend, graces our studios for a conversation around how some of his biggest hits and productions have shaped and changed his life. As someone who Gareth likens to South Africa's very own Quincy Jones, Ngema opens up about his inspirations, what his greatest joy comes from and his musical influences too. With no signs of slowing down, hear all about his latest production, Woza Albert!, and the plans he has underway for a show based on the life and times of Nelson Mandela.

Nick Clelland

What does it take to manage media? It's a definite art, one which Nick Clelland knows all too well. With a background in politics, he has used his experience to co-author 'Spin', which has now been described as the "go-to book that explains what to do when the media comes calling". Gareth gets the opportunity to dive into the mind of this communications and media expert in this interview.

Wendy Crewson

A Canadian actress with a résumé as long as a movie credits roll, Wendy Crewson joins Gareth in studio to talk about her incredible life in front of the camera. She is in South Africa promoting her new show 'The Detail' on Universal, but the two also talk about the amazing co-stars she has worked with in the past, on set chemistries, coming out in 2014, and how Canadians are just so wonderfully polite.

Bongani Chinkanda (CEO of HDI Youth)

Figuring out what makes young people tick has been a point of interest for the longest time. HDI Youth is a company that appear to have cracked the code on this, something that company CEO Bongani Chinkanda plays a massive part in. He and Gareth talk about their process of data capture, reading between the lines of trends and behaviours, and what this means for brands in the future.

Tatum Keshwar

Time flies when you are having fun, and for Tatum Keshwar it seems like just the other day she was being crowned Miss SA. The 2008 pageant winner chats to Gareth about what she is up to right now, her little boy who's on the verge of making it into the world, the Miss SA whatsapp group, and her love affair with the Durban July.

Mandy Wiener

Powerful author and award-winning journalist Mandy Wiener has released a new book that is a must-read as it opens one's eyes to the realities of crime in South Africa. Released in April 2018, 'Ministry of Crime' traces the underworld from Kebble to Krejcir to Modack. It shows how the underworld have been able to thrive and set up elaborate networks with the assistance of police. In discussing the book, Gareth finds out how Mandy feels about interviewing gangsters, now being able to see through lies, and what it is like to work in the police department. Hear gripping updates on Paul O'Sullivan, Richard Mdluli and Glenn Agliotti, before she talks about the most dangerous cities in South Africa and what she advises we learn from high-case crimes. And, as bizarre as it sounds, Mandy even has scientific research as to why Bedfordview is the ideal place for criminals.

Tramayne Monaghan (VOOV)

In 2017 a cutting edge video streaming app called VOOV made its way onto the South African entertainment landscape. Head of VOOV, Tramayne Monaghan, joins Gareth in studio to tell the story of how it all started, how the channel continues to grow, and the unique attractions that it offers to viewers and contributors.

Stoan Seate

Stoan first came into our lives as a member of Bongo Maffin in the 1990s, as the band really helped put kwaito on the map. The band is now back in studio for the first time since 2005 recording new material, but Gareth and Stoan sit down to explore other areas of his life. From meeting Michael Jackson with Madiba, to his current presenting gigs on radio and TV, Stoan is a busy man who also balances a family and his 4020 Phenomenon foundation - looking to create social change for future generations.

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