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Michael Cardo

Harry Oppenheimer is an icon of South African history, with an extraordinary life wrapped up in a nexus of politics, business, and wealth. Author Michael Cardo has been granted first-hand access to the Oppenheimer chronicles and historical documents from within the family - to script a truthful, but gripping biography…
24 May 1AM 56 min

Solly Moeng

Meet the man behind the political commentator! Solly Moeng - a columnist, expert in brand reputation, and regular contributor to the Burning Platform - joins Gareth in-studio to discuss his life overseas as a part-time lecturer and full-time South African. Due to political reasons, he has been chased out of…
17 May 1AM 51 min

Pieter-Dirk Uys

A man of history, a man of culture, multiple personas... and one proudly South African legend. Pieter-Dirk Uys sits down with Gareth Cliff to discuss his life, career, family and precious moments. Hear about where he grew up, his family, the influences for his satiric characters, and some heartwrenching moments…
10 May 1AM 1 hr 04 min

Michael Jordaan

Michael Jordaan, FNB’s youngest CEO and a notoriously successful entrepreneur - both locally and internationally - has a one on one with Gareth Cliff to discuss his incredible career and the current entrepreneurial space in South Africa and the world. Don't miss this inspirational and patriotic conversation on South Africa’s…
3 May 1AM 42 min

Sung Yoon

Samsung’s former African powerhouse, Sung Yoon sits down with Gareth Cliff to discuss his journey around the world, working for one of the biggest and most competitive organisations on the planet. He also describes his love for South Africa, and the consumers on the African continent.
26 Apr 1AM 39 min

Dr John Laband

Dr John Laband is a Professor Emeritus of History at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. He has authored, co-authored and edited over 20 books on warfare and military culture in Africa, specialising in the Zulu kingdom and in 19th-century colonial conflicts in southern Africa. He speaks to Gareth about his…
19 Apr 1AM 47 min

UnCancelled with Gareth Cliff - Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng on Education in South Africa

UnCancelled brings you another thought-provoking conversation, this time featuring Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng. In this episode, she sits down with Gareth Cliff and Phumi Mashigo to share her thoughts on higher education in South Africa, and discuss the controversy around her split with UCT. As a respected academic who is unapologetic…
17 Apr 9AM 1 hr 25 min

Simon Sebag Montefiore

Gareth Cliff and Simon Sebag Montefiore finally meet in person for another history geek out session. They delve into the process of writing about historical people and events, ancient empires, and modern wars. Plus, some fantastical fun as they imagine travelling back in time to some bygone eras.
12 Apr 1AM 48 min

#40YearsOfHuntLascaris: The Future Is Now

Troy Ruhanen (President and CEO of TBWA\Worldwide) and Luca Gallarelli (CEO of TBWA\South Africa) sat down for the final interview to give us an absolute tour-de-force overview of the culture of TBWA, the future of advertising, managing creatives and disrupting everything in your path. In this thoughtful discussion, these two…
5 Apr 1AM 37 min

Lorna Mlonzi

Lorna Mlonzi was shot 9 times in Nyanga, Cape Town. She survived after buying her own taxi fare to the hospital, which dropped her off unconscious at ICU. After three days in a coma, she woke up and decided to change the world.
29 Mar 1AM 42 min

#40YearsOfHuntLascaris: Here and Now

Sitting at the helm of TBWA Hunt Lascaris Johannesburg are CEO, Karabo Denalane and Executive Creative Director, Carl Willoughby. Karabo and Carl share their more recent experiences in the storied tale of the business. Karabo’s tenure has included a monumental transformation of the agency into what it is today, a…
27 Mar 2AM 33 min

Dr Andrew White

Dr Andrew White is a Senior Fellow in Management Practice at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. He works globally with leaders to understand how they can transcend the internal and external strategic challenges they face to ensure they deliver sustainable high performance. In this role he oversaw…
22 Mar 4AM 34 min

Yoseph Haddad

Yoseph Haddad is the CEO of Together Vouch for Each Other, and a IDF combat veteran. At age 18, Yoseph - an Arab - volunteered to serve in the Israeli Defense Force. After being critically injured in the war, he decided to dedicate his life to showcasing the truth about…
22 Mar 1AM 38 min

Cynthia Griffin

Promoting trade between the United States of America and Africa, Minister Counsellor for Commercial Affairs for Sub-Saharan Africa at the U.S. Consulate, Cynthia Griffin chats to Gareth Cliff about her life and work in the foreign service. Opening up the trading portal between the U.S. and fellow African countries for…
20 Mar 6AM 27 min

Barry Hilton

Legendary South African funny man, Barry Hilton walks Gareth through his Covid business expansion, from corporate card games, to a new concept titled ‘My Life in 3D’ - a talk about Barry’s trifecta of struggles. He does a deep dive with Gareth about his journey over the years… moving out…
17 Mar 1AM 46 min

Hazel Feldman

Hazel Feldman has stories for days about some of the many performing artists she helped bring out to South Africa to perform at Sun City and many other venues. From working with Sol Kerzner as he created his dream in the desert, to working with the likes of Queen, Elton…
15 Mar 1AM 54 min

#40YearsOfHuntLascaris: It’s the People!

What is behind the success of 40 years of winning? It’s the people! Carol Soames (Group Operations Director) and George Low (Creative Director) - both with decades of stories to tell - are two of the long-standing “Hunts People” who have helped shape the DNA of the agency’s creative culture…
13 Mar 5AM 39 min

Martha Ngoye (whistleblower)

Martha Ngoye is an attorney of the High Court of South Africa who has practised as a corporate lawyer, working for some of SA’s most prestigious firms. After joining the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) as the Group Executive of Legal, Risk and Compliance, and later the Acting…
8 Mar 12AM 1 hr 11 min

Dion Chang

What is the future of AI and technology? Who are the young innovators and creatives building the future of South Africa? What can Gen Z teach us about the world we’re living in? Gareth speaks to trend analyst, Dion Chang.
7 Mar 12AM 48 min
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