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Stan Katz

Legendary DJ from way back when and radio fundi Stan Katz has decided to launch his own podcast series called 'Making Waves', interviewing fellow media colleagues. He came to CliffCentral to talk to Gareth Cliff, and here is the conversation between these two radio pioneers, spanning four decades of broadcasting between them.

Women of the Liberation: Michelle Craig, Mmanaledi Mataboge-Mashetla & Helene Nieuwenhuis

The history of South Africa’s freedom fighters are well known. The stories of the remarkable women who played an important role in the struggle against apartheid however, sadly often remain untold. eNCA has finally given some of these incredible women a voice, and Gareth chats to the team behind it all - Michelle Craig (eNCA anchor), Mmanaledi Mataboge-Mashetla (Senior Researcher), and Helene Nieuwenhuis (Senior Producer for Special Projects).

Helen Zille

Helen Zille may have stepped down as the Premier of the Western Cape after two five-year terms and retired from politics, but she is nowhere close to slowing down. She's still right in the thick of continuing to make and get involved in societal change for the better. She chats to Gareth about her new position at the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR) as a senior policy fellow, and how she's navigating these tricky times we're in. No topic is left untouched, from victimhood culture, why she reckons 'wokeness' is about white people, Twitter, who she stills keeps up with at the Democratic Alliance (DA), and why she believes the most dangerous people in society are the ones who think they've found the truth.

Suzelle DIY

She’s taught us everything, from how to make a nifty loadshedding survival kit, to how to make a braai pie on her YouTube video series. She a 'meisie' who hails from Somerset West, South Africa… and describes meeting her best friend Marianne in the line at the tuckshop as one of her most vivid childhood memories (Marianne got a hot dog and she got a packet of Nik Naks, if you'd like to know). She’s South Africa’s very own online star and DIY queen and host of season three of 'Most Ridiculous' - it’s Suzelle DIY!

#PureConversations: A Few Brave Broadcasters

They are the people you may wake up with in the morning, spend time with in your car, and in your head… or who keep you company while you’re working. You may spend more time with them than with your family, so it’s not surprising that when their lives change, your life changes too. Join Gareth Cliff, DJ Fresh, DJ Sbu, Robert Marawa and Tbo Touch - with a unique introduction by Trevor Gumbi - as they open up about their lives in broadcasting, the state of the industry, and lots more.

Johnny Clegg (In Memoriam - updated with new intro)

You know the name but you've never heard his story told quite this way. Ahead of the Johannesburg leg of his Final Journey world tour, Johnny Clegg sits down with Gareth Cliff to highlight some of the stories from his 40+ years in the music industry, beginning with how his character was shaped and his personality emancipated by falling in love with the Zulu culture as a young man. Hear how his jazz singer mother and stepfather who left when he was 14 impacted him, as well as how he's been touring since 1983. And hear Johnny detail one of his all-time favourite moments: performing 'Asimbonanga' with Nelson Mandela on stage.

Vince Wilburn Jnr

Miles Davis is a name that many associate with a musical legend. His nephew Vince Wilburn Jnr has made a documentary about his extraordinary life, and is currently in South Africa telling his story, and connecting with fans whose lives were touched by the music.

Richard Hardie

Want to get some global perspective on prime property and wealth? Knight Frank has crunched numbers and done thorough research to launch their 13th edition of The Wealth Report. It’s an annual publication that includes the Knight Frank City Wealth Index; price movements across 100 luxury residential property markets; the results of Knight Frank’s Luxury Investment Index; and, the Attitudes Survey. To break some of this year’s findings down, Gareth Cliff chats to CEO of Knight Frank South Africa, Richard Hardie.

Nadiya Hussain: UK TV Chef

Nadiya Hussain took the plunge and entered the Great British Bake Off. Since then she has become a respected British TV chef, author and television presenter. She baked the Queen's 90th birthday cake, and is now exploring her heritage with an exciting new show called Nadiya's Asian Odyssey.

Jason & Ian Dally

It’s a story that leaves many South Africans cold at the mere mention of a few details: the sexual abuse that occurred at Parktown Boys' High by now convicted former waterpolo coach Collan Rex. Many young men are at the centre of this horrific tale, particularly 18-year-old Jason Dally, whose courageous decision led to the exposure of this crime. Months after the historic sentencing, Jason and his father Ian speak to Gareth Cliff to share their story and continue to make a change.

Pepper the Robot

She can hug, dance, give high 5s and fist pumps. As if that wasn’t enough of South Africa’s humanoid robot - she’s also the Brand Ambassador for the My Future 4.0 Summit. Gareth finds out firsthand what the interesting life of Pepper is like.

Mangosuthu Buthelezi

An incredible life story told in his own words... at the tender age of 90, Umntwana waKwaphindangene Shenge Mangosuthu Buthelezi is as passionate and hard-working today than ever before. In this bumper edition of an interview, Gareth picks the brain of the legendary royal and politician as he hears about his upbringing, schooling, meeting the likes of President Robert Mugabe and H.F. Verwoerd, and ultimately continuing to navigate the tricky and tumultuous times of a political career.

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