Gareth's Guests



Straight up interviews from The Gareth Cliff Show on - without any interruptions.


  • Qiniso Van Damme (The Bachelorette SA)

    Qiniso Van Damme (The Bachelorette SA)

    05/03/2021 Duration: 28min

    She’s the woman of the moment - calling the shots as a number of men chase after her affection. She’s the star of South Africa’s very first 'The Bachelorette SA'... Qiniso Van Damme joins the #GCS team to talk about her dating experience and what she is looking for when it comes to love.

  • Rich Mulholland

    Rich Mulholland

    03/03/2021 Duration: 32min

    He’s probably been on more Zoom calls than anyone else under lockdown... Rich Mulholland joins the team to talk about adapting to the new normal of doing things, why “Zoom fatigue” is a myth, and a few apps that will improve your virtual experience.

  • Cindy Alter

    Cindy Alter

    05/02/2021 Duration: 22min

    With a career spanning over 40 years, Cindy Alter joins the team to talk about her new single, 'Last One Standing', her album - having sold 12 million units to date... and she also shares some interesting stories about what she got up to back in the day.

  • Randall Abrahams

    Randall Abrahams

    03/02/2021 Duration: 37min

    Live from his car and still in his PJs is Idols judge and media personality, Randall Abrahams. He takes us on a musical journey like no other, letting us into his music room and sharing how he connects with music. Plus a random fun fact on why he thinks kids are overrated.

  • John Berks

    John Berks

    25/01/2021 Duration: 13min

    "Larry King was passionate about radio... he was the king of talk." - John Berks. The iconic Larry King has passed on. Gareth reminisces about his life and times with another legendary broadcaster, John Berks.

  • Dr Edith Eger (interviewed by Prof. David Block)

    Dr Edith Eger (interviewed by Prof. David Block)

    13/11/2020 Duration: 40min

    In this special edition of Gareth’s Guests, Prof. David Block - astronomer and author, Emeritus Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand - gets to know the remarkable Dr Edith Eger. Dr Eger is a holocaust survivor and psychologist. At 93 years old, she has a stunning amount of experience in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Following on some insight from her international bestselling book, 'The Choice - Embrace the Possible', she speaks about what she knows for sure about life, and in her way, leaves you looking up in this special one-on-one.

  • John Sanei

    John Sanei

    13/11/2020 Duration: 17min

    With the advent of Covid-19, most of the world has had a sharp response to external factors, but what are the controllable factors which we have ignored for far too long? Though jobs have been lost en masse, is there any hope for the global citizenry as we leave the pandemic behind? What is the difference between complex and complicated modes of economic activity? Should we still have a desire to go back to what we once considered 'normal'? John's new book is called 'FutureNEXT' and is available now.

  • Laurel McCulloch

    Laurel McCulloch

    23/10/2020 Duration: 14min

    The Covid-19 lockdown has affected the global economy, but the life of citizens has been different on each continent. Laurel McCulloch of 'Pumpkin Patch' fame - who is now a New Zealand citizen living in Australia - joins us to discuss how living in the first world isn't blissful during a global pandemic. How stringent is Australia's lockdown? Laurel also shares a touching story surrounding the tragic mosque shooting in Christchurch.

  • Lee Thompson

    Lee Thompson

    09/10/2020 Duration: 33min

    Can you fall in love with someone in two months? Are you able to love more than one person at a time? What if your intentions are pure, but you enter a reality show where it's all about ratings? Is the magic of television lost if you understand the tricks of the trade? Lee Thompson from 'The Bachelor' talks about his mental health struggles after being thrust into stardom, and being part of a contrived idea of what love is. He gives us "the truth behind the rose".

  • Jeremy Nell (Jerm)

    Jeremy Nell (Jerm)

    06/10/2020 Duration: 26min

    What is the role of political commentary in society? Can humour address incompetence effectively? Should satire be restricted only to certain parts of society? Cartoonist Jeremy Nell (Jerm) has in the space of 12 months been de-platformed on Facebook, Vimeo and YouTube. Who decides which voices and opinions can be heard, and why is Jerm being marginalised? The satirist and content creator joins us to discuss his journey with cancel culture, and possible alternative platforms for content creators.

  • Aki Anastasiou

    Aki Anastasiou

    15/09/2020 Duration: 46min — When a 30-year habit ends, how does one adjust? As a man who loved radio so much that he failed a year in high school, Aki Anastasiou has pulled the curtain down on being the voice of traffic information in South Africa... so where to now? What other business interests does he have, how will he pivot as the future unfolds? What life lessons did other radio legends share with him over the years? One thing is for sure, Aki will never be forgotten in the hearts and minds of South Africans everywhere.

  • Jackson Katz

    Jackson Katz

    04/09/2020 Duration: 40min — How does gender-based violence fall on the shoulders of men in this day and age? This is what Gareth Cliff discusses with educator, filmmaker, and author Jackson Katz. He is also the Founder and President of MVP Strategies, and has a lot of insight to share to interrogate what a man truly is.

  • Gigi


    28/08/2020 Duration: 25min — Has the art of erotica been lost as it's become commercialised? Some say the dismissal of sensuality as smut has led to relationships becoming stale and lifeless. What role does adult entertainment play in modern day society? Are dancers expressing feminine power, or are they victims of the commodification of their bodies? Is it all chaos and debauchery, or is decorum the name of the game as a dancer and strip club owner if you want to be the best? Money, power and sex... the holy trinity of the post-modern age.

  • #StopToStart: Lasting Scars of COVID-19 Lockdown

    #StopToStart: Lasting Scars of COVID-19 Lockdown

    27/08/2020 Duration: 01h05min — The COVID-19 lockdown has created many social and economic problems, and those affected by sexual and gender-based violence are at even more risk than normal in these abnormal circumstances. What can be done to deal with this pandemic of violence? How can the community play its part? What are the consequences of the shame and stigma associated with SGBV? Join Gareth Cliff in conversation with Monica Adhiambo Onyango, Sophie Hobbs and Miranda Jordan-Friedmann.

  • #StopToStart: A New Generation of Men

    #StopToStart: A New Generation of Men

    20/08/2020 Duration: 59min — When we talk about sexual and gender-based violence, there's always a lot mentioned about women... as victims, what they can do to protect themselves, etc. But what about the men? What are they doing to help fight this social pandemic? Gareth Cliff speaks to a few men who are doing extraordinary work in the SGBV battle - Jackson Katz, Mark Ramsing, Charley Pietersen, Tumelo Mokowe and Jacques Rousseau. Brought to you by Absa.

  • Lynette Oxley (Girls on Fire organiser)

    Lynette Oxley (Girls on Fire organiser)

    19/08/2020 Duration: 23min — The ownership of a lethal weapon is often characterised as 'men's territory'... well Lynette Oxley is having none of that. Firearm training of young women is starting around the age of 11 now. The aim isn't to create gung-ho gunslingers, the reality of the world means the safety of women is in their own hands. 'Girls on Fire' is allowing women to have a safety valve - should it ever come to that. Safety first, that's the motto.

  • Fulu Mugovhani (Seriously Single star)

    Fulu Mugovhani (Seriously Single star)

    17/08/2020 Duration: 15min — The pandemic has been brutal for the arts, but Netflix and the digital revolution have allowed actors to continue to thrive, even during the global lockdown. Fulu Mugovhani - star of ‘Seriously Single‘ - divulges the pleasures of working with comedy legend Tumi Morake, and who she uses as a muse for her characters. She's on screens in 183 countries now, but is her family proud of her? ‘Seriously Single’ is available on Netflix.

  • #StopToStart: Sexual  Gender-Based Violence in the Corporate Workplace

    #StopToStart: Sexual & Gender-Based Violence in the Corporate Workplace

    13/08/2020 Duration: 01h50s — A study conducted by global audit firm KPMG in 2014, found that sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) costs South Africa between R28.4bn and R42.4bn a year. It’s time for corporate South Africa to acknowledge that SGBV is not just a social risk... but a chronic political, market and financial risk that affects multiple industries, sectors and geographies. Join Gareth Cliff in conversation with Hermien Botes, Head of Sustainability Engagement for Anglo American; Andrew Davies, MD of ICAS, providing health and wellness programmes and counselling services to corporate South Africa; and Nadine Mather from law firm Bowmans, who will look at constructive steps that employers can take to address SGBV in the workplace. Brought to you by Absa.

  • Marelize  Benjamin van den Berg (Crime Scene Cleanup)

    Marelize & Benjamin van den Berg (Crime Scene Cleanup)

    12/08/2020 Duration: 29min — Death by its very nature is always a very messy topic, but somebody has to deal with the practical side... which is the cleaning up, after a traumatic event becomes a crime scene. From bereaved families to gross filth, Marelize and Benjamin van den Berg of Crime Scene Cleanup take care of the most horrific scenes, in order to make them habitable for human beings in future. Not all heroes wear capes, some wear hazmat suits.

  • #StopToStart: What is the Psyche behind Sexual  Gender-Based Violence?

    #StopToStart: What is the Psyche behind Sexual & Gender-Based Violence?

    06/08/2020 Duration: 58min — With domestic violence escalating during COVID-19 lockdowns, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) against girls and women a “second pandemic” raging in our country. Our nation has one of the world's highest rates of rape and femicide, and recently, several brutal killings have caused horror and public outcry. Join Gareth Cliff in conversation with Dr Roze Phillips (Head of People and Culture at Absa), feminist social worker Keitumetse Fatimata Moutloatse, and Busi Mkhumbuzi-Pooe (activist and entrepreneur), whose friend Tshegofatso Pule was brutally murdered in June.

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