A live morning 'radio' show broadcast on cliffcentral.com and on mobile via the official app. Hosted by Gareth Cliff and his team, they bring you uncensored, real conversation about everything in the news, guests, edgy material and a healthy dose of inspiration and intelligence. Without limits... there will be entertainment, provocative content, and unhinged reality.
Steak, Egg and Strip
08.12.23 Pt 2 - Gareth and Ben get into the Robbie Williams documentary, and what a megastar Robbie was in his time. Grant Renecle (aka ‘Clean Cut Skolly’) jumps on and tells us why Joburg is one of the best places in the world, as well as his impact on South African satire. www.cliffcentral.com
08/12/2023 • 55 minutes 32 seconds
Beer and Bad Decisions
08.12.23 Pt 1 - Gareth has had enough of the modern take on language, after an entire week of learning new slang. Ben discovers the latest AI trend, and Sims is curious whether a rugby game is a decent first date. www.cliffcentral.com
08/12/2023 • 56 minutes 2 seconds
Lessons from Past Heroes
07.12.23 Pt 2 - Phumlani Majozi is in studio to discuss his new book, ‘Lessons from Past Heroes’. The team gets into the current issues that haunt South Africa, as well as Phumlani’s stance on the 2024 elections. Is a multi-party approach the most practical idea moving forward, or should the public take a solid stand with one party in mind? www.cliffcentral.com
07/12/2023 • 1 hour 26 seconds
It’s Good to be The King
07.12.23 Pt 1 - Gareth joins us live from Cape Town, Phumi comments on Fikile Mbalula’s press conference last night, and we get another slang acronym lesson… IYKYK. www.cliffcentral.com
07/12/2023 • 56 minutes 57 seconds
Love and War
06.12.23 Pt 2 - Luai Ahmed is an outspoken Swedish journalist, who grew up in Yemen with a passion for seeking the truth. Join Gareth and Luai in conversation on the Israel-Hamas conflict, Luai’s life in Yemen, and his change in belief systems. www.cliffcentral.com
06/12/2023 • 1 hour 27 minutes 14 seconds
The Lotion Police
06.12.23 Pt 1 - Producer Ryan is feeling proud of himself after meeting Tyla at her album announcement party last week. Lebang talks about her upcoming weekend seeing Kendrick Lamar, and Gareth has some issues with a former Tesla employee whistleblower. www.cliffcentral.com
06/12/2023 • 55 minutes 34 seconds
Saints vs Sinners
05.12.23 Pt 2 - A new weekly feature - Democracy 101 kicks off, and Deputy CEO of the IEC, Masego Sheburi is our first guest. Gareth and Bakh’abantu get into the meaning of democracy and pick Masego’s brain about the upcoming election process, including registration, local and international voting regulations, special votes, and more. www.cliffcentral.com
05/12/2023 • 57 minutes 36 seconds
05.12.23 Pt 1 - Gareth and Bakh’abantu rant about the COP28 Climate Conference, after the CEO turned on activists. Fikile Mbalula is the next target after the Sheriff of the Court arrived at Luthuli House to claim ANC assets… and he was nowhere to be seen. The EFF has the perfect Christmas gift for your fellow cadres, and JJ Cornish joins for Africanalysis. www.cliffcentral.com
05/12/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 59 seconds
Only Good Things
04.12.23 Pt 2 - Bakh’abantu rants about Trevor Noah’s recent accolade, Leigh-Ann can’t understand the amount of time people put into their Instagram bios, and Brent Lindeque jumps on to tell us about his new book coming out next week. www.cliffcentral.com
04/12/2023 • 51 minutes 33 seconds
Stop the Cap
04.12.23 Pt 1 - Gareth has a rant about who the people are putting in political office, Bakh’abantu has some fun facts about obese people, and Leigh-Ann jumps in on some new slang. www.cliffcentral.com
04/12/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 38 seconds
Brand the Bajaj
01.12.23 Pt 2 - Gareth is considering a new mascot for cliffcentral.com. It’s small, agile and will get lots of looks on the road. Cathrine Versveld drops by for a few rants about life with 5 children, school moms WhatsApp groups and more. George Mienie says goodbye for the year, before heading out to Dubai next week. www.cliffcentral.com
01/12/2023 • 55 minutes 41 seconds
Ozone for Cats
01.12.23 Pt 1 - Simphiwe’s start to Dezemba is not so great after a break-in at her house yesterday. Gareth is delighted to hear thousands of people have unsubscribed from Disney+ after hearing what Elon Musk had to say about advertisers, and it’s Ben’s birthday tomorrow. www.cliffcentral.com
01/12/2023 • 1 hour 31 seconds
The Owner's Manual
30.11.23 Pt 2 - Kanthan Pillay has written a book called 'How to Fix South Africa: An Owner's Manual' - he launches it with a live audience at a special CliffCentral event. The team tackle simple solutions to complex problems, social grants, taxation, the NHI and more. www.cliffcentral.com
30/11/2023 • 1 hour 3 minutes 10 seconds
30.11.23 Pt 1 - Gareth and Phumi are out of the studio today, and have a lot on their minds. Gareth goes off about Elon Musk’s message to advertisers, and Phumi reports on an employee who blew $18,000 on a Birkin bag. Dr Mark then joins to discuss skincare in summer. www.cliffcentral.com
30/11/2023 • 57 minutes 28 seconds
Adapt, Build and Overcome
29.11.23 Pt 2 - South African born British soldier Jaco van Gass had a life-changing experience in Afghanistan, where he almost died and lost his left arm. He has since gone on to climb mountains, win cycling competitions, and help other people to rebuild their lives. www.cliffcentral.com
29/11/2023 • 51 minutes 55 seconds
29.11.23 Pt 1 - Simphiwe is here to tell you why you should spend your ‘Dezemba’ in Joburg. Producer Ryan wants to know if you’re attending your high school reunion, and Gareth is curious who the team would want to talk to, spend time with, or have as a life partner. www.cliffcentral.com
29/11/2023 • 1 hour 15 seconds
28.11.23 Pt 2 - Tensions are high after the news of Oscar Pistorius’ pending release after serving 9 years in prison. We are joined by Dr Gérard Labuschagne, who is a Clinical Psychologist, Criminologist, and an Advocate of the High Court, to discuss his case, the parole process, and the motive behind it… as well as some insight into the people on the parole board and associated controversies. www.cliffcentral.com
28/11/2023 • 59 minutes 34 seconds
28.11.23 Pt 1 - Producer Ryan has Gareth fired up over Taylor Swift. Gareth geeks out over the new Napoleon movie… and Bakh’abantu expresses his opinion about the New Zealand government recalling the banned smoking law. www.cliffcentral.com
28/11/2023 • 58 minutes 12 seconds
Losing Luthuli House
27.11.23 Pt 2 - Luthuli House has some new tenants after the ANC struggles to repay their debt, and Leigh-Ann is drunk again, informing us about a new scam going on in China. Thami Ndlovu, a Zimbabwean entrepreneur living in the USA, joins the show to share his success story. www.cliffcentral.com
27/11/2023 • 51 minutes 35 seconds
27.11.23 Pt 1 - Mosquitos have launched an attack on Bakh’abantu, and Gareth is triggered after the recent heatwave. Eskom is changing their logo, but not their attitude… and the team get into the after-effects of Black Friday in South Africa. www.cliffcentral.com
27/11/2023 • 58 minutes 55 seconds
A Truly Cyril Experience
24.11.23 Pt 2 - Social media sensation Themba Robin joins Ben and Gareth on the show to catch up on his life from the past year… from hosting quiz nights to making headlines for controversial skits. Gareth is curious about monetization in content - especially after occasionally taking cheap shots at politicians, and George jumps on with a brand new electric car! www.cliffcentral.com
24/11/2023 • 1 hour 5 minutes 35 seconds
The New Man Cave
24.11.23 Pt 1 - Ben tells us why Black Friday is the perfect reflection on us as humans. Get the lowdown on the sport for the weekend, and finally… a list where South Africa doesn’t look bad! Do you have a urinal in your bathroom? www.cliffcentral.com
24/11/2023 • 56 minutes 27 seconds
Thabo Bester Uncovered
23.11.23 Pt 2 - Gareth and Phumi are joined in studio by GroundUp duo, Marecia Damons and Daniel Steyn - the journalists who first broke the Thabo Bester’s fake death story. Together they have released a book about the real-life crime drama that has South Africans glued to the news. Plus, some valuable information about who funds South African political parties. www.cliffcentral.com
23/11/2023 • 56 minutes 22 seconds
Matters of Manipulation
23.11.23 Pt 1 - The team have a late start due to an unexpected power failure, but better late than never! They delve into the craziness at Open AI, how ‘bean counters’ are ruining the world and more. www.cliffcentral.com
23/11/2023 • 21 minutes 40 seconds
Shaping Post-Apartheid Politics
22.11.23 Pt 2 - Tony Leon, a pivotal figure in South African post-apartheid politics, joins Gareth for an in-depth conversation examining South Africa's potential trajectories. They explore the evolving landscape of coalitions, while analyzing the country's gradual decline over the years. www.cliffcentral.com
22/11/2023 • 40 minutes 39 seconds
22.11.23 Pt 1 - Should restaurants charge parents for “bad parenting”? Lebang shares how her scammer is back online with the same scam she got her with. Plus, some tips on how to navigate Black Friday. www.cliffcentral.com
22/11/2023 • 56 minutes 58 seconds
You Got Markled!
21.11.23 Pt 2 - Longtime friend of the show, Jen Su joins us for a catch-up to reveal the celebs she's recently been hanging out with. She also delves into her lesser-known personal life story, including almost losing her son. Plus, the one celebrity she still wants to interview. www.cliffcentral.com
21/11/2023 • 49 minutes 55 seconds
Slaves to Fashion
21.11.23 Pt 1 - How many cups of coffee do you drink a day? Bakh’abantu and Gareth are fascinated by a gross procedure called 'fecal microbiota transplantation.' And you won’t believe some of the weird things you can buy from an online shopping store! www.cliffcentral.com
21/11/2023 • 56 minutes 48 seconds
The Golden Bachelor
20.11.23 Pt 2 - The team gets into a thought-provoking discussion about euthanasia. In a bizarre turn of events, Snoop Dogg's weed-free life becomes a reality! Dr Fathima Patel and Dr James Mac Donald step in to dive into a vital conversation about World Anti-Microbial Awareness Week. www.cliffcentral.com
20/11/2023 • 54 minutes 47 seconds
20.11.23 Pt 1 - The team isn't surprised by how South Africans 'blue-ticked' the return of Proteas captain Temba Bavuma and coach Rob Walter from the Cricket World Cup. An auction of Napoleon Bonaparte’s hat recently sold for almost R40m. Plus, the team engages in a quick, saliva-inducing 'Would You Rather' game. www.cliffcentral.com
20/11/2023 • 58 minutes 14 seconds
Karma’s a Bitch
17.11.23 Pt 2 - Ben, Gareth and Simphiwe get into a trash TV dispute. An old friend of the show, Elson pops in to report back on his award-winning podcast. Coming from Zambia, can he name anything good about South Africa? www.cliffcentral.com
17/11/2023 • 59 minutes 44 seconds
17.11.23 Pt 1 - Gareth defends Gauteng drivers, as Cape Town residents hand out disclaimers for the holidays, Ben is tired of the memes after the Cricket World Cup loss for the Proteas, and Simphiwe has some questions about the review of the Rugby World Cup final. www.cliffcentral.com
17/11/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 7 seconds
Small Town, Big Dreams
16.11.23 Pt 3 - Chris Pappas is the DA's Premier Candidate for KwaZulu-Natal for the 2024 election, and current Mayor of the uMngeni local municipality. He joins Gareth and Phumi in studio for a Burning Platform special to share some fiery opinions on the current government, his journey as mayor, and his plans for the future of KZN. www.cliffcentral.com
16/11/2023 • 52 minutes 30 seconds
16.11.23 Pt 2 - Solly Moeng is back in the country for a bit and has some hot opinions about the people of South Africa and election season. Solly pleads with the people of SA to take control and implement new strategies in politics. Gareth has some ideas for unruly politicians, and Phumi sees a lack of will to win at the polls. www.cliffcentral.com
16/11/2023 • 58 minutes 12 seconds
Office Scone Society
16.11.23 Pt 1 - Jane has been baking scones for the office, but Phumi is devastated to find out she’s been kept out of the loop. Gareth is stunned by the maintenance women have to go through over men. South African actress - Hayley Owen Watters - drops by to discuss a very useful gadget that Gareth is on board with. www.cliffcentral.com
16/11/2023 • 59 minutes 43 seconds
15.11.23 Pt 2 - David Chislett, a former South African living in Europe, is a published author, poet, and musician - not to mention, an entrepreneur for over 25 years. David gets into his job title as a 'creativity activator', life as a South African in The Netherlands, and how different parts of creativity are essential to the process. www.cliffcentral.com
15/11/2023 • 50 minutes 50 seconds
Battle of the Billionaires
15.11.23 Pt 1 - Gareth brings up the genius that is Vince McMahon and his business brain behind the WWE. Producer Ryan presents a new trend in technology that a celebrity has collaborated with, and Lebang gets into it with Gareth over her views on ‘Accent Privilege’ in business. www.cliffcentral.com
15/11/2023 • 59 minutes 27 seconds
14.11.23 Pt 2 - You won't believe who dethroned Vin Diesel to become the 'World's Sexiest Bald Man' for 2023! Gareth finds it rewarding to be spiteful in life, while Sam Cowen talks about her future move to Cape Town. Jaco joins the team to discuss online safety for businesses during the holiday season. www.cliffcentral.com
14/11/2023 • 56 minutes 8 seconds
14.11.23 Pt 1 - Sam Cowen joins Gareth and Bakh’abantu in studio. Gareth reveals his inner serial killer tendencies, while Sam describes her love of swimming. Agie Adams from Tourist Travel Services drops by for a chat about the World Travel Market. www.cliffcentral.com
14/11/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 6 seconds
Word of the Day
13.11.23 Pt 2 - Leigh-Ann discovers a property in Camps Bay making waves overseas for its enormous price tag. Bakh’abantu reminisces about the iconic BMW 525i painted by Esther Mahlangu, which is returning to South Africa… and Gareth learns some new words. www.cliffcentral.com
13/11/2023 • 53 minutes 59 seconds
Mampara of the Week
13.11.23 Pt 1 - Gareth meets one of the greatest intellectuals of our time, Bakh’abantu reports back on the actors’ strike that’s finally over in the US, and Dr Hanan joins to discuss some advice about matric exam stress. Gareth also addresses some headlines flying around in the media over the weekend. www.cliffcentral.com
13/11/2023 • 1 hour 55 seconds
Kiffness, Cats and the Kruger
10.11.23 Pt 2 - The Kiffness stops by after being robbed blind in Detroit, to tell us about his USA tour, and Ben auditions his cat for a role in a song. Simphiwe talks about the next generation of women and prayer, and George joins with a twist in the trivia. www.cliffcentral.com
10/11/2023 • 57 minutes 21 seconds
10.11.23 Pt 1 - Gareth expresses his frustration with delivery drivers after ordering in last night, Ben comments about the transition of a woman from ‘mass pomping’ to mass dating, and Simphiwe points out all the losses New Zealand has taken this year to South Africa. www.cliffcentral.com
10/11/2023 • 57 minutes 10 seconds
Conflicts of Terror
09.11.23 Pt 2 - The Burning Platform is joined by both Jasmine Opperman – a specialised former intelligence agent with a degree in risk analysis - as well as the Israeli Ambassador for SA - Eliav Belotsercovsky. Together the team tackle terrorist organisations and potential risk factors in South Africa, as well as the devastation of the Israel-Hamas conflict, and the direct implications from a South African perspective with the government being pro-Palestine. www.cliffcentral.com
09/11/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 16 seconds
09.11.23 Pt 1 - Gareth comes across a diamond that sold for over R800 million, and Phumi wants to address the 263 wins for South Africa this year. Mariah Carey has defrosted and Phumi is getting into the Christmas spirit! www.cliffcentral.com
09/11/2023 • 59 minutes 51 seconds
08.11.23 Pt 2 - Nikki Munitz is a recovered narcotics addict and convicted criminal turned author, who has written her memoir titled Fraud. She opens up about her time as an addict and the crime that put her in prison. Nikki also shares her thoughts on opening her own rehab, and the ‘magic’ behind helping a recovering addict. www.cliffcentral.com
08/11/2023 • 51 minutes 12 seconds
08.11.23 Pt 1 - Producer Ryan is frustrated that The Simpsons have been compromised by the woke movement, Gareth points out his distaste for face tattoos, and Lebang has some words for the bodyguards protecting the Transport Minister. www.cliffcentral.com
08/11/2023 • 58 minutes 24 seconds
Risking it all
07.11.23 Pt 2 - Gareth brings up a recent oil protest that boils his blood. Michael Vlismas joins the show to discuss his book about Elon Musk titled ‘Risking it All’. The team gets to the bottom of his X obsession, the influence of his father on his life, and the blurred lines of his life in South Africa. www.cliffcentral.com
07/11/2023 • 58 minutes 18 seconds
No Free Trip to Neverland
07.11.23 Pt 1 - Julius Malema gets triggered after a comment on X went viral. Jack Motlanthe joins the team in studio to discuss his career, as well as the importance of voting in the 2024 elections. And JJ Cornish stops by for Africanalysis. www.cliffcentral.com
07/11/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 22 seconds
The Egg Conspiracy
06.11.23 Pt 2 - Find out 10 ways not to kill your testosterone, and Bakh’abantu has some theories about the egg situation. Then Andrew Ludwig, CEO of Currency Hub, tells us all we need to know about digital asset arbitrage. www.cliffcentral.com
06/11/2023 • 50 minutes 38 seconds
Weekend of Debauchery
06.11.23 Pt 1 - Gareth reports back on his concert experience with his ex on Friday night, Leigh-Ann gets involved in some Halloween celebrations… and Bakh’abantu attempts to recall his ‘weekend of debauchery’. www.cliffcentral.com
06/11/2023 • 57 minutes 53 seconds
Big Foot and Ego Deo
03.11.23 Pt 2 - Gareth is prepping for a blast from the past this weekend, attending a retro concert with an ex. Ben is going away for a bit… and Simphiwe is stumped during the car trivia quiz with George Mienie. www.cliffcentral.com
03/11/2023 • 54 minutes 18 seconds
03.11.23 Pt 1 - If you have kids with a future in Rugby, Simphiwe has done a deep dive into which schools across the country produced the most Springboks. Gareth catches up with a familiar face and Ben dishes out the upcoming sport for the weekend. www.cliffcentral.com
03/11/2023 • 1 hour 4 minutes 5 seconds
02.11.23 Pt 2 - Ivor Chipkin, Co-Founder and Director of the New South Institute, joins Gareth and Phumi in studio to discuss the current state of South Africa in the build-up to the elections next year. He states - like in the case of Matthew Lani - SA citizens need to start doing their own research, and calling out politicians and people in charge. www.cliffcentral.com
02/11/2023 • 1 hour 4 minutes 39 seconds
Risk vs Reward
02.11.23 Pt 1 - Gareth and Phumi discuss the latest in the Matthew Lani scandal after his story now takes a twist. Anthea Gardner joins live from France to report back on the 2023 Mid-Term Budget announcement… and Dr Mark fills us in on penis augmentation. www.cliffcentral.com
02/11/2023 • 1 hour 46 seconds
01.11.23 Pt 2 - Tol A$$ Mo is in town and after winning a prolonged court case battle that turned his world upside down, he is taking it easy. He and Gareth get into some of the repercussions suffered along the way. Mo is now on a new journey, entering the world of eSports and healing - becoming a sangoma along the way. www.cliffcentral.com
01/11/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 39 seconds
Mattman and the Boks
01.11.23 Pt 1 - Producer Ryan gets lost down a rabbit hole after Matthew Perry’s recent death. Gareth announces he’s attending a concert on Friday… with a twist in the tale, and Lebang has some news regarding the Springboks’ arrival home. www.cliffcentral.com
01/11/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 49 seconds
Eat the Money
31.10.23 Pt 2 - Tumi points what it takes for a man to be a house husband, and Gareth explains how Winnie the Pooh’s characters were written to illustrate different mental health issues. www.cliffcentral.com
31/10/2023 • 57 minutes 59 seconds
Sleep your way to the Middle
31.10.23 Pt 1 - Tumi Morake is back from the US for a little bit of a break and Gareth catches her up on some of the stories making headlines over the last few weeks. President Cyril Ramaphosa leaving his mic on after the family meeting last night, Adv Glynnis Breytenbach walking out of Parliament after a wild allegation, and the Dr Matthew saga www.cliffcentral.com
31/10/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 48 seconds
From the Hip
30.10.23 Pt 2 - Gord Laws joins as a special guest to update us on his latest journey being ‘Bald’ Laws. Leigh-Ann’s cat is old and poorly… and Gareth and Bakh’abantu get caught up with ‘old man syndrome’. www.cliffcentral.com
30/10/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 36 seconds
A New Era
30.10.23 Pt 1 - Gareth is back from Europe and is joined by Leigh-Ann, Bakh’abantu and Ben to discuss the greatest rugby game of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Bakh’abantu lost his brand new Bok jersey, and Leigh-Ann has a question for Dr Hanan. www.cliffcentral.com
30/10/2023 • 59 minutes 59 seconds
27.10.23 Pt 2 - As we get closer to the final, Ben adds social media sensation, Kuhle Sonkosi to the lineup to discuss the sports social media landscape in South Africa. Plus first date ideas and R200k dream cars with George Mienie for the AutoTrader Pod. www.cliffcentral.com
27/10/2023 • 58 minutes 52 seconds
27.10.23 Pt 1 - Ben comes in hot with a vintage Springbok jersey for #BokFriday, before he lays down the sporting lineup for the weekend - including the biggest rugby game in the world on Saturday night. And Simphiwe discovers why there is a chicken shortage. www.cliffcentral.com
27/10/2023 • 58 minutes 47 seconds
Are you insane?
26.10.23 Pt 2 - Phumi explores the role the youth should be playing in voting, and asks why political parties aren’t aiming their messaging at them. Leeto schools us on mining unions and labour law… and Bakh’abantu shares his stance on business and the economy. www.cliffcentral.com
26/10/2023 • 56 minutes 42 seconds
Billboard in the Sky
26.10.23 Pt 1 - Phumi is joined in studio by Bakh’abantu and Ntombi Mkhwanazi from Yellowwood, which surveys the coolest brands across the country. A Disney plane catches Bakh’abantu’s attention with a radical marketing ploy… and Ntombi and Phumi engage about youth positivity in Limpopo. www.cliffcentral.com
26/10/2023 • 1 hour 22 seconds
The Black Pen
25.10.23 Pt 2 - Penuel The Black Pen sits down with Gareth to discuss his post-religious views on life, a South Africa with competent voters, and why he won’t touch on the Israel-Hamas debate. Gareth also comments on his “God Complex” after the Penuelism explanation. www.cliffcentral.com
25/10/2023 • 1 hour 3 minutes 31 seconds
Days of our Bold
25.10.23 Pt 1 - Netflix brings back a familiar TV show and a South African export by the name of Tyla is riding the wave of entertainment after a global hit. Lebang wants to establish music festival etiquette, and Ryan mansplains a middle-child generation called ‘Zillennials’. www.cliffcentral.com
25/10/2023 • 1 hour 53 seconds
24.10.23 Pt 2 - Simphiwe joins the mix and surprises Flax with what slang the kids on the street are using these days. Flax gets into his love of food… and Bakhabantu shares a new rugby marketing tactic from a local retailer. www.cliffcentral.com
24/10/2023 • 56 minutes 8 seconds
24.10.23 Pt 1 - Michael Flax joins Bakh’abantu in studio and gives us the latest update on his Elon Musk obsession. Bakh’abantu addresses more of his 9-5, and schools Flax about Bajajes. Gareth chimes in live from Europe for the The Window Seat. www.cliffcentral.com
24/10/2023 • 56 minutes 23 seconds
Shweshwe and Crocs
23.10.23 Pt 2 - Leigh-Ann introduces us to TikToker Khensani, a cosplayer who talks about the history of the African print shweshwe. Bakh'abantu takes a hard stance against Crocs, as he gets nostalgic for a time when people dressed ‘properly’. www.cliffcentral.com
23/10/2023 • 49 minutes 3 seconds
23.10.23 Pt 1 - South Africa is taking a breather after a heavy weekend of sport and a super close win over the English. Bakh’abantu and Leigh-Ann Mol are in charge while Gareth takes a trip to Europe. Producer Ryan jumps in for some sport, and Dr Hanan joins after a controversial story broke out in SA yesterday. www.cliffcentral.com
23/10/2023 • 57 minutes 40 seconds
Just the Tips
20.10.23 Pt 2 - Shamilla Miller is in studio to put Gareth on blast for his rude comments about actors over the last few weeks, and to tell us about her latest project called 'Devil’s Peak'. George has a new ad for AutoTrader, and he ropes Shamilla in for this week's trivia. www.cliffcentral.com
20/10/2023 • 55 minutes 54 seconds
Gareth does Europe
20.10.23 Pt 1 - Simphiwe and Gareth discuss what famous white people would look like if they were black. Gareth is excited about his upcoming holiday, Simphiwe reveals the ‘traveling alone’ trend… and Ben tells us about the incredible weekend of sport ahead. www.cliffcentral.com
20/10/2023 • 59 minutes 14 seconds
Israel vs Hamas
19.10.23 Pt 2 - The Israel-Hamas conflict has made headlines around the world, and although most of the country has a stance on the situation, it’s a good idea to learn the history behind it. Bafana Modise and Kanthan Pillay join the panel for this contentious discussion. www.cliffcentral.com
19/10/2023 • 1 hour 8 minutes 28 seconds
Red Flag Talks
19.10.23 Pt 1 - Gareth and Phumi get into a deep discussion about cultural/traditional law vs South African law after a family dispute took place in the Zulu Kingdom. Jane Malatji has some words for Parliament after the Dr Matthew saga… how do you feel about the Will and Jada situation? www.cliffcentral.com
19/10/2023 • 57 minutes 18 seconds
Nothing but the Truth!
18.10.23 Pt 2 - The legendary Sello Maake kaNcube joins Gareth to discuss his incredible career, love for the arts, and what job he would have turned to if acting was not his first option. Sello is also starring in the original John Kani play - Nothing but the Truth, which runs until Sunday. www.cliffcentral.com
18/10/2023 • 1 hour 58 seconds
18.10.23 Pt 1 - Lebang is exiting the honeymoon stage of not having her kids around, Producer Ryan acquires a piece of the constitution from Constitutional Hill - courtesy of Bakh’abantu… and Gareth recalls one of his most incredible moments of his career. www.cliffcentral.com
18/10/2023 • 1 hour 40 seconds
The Devil is Here Friends
17.10.23 Pt 2 - Stevel Marc does a deep dive into the bachelor life vs modern day marriage. Gareth gets involved and drags Jada Pinkett Smith into the equation… before questioning the existence of candles. www.cliffcentral.com
17/10/2023 • 56 minutes 34 seconds
17.10.23 Pt 1 - Actor, model and photographer Stevel Marc joins the team in studio as today’s surprise guest. Gareth gets into the moving parts behind the scenes of a live action film, as well as a special guest who came to visit the set. JJ Cornish joins for Africanalysis. www.cliffcentral.com
17/10/2023 • 1 hour 54 seconds
16.10.23 Pt 2 The team is trying to fool Gareth into eating locusts, but he’s not having it! Leigh-Ann has some information that determines your personality by the side of the bed you sleep on. Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean and Director of Henly Business School in Africa, joins in to discuss the universities of the future. www.cliffcentral.com
16/10/2023 • 58 minutes 56 seconds
16.10.23 Pt 1 - It’s Monday morning and we’re all hungover from celebrating a Springbok win last night. Leigh-Ann takes her own win after arriving late for an online quiz night, and the team is disgusted after a woman slurps down 48 oysters on a date. Dr Hanan joins to help a faraway listener. www.cliffcentral.com
16/10/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 25 seconds
Chickens and Eggs
13.10.23 Pt 2 - Ben is cracked up after weeks of not finding eggs - and sadly, Simphiwe’s uncle is sold out. Chandre Goosen joins the show and has some thoughts about the Mrs SA competition. And George Mienie throws it back with some classic South African cars. www.cliffcentral.com
13/10/2023 • 59 minutes 37 seconds
Diddy do it or not?
13.10.23 Pt 1 - Australians have turned to South Africa for cocaine, and frequency of bowel movements in humans have drastically increased since the 1600s. Ben gives us the rundown for the upcoming weekend of sport. www.cliffcentral.com
13/10/2023 • 59 minutes 54 seconds
Breaking the Bombers
12.10.23 Pt 2 - Mark Shaw - Director of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime - joins the show to discuss his latest book, ‘Breaking the Bombers’. Ian Cameron also stops by to discuss the state of policing in South Africa, particularly in the Western Cape, where Mark’s story is told. And… did Ian finally get the apology Bheki Cele was ordered to give him? www.cliffcentral.com
12/10/2023 • 58 minutes 45 seconds
12.10.23 Pt 1 - Gareth welcomes the EFF to the podcasting game, and Phumi has some comments about the hottest topic in SA… Dr Matthew! And Gareth finally closes off Fat Bear Week. www.cliffcentral.com
12/10/2023 • 57 minutes 3 seconds
Fake Doctors and Cyber Security
11.10.23 Pt 2 - Jane Malatji joins the team, alongside cyber security specialist and friend of CliffCentral - Rianette Leibowitz. Jane covers the latest scam that has South Africans amazed, and Lebang has some questions for Rianette about child-related cyber security wellness. www.cliffcentral.com
11/10/2023 • 57 minutes 44 seconds
War vs Humanity
11.10.23 Pt 1 - Gareth has some words on what is happening in the Middle East. Producer Ryan has a ‘Lebang moment’… and Lebang can’t believe NSYNC are back! www.cliffcentral.com
11/10/2023 • 59 minutes 52 seconds
10.10.23 Pt 2 - Gareth gets schooled on music, culture and camping... while Bakh’abantu tells us about '3-ball Gavin'. Graeme Watkins comments on school bullying culture, and his new restaurant concept. www.cliffcentral.com
10/10/2023 • 51 minutes 49 seconds
Glamping with Jesus
10.10.23 Pt 1 - Graeme Watkins busts the doors down as this week’s surprise guest co-host. He lets us in on some of his hobbies and interests, including changing tyres and camping. Bakh’abantu argues for his love for civilisation after some bad experiences in the mountains… and Gareth has no idea who Bon Iver is. www.cliffcentral.com
10/10/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes
09.10.23 Pt 2 - Leigh-Ann gets blown away with a blast from the past, Liza the Lesbian joins the show for a quick catch-up… and Bakh’abantu calls out Zizi Kodwa - AGAIN. www.cliffcentral.com
09/10/2023 • 55 minutes 51 seconds
Off the Fence
09.10.23 Pt 1 - Gareth and the team are joined by Howard Sackstein - founding member of the Jewish Anti-Apartheid movement - to discuss the latest attacks on Israel, breaking down the reasons behind this war. Producer Ryan reports back on the weekend’s sport… and Dr Hanan has a challenge for you to get off the fence. www.cliffcentral.com
09/10/2023 • 59 minutes 57 seconds
06.10.23 Pt 2 - A new billboard is causing some controversy for using ‘offensive language’. Ex-Springbok Captain, John Smit jumps on the show to discuss his experience at previous World Cups - before social media was around… and George Mienie is in the building! www.cliffcentral.com
06/10/2023 • 58 minutes 42 seconds
AI Love Match
06.10.23 Pt 1 - If you’ve been feeling lonely and want companionship (and nudes), Simphiwe has the solution for you. Ben has a glow after returning from Italy, and he breaks down the SA Superfan controversy. www.cliffcentral.com
06/10/2023 • 59 minutes 37 seconds
The Ghost of Verwoerd
05.10.23 Pt 2 - Joining the Burning Platform this week is Leon Louw, a policy expert, author, and speaker. Leon and Phumi engage their frustration over pre-apartheid policy of unlawful deeds distribution and property handovers without paperwork. Kanthan has some worries about Chris Pappas being the frontman of the DA’s premiership in KZN, and Gareth gets into some international news. www.cliffcentral.com
05/10/2023 • 1 hour 13 minutes 3 seconds
05.10.23 Pt 1 - In case you need a rude awakening - there are 12 weekends left until Christmas! Gareth has some conflicting texts from an overseas friend, who is not worried about walls and fences, and Phumi celebrates having people back in offices. Dr Mark joins the team live in studio to talk about boobs. www.cliffcentral.com
05/10/2023 • 59 minutes 29 seconds
A Family Affair
04.10.23 Pt 2 - Kate Turkington is an accomplished South African broadcaster and household name. Over the years she has entertained millions of people with hilarious, radical, and serious stories - and at 89, she doesn’t plan to stop. Joined by her two daughters, they unpack their shared love of travel, sibling rivalry, crazy expeditions, and some embarrassing anecdotes! www.cliffcentral.com
04/10/2023 • 1 hour 11 minutes 24 seconds
Steinway to Heaven
04.10.23 Pt 1 - It’s Fat Bear week and Ryan’s Taylor Swift obsession is crossing over into his world of football. Bakh’abantu hates on Elon Musk’s newest creation, and Gareth jumps on the bandwagon with the SAFTA Awards. Not to mention the mystery of the disappearing piano! www.cliffcentral.com
04/10/2023 • 59 minutes 15 seconds
Social Media Shambles
03.10.23 Pt 2 - Mark Sham expresses his love for small towns in South Africa - being an avid traveller, he claims this is where the soul of the country lies. Gareth gets into bad social media habits, and how the world needs more fat shamers. www.cliffcentral.com
03/10/2023 • 57 minutes 39 seconds
The Dark Side of Happiness
03.10.23 Pt 1 - Content Creator and Public Speaker, Mark Sham, is in town and picks Gareth’s brain about having access to massive audiences from such a young age. Mark comments on the Tottenham Hotspur and Trevor Noah debacles in marketing tourism, and JJ Cornish joins for Africanalysis. www.cliffcentral.com
03/10/2023 • 59 minutes 29 seconds
Underwear in Decline
02.10.23 Pt 2 - Leigh-Ann has some indicators that let us know the state of the economy. Gareth fantasises about a knowledge pill in South Africa, and Bakh’abantu discovers the bakkuzi. www.cliffcentral.com
02/10/2023 • 56 minutes 23 seconds
The Physics of Science
02.10.23 Pt 1 - Bakh’abantu tries to explains the science behind energy-saving with a geyser. Leigh-Ann defends women and ‘surprise poos’… and Gareth lists the several scandals that occured over the weekend. www.cliffcentral.com
02/10/2023 • 57 minutes 18 seconds
29.09.23 Pt 2 - The team comments on a news story where a pilot costs an international airline $100k after a cocaine fest in Joburg. Suzette Marais joins the show to talk about her experience surviving cardiac arrest, and the importance of learning CPR... and George Mienie joins for the AutoTrader Pod. www.cliffcentral.com
29/09/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 50 seconds
Six of the Best
29.09.23 Pt 1 - Relax, Flax is in studio and close to marriage! Simphiwe has done some digging to find the equivalent of the Roman Empire for women… and Ben reports live from a taxi in Rome. www.cliffcentral.com
29/09/2023 • 58 minutes 5 seconds
28.09.23 Pt 2 - Prof. Anthony Turton - a prominent hydrologist and environmental scientist - joins the show to discuss South Africa’s water crisis. Do you know the process that water goes through before it reaches your home? Gareth, Phumi and Kanthan also touch on the recent name change to one of Johannesburg’s most hated roads. www.cliffcentral.com
28/09/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 43 seconds
The Small Talk Vortex
28.09.23 Pt 1 - After a shocking video coming out of Tuks, Gareth rants about being a student in today’s age and standing up for what you believe in. Phumi expresses her frustration with the legalisation of cannabis and its effect on South Africa. www.cliffcentral.com
28/09/2023 • 55 minutes 18 seconds
Creating a Positive Life
27.09.23 Pt 2 - Michal Oshman is a woman who wears many hats, including being the former Global Head of Company Culture at TikTok. She chats to Gareth about her life as a motivational speaker, bestselling author, and mother. With over 25 years of experience working in tech, she shares her passionate views of creating positive work, and life experiences. www.cliffcentral.com
27/09/2023 • 1 hour 6 minutes 15 seconds
Old Pubs and New Streets
27.09.23 Pt 1 - Two victories to celebrate - according to the ANC - a street name change, and Bheki Cele’s recognition of service by the Chinese. Ryan talks about some old school pubs on the West Rand… and Lebang needs a sangoma. www.cliffcentral.com
27/09/2023 • 58 minutes 46 seconds
26.09.23 Pt 2 - Are Koreans the new black? Nina Hastie’s stance on porn is that it needs better-looking men… do you agree? Self-accountability as told by Nina, plus an opportunity to light up your life. www.cliffcentral.com
26/09/2023 • 59 minutes 13 seconds
Otherwise you well?
26.09.23 Pt 1 - Nina Hastie is in the building, but thinks she’s been here before. Feeling dehydrated and sexless since the ‘90s - a lot has happened since we last spoke to her! Gareth and Nina get into what it’s like being a business owner, BTS, and boy bands… as well as the subject of heritage. www.cliffcentral.com
26/09/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 24 seconds
22.09.23 Pt 2 - Simphiwe gives you groove etiquette 101 with the long weekend ahead. Ben is uncomfortable with a massage therapist touching him, after a recent butt crack exposure incident. And two of the biggest Springboks fans join the show - live from France. www.cliffcentral.com
22/09/2023 • 58 minutes 6 seconds
You’re not a Tree
22.09.23 Pt 1 - It’s Joburg vs Cape Town in the comments section, after Gareth suggested Joburg’s business district is superior. Simphiwe gives some simple advice, after a discussion about having kids comes up… and how often does Ben think of the Roman Empire? www.cliffcentral.com
22/09/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 15 seconds
Dear South Africa
21.09.23 Pt 2 - Rob Hutchinson - founding Director of OUTA and Dear South Africa - is in studio to discuss the Road Accident Fund, Pravin Gordhan's new state-owned company, and the saga of the fake Dear SA scammer call centre. www.cliffcentral.com
21/09/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 16 seconds
Spare some Change?
21.09.23 Pt 1 - Is an arsonist roaming around Joburg? Phumi has another WhatsApp group debacle, and Gareth is still enjoying the idea of building a new prison for politicians. And Lynn Joffe joins to talk about the upcoming Gothenburg Book Fair. www.cliffcentral.com
21/09/2023 • 55 minutes 51 seconds
Sex in the City
20.09.23 Pt 2 - Candace Bushnell - critically acclaimed journalist, author, TV producer and the creator of ‘Sex and the City’ - sits down with Gareth to discuss her upcoming one-woman show touring South Africa. She talks about being a woman in New York many years ago, her inspiration behind the column (which became the hit TV series), as well as dating and marriage in the modern age. www.cliffcentral.com
20/09/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 44 seconds
20.09.23 Pt 1 - Ryan got some religious indoctrination at a recent braai, and Gareth scolds the humanitarian groups going after Mr Beast’s philanthropy videos. Is Drew Barrymore weak for pulling her show off air in support of the American writers’ strike? www.cliffcentral.com
20/09/2023 • 1 hour 2 seconds
Blood on the Streets
19.09.23 Pt 2 - Jason Goliath is an advocate for living life to its fullest - including smoking his favourite cigarettes and speaking his truth. Jason talks about his life-changing view of literature and his love for the South African comedy industry. www.cliffcentral.com
19/09/2023 • 58 minutes 5 seconds
19.09.23 Pt 1 - There’s a Goliath in the house and his name is Jason. Gareth casts a stone at the Russell Brand situation, while Bakh’abantu stands by his chilling outlook of “the end is nigh”. JJ Cornish joins in for Africanalysis. www.cliffcentral.com
19/09/2023 • 58 minutes 47 seconds
18.09.23 Pt 2 - How often do you think about the Roman Empire? Leigh-Ann questions Gareth and Bakh’abantu about living on an island floating in the middle of the ocean… and Shea Karssing joins to discuss the life of a freelancer. www.cliffcentral.com
18/09/2023 • 55 minutes 46 seconds
Fires and Floods
18.09.23 Pt 1 - Gareth attended a prestigious wedding over the weekend, Sun City caught fire, and the Cape coast was hit by high tidal waves. Dr Hanan shares some useful advice on how to end relationships. www.cliffcentral.com
18/09/2023 • 1 hour 22 seconds
South African Charm
15.09.23 Pt 2 - Why are South Africans generally friendly? Free speech and boobs will never let you down... what else in life is reliable? George Mienie from AutoTrader joins to provide the latest motoring news. www.cliffcentral.com
15/09/2023 • 55 minutes 53 seconds
Don’t Drink the Bear!
15.09.23 Pt 1 - There’s some fake vodka out there on the streets, Gareth is angered by the worst mom on the internet… and Ben is beyond excited about an upcoming trip. www.cliffcentral.com
15/09/2023 • 1 hour 4 minutes 20 seconds
The Future of Tshwane
14.09.23 Pt 1 - Mayor of Tshwane, Cilliers Brink, joins the team to unpack the municipal workers’ strike, the network of corruption in the city, coalitions, and the future of the city. www.cliffcentral.com
14/09/2023 • 56 minutes 52 seconds
Milk the Cockroach
14.09.23 Pt 1 - The team delves into some Kim Jong Un craziness, before moving onto weird farts. Would you drink cockroach milk? And Phumi is speechless after discovering that two legendary songs were both released in 1971. www.cliffcentral.com
14/09/2023 • 59 minutes 39 seconds
13.09.23 Pt 2 - Popping in for a general catch-up is editor-at-large of Sunday Times Lifestyle, Aspasia Karras. They cover a variety of topics, including the fashion sense of dictators, vaping, self-inflicting pain, and much more! www.cliffcentral.com
13/09/2023 • 49 minutes 56 seconds
Battle of the Gogos
13.09.23 Pt 1 - We get a life update from our technical wizard, Gomolemo Modise. Gareth brings up a conversation that he recently had about witchcraft, which leads to a deep dive into people’s various beliefs… and owls. www.cliffcentral.com
13/09/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 48 seconds
12.09.23 Pt 2 - Gareth is taken aback by Elon Musk's child's name, Techno Mechanicus, affectionately known as Tau. The team is delighted to hear about a new beach resort coming to South Africa. And Jaco Voigt from Unbundled joins the team to discuss scams. www.cliffcentral.com
12/09/2023 • 55 minutes
12.09.23 Pt 1 - Bakh'abantu fell into the rabbit hole of TLC, and is utterly disappointed by how terrible reality TV is! When was the last time South Africa built an incredible monument or university? Gareth vents about old people, sparking the team's search for good old men. www.cliffcentral.com
12/09/2023 • 1 hour 3 minutes 35 seconds
What’s a Kardashian?
11.09.23 Pt 2 - Gareth shares how to spot if someone is wealthy by their phone, the team has a bit of a rant about Apple products… and find out why Jackie Chan is the luckiest man in the world! www.cliffcentral.com
11/09/2023 • 26 minutes 12 seconds
11.09.23 Pt 1 - To no surprise, the team is delighted about the Springboks’ win, but Gareth still has an issue with their away kit. The weekend sports recap is presented by Leigh-Ann and ChatGPT… and it's another open Q&A with renowned psychologist, Dr Hanan Bushkin. www.cliffcentral.com
11/09/2023 • 58 minutes 39 seconds
Off the Maps
08.09.23 Pt 2 - Gareth, Ben, and Simphiwe are curious about what you would collect from a passed-on celebrity. Maps Maponyane joins to talk about ‘The Perfect Picture’, as well as a general catch-up about his business and personal life. www.cliffcentral.com
08/09/2023 • 1 hour 30 seconds
Sporty Spring Vibes
08.09.23 Pt 1 - Gareth’s obsession with Bajaj vehicles is taken to new heights after finding some new uses for it. Ben is excited for the World Cup kick-off tonight, and Simphiwe is excited for spring! www.cliffcentral.com
08/09/2023 • 57 minutes 4 seconds
Playing with Putin
07.09.23 Pt 2 - Zimbabwe has been the talk of the town since the SA Presidential delegation visited there after Zanu-PF’s election win. Godfrey Madanhire, a Zimbabwean living in South Africa, speaks his mind about the recent poll, and comments on Zimbabwe’s request to join BRICS… plus lots more on African and global politics. www.cliffcentral.com
07/09/2023 • 57 minutes 30 seconds
07.09.23 Pt 1 - Phumi discovers that she belongs to a fascist WhatsApp group and Gareth has some final comments about the Burning Man saga. He also has some words for the taxi association in regard to destroying the Bajaj vehicles. www.cliffcentral.com
07/09/2023 • 1 hour 11 seconds
What’s our Problem?
06.09.23 Pt 2 - US-based Tim Urban has been writing stick-figure-illustrated posts on his blog Wait But Why since 2013. He has a creative and unique way of seeing the world, and all its issues, and he chats to Gareth about his first book, simply called What’s our Problem? www.cliffcentral.com
06/09/2023 • 57 minutes 59 seconds
We Didn’t Start the Fire
06.09.23 Pt 1 - Ever wanted the benefits of fame at a small cost? With a new app that Producer Ryan has found, you can live the life you’ve always dreamed of. Joburg is on fire… again. And Fikile Mbalula is showing SA citizens how to live. www.cliffcentral.com
06/09/2023 • 1 hour 11 seconds
05.09.23 Pt 2 - Rich Mulholland talks about about his experience with edibles after one extensive trip. Gareth trashes Rivonia and reveals some news about the alcohol industry… plus a new app that uses AI to simulate livestreams. www.cliffcentral.com
05/09/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 13 seconds
Trolling your Culture
05.09.23 Pt 1 - Rich Mulholland is in town and is this week’s mystery guest… Gareth and Rich get into ideas of how to live longer, some interesting facts about Iceland, and cultural transformation. JJ Cornish joins for Africanalysis. www.cliffcentral.com
05/09/2023 • 57 minutes 57 seconds
Slow Creep South African
04.09.23 Pt 2 - Leigh-Ann has a mouthful for the SABC after being bombarded by TV licence bills, Bakh’abantu warns of a solar flare happening today, and Gareth expresses his hate for gender reveal gatherings - and how they’re a menace to society. www.cliffcentral.com
04/09/2023 • 53 minutes 41 seconds
Tough Times Never Last
04.09.23 Pt 1 - Gareth and Bakh’abantu rant about the number of politicians blaming apartheid this weekend, Leigh-Ann talks about the worries of different generations on a night out… and Ryan jumps in for a sport round-up before Dr Hanan enters the ring. www.cliffcentral.com
04/09/2023 • 56 minutes 53 seconds
01.09.23 Pt 2 - Ben shares his discovery of an outrageously provocative TV show, before speaking to former Springbok Rugby Captain, John Smit. The team get into the Boks’ current form before the World Cup, and John’s new ‘brandewyn’. Ivan Roux is the next contestant from The Perfect Picture, and he tells us how he got ”down and dirty”. And of course Friday means Borge! www.cliffcentral.com
01/09/2023 • 57 minutes 15 seconds
Finding 40 Winks
01.09.23. Pt 1 - Simphiwe has stayed consistent in always finding ways to make money, this time informing Gareth about the latest coming out of OnlyFans. Ben is sleeping better after trying something new since last week’s episode. And Gareth has his say about the Joburg CBD fire. www.cliffcentral.com
01/09/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 50 seconds
31.08.23 Pt 2 - Prof. JJ Tabane joins the Burning Platform this week to discuss the electoral act, the impact of BRICS on our national interest, and the moonshot pact. Plus some thoughts on what needs to happen in SA to shake up change. www.cliffcentral.com
31/08/2023 • 58 minutes 8 seconds
A Hard ACT to Follow
31.08.23 Pt 1 - The new moon is keeping everyone awake and in awe. Gareth comments on Donald Trump’s interview with Tucker Carlson surpassing Oprah’s record with Michael Jackson… and Phumi gets into Ace Magashule’s new political party. www.cliffcentral.com
31/08/2023 • 1 hour 41 seconds
Beauty and the Beast
30.08.23 Pt 2 - Thea Booysen is in the house to tell us about her journey as an author, academic and streamer in South Africa. Gareth and Thea get into some nerdy conversation about her recent studies… as well as her adventures with her boyfriend - YouTube sensation, Mr Beast. www.cliffcentral.com
30/08/2023 • 51 minutes
30.08.23 Pt 1 -Simphiwe is in the studio, but it’s not yet Friday, Ryan is questioned about the number of TVs in his house, and Gareth regrets buying a sound system. www.cliffcentral.com
30/08/2023 • 58 minutes 40 seconds
Politicians will be Politicians
29.08.23 Pt 2 - The Zimbabwean elections just took place but according to Muzi, only the people of Zimbabwe can save the country. Muzi, Gareth and Bakh’abantu get into some ideas that could not only save Zimbabwe, but also help South Africa in the long run, and provide a future for the youth. www.cliffcentral.com
29/08/2023 • 52 minutes 47 seconds
29.08.23 Pt 1 - Muzi Kuzwayo is the mystery guest co-host, and the team get into their ‘desert island books’. Plus immortal boars, the history of the Catholic Church, and a twist on the modern AI conversation. www.cliffcentral.com
29/08/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 43 seconds
The Last Straw
28.08.23 Pt 2 - Have we made a mistake replacing plastic straws with paper ones? Leigh-Ann discovers the oldest app developer in the world, and Dr Ron Whelan joins in to tell us more about the Discovery WELLTH Fund. www.cliffcentral.com
28/08/2023 • 57 minutes 38 seconds
28.08.23 Pt 1 - It was Gareth’s birthday on the weekend, and he shares the worst thing about celebrating his day. Derek Watts’ life was celebrated on Carte Blanche last night, Producer Ryan jumps in for a quick sport update… and Dr Hanan answers some questions from the audience. www.cliffcentral.com
28/08/2023 • 59 minutes 38 seconds
25.08.23 Pt 2 - Gareth reports on the impounding of illegal Bajaj vehicles on the road due to the absence of taxi licenses. Ben expresses frustration over a recent judge's ruling in a case involving a man who killed his fiancée. Anele Zondo joins the discussion to talk about "The Perfect Picture." Also, don't miss Borge's live report from the Festival of Motoring. www.cliffcentral.com
25/08/2023 • 50 minutes 38 seconds
25.08.23 Pt 1 - "No Politics Friday" gets thrown out the window as a mug shot of Donald Trump is released on social media. Simphiwe discovers vegan horse riding, and Daniela calls out "Benjamin" during a show for admitting he needs space to rest at home. www.cliffcentral.com
25/08/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 38 seconds
Hit the BRICS
24.08.23 Pt 2 - The BRICS Summit is the current talk on the ground, but Col. Chris Wyatt presents opposing thoughts from a US standpoint. Kanthan defends South Africa's influential role in Africa's economy, highlighting its position within the BRICS partnership. Meanwhile, Gareth and Phumi delve into the US debate and Trump's upcoming election predicament. www.cliffcentral.com
24/08/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 22 seconds
Dude, Where’s my Car?
24.08.23 Pt 1 - Gareth expresses frustration regarding Joe Biden after hearing his comparison of almost losing his Corvette to the fires in Maui. Phumi falls down another Wikipedia rabbit hole, this time about John Kellogg, the first person ever to patent peanut butter. www.cliffcentral.com
24/08/2023 • 58 minutes 5 seconds
23.08.23 Pt 2 - Louis Carver is in the studio for a quick catch-up and to tell us about her new tour around South Africa. Gareth and the team cover everything from Derek Watts to some of Louise’s latest business ventures and what she likes to listen to in her downtime. www.cliffcentral.com
23/08/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 46 seconds
Cigarettes and Health Checks
23.08.23 Pt 1 - The BRICS Summit is upon us, but what does this really mean? Lebang emphasises taking a health check after a recent scare at a doctor's office. Producer Ryan discusses lockdown hacks concerning cigarettes. www.cliffcentral.com
23/08/2023 • 54 minutes 9 seconds
Alan’s White Hijacker
22.08.23 Pt 2 - Executive producer Thabo Modisane joins Gareth, Alan, and Udo for a team reunion. Gareth reminisces about sneaking into Nelson Mandela’s final presidential banquet, and Alan recognises his white hijacker in prison. Udo discusses the moment that earned him his big break. www.cliffcentral.com
22/08/2023 • 54 minutes 48 seconds
Brics and Hookers
22.08.23 Pt 1 - Alan Ford pays a visit to provide insights on the state of affairs in the world of "hookers" and aging. Udo Carelse shares his experiences as a dad, offering a fresh perspective on contemporary radio. Claude Vankeirsbilck from TourVest joins us on The Window Seat. www.cliffcentral.com
22/08/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 52 seconds
Discover your WELLTH
21.08.23 Pt 2 - Gareth is fascinated by a man trying to live to 200 years old. Dr Ryan Noach, CEO of Discovery Health, pops in to talk about Discovery’s new WELLTH Fund, while Gareth gets a wellness check live on the show. www.cliffcentral.com
21/08/2023 • 42 minutes 40 seconds
21.08.23 Pt 1 - Gareth and the team discuss the elephant in the room after last night's most recent ‘family meeting’. Producer Ryan replaces Bakh’abantu with his thrashing sports report… and Dr Hanan helps someone with a crazy love triangle. www.cliffcentral.com
21/08/2023 • 59 minutes 21 seconds
Gorlock the destroyer
18.08.23 Pt 2 - We learn more about Gorlock the Destroyer, Simphiwe has caught up on The Perfect Picture series, as Zahirah Marty talks about her experience on the show... and George Mienie pops in with motoring news and the weekly quiz. www.cliffcentral.com
18/08/2023 • 55 minutes 30 seconds
The Ultimate Compromise
18.08.23 Pt 1 - Gareth and Simphiwe discuss gender dynamics. Ben has a burning question for the team… would you go vegan for ass? And if not vegan, what would you compromise for someone you like? www.cliffcentral.com
18/08/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 6 seconds
The Multi-Party Solution
17.08.23 Pt 2 - Dr Corne Mulder of the FF+ is in the building, after meeting with fellow coalition parties earlier this week. Gareth, Phumi and Kanthan discuss the party’s vision - as both an independent party in government, and a contributing coalition partner. Is 2024 looking brighter with Dr Mulder at the wheel? www.cliffcentral.com
17/08/2023 • 58 minutes 25 seconds
Up in Smoke
17.08.23 Pt 1 - Phumi has fallen down the Lizzo rabbit hole, and Gareth is fed up with government’s latest anti-smoking laws. Phumi has never been to a strip club, but Gareth has a plan to change that! www.cliffcentral.com
17/08/2023 • 57 minutes 31 seconds
The Morpheus Moment
16.08.23 Pt 2 - Gareth sits down with Vusi Thembekwayo, an accomplished businessman and outspoken leader. Together, they tackle South African politics and the effects that businesses are suffering in the country’s current state. www.cliffcentral.com
16/08/2023 • 1 hour 19 minutes 48 seconds
16.08.23 Pt 1 - Producer Ryan discovers what cheques were used for many years ago, while Gareth applauds people who have a family and still manage to keep a ‘balanced’ lifestyle. When was the last time you had cash in your wallet? www.cliffcentral.com
16/08/2023 • 58 minutes 31 seconds
15.08.23 Pt 2 - Trevor Gumbi chased an old woman out of her cottage, Bakh’abantu educates Gareth on what a green salad is, and the notorious Jane Malatji joins the conversation! www.cliffcentral.com
15/08/2023 • 57 minutes 1 second
Bite and Blow
15.08.23 Pt 1 - Trevor Gumbi describes his horrifying Scientology rehab experience, involving rats and 8-hour sauna sessions. Gareth and Bakh’abantu discuss the new South African ‘bluetooth’ heroin trend on the street… and JJ Cornish joins for Africanalysis. www.cliffcentral.com
15/08/2023 • 1 hour 3 minutes 37 seconds
14.08.23 Pt 2 - Which town in SA has the fattest people? Leigh-Ann reports a scam on a stripped Polo, and Kobus Olivier joins the show to talk about escaping the war in Ukraine with his dogs. www.cliffcentral.com
14/08/2023 • 55 minutes 54 seconds
Strip Club Philanthropist
14.08.23 Pt 1 - Bakh’abantu watched Natasha Joubert get crowned Miss SA last night, Gareth admires Switzerland for denying citizenship if you’re annoying, and Dr Hanan joins in for another much needed Q&A session. www.cliffcentral.com
14/08/2023 • 59 minutes 16 seconds
Billionaire Boys Club
11.08.23 Pt 2 - Musk vs Zuck is moving forward, but whose side are you on, and what should the stakes be? The team discuss whether they’d rather communicate with animals or be fluent in any language. And Nomvelo Makhanya joins the show to tell us about her role in ‘The Perfect Picture’. www.cliffcentral.com
11/08/2023 • 48 minutes 36 seconds
11.08.23 Pt 1 - The comment section is insisting it’s Phuza Friday today, but have you heard of Mogodu Mondays? The team discuss the dos and don’ts in the dating world after Simphiwe reveals a new trend - foodie calls! www.cliffcentral.com
11/08/2023 • 57 minutes 26 seconds
Countdown to Socialism
10.08.23 Pt 2 - Gareth and Phumi are joined by Anthea Jeffery to discuss the ANC’s determination to turn South Africa into a socialist society. Gareth also catches up with Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis on the taxi strike. www.cliffcentral.com
10/08/2023 • 59 minutes 9 seconds
Safe and Sound
10.08.23 Pt 1 - Is President Ramaphosa scared, or did he just prefer the safety and comfort of the Union Buildings for his Women’s Day speech? Gareth discusses one of America’s biggest toilets - San Francisco… and, would you work for Elon Musk? www.cliffcentral.com
10/08/2023 • 1 hour 12 seconds
Make or Break
08.08.23 Pt 2 - Stan Katz talks about the awkward management takeover during his time at 702 and reflects on the station’s switch from music to talk radio. Aki Anastasiou brings his stories from the break room, and working with John Berks. www.cliffcentral.com
08/08/2023 • 53 minutes 46 seconds
08.08.23 Pt 1 - The studio is filled with legendary 702 alumni as Stan Katz and Aki Anastasiou are today’s special guests! They share many memories and amusing stories of being hired and fired in the radio industry. www.cliffcentral.com
08/08/2023 • 1 hour 27 seconds
State of the Portrait
07.08.23 Pt 2 - Elon Musk wants South Africans to pass an IQ test before having a Twitter account and Lizzo’s not going anywhere. Famous South African portrait artist, Cyril Coetzee, talks about some of his amazing work, especially during the Mandela era. www.cliffcentral.com
07/08/2023 • 58 minutes 20 seconds
Charge it to the Game
07.08.23 Pt 1 -Bakh’abantu discovers his superpowers using an AI generator, and Leigh-Ann is crutchless again. Producer Ryan jumps on to talk about this weekend’s sports results after placing some bets. www.cliffcentral.com
07/08/2023 • 55 minutes 1 second
Free the Boobs
04.08.23 Pt 2 - Ben and Gareth are schooled about boobs and bras by Simphiwe. Lasizwe pops by the studio to spill some tea about his latest project with Canon, and gives us an exclusive update! And George Mienie dispenses your weekly motoring news. www.cliffcentral.com
04/08/2023 • 1 hour 20 seconds
04.08.23 Pt 1 - Simphiwe has had two flat tyres this week… some say she’s visiting cheap strip clubs, others say she’s just a bad driver. Ben gives you your weekend sport fixtures, with some betting wisdom - and Gareth is fascinated by a time currency movie concept. www.cliffcentral.com
04/08/2023 • 59 minutes 29 seconds
Malema, friend or foe?
03.08.23 Pt 2 - Ebrahim Harvey - former Cosatu trade unionist, and current political writer, analyst and commentator - joins the team to talk about the EFF’s 10-year celebration. Having studied every angle of Malema’s political career, Ebrahim warns us not to rule him out of the Presidential running just yet. Does Phumi agree with this? Bakh’abantu has some thoughts about the EFF’s last decade as a hypocritical, fascist movement. www.cliffcentral.com
03/08/2023 • 54 minutes 22 seconds
03.08.23 Pt 1 - Phumi is out of town, but according to Producer Ryan, she’s staying at a Barbie house in Cape Town. Accusations against Lizzo are escalating at an alarming rate after making her dancers eat unwanted bananas. And Anthea Gardner pops in to talk money. www.cliffcentral.com
03/08/2023 • 58 minutes 55 seconds
A Legendary Storyteller
02.08.23 Pt 2 - Paul Slabolepszy chats to Gareth about his incredible career as a writer and actor… as well as the new version of ‘Saturday Night at the Palace’, that’s currently playing at the theatre. Find out the true meaning of legacy and Paul’s inspiration behind his life’s work. www.cliffcentral.com
02/08/2023 • 58 minutes 28 seconds
Elon, Lizzo, and the Pomp Wagon
02.08.23 Pt 1 - Ryan found a rather interesting car on the West Rand, humans are identifying as K9s, and Mick Jagger still has it at 80. www.cliffcentral.com
02/08/2023 • 57 minutes 55 seconds
01.08.23 Pt 2 - Bakh’abantu wants to put away the politics and ask the hot question… Barbie or Oppenheimer? K.F. expresses his frustration with movies highlighting heroism within evil. Ronen Aires joins the show to discuss his concept of ‘Chooseday’. www.cliffcentral.com
01/08/2023 • 54 minutes 16 seconds
Zimbabwe vs Zambia
01.08.23 Pt 1 - Gareth is surprised by some old friends from around Africa to co-host the show - K.F. Malindi from Zimbabwe, and Mutale Mwanza from Zambia. They debate who owns Victoria Falls, and the reasons behind a third-world country supporting Russia. www.cliffcentral.com
01/08/2023 • 58 minutes 56 seconds
31.07.23 Pt 2 - Gareth gets excited about some old TV series… which leads to him expressing his disinterest in Mr Bean, and Charley Pietersen joins the team live in studio to talk about his new book, ‘SA Men Arise’. www.cliffcentral.com
31/07/2023 • 55 minutes 1 second
31.07.23 Pt 1 - Gareth is struggling to understand Elon’s obsession with X. Leigh-Ann reports about a local hero who helped during a fire, and Bakh’abantu is no gambler. Dr Hanan helps Bakh’abantu with an actual ex problem. www.cliffcentral.com
31/07/2023 • 57 minutes 53 seconds
Coming of Age
28.07.23 Pt 2 - Gareth, Ben, and Simphiwe discuss ‘Glitch McConnell’ and retirement ages for politicians, before being joined by comedian Nik Rabinowitz - whose mom complains about his shows… and George Mienie wants to address a house on wheels that is for sale. www.cliffcentral.com
28/07/2023 • 58 minutes 16 seconds
Ain’t Nobody got Time for That!
28.07.23 Pt 1 - Gareth has a bunch of shaming he wants to get off his chest, Simphiwe loses her first bet… and Ben has become the South African Top G. www.cliffcentral.com
28/07/2023 • 59 minutes 8 seconds
SA’s State of Mining
27.07.23 Pt 2 - Bakh’abantu joins the Burning Platform panel after Monday’s rant about South Africa becoming a Banana Republic. The team discuss Julius Malema’s EFF 10-year anniversary speech, as well as the antics of the SABC. Blessings Ramoba, President and CEO at the Mining Forum of South Africa, joins in to discuss illegal mining and the state of mining in South Africa. www.cliffcentral.com
27/07/2023 • 56 minutes 16 seconds
27.07.23 Pt 1 - Phumi describes her feelings toward her Sodastream, and things she wants to do at retirement age. The team discuss stroke symptoms, after Lira recently shared her story in an interview. And Dr Mark joins to continue the poop conversation. www.cliffcentral.com
27/07/2023 • 57 minutes 36 seconds
Pursuit of Happiness
26.07.23 Pt 2 - “It’s never more important to win than to be happy”. Dr Dorianne Weil joins Gareth Cliff and Lebang Kgosana to discuss her life and career in both psychology and the media. The team also discuss the effect she has had on, not just the nation, but the world - according to Nelson Mandela. www.cliffcentral.com
26/07/2023 • 56 minutes 32 seconds
26.07.23 Pt 1 - Gareth questions men’s loyalty to their barbers, after Lebang struggled to fit her new hairstyle into her Tuk Tuk this morning! Ryan is ‘anti-exploration’ and believes people should leave the fish alone, but has one unusual destination he’s keen to check out. www.cliffcentral.com
26/07/2023 • 1 hour 58 seconds
Vampires and Lesbians
25.07.23 Pt 2 - Rian names the only two women he’s ever truly loved, and touches on his beef with Steve Hofmeyr. Gareth brings out his list of the worst Afrikaans names he’s ever heard, while Bakh’abantu tells us about his haunting bus trips to the Eastern Cape. Jaco Voigt from Catalytic then pops in to discuss patching. www.cliffcentral.com
25/07/2023 • 49 minutes 26 seconds
Strips and Chips
25.07.23 Pt 1 - Rian van Heerden joins Gareth and Bakh’abantu as the mystery co-host… with stories about chicken and strippers, Real Housewives, and Sex in Afrikaans! Rian, like Gareth, was also fired from campus radio, after giving Gareth his first break years ago. Agie Adams then joins in from Tourvest Travel Services. www.cliffcentral.com
25/07/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 27 seconds
The Angriest Canadian
24.07.23 Pt 2 - Gareth is amused about a Greta Thunberg statue at the University of Winchester in England. The team tries to figure out what’s in the water at old age homes after recent oil-related protests go to new levels… and the angriest Canadian joins the show after his recent visit to South Africa. www.cliffcentral.com
24/07/2023 • 56 minutes 35 seconds
24.07.23 Pt 1 - Did the Barbie and Oppenheimer movies live up to the hype? Bakh’abantu confirms his prophethood after the events of last week, before taking shots at a certain politician for dismantling the Joburg CBD. www.cliffcentral.com
24/07/2023 • 54 minutes 37 seconds
21.06.23 Pt 2 - Ben gives us his expert opinion on why the Dricus vs Adesanya match is not happening. Gareth throws ‘No Politics Friday’ out the window during a chat with a writer who worked on his TV show… and Simphiwe tells us how to get paid for pooping. www.cliffcentral.com
21/07/2023 • 59 minutes 57 seconds
Don’t give an EFF
21.07.23 Pt 1 - Gareth reflects on yesterday’s Burning Platform, after some audience feedback. The footage of the Bree Street explosion gets everyone talking… and Ben gives us our sports rundown for the weekend. www.cliffcentral.com
21/07/2023 • 58 minutes 34 seconds
20.07.23 Pt 2 - EFF representative, Ntokozo Hlonyana, joins The Burning Platform to discuss the EFF’s 10-year anniversary, and their hopes and dreams for South Africa in today’s political climate. Mighti Jamie is our other special addition to the panel.
NB: Unfortunately the internet went down for a few minutes during the show, and some of the discussion was not recorded - apologies for the frustration! www.cliffcentral.com
20/07/2023 • 58 minutes 38 seconds
20.07.23 Pt 1 - The ‘Nyoape Mayor’ strikes again… and Gareth has some things to say about the Joburg CBD explosion. Phumi expands on the two new Nelson Mandela statues that were unveiled on Mandela Day using taxpayers’ money. www.cliffcentral.com
20/07/2023 • 53 minutes 59 seconds
The Infinite Game
19.07.23 Pt 2 - Darrel Bristow-Bovey has written a book about Shackleton's Endurance expedition… which is a good excuse for him to join Gareth for a long overdue catch-up chat about what he’s been up to, the stories our fathers tell us, the definition of success, and the house he’s building in Greece.
19/07/2023 • 49 minutes 33 seconds
Floyd’s Gucci Slide
19.07.23 Pt 1 - Floyd Mayweather is in town, and people are buzzing about his Gucci purchase. Gareth, Lebang and Producer Ryan discuss SA’s first overseas impressions - thanks to Akon on Twitter. And did you know KFC’s ‘Add Hope’ donations are tax deductible? www.cliffcentral.com
19/07/2023 • 56 minutes 42 seconds
18.07.23 Pt 2 - Gareth discovers why DJ Fresh hated owning a hot dog shop, and Bakh’abantu gets a radio masterclass right before his eyes. Plus some flashbacks to the day Mandela died. www.cliffcentral.com
18/07/2023 • 54 minutes 37 seconds
Cocaine and Testicles
18.07.23 Pt 1 - DJ Fresh has been revealed as this week’s mystery guest! A reunion of the titans… Gareth and Fresh have a catch-up, reminiscing about older times in radio, clubbing, and even some politics. JJ Cornish then joins the show for Africanalysis. www.cliffcentral.com
18/07/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 2 seconds
The Epidemic of Unkindness
17.07.23 Pt 2 - Gareth finds another reason to slate modern dating options, with a new fact about Tinder. Which bosses make the worst bullies? Marion Scher chats to the team about her new book, Big Bully. www.cliffcentral.com
17/07/2023 • 59 minutes 5 seconds
Ranting Ass and Changing Names
17.07.23 Pt 1 - Leigh-Ann is off her pain meds and kicks off the show with a rant of utter frustration! Producer Ryan jumps on to brag about his victorious betting win after yesterday’s tennis, and Bakh’abantu is considering a name change. www.cliffcentral.com
17/07/2023 • 59 minutes 45 seconds
The Ugly Club
14.07.23 Pt 2 - Timo ODV joins Gareth and Simphiwe for a catch-up after 6 years. Gareth pitches a hilarious club idea, with a twist… and George Mienie jumps on for the AutoTrader Pod. www.cliffcentral.com
14/07/2023 • 56 minutes 48 seconds
14.07.23 Pt 1 - Gareth has found a very interesting show jumping ‘sport’, Simphiwe reviews AI Barbie dream houses from around the globe, and Ben lets us know what to look out for this weekend in the world of sport - courtesy of Supabets. www.cliffcentral.com
14/07/2023 • 51 minutes 10 seconds
Blue Light Blues
13.07.23 Pt 2 - Gareth, Phumi and Kanthan get into government sex scandals, voter apathy, the mining economy, and how one should react to blue light brigades. www.cliffcentral.com
13/07/2023 • 58 minutes 27 seconds
Fountains of Youth
13.07.23 Pt 1 - Gareth is placing bets and watching tennis, while Phumi doesn’t want to see anyone having sex. The comment section enlightens us about some women who drink from the fountain of youth… and Phumi reveals how Rick James avoided the Manson massacre. www.cliffcentral.com
13/07/2023 • 1 hour 5 seconds
12.07.23 Pt 2 - Lorraine Maisel drops in to chat with Gareth and Lebang. We find out she’s recently married, and has 3 pussies. Lebang shares some fashion advice… and Gareth has some thoughts on influencer marketing. www.cliffcentral.com
12/07/2023 • 53 minutes 37 seconds
12.07.23 Pt 1 - Gareth reminisces about a trip with Tito Mboweni to the Reserve Bank, Lebang’s podcast is nominated for an award, and Ryan is watching Andrew Tate videos again. A blast from the past - SA’s Weather Man, Simon Gear, makes an appearance. www.cliffcentral.com
12/07/2023 • 57 minutes 28 seconds
The Nyaope Mayor
11.07.23 Pt 2 - Dr Jonathan Witt has some words for “Ms. Netherlands”… Gareth gets into Holland and the collapse of their coalition government, while Bakh’abantu wants to know where the Joburg Mayor is. www.cliffcentral.com
11/07/2023 • 59 minutes 58 seconds
Paper Straws VS Carbon Taxes
11.07.23 Pt 1 - A new feature kicks off with a surprise co-host, Dr Jonathan Witt. Bakh’abantu has a vendetta against Greta Thunberg, and Gareth’s curiosity is piqued after hearing about a permanent loadshedding solution. www.cliffcentral.com
11/07/2023 • 59 minutes 20 seconds
No Turtles in Joburg
10.07.23 Pt 2 - Gareth is on the fence about protesting with some Christians at Woolworths, Bakh’abantu takes a swing at some vegans, and Alan Levy joins the show to tell us about AI in the news industry. www.cliffcentral.com
10/07/2023 • 58 minutes 44 seconds
10.07.23 Pt 1 - Leigh-Ann is off the meds and back on duty after her hip replacement last week. Bakh’abantu gives us the latest sport results from over the weekend - courtesy of Supabets, and Gareth is freezing his balls off. www.cliffcentral.com
10/07/2023 • 57 minutes 39 seconds
Hanging by a Thread
07.07.23 Pt 2 - It’s Pretoria boy Elon Musk vs copycat Mark Zuckerberg in the courtroom… Ben kicks off ‘Beyond the Scoreboard’ with Supabets, emphasising a South African athlete in the biggest event of the year… and George Mienie joins for the AutoTrader Pod.
07/07/2023 • 59 minutes 40 seconds
Cacophony of Jabberings
07.07.23 Pt 1 - Gareth has found a woman who reviews public toilets in Australia. Simphiwe was secretly featured on OPW… how did we not know?! And Ben can’t sleep because of vicious attacks from his cat.
07/07/2023 • 54 minutes 57 seconds
The Immigrant Question
06.07.23 Pt 2 - Newly elected Deputy President of the ANC Youth League, Phumzile Mgcina stops by to discuss their plans for the future. The team also touch on the riots in France, and affirmative action in the USA.
06/07/2023 • 54 minutes 17 seconds
Climbing the Family Tree
06.07.23 Pt 1 - Phumi is delving into her family tree, and Gareth is being bombarded by Barbie movie marketing. Would you fake an accident for a multi-million rand payout? And Phumi discovers a fascinating story involving naked men.
06/07/2023 • 53 minutes 46 seconds
It’s a Grind
05.07.23 Pt 2 - Comedian Costa Carastavrakis joins Gareth and Lebang live in studio with some wild adventures to talk about. New live shows, a new restaurant, and some Grindr activities that never miss a beat. The team also cover some potential solutions to cancel culture.
05/07/2023 • 50 minutes 47 seconds
05.07.23 Pt 1 - Gareth is convinced South Africa is not angry enough and proposes a ‘Game of Thrones’ solution to our ongoing problems. Lebang is South Africa’s new Vusi Thembekwayo after giving an inspirational send-off to college graduates yesterday, and Ryan spills the beans on some embarrassing college moments.
05/07/2023 • 58 minutes 54 seconds
The Enhanced Games
04.07.23 Pt 2 - Gareth and MKT discuss the idea of an ‘Enhanced Games’, where all athletes juice to the max for both entertainment and science. Would you still watch the normal Olympics? MKT gives an Elon update, and argues why limiting posts is good for you as a human. And Sean Sanders from Revix drops in for a quick update.
04/07/2023 • 54 minutes 43 seconds
Blue Light Thugs
04.07.23 Pt 1 - MKT makes a return to the show and has some strong opinions on the ANC’s legacy, the latest controversy involving Banyana Banyana… and he updates us on what he’s been up to over the last year. Gareth is frustrated after seeing a viral clip of the blue light brigade roughing up some citizens on the highway, and Bakh’abantu has a solution to fix any problem you have. JJ Cornish then jumps in for Africanalysis.
04/07/2023 • 1 hour 4 minutes 10 seconds
Left left or Right right
03.07.23 Pt 2 - Bernard Buys, aka Betty Bangles, is in the building to discuss his upcoming move to New Zealand. Leigh-Ann brings up a new law in Florida in the USA, which sparks debate about how a child should be raised. Plus - the world’s smallest and most expensive bag.
03/07/2023 • 55 minutes 14 seconds
The Temple of Gloom
03.07.23 Pt 1 - Gareth talks about his Friday night, staying in and watching all the Indiana Jones movies. We get an update on Leigh-Ann’s cyborg operation coming up, and Bernard Buys (aka Betty Bangles) is in the building with some questions for Dr Hanan.
03/07/2023 • 57 minutes 37 seconds
30.06.23 Pt 2 - Gareth announces a new partnership with Supabets that will bring some new sport content to the show every week with Ben. TikTok superstar, Galaletsang Tshungu jumps on with Gareth and Simphiwe to discuss her journey in the influencer game, and how it’s changed her perspective on life… and George Mienie joins the show to show off a new car!
30/06/2023 • 56 minutes 13 seconds
Spread them Cheeks
30.06.23 Pt 1 - Simphiwe kicks off the show with another list - this time about the most common places and ways for tourists to die! Gareth brings up an embarrassing video of Kenny Kunene attempting to be an influencer on TikTok… and Ben wants to know if you could be in an OnlyFans relationship.
30/06/2023 • 53 minutes
The Big Water Debate
29.06.23 Pt 2 - The Burning Platform is joined by Dumo Denga this week, as the team dive deep into some current affairs. Dumo gets into the ‘race-based’ water rights that are making headlines, with his argument that it’s preventing innovation - despite the rest of the world working on a similar system. Does Phumi agree with this? The NHI dispute has been haunting the country over the last few weeks… we get some updates on this, and Gareth gives his take on Paul Mashatile, after getting an email about him.
29/06/2023 • 55 minutes 46 seconds
29.06.23 Pt 1 - Gareth and Phumi reunite after having both left the country over the past two weeks. With much to catch up on, Gareth kicks off the show with his recent visit to the dentist - his worst nightmare! Phumi is fascinated with the newly hyped-up Barbie movie that’s making the rounds on social media. Spoiler alert… Gareth talks about Succession.
29/06/2023 • 57 minutes 30 seconds
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
28.06.23 Pt 2 - Vatiswa Ndara is a South African actress who has been under the microscope lately after releasing her controversial new book - Unfiltered: My Unglamorous Odyssey in the World of South African Entertainment. Gareth sits down with Vatiswa to unpack the book, her career in the industry, and more. All is laid bare in this frank and eye-opening conversation.
28/06/2023 • 56 minutes 9 seconds
The Final Mashdown
28.06.23 Pt 1 - It’s Mash’s final show as a CliffCentral employee, and the team take a quick look at his last few months. Bakh’abuntu talks about an Eastern Cape scam that targets the lower class, and Gareth expresses his hate for Australia… again.
28/06/2023 • 56 minutes 56 seconds
AI vs Calculators
27.06.23 Pt 2 - Weza Matomane is today’s featured guest, and he dives into the world of AI after starting his own company. The team get into influencer marketing, and normalizing AI in everyday life in the digital media space… plus some interesting upcoming events that Weza is involved in.
27/06/2023 • 50 minutes 59 seconds
Anyone for Tennis?
27.06.23 - Lebang is questioning the amount of scams that are targeting her lately, after being known as the scam artist’s dream. Gareth wants to know if having a tennis court at your home is a still a thing. And Robyn Ireton from Tourvest Travel Services joins to discuss the intricacies of Corporate Incentive Travel.
27/06/2023 • 56 minutes 22 seconds
26.06.23 Pt 2 - ChatGPT makes its way into the conversation, proving no matter how advanced AI gets, nothing can beat the human touch. Hunter Biden is under fire again, and we find out which US President Leigh-Ann would sleep with. It’s Elon vs Mark in a cage fight… we get the team’s opinion on this, before heading into Markets Mondays with Bryan Habana.
26/06/2023 • 53 minutes 10 seconds
Scottish upstairs, Portuguese downstairs
26.06.23 Pt 1 - Gareth is catching up on the events of the world after being overseas last week, and there’s a lot going on. The submersible imploding, global summits taking place with Cyril begging for sovereignty… and Leigh-Ann’s big announcement that leaves Gareth in tears.
26/06/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 7 seconds
23.06.23 Pt 2. - Simphiwe expresses her frustration at being single, after seeing a video by Candice Mama giving up her position of ‘Chairperson of the Strong Independent Woman, Don’t Need No Man Club’. We discover that Mark can sing, after he takes on Simphiwe’s song challenge. And George Mienie drops a bombshell on the AutoTrader Pod!
23/06/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 14 seconds
Love VS Winter
23.06.23 Pt 1 - Simphiwe is back for Friday vibes with Mark Mdluli and Ben, and a fresh new game to play on the show… siblings or dating? Mark is hurting after a recent break-up, so Ben and Simphiwe give him some advice. Elon Musk vs Mark Zuckerberg - who is your money on?
23/06/2023 • 57 minutes 35 seconds
A Present for the NPA
22.06.23 Pt 2 - The Burning Platform is hosted by Phumi Mashigo this week, with Rams Mabote and features bestselling author, Paul Holden. His new book, ‘Zondo at your Fingertips’ is a summary of the Zondo Commission and its many years of hearings, summonses, transcripts, and evidence - but still no convictions. The team look back at some of the revelations and discuss what the NPA could do to give South Africans closure.
22/06/2023 • 58 minutes 18 seconds
The Final Countdown
22.06.23 Pt 1 - Phumi and Bakh’abantu discuss the final hours on the Titan sub, as the oxygen depletes at a rapid rate. Bakh’abantu has a 5-minute Ted talk about Julius Malema’s recent statement regarding paying unemployed matriculants R1,000 a month. Also, fellow South Africans - the president is NOT asking you for airtime!
22/06/2023 • 54 minutes 38 seconds
Secrets of Success
21.06.23 Pt 2 - Simphiwe wraps up the show with the most unattractive names for both men and women, before introducing an interview Gareth recorded with the self-proclaimed ‘King of Social Media’, and an explosive political activist, Howard Sackstein. They cover Howard’s life and career in the political space, and the Jewish anti-apartheid movement. He also talks about his entrepreneurship qualities when starting his various businesses, his love of travel to unique destinations and more.
21/06/2023 • 1 hour 5 minutes
21.06.23 Pt 1 - Michael Flax is in the building to update us on his life after getting engaged. He also has some relationship advice for both Aaron and Simphiwe. They also get into some lobola chat, and list some of the most expensive cities to live in around the world.
21/06/2023 • 48 minutes 41 seconds
Medium D Energy
20.06.23 Pt 2 - Lebang and Gord discuss some of the things they were into as kids, that are still relevant to them today. Gord introduces his new girlfriend Jane, but the audience wants to know if it could be Jane Malatji from CliffCentral. Thokozile Mangwiro joins the show to discuss her new enterprise, and some entrepreneurial tips to get a new business off the ground in 2023 in South Africa.
20/06/2023 • 58 minutes 20 seconds
20.06.23 Pt 1 - Lebang is standing in for Gareth today, alongside Gord Laws and Producer Ryan. Which era of hip hop was your favourite? Gord does a deep dive into generational rappers and the evolution of rap over the years. Ryan is shocked to hear about an actor who died a few days ago, but hasn’t been in the news. Lebang gets into some headlines, before being joined by JJ Cornish for Africanalysis.
20/06/2023 • 59 minutes 19 seconds
Cookware Cash Cow
19.06.23 PT 2 - Leigh-Ann has made an outrageous discovery on the internet about some vintage cookware that could make you a millionaire. Mash shares some sex tips from Cosmo magazine, but it’s not well received. Ingrid Hauger and Shaun Joynt join the show to talk about the upcoming 300th parkrun event.
19/06/2023 • 55 minutes 15 seconds
19.06.23 Pt 1 - Mash and Leigh-Ann are stepping in for Gareth today, as he’s away for the week. Leigh-Ann discusses her latest visit to the radiologist, and Mash does a deep dive into the latest Miss SA scandal making headlines over the weekend. Dr Hanan joins the conversation with more useful advice.
19/06/2023 • 56 minutes 29 seconds
Medical Aid Cartels
15.06.23 Pt 2 - Dr Jonathan Witt joins Gareth and Kanthan to talk about the latest bill that passed in South Africa, pushing for National Health Insurance (NHI), which has citizens fuming all over the country. The team is also joined by Councillor Belinda Kayser-Echeozonjoku from the DA to discuss the R81b budget for the City of Joburg.
15/06/2023 • 1 hour 3 minutes 42 seconds
15.06.23 Pt 1 - Would you prefer a 34-degree summer, or a 6-degree winter all year round? Gareth and Bakh’abantu discuss the current weather in South Africa. What can you do to celebrate Youth Day as a South African? Bakh’abantu suggests some options. And Gareth brings up the recent Trump arrest.
15/06/2023 • 54 minutes 43 seconds
The Future of Leadership is Collegiality
14.06.23 Pt 2 - Mike Teke is a business maverick in South Africa, who came from nothing in a small Johannesburg township. He has just released a new book titled, ‘The Future of Leadership is Collegiality’. Gareth does a deep dive into some of the morals and values Mike discusses in the book, and also explores some of his wisdom regarding the future of South Africa. A truly inspirational man on a mission to change South Africa for good!
14/06/2023 • 49 minutes 33 seconds
14.06.23 Pt 1 - Mash brings up the latest debate on Twitter involving Pearl Thusi. Ryan saw a clip of Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis going around talking to random citizens… but would this fly in Joburg? And Gareth is in shock after hearing about Eusebius McKaizer’s disaster funeral.
14/06/2023 • 59 minutes 26 seconds
Slikour… on Life
13.06.23 Pt 2 - Slikour joins the GCS camp today for an in-depth chat with Gareth and Lebang. He catches us up on his new book, ‘Slikour: The Life of a Hip Hop Engineer’… also sharing BTS stories of the writing process, as well as some of the history behind his legacy.
13/06/2023 • 55 minutes 28 seconds
13.06.23 Pt 1 - Lebang needs to vent after hanging out with a friend whose personality is based solely on the things she wants and owns, vs something genuine. What do South Africans do on Youth Day these days? Lebang reflects on her year so far, using Dr Hanan’s pearls of wisdom. Is her coin spend balanced? And Maria Watkins joins from Tourvest Travel Services for ‘The Window Seat’.
13/06/2023 • 58 minutes 44 seconds
The Human ATM
12.06.23 Pt 2 - Leigh-Ann tells us about a package that arrived 13 years late. Have you ever been scammed out of money by a ‘friend’? And we find out what happened to the legendary yellow couch that saw many naked butts over the years at CliffCentral!
12/06/2023 • 50 minutes 55 seconds
Hadedas and Earthquakes
12.06.23 Pt 1 - Bakh'abantu the Intern makes a return to the show after a long hiatus. Gareth addresses the biggest event to occur in Johannesburg over the weekend - the earthquake. The team have a spoiler-free chat about Succession… and Dr Hanan joins the conversation, alongside a GCS listener, for some Monday morning therapy.
12/06/2023 • 57 minutes 57 seconds
Worst Human Mistake
09.06.23 Pt 2 - What has happened to the place that was once considered to be our very own Miami? We catch up with comedian Ebenhaezer Dibakwane… which leads to Simphiwe having to defend Boksburg - again! www.cliffcentral.com
09/06/2023 • 54 minutes 49 seconds
09.06.23 Pt 1 - Can you think of 3 reasons why a groom could possibly be on his phone while walking down the aisle after saying “I do”? Ben gives us an update on the whole LIV golf/ PGA Tour situation… and Simphiwe shares the top countries where men sit down to pee! www.cliffcentral.com
09/06/2023 • 57 minutes 57 seconds
Thirst for Change
08.06.23 Pt 2 - Imagine not having access to water for 10 days! Leeto Nthoba joins the show and provides the team with an update on the water crisis in Witbank, leading to a discussion about water rights. Should the country be listening to Bantu Holomisa, or do we need new voices? www.cliffcentral.com
08/06/2023 • 57 minutes 50 seconds
Cracking the Happiness Code
08.06.23 Pt 1 - What makes people happy? A listener is seeking assistance regarding the Post Office, who actually seem to have delivered a package - but to the wrong person! And what would you do if your child spent your entire life savings on mobile games? www.cliffcentral.com
08/06/2023 • 57 minutes 6 seconds
Spick and Span Tales
07.06.23 Pt 2 - The conversation about cleanliness continues, as Mash shares that he now has a helper for the first time ever. Sean Sanders from Revix joins to share the latest updates in the crypto market, and we also learn about an awesome campaign called NESTLÉ BAR.ONE #needenergy – Lighting up Libraries. www.cliffcentral.com
07/06/2023 • 52 minutes 45 seconds
Mash’s Moving Nightmare
07.06.23 Pt 1 - The show kickstarts with Mash regurgitating his traumatic experience of moving into his new apartment, which leads the team to discuss how people's living situations often reflect what's going on inside them… or what they think they're worth. And guess what? Sweden has become the first country to turn sex into a sport! www.cliffcentral.com
07/06/2023 • 56 minutes 26 seconds
Housing Crisis for Birds
06.05.23 Pt 2 - "Where do the birds go when it's raining?" is a serious question on Gord's mind. Did you know that there's an automatic pap maker? Would you consider getting it? Lebang and Gord go on a bit of a tangent about their love for the air fryer.., and it all ends in a nostalgic TV theme song singalong! www.cliffcentral.com
06/06/2023 • 57 minutes 1 second
How to Survive the Comment Section
06.06.23 Pt 1 - Is Gord a good person for separating his rubbish? If you are a Spiderman fan, then you might want to listen to Lebang's review on the latest installment. And we catch up with JJ Cornish for Africanalysis. www.cliffcentral.com
06/06/2023 • 47 minutes 47 seconds
05.06.23 Pt 2 - Leigh-Ann talks about a weird experience someone had while thrift shopping, having found a strange note in an already purchased jacket. Gareth narrows down how many billionaires are in some countries around the world, and what age the average billionaire is in this day and age. Then it’s Markets Mondays with Markets.com.
05/06/2023 • 51 minutes 24 seconds
05.06.23 Pt 1 - Leigh-Ann has a lucid sex dream about a pilot during a flight, while Gareth finds himself listening to old Tina Turner albums and discovering some classics. Dr. Hanan joins for a Q&A from the audience, and Gareth wants to chime in on the advice.
05/06/2023 • 1 hour 34 seconds
Scurvy and Pirates
02.06.23 Pt 2 - Ben shares what it’s like being a man in content creation, and what kind of content he creates. Kirsten Neuschäfer joins Gareth to discuss her record-breaking sailing race around the world, and amazes the team with her incredible story.
02/06/2023 • 59 minutes 58 seconds
02.06.23 Pt 1 - The team have an Australia dumping session involving some of their very strict laws, and Gareth discovers a cute species of squirrel. Ben joins the conversation to explain to the team what a golf handicap is.
02/06/2023 • 55 minutes 40 seconds
Saving South Africa
01.06.23 Pt 2 - Justice Malala joins Gareth Cliff for a special live Burning Platform event to talk about the release of his new book, ‘The Plot to Save South Africa’ - in which Justice does a deep dive into the events surrounding Chris Hani’s assassination. The conversation then shifts to what’s currently happening to us as a country. How can we as citizens help SA moving forward? Gareth and Justice discuss some ideas and solutions.
01/06/2023 • 46 minutes 20 seconds
Kiss and Tell
01.06.23 Pt 1 - Gareth and Phumi are shocked at the latest news coming out of Hollywood, as Al Pacino announces his fourth child with a 29-year-old woman. Gareth reveals an unbelievable story about a kiss from Julianne Moore after the Oscars many years ago. And Phumi reacts to some of the callers after opening up the phone lines.
01/06/2023 • 57 minutes 38 seconds
31.05.23 Pt 2 - Ryan expresses his frustration after a long drive home yesterday due to load shedding. Mash talks about a new car design that will make it easier for idiots to park, and Congo Chris from the comment section joins the show to talk about Andre the Giant and a cat that survived 3 shipwrecks!
31/05/2023 • 57 minutes 22 seconds
Murder Mysteries and Musicals
31.05.23 Pt 1 - Mash is finally moving house today after scrambling to find an apartment during the past week. Ryan found an entertaining place on the internet to look up old murder cases from around the world, after yesterday’s Daisy de Melker interview. And Gareth expresses his nonchalant attitude toward musicals.
31/05/2023 • 58 minutes 57 seconds
30.05.23 Pt 2 - South African author, Ted Botha, sits down with Gareth Cliff to discuss his latest book about an innocent local nurse who turned out to be one of South Africa's most notorious serial killers in the 1920s and 1930s.
30/05/2023 • 36 minutes 52 seconds
A Fool for a Client
30.05.23 Pt 1 - Gareth is livid after hearing the chief of the South African Defence Force swear blatantly, live on TV at a media briefing yesterday. Lebang discusses her birthday celebrations after her “no-plans weekend” turned upside down. And the team is fascinated by the latest divorce scandal in the local headlines.
30/05/2023 • 54 minutes 42 seconds
What are we doing with 6 inches?
29.05.23 Pt 2 - Candice gets the conversation started about relationships and standards in her life, as well as what other single people look for. Gareth chimes in on what he would want in a life partner… and Leigh-Ann brings her bachelorette views to the table. Ever wanted to know what size is a good size?
29/05/2023 • 49 minutes 57 seconds
Non-Independent Women Club
29.05.23 Pt 1 - Candice Mama is in the house and wants to emphasize what CliffCentral has done for her love life since being on the show. Leigh-Ann brings up an old interview from her Heavy Petting podcast about an artist pig. And Dr. Hanan joins the conversation to give Candice some relationship advice!
29/05/2023 • 58 minutes 14 seconds
Ask the Twins
26.05.23 Pt 2 - Celeste Ntuli and Simphiwe are so similar, some are even calling them twins, which leads to Gareth starting a new segment - 'Ask the Twins'. Simphiwe is shook to find out Celeste has given in to wearing Crocs... and how do you know you're a keeper?
26/05/2023 • 54 minutes
26.05.23 Pt 1 - The fabulous Celeste Ntuli joins us again. The winter gets Ryan as he oversleeps for the first time. Do men wear pyjamas? Simphiwe wants to know… and the ladies are looking for love!
26/05/2023 • 55 minutes 23 seconds
Winnie and Nelson
25.05.23 Pt 2 - Jonny Steinberg joins the show to talk about his latest book, Winnie and Nelson - a detailed autobiography about the relationship of one of the world’s most beloved icons, and the woman who accompanied him. The team also discuss the latest interviews coming out of the BBC with Julius Malema and Fikile Mbalula.
25/05/2023 • 55 minutes 9 seconds
Simply the Best
25.05.23 Pt 1 - Tina Turner has sadly passed away at the age of 83. Gareth and Phumi share some happy memories they have of her trips to South Africa, as well as her influence in the music world. Phumi really wants to get something off her chest about the latest Herman Mashaba book publishing scandal. And Dr Mark joins the show to talk about puberty.
25/05/2023 • 59 minutes 23 seconds
The Life of Harry Oppenheimer
24.05.23 Pt 2 - South African author and Member of Parliament, Michael Cardo dives into the life and fortune of Harry Oppenheimer and the history of the family through the years. He discusses his research behind the scenes, having been granted access to some very exclusive documents and moments in Oppenheimer’s life. Michael also discloses the Oppenheimers’ influence on both the local and international stage.
24/05/2023 • 57 minutes 27 seconds
24.05.23 Pt 1 - Mash is looking for a new place to stay, and introduces the team to a weird and wonderful place to find roommates on the internet. Ryan reveals some information about the Eskom se Push app… and did you hear about the cockroach pandemic?
24/05/2023 • 59 minutes 17 seconds
Degenerate Tea Practice
23.05.23 Pt 2 - Gareth kicks off the second hour with a conundrum, a family friend looking for a place to stay. What’s the appropriate amount of time one should offer? Producer Ryan exposes Lebang in the comments after watching her make tea using the worst practice possible! And Anna Trapido joins to talk about the Harvesting Heritage Culinary Competition.
23/05/2023 • 52 minutes 27 seconds
Pulling a Gareth
23.05.23 Pt 1 - It’s Lebang’s birthday this weekend, and we find out what her ‘big plans’ are for celebrating. Gareth is not having it this winter, describing the measures he’s taking to ensure warmth. He also shares some details of a recent trip he took to Zimbabwe earlier this year.
23/05/2023 • 56 minutes 51 seconds
22.05.23 Pt 2 - J’Something and Ricardo da Costa are in the house! They cover their recent partnership with an exciting restaurant that has opened up, and they touch on the new music coming out from Mi Casa.
22/05/2023 • 51 minutes 27 seconds
South African Hasbulla
22.05.23 Pt 1 - Gareth and Leigh-Anne discuss what some famous geniuses have in common. Gareth discovers South Africa’s very own Hasbulla…and Dr Hanan comes on to talk about open relationships.
22/05/2023 • 57 minutes 2 seconds
The High Counsel
19.05.23 Pt 2 - Simphiwe is upset about missing the KFC pop-up in Pretoria. High Rob joins the team live from Portugal, providing life updates. He explains the reason behind 'The High Council' no longer existing. In-studio, George Mienie joins the team to discuss the latest happenings in the car world.
19/05/2023 • 59 minutes 59 seconds
19.05.23 Pt 1 - The Backstreet Boys are in town tonight. Are you going? Simphiwe and Gareth ponder who was the first boy band ever. Gareth introduces his latest Friday morning business idea: an airline exclusively for plus-size individuals. Ben joins the conversation, discussing various topics, including the appointment of a new CEO for KWV following the departure of the previous CEO whose wife's extravagant lifestyle caused controversy on a reality show.
19/05/2023 • 54 minutes 8 seconds
18.05.23 Pt 2 - Gareth Cliff, Phumi Mashigo, and Kanthan Pillay are joined on the Burning Platform by Phumlani Majozi this morning as the list of topics to cover is long. The team gets into the South African power crisis, the latest BEE Scandal that has made headlines around the country, South Africa’s involvement in the Russian Arms deal, and more.
18/05/2023 • 55 minutes 16 seconds
Locker Room Chronicles
18.05.23 Pt 1 - Gareth and Phumi kick off the show discussing De Ruyter’s new book “Truth to Power” and where they stand on the allegations. Phumi has a conundrum that involves pitching in financially for a funeral that’s costing way more than expected. When did you last enter a gym locker room?
18/05/2023 • 55 minutes 30 seconds
The Point of No Return
17.05.23 Pt 2 - Solly Moeng, A brand reputation specialist, columnist and part time lecturer, sits down with Gareth to discuss his life overseas, feelings about the political landscape in South Africa and his plans moving forward after 2024.
17/05/2023 • 52 minutes 46 seconds
Unveiling AI Controversies
17.05.23 Pt 1 - Ryan kicks off the show with a controversial conversation between a "child" and a new AI feature on Snapchat. Mash talks about a wild new dating show on YouTube, and we find out if Gareth has started lighting his fires yet. Sean Sanders from Revix joins the conversation.
17/05/2023 • 59 minutes 28 seconds
16.05.23 Pt 2 - Gareth goes on a rant about terrible insurance ads that are driving him up the wall. A poll is put out to see if Gord should be allowed back on the show after he cancelled on us yesterday. Dr Ronwyn Van Eeden, a medical oncologist, joins the show to discuss all you should know about cancer.
16/05/2023 • 53 minutes 33 seconds
16.05.23 Pt 1 - The gremlins got into the studio, causing a bit of an uproar at the beginning of the show. Lebang went away on a 4-day bender, that included the highest bungee jump in the world. JJ Cornish joins for Africanalysis.
16/05/2023 • 57 minutes 8 seconds
What makes you South African?
15.05.23 Pt 2 - What’s the best way to judge one’s character before hiring them for a job? Gareth and Leigh-Ann discuss their experiences with people in this position. Gareth names a few things that makes one a South African… and what are some new jobs that AI and technology have created?
15/05/2023 • 52 minutes 30 seconds
15.05.23 Pt 1 - Gareth and Leigh-Ann discuss the expectations of people after Gord Laws was a no-show due to feeling ill. An odd story took place this weekend after a man was flagged for human trafficking while taking his daughter on a flight… is this justified? Dr Hanan joins the conversation to discuss trust and reliability.
15/05/2023 • 58 minutes 4 seconds
12.05.23 Pt 2 - Ryan has become the latest victim of MMA recruitment after a night out at the EFC. Ben lays down some advice and even invites Cameron Saaiman, one of two South African fighters involved in the UFC, to talk about the sport. Cameron officially confirms his opponent for UFC 290 in July - exclusively here on CliffCentral!
12/05/2023 • 1 hour 4 minutes 30 seconds
The Noble Ass
12.05.23 Pt 1 - Simphiwe attended her first EFC fight and reports back on the experience. Gareth takes a 15 second personality test - but is it accurate? And Ben brings Gareth his favourite news story of the year so far!
12/05/2023 • 54 minutes 41 seconds
The ANC’s Vision for SA
11.05.23 Pt 2 - An ANC representative steps into the ring with Gareth, Phumi and Kanthan… and things heat up when education, sewage and electricity are brought to the surface. Nontembeko Boyce, Speaker of the KZN Legislature, shares her vision for the future of KZN, and attempts to defend the statements thrown her way by Kanthan and Phumi involving infrastructure improvement, education bias, and economic development.
11/05/2023 • 57 minutes 39 seconds
11.05.23 - The Tupperware company is facing bankruptcy, and Phumi expresses her sadness about it. The comment section wants to know what hair products Gareth uses since his hair has stayed the same since the ‘90s. And Gareth takes a closer look at someone on the Eskom board.
11/05/2023 • 51 minutes 46 seconds
The Echo of a Noise
10.05.23 Pt 2 - Pieter-Dirk Uys, a South African comedic icon, sits down with Gareth for a tell-all interview about his life, career and an in-depth look into his family. He’s currently touring a one-man show around the country about his amazing life story.
10/05/2023 • 1 hour 10 minutes 33 seconds
10.05.23 Pt 1 - Gareth attended a financial conference as a keynote speaker yesterday and reflects on the experience. Mash gives an update on the Nkosana Makate vs Vodacom case, and Ryan expresses his banking frustrations. Sean Sanders from Revix then joins in to talk about the current crypto market.
10/05/2023 • 59 minutes 46 seconds
Damn this Device!
09.05.23 Pt 2 - The SABC was the victim of fake news culture after an ‘official release’ went viral on social media about paying for car radio licenses. Pam Tudin-Buchalter, co-founder of Klikd, drops in to share her professional opinion about handling the influence of personalities online on kids… and their parents.
09/05/2023 • 54 minutes 33 seconds
Finance the Revolution
09.05.23 Pt 1 - Gareth and Lebang kick off the show on a cold note, expressing frustration with the fact we cannot keep stable power after stage 6 has been initiated. Julius Malema is looking for funding for his EFF 10-year celebration rally… is this a good investment? And Lebang has a new hairstyle to switch things up!
09/05/2023 • 58 minutes 53 seconds
Beached Whale Chronicles
08.05.23 Pt 2 - Gareth finds out about Joburg’s new mayor and expresses his frustration. The team discuss a beached whale that washed up on the shore in England, and how one can move such a creature without destroying it. Anthea Gardner joins the team for a general catch-up and some money talk.
08/05/2023 • 55 minutes 2 seconds
Queen of all Side Chicks
08.05.23 Pt 1 - Gareth reports back about the King’s Coronation from the weekend, and Leigh-Ann shares her thoughts on the event. Leigh-Ann discusses the back story of the recently deceased Jock Zonfrillo from Masterchef. Dr Hanan joins the conversation to chat relationships.
08/05/2023 • 56 minutes 19 seconds
05.05.23 Pt 2 - Gareth wants to put the energy drink saga to bed, but as a final point of conversation discusses the outrageous amounts of caffeine in each can. Paul Clayton joins the conversation to discuss his wild adventures, where he travels around Africa with other like-minded enthusiasts in crazy custom cars. George Mienie then jumps in for the AutoTrader Pod.
05/05/2023 • 56 minutes 7 seconds
New Money, Same Problems
05.05.23 Pt 1 - Simphiwe and Gareth kick off the show reminiscing about old-school cellphones that they both loved. Ben joins and asks about the process of introducing new banknotes and coins, without affecting the economy by printing new money. And Gareth wants to know what the worst auto-correction your phone has done to you when sending a message to someone.
05/05/2023 • 58 minutes 31 seconds
The Black Pen
04.05.23 Pt 2 - The Burning Platform kicks off with Penuel, The Black Pen commenting on South Africa’s criminal justice system. Phumi and Penuel go head to head, debating whether the system actually works, or if it’s favoured on one side. Gareth is eager to talk about electoral reform, which makes Phumi get rather foul-mouthed!
04/05/2023 • 58 minutes 31 seconds
04.05.23 Pt 1 - May the 4th be with you as we celebrate Star Wars day. Gareth talks about a flight special that had South Africa buzzing yesterday. How would you feel about a R9 flight to Cape Town? The Thabo Bester drama unravels even further... and the excitement mounts for the King’s Coronation this weekend.
04/05/2023 • 58 minutes 6 seconds
Mind of an Entrepreneur
03.05.23 Pt. 2 - An entrepreneurial mastermind, and FNB’s youngest CEO in history, Michael Jordaan sits down with Gareth to discuss the business landscape and entrepreneurial climate in the country today. An inspiring story and a great motivator for why you shouldn’t give up on South Africa just yet!
03/05/2023 • 43 minutes 31 seconds
03.05.23 Pt 1 - Mash’s family has some noisy neighbour problems, Ryan brings the team some of the new Prime drink for a taste test, and Gareth praises a new feature that Elon Musk has brought to the Twitter table.
03/05/2023 • 1 hour 16 seconds
02.05.23 Pt 2 - Gareth and Lebang discuss some pictures regarding what is being taught in the school system about gender. The comment section won’t stop talking about the King’s Coronation… including the menu that was just released. And which washed-up old bands do you want to see play live in South Africa?
02/05/2023 • 53 minutes 28 seconds
02.05.23 Pt 1 - Gareth returns from a trip to Victoria Falls, and Lebang talks about every parent’s worst nightmare that happened over the weekend. JJ Cornish jumps on for Africanalysis to update us on Sudan and more.
02/05/2023 • 56 minutes 25 seconds
The Samsung Man’s Path to Success
26.04.23 Pt 2 - Samsung’s former ‘powerhouse’ in Africa, Sung Yoon sits down with Gareth to discuss his book, ‘Samsung Man’s Path to Success’, which was written and dedicated to his successful career at one of the world’s biggest and most competitive corporations.
26/04/2023 • 41 minutes 17 seconds
Up the Flagpole
26.04.23 Pt 1 - Ryan is amazed how much a 20-minute meeting can accomplish, Mash addresses weird things to look out for when visiting single people… and Gareth talks about the latest disappointment coming out of live South African television.
26/04/2023 • 59 minutes 32 seconds
Where’s the Fish?
25.04.23 Pt 2 - Lebang describes how her defrosting fish went missing, without knowing who or what took it. Prof Christopher Paul Szabo joins the show to discuss the latest season of ‘Beyond Madness’ and much more.
25/04/2023 • 57 minutes 5 seconds
25.04.23 Pt 1 - Michael Flax is in the house with some BIG news! Have you ever heard of a proposal planner? Gareth jumps into the news that includes Joburg’s mayor resigning, and a local sex offender being found guilty of over 700 charges!
25/04/2023 • 59 minutes 21 seconds
Choose your Big 5
24.04.23 Pt 2 - Gareth talks about a comedy clip featuring the new King of England and some other celebs. Leigh-Ann breaks down the new ‘Big 5’, and why the term should fall way. Bryan Habana joins the team for #MarketsMondays with markets.com.
24/04/2023 • 54 minutes 41 seconds
24.04.23 Pt 1 - Gareth is refreshed after a weekend in KZN exploring historic battlefields. Leigh-Ann brings up a conversation between the Google CEO and Elon Musk about the potential dangers of Open AI. And Mash and Simphiwe need some mediation from Dr Hanan.
24/04/2023 • 58 minutes 23 seconds
21.04.23 Pt 2 - Ben is excited because he is going to Turkey soon! Gareth briefly describes the hygiene culture from generations beforehand and Simphiwe describes an industry flex that will change the way you view “Sent Via” text. Would you join Ben’s Ice bath challenge
21/04/2023 • 56 minutes 38 seconds
Mile High Club
21.04.23 Pt 1 - Simphiwe is going to a wedding this weekend… but is she taking someone with her, or planning to meet someone there? Ben gives us an update on UFC, after putting it off for 2 weeks. And Gareth talks about why a couple was banned by a local airline.
21/04/2023 • 55 minutes 9 seconds
Sharks, Locusts and Orthodontists
20.04.23 Pt 2 - The Burning Platform kicks off with Adv. Glynnis Breytenbach joining the show after her viral scathing attack on the G4S board and Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, during the unravelling of the Thabo Bester case. Gareth, Phumi and Kanthan discuss the conditions of prisons in South Africa, and solutions going forward when it comes to bribery and corruption within the institutions.
20/04/2023 • 55 minutes 57 seconds
20.04.23 Pt 1 - Gareth chokes on his tea after hearing from Phumi about a woman who spent over $100,000 on a handbag that looks like it was bought in the East Rand. They also discusses the latest allegations of financial fraud involving Zelensky! Dr Mark from The T Health Show joins the team to talk about the pros and cons of detoxing.
20/04/2023 • 58 minutes 14 seconds
The Great Invasion
19.04.23 Pt 2 - A peek into a unique and poorly recorded history of the Zulu Kingdom in South African… historian John Laband talks to Gareth about his latest book, ‘The Boer Invasion of the Zulu Kingdom’. Gareth and John touch on the back-stabbing Dingaan, King Shaka - who can arguably be described as a myth, due to the lack of information on him as a person, and the many different stories based on word of mouth. Laband goes into great detail about the Trekkers, and their strategy within the invasion of the Kingdom.
19/04/2023 • 49 minutes 1 second
19.04.23 Pt 1 - Gareth and Ryan discover Mash grew up next to a prison, and is quite the expert on them! Ryan wants to check in on the Elon Musk front, after a no-go launch for his latest SpaceX project. And have you heard of this new drink craze called Prime?
19/04/2023 • 57 minutes 11 seconds
Old school dropouts
18.04.23 Pt 2 - Kyle and Austin Cassim are in the house! They touch on the life of a modern day DJ, as well as the change in the nightlife in South Africa over the years. Lebang realises that Austin is the only person in studio who completed his degree, as opposed to dropping out like the rest of them.
18/04/2023 • 53 minutes 3 seconds
18.04.23 Pt 1 - Lebang has woken up with infectious energy today! Gareth is not having any excuses for the Dalai Lama, or cultures that endorse weird behaviour involving kids. He also brings up the latest Bud Light controversy… and JJ Cornish joins for an update from the continent.
18/04/2023 • 1 hour 4 seconds
The Australian Uncle
17.04.23 Pt 2 - Gareth calls Leigh-Ann’s uncle Mike, after not being able to get hold of her during the first hour of the show. Mum-z finds Leigh-Ann ’s story of a woman staying in a cave for 500 days ridiculous - even though he was trapped in Russia for 2 years during Covid! What was your favourite office prank? The team discuss an employee’s prank on her manager, convincing the whole company he had a fear of microwaves.
17/04/2023 • 53 minutes 15 seconds
My neck, my back…
17.04.23 Pt 1 - Gareth, Ryan and South African comedian Mum-z discuss Eskom’s latest update about stage 6 loadshedding. What’s the worst place to get a tattoo? Gareth spoke to a tattoo artist over the weekend, and discovered their biggest fear. Dr Hanan joins the conversation and delves into Stockholm Syndrome.
17/04/2023 • 56 minutes 38 seconds
14.04.23 Pt 2 - Do you think there is such a thing as good looking feet? Simphiwe asks the team if they would pay money for someone to cuddle them for 90 minutes. George Mienie joins to discuss an email sent in from a listener, and also describes his week-long technology cleanse.
14/04/2023 • 57 minutes 13 seconds
14.04.23 Pt 1 - Gareth and Producer Ryan discuss Glynnis Breytenbach, and compare her to some of their high school teachers. Ben and Gareth discuss an amazing Diego Maradona Twitter thread that Ben discovered. The team discuss how G4S should handle criminals, and Gareth wants a ‘fight to the death’ sport.
14/04/2023 • 59 minutes 26 seconds
Cry the Beloved Country
13.04.23 Pt 2 - Raf Gangat joins The Burning Platform from Jerusalem this week to discuss the state of politics around the world - bringing some essential insight into both sides of the story. Kanthan has a new suspicion growing about state capture, which grabs the attention of both Gareth and Phumi. Is Israel similar to South Africa in the sense of a lot of political talk, but a no show at the ballots?
13/04/2023 • 53 minutes 25 seconds
13.04.23 Pt 1 - Gareth and Phumi cover a range of topics making headlines this week, including Glynnis Breytenbach grilling G4S, Elon Musk destroying a BBC journalist… and in a continuance of the Kuningi files, Thabo Bester and Dr Nandipha - who have just landed back in the country. And have you noticed any other scrap metal disappearing off our power lines?
13/04/2023 • 58 minutes 54 seconds
The Historical Time Machine
12.04.23 Pt 2 - British historian Simon Sebag Montefiore joins Gareth in studio for a proper history geek out session. They fantasize about which moment in time they would each go back to, and discuss the process of writing history in the modern age in an effort to understand the relevance of events unfolding before our eyes.
12/04/2023 • 50 minutes 3 seconds
12.04.23 Pt 1 - Ryan encountered some ‘Luh Twizzy’ action over the weekend, and the team discuss South Africa’s way forward with this problem. Mash has a solution for Lebang’s family Tupperware issue… and Gareth has found a new favourite local celeb! www.cliffcentral.com
12/04/2023 • 57 minutes 18 seconds
The Minister of Menstruation
11.04.23 Pt 2 - Gareth and Lebang discuss dating in the future with advanced AI. Candice Chirwa is the Minister of Menstruation, and she joins the show to educate us about ‘Period Poverty’, stigma and more!
11/04/2023 • 58 minutes 59 seconds
11.04.23 Pt 1 - Gareth and Lebang have both picked up some horrible flu over the long weekend, but are here to keep the economy going. Gareth delivered a speech at the Pixley ka Isaka Seme Foundation over the weekend, and he reports back after his trip. And Lebang is disgusted about the latest news on the Dalai Lama.
11/04/2023 • 58 minutes 43 seconds
Stale vs Fresh Bread
06.04.23 Pt 2 - Mmusi Maimane steps onto The Burning Platform to discuss some of his latest antics in the political space. Gareth is curious how BOSA functions in society, while Phumi asks Mmusi if he is not just the ‘stale bread’ politician building another party to try lead South Africa. Kanthan Pillay asks the ‘burning’ question… what is Mmusi’s stance on BEE in South Africa, and how does he define race?
06/04/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 34 seconds
The Kuningi Files
06.04.23 Pt 1 - Gareth talks about falling out of love with America after the latest Trump fiasco. Tracy Chapman’s debut album turns 35, which leads to a discussion about other classic albums. And Phumi reveals more ‘Kuningi’ stories of the week.
06/04/2023 • 56 minutes 17 seconds
05.04.23 Pt 2 - Gareth Cliff chats to Troy Ruhanen (President and CEO of TBWA\Worldwide) and Luca Gallarelli (CEO of TBWA\South Africa) about the culture of the company, the future of advertising, managing creatives, and the current state of communication, marketing and technology - looking ahead to 2025.
05/04/2023 • 39 minutes 23 seconds
05.04.23 Pt 1 - Gareth received some sad news about a friend, which leads to a bit of a rant. Mash briefs us on the latest AI tech, while expressing his urge for exploration on Mars. And Ryan shares his review of the stage musical, We Will Rock You.
05/04/2023 • 59 minutes 22 seconds
Advertising the African way
04.04.23 Pt 2 - Veli Ngubane, co-founder of Avatar - a 10-year-old agency that has become the largest fully black-owned advertising agency group in South Africa - joins the show to talk about his career in the advertising agency space. Having only ever had one job for 8 months, Veli discusses his experiences entering this competitive market, hitting the ground running. With a list of accolades second to none, this interview is particularly interesting if you are getting your business off the ground in Africa.
04/04/2023 • 57 minutes 54 seconds
04.04.23 Pt 1 - Gareth and Lebang kick off the show complaining about almost everything under the sun. Lebang has an even fuller house of family than normal, and they're setting off alarm bells. Do you believe athiests should be allowed to have their own holidays? Gareth and Lebang battle it out, but whose side are you on?
04/04/2023 • 58 minutes 46 seconds
Platonic Hot Tubs
03.04.23 Pt 2 - Gareth and Leigh-Ann catch up with Tumisho Masha on a range of topics, including the importance of being a father figure in your child’s life. Did anyone’s sex life improve with a hot tub? Gareth and Leigh-Ann investigate.
03/04/2023 • 56 minutes 30 seconds
Caught in the Buff
03.04.23 Pt 1 - Gareth discovers something shocking about Leigh-Ann’s landlord and her renting situation. Derek Watts dropped a bomb on Twitter this weekend… and Dr Hanan joins the show, alongside Tumisho Masha, for some Monday morning therapy.
03/04/2023 • 58 minutes 22 seconds
31.03.23 Pt 2 - DJ Ankletap is in the house, talking about his big move from YFM to the North West after 12 years. Simphiwe has a list of ‘slut names’ that average the highest body count. Is your name on this list? Eugene Khoza stops by to tell us about his latest gig coming up, with a bunch of other comedians this weekend.
31/03/2023 • 53 minutes 42 seconds
The Lowest Blesser
31.03.23 Pt 1 - We kick off with a surprise visit from Joel Pollak to update us on America’s biggest headline… Trump’s indictment. Ben, Simphiwe and Gareth discuss a range of hot topics - from AI, to the Facebook rapist Thabo Bester, Jon Jones and Gary Player.
31/03/2023 • 58 minutes 47 seconds
Naughty Speaker Motion
30.03.23 Pt 2 - Gabriel Crouse, writer and analyst at the Institute of Race Relations, comments on some current topics making headlines right now. This includes the IRR’s work on the Phala Phala cover-up angle, and a coalition fantasy of an ideal takeover in 2024. Kanthan is also very interested in the Digital Disinformation Conference that Gabriel spoke at this past weekend.
30/03/2023 • 57 minutes 21 seconds
The Luh Twizzy Challenge
30.03.23 Pt 1 - Gareth expresses his frustration after driving through the dirty streets of Pretoria. Phumi exposes the ‘Luh Twizzy’ gang and fires Gareth up after seeing the chaos they caused at the Mall of Africa on Saturday. Do you believe TikTok should be banned in South Africa?
30/03/2023 • 57 minutes 14 seconds
29.03.23 Pt 2 - Lorna Mlonzi tells us about the event that changed her life forever. She survived 9 bullets, a taxi ride from hell, and an under-equipped government hospital. She is luckily still here today to share her inspirational story!
29/03/2023 • 43 minutes 40 seconds
29.03.23 Pt 1 - Elon Musk is charging $7 for verification on Twitter, but which side of the fence are you on? The team debate this. South Africa hosted a Belgian Royal who described the trip as ‘chaotic’… is Ramadollar to blame?
29/03/2023 • 57 minutes 11 seconds
Punishment for Stupidity
28.03.23 Pt 2 - Lebang updates Gareth on the latest controversy in the news, with the Facebook Rapist on the loose. The GCS team also cover the latest school shooting that happened in the USA. And a CMO giant tells us what’s going on in the world of insurance marketing.
28/03/2023 • 59 minutes 54 seconds
Back to the Crime Scene
28.03.23 Pt 1 - It’s no surprise that Lebang has been scammed on Marketplace once again! Has she learnt from her mistakes this time? Gareth goes off, after a headline about a local politician calling for the arrest of Vladimir Putin. Is 2023 the year where businesses change their mind about The Cloud? Jaco Voigt, CEO of Catalytic, tells us more.
28/03/2023 • 58 minutes 33 seconds
Show Respect to the Tool
27.03.23 Pt 2 - ChatGPT is the centre of the conversation, as Leigh-Ann is feeling guilty using the tool in the workplace. Trevor Gumbi is curious about laundering money, but what does ChatGPT have to say about that? And do you have someone you could bury a dead body with?
27/03/2023 • 57 minutes 2 seconds
Marriage & Sobriety
27.03.23 Pt 1 - Trevor Gumbi is in the house to share his latest shenanigans… everything from a new wife, to recently becoming sober and the challenges behind this. Gareth and Leigh-Ann discuss similar challenges they have experienced over the years.
27/03/2023 • 59 minutes 54 seconds
Reddy to Go!
24.03.23 Pt 2 - Gareth discovers Ben has incredible eyesight during a conversation about a new ad campaign that Simphiwe is excited about. Actor and comedian Prev Reddy is in the house, and he is proud to announce some new shows coming up. He also breaks the news that ‘Aunty Shamilla’ is retiring, as he plans to focus on his stand-up and film careers, with less social media input. George Mienie joins to give us the latest from the automotive world.
24/03/2023 • 59 minutes 16 seconds
A Swift Wedding
24.03.23 Pt 1 - Gareth and Simphiwe discuss a recent discovery in the CliffCentral house. The GCS team break down Ben’s love/hate relationship with weddings. Have you ever experienced a traumatic smell you’ll never forget? The team get into another poop discussion… this time involving Hillary Clinton.
24/03/2023 • 57 minutes 31 seconds
The Elevator Pitch
23.03.23 Pt 2 - Helen Zillie joins the show and goes head to head with Kanthan Pillay, as they debate the DA’s main focus on South Africa’s political stage. Phumi is curious about the diversity of upcoming leaders within the party, and a listener wants to hear the DA’s ‘elevator pitch’. The team then discuss world politics.
23/03/2023 • 55 minutes 15 seconds
23.03.23 Pt 1 - Gareth and Phumi discuss the lies that have come out of the media after Monday’s shutdown. Phumi talks about her love of supporting small businesses in South Africa, after recently undergoing a hair colour change… and Gareth talks about the his hate for cyclists on the road.
23/03/2023 • 56 minutes 56 seconds
We can do Better
22.03.23 Pt 2 - As the CEO of Together Vouch for Each Other, IDF combat veteran Yoseph Haddad talks to Gareth about volunteering to serve the Israeli Defence force at 18. After being critically injured in the war, he decided to dedicate his life to showcasing the truth about the State of Israel abroad, fighting BDS, and working to improve relations between Arabs and Jews by bridging social gaps in Israel.
22/03/2023 • 40 minutes 24 seconds
22.03.23 Pt 1 - Gareth, Mash and Ryan discuss the National Flop after Monday’s big letdown for the EFF. Mash is in the ‘honeymoon stage’ of his relationship… and Ryan talks about his frustrations over only acquiring his grandmother’s estate two years later.
22/03/2023 • 58 minutes 38 seconds
Suite Life on Deck
20.03.23 Pt 2 - Gareth and Leigh-Ann discuss a brand new 3-year cruise that kicks off in November. Would you take this opportunity to be at sea for over 3 years? Jenny Moore joins the show to talk about women in the workplace going through menopausal symptoms, and how to deal with it.
20/03/2023 • 52 minutes 26 seconds
20.03.23 Pt 1 - It may be the national shutdown today, but we’re not going anywhere! Gareth and Leigh-Ann keep you updated on what’s happening on the streets. Have you ever divulged a secret anonymously online? Leigh-Ann has found a portal with some wild secrets. And Dr Hanan mediates a debate on fat shaming VS body positivity.
20/03/2023 • 56 minutes 9 seconds
That’s Deep Hey!
17.03.23 Pt 2 - South African entertainment legend, Barry Hilton hits the ground running, talking about his life as a comedian, and his new venture called ‘My Life in 3D’, where he does a deep dive into his trifecta of chronic disorders… all while making us laugh!
17/03/2023 • 55 minutes 5 seconds
17.03.23 Pt 1 - Can you tell if you’re going to go bald by the length of your fingers? Ben joins in to talk about his recent Kruger Park trip… and Simphiwe shares a list of the most attractive nationalities in the world.
17/03/2023 • 56 minutes 44 seconds
16.03.23 Pt 2 - Ian Cameron is today’s featured guest on The Burning Platform, to talk about the upcoming EFF march, amongst other things, as well as commenting on how South Africa has become a mafia state with the SAPS being captured in the process. Herman Mashaba drops in to give his comment on Julius Malema slamming him at the EFF press conference yesterday, and also to spill some inside information on the DA during his candidacy for mayor a few years ago.
16/03/2023 • 55 minutes 39 seconds
A Nothing Burger
16.03.23 Pt 1 - Gareth and Phumi touch on the planned EFF March coming up on Monday, and whether it could possibly be a ‘nothing burger’. Gareth talks about Helen Zille’s longevity within the DA, and Phumi reflects her feelings on DJ Black Coffee’s upcoming performance at Madison Square Garden in October.
16/03/2023 • 57 minutes 44 seconds
The Empresaria of SA Entertainment
15.03.23 Pt 2 - Hazel Feldman joins Gareth to talk about some of her incredible experiences from her many years of working in the South African entertainment industry… travelling all over the world to book artists to perform at Sun City, including the likes of Queen and Frank Sinatra. Listen to her journey with many ups and downs, during and after the apartheid era of South Africa.
15/03/2023 • 56 minutes 6 seconds
15.03.23 Pt 1 - Mash tells Gareth and Ryan about his solo journey to Ultra Festival, after not confirming tickets for the rest of the team. Gareth feels a sense of pride in Avril Lavigne’s titty slapping move to a rogue protester on stage. Ryan talks about a recent trend on the TikToks and YouTubes, a new sport titled the Power Slapping League.
15/03/2023 • 55 minutes 24 seconds
A Squirt in the Dark
14.03.23 Pt 2 - Lebang explains the importance of knowledge about epilepsy after recent events on the weekend. Jonti Searll joins to talk about sex… his recent workshops, and general advice - as well as taking some phone calls and comments from the audience.
14/03/2023 • 58 minutes 8 seconds
Bribery and Braais
14.03.23 Pt 1 - Gareth kicks off the show talking about two ministers who have been exposed for lying about their qualifications, and have been declared insolvent. Lebang talks about making a difference at her kid’s school, involving a cashless tuck shop system. The comment section tells us the various ways to bribe your way out of a situation.
14/03/2023 • 57 minutes 46 seconds
Laundry before the Jol
13.03.23 Pt 2 - An old friend of the show, Amanda joins to catch us up on her life… from being the wild child in the office, to winding down nicely in her new life on the far East Rand. More laundry and less fun is the general consensus. Bryan Habana joins the team to give us an update from Markets.com
13/03/2023 • 53 minutes 5 seconds
My Bully, My Friend
13.03.23 Pt 1 - Gareth gets Dr Hanan in early to talk to two incredibly talented artists who have a remarkable story. A victim and his bully who have reconciled after many years of torment are now touring the country to help others. Have you reconciled with your school / workplace bully? Or have you sent a friend request to someone you pushed around? Leigh-Ann weighs in…
13/03/2023 • 58 minutes 18 seconds
Kicking it with Kanye
10.03.23 Pt 2 - Gareth kicks off the conversation around Adidas and Kanye West. Would you like Kanye to move to your town? The comment section is dying to know what David thinks about the new Chris Rock special. And Simphiwe has another ‘Would You Rather?’ loaded up.
10/03/2023 • 49 minutes 7 seconds
10.03.23 Pt 1 - It’s ‘No Politics Friday’, but the legendary David Kau doesn’t follow the rules! He jumps in with his views of SA politics, as well as his near death experience while hiking near the Hennops trail. He also has a new show coming up, the Blacks Only comedy tour.
10/03/2023 • 58 minutes 7 seconds
09.03.23 Pt 2 - Ivo Vegter talks about his positive belief of an inefficient government, and how Cyril Ramaphosa is a complete disgrace in regard to his cabinet reshuffle. Kanthan Pillay lets loose on the usual suspects in the cabinet, and also weighs in on the debate of the Republican breach of the US Capitol. Phumi is disgusted with the fact that we had to wait on Parliament for the reshuffle, quoting Mandela… “Never keep your audience waiting!”
09/03/2023 • 1 hour 13 seconds
Back to the Stone Age
09.03.23 Pt 1 - Phumi is hit with load shedding twice in a row, which brings the discussion of the power grid to the forefront and a caller reminisces about the South Africa of 10 years ago. Gareth responds to an article where he was misquoted about the Wits Protests.
09/03/2023 • 55 minutes 39 seconds
A Whistleblower’s Tale
08.03.23 Pt 2 - Martha Ngoye found herself fighting unlawful contracts and a ceaseless wave of corruption at PRASA. She tells her whistleblowing story, and how her life changed once she opened this door. Martha's attorney, Geoffrey Allsop, also weighs in on the discussion.
08/03/2023 • 1 hour 13 minutes 6 seconds
08.03.23 Pt 1 - Have you ever been to a wedding where you had to pay for your own meal? Mash goes off about how one should behave when hosting an event like this. Ryan has recently taken up trying new shampoos… and Gareth gives his opinion on being invited to a nappy braai. www.cliffcentral.com
08/03/2023 • 57 minutes 52 seconds
The Future is Now
07.03.23 Pt 2 - Dion Chang joins the show to discuss trends and the current state of 2023 - specifically in the age of Millennials and Gen Z. What is the future of AI tech, and what can we expect in the world going forward? Who are the young innovators, creatives and entrepreneurs building the future of South Africa? www.cliffcentral.com
07/03/2023 • 57 minutes 5 seconds
07.03.23 Pt 1 - Gareth jumps in early to talk about the cabinet reshuffle. A caller from Aliwal North wants to discuss Gareth’s view on tertiary education. Do you find your qualification is worth the paper it’s written on? Lebang adds her 2c on the matter. www.cliffcentral.com
07/03/2023 • 59 minutes 44 seconds
Orcward and Sharking
06.03.23 Pt 2 - Would you rather have a decent body, but lose your mind - or visa versa, at the age of 80? Leigh-Ann shares an update on the outcome of Dis-Chem’s recent controversy… and it’s orcas vs sharks in our ocean!
06/03/2023 • 55 minutes 18 seconds
Another One Bites the Dust
06.03.23 Pt 1 - Mark Pilgrim sadly passed away on the weekend, leaving Gareth and the team reminiscing about some old times in the early days of radio. South African theatre and TV legend, Craig Urbani joins the show to talk about his recent engagement and love life, as well as his new show touring South Africa. Dr Hanan Bushkin joins the conversation. www.cliffcentral.com
06/03/2023 • 59 minutes 10 seconds
A Cloud of Pessimism
03.03.23 Pt 2 - George Mienie had a near death experience after drinking some water in Cape Town. Gareth comments on the fact that Greta Thunberg has been arrested for protesting against wind farms. And Moldova makes its way into the conversation with its opening description of “a cloud of pessimism”.
03/03/2023 • 57 minutes 58 seconds
03.03.23 Pt 1 - Simphiwe defends herself after being pulled over by two female cops on Wednesday. Gareth brings Jane on to hear Ben’s news that he’s back with his ex, and at what age did you get your first set of stitches?
03/03/2023 • 1 hour 12 seconds
02.03.23 Pt 2 - Prof Thabo Legwaila joins The Burning Platform to talk about taxpayers' rights. As the current acting Tax Ombudsman, Prof Legwaila takes us through his duties. What are your obligations as a taxpayer, and is SARS on your side in this equation? Mighti Jamie then joins the conversation to address the cabinet reshuffle.
02/03/2023 • 58 minutes 45 seconds
Modern Day Emotivism
02.03.23 Pt 1 - Gareth reacts to the Twitter attacks on DJ Zinhle about being emotional over AKA’s death - despite being remarried. The team get into Katy Perry’s breakdown on American Idol, calling out America for being a horribly dangerous place… where she has easily made her fortune.