Ndlovu Youth Choir’s Ralf Schmitt — From ‘just chilling’ in Limpopo to world fame
/ 11 November 2021

Ndlovu Youth Choir’s Ralf Schmitt — From ‘just chilling’ in Limpopo to world fame

Meet Ralf Schmitt, the mastermind behind the Ndlovu Youth Choir. The conductor, composer and producer talks to Ntombizodwa Makhoba about how the choir was born, his dreams and hopes for the choristers, his musical journey and how his family is his world

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Bokang Mosala: ‘I am an entrepreneur at heart’
/ 4 November 2021

Bokang Mosala: ‘I am an entrepreneur at heart’

Businessman Bokang Mosala has, from a young age, chased financial independence. In high school, he sold sweets and at university he embarked on various business ventures that failed. This led him to a career in the banking sector

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Q&A Sessions: Lebo M — a lifetime of roaring
/ 22 September 2021

Q&A Sessions: Lebo M — a lifetime of roaring

Lebo M tells us about his journey from South Africa to Hollywood, his days as a ballroom dancer and his successful battle against alcohol abuse.

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Q&A Sessions: Google’s SA country director tells us about his first 17 months in office
/ 1 September 2021

Q&A Sessions: Google’s SA country director tells us about his first 17 months in office

Alistair Mokoena has an impressive CV, but says his family will always be a priority

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Q&A Sessions: ‘I cannot fix Eskom. But we can fix this’ — André de Ruyter
/ 26 August 2021

Q&A Sessions: ‘I cannot fix Eskom. But we can fix this’ — André de Ruyter

Meet the father, the cook and the chief executive of Eskom, who wakes up at 3am and writes speeches. André de Ruyter speaks to Athandiwe Saba about the future of the power utility, balancing its debt and how to make the best bully beef toast

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Q&A Sessions: Montjane: The unlikely tennis star
/ 11 August 2021

Q&A Sessions: Montjane: The unlikely tennis star

Kgothatso Montjane speaks to Athandiwe Saba about her becoming the first black woman South African player to reach the Wimbledon final, her ‘robotic’ leg, being a DJ and the love of her parents

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Q&A Sessions: From sangomas to the world’s biggest stages, John Kani has seen it all
/ 17 June 2021

Q&A Sessions: From sangomas to the world’s biggest stages, John Kani has seen it all

His father took him to isangoma when he wanted to be an actor. Today Dr John Kani is revered the world over. He tells Athandiwe Saba about his passions

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Q&A Sessions: Meet Mokgadi Mabela — the DJ, beekeeper and mother delivering sweet, sweet honey from Native Nosi
/ 10 June 2021

Q&A Sessions: Meet Mokgadi Mabela — the DJ, beekeeper and mother delivering sweet, sweet honey from Native Nosi

Mokgadi Mabela is the bee lady whose love for good honey has blossomed into a business. She tells us about her genius dad and her late introduction to bees

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Q&A Sessions: For Mosadi Mahoko, plastic surgery isn’t glamorous,  but it saves lives
/ 6 May 2021

Q&A Sessions: For Mosadi Mahoko, plastic surgery isn’t glamorous, but it saves lives

Plastic surgeon Dr Mosadi Mahoko reflects on the less glamorous aspects of her job, winning the prestigious Jack Penn award and why she loves the sea

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Q&A Sessions: ‘I’m comfortable in my own wheels’ — Sandile Mkhize
/ 1 April 2021

Q&A Sessions: ‘I’m comfortable in my own wheels’ — Sandile Mkhize

Sandile Mkhize opens up how competition reinjected the drive back into his life

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Q&A Sessions: Royalty takes over at the Public Service Commission
/ 19 March 2021

Q&A Sessions: Royalty takes over at the Public Service Commission

Somododa Fikeni tells Nicolene de Wee about his new portfolio, his days as a herd boy in the Eastern Cape and being homeless for three weeks in the US

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Q&A Sessions: ‘Post Office was a journey of faith’
/ 12 February 2021

Q&A Sessions: ‘Post Office was a journey of faith’

Mark Barnes, the former South African Post Office chief executive, talks to Nicolene de Wee about the highlights of his 30-year career in finance and markets. The 64-year-old father of six discusses the country’s financial services sector, his art collection and his love for trout fishing

Q&A Sessions: ‘The work I do at UCT is not about me’ — Mamokgethi Phakeng
/ 2 February 2021

Q&A Sessions: ‘The work I do at UCT is not about me’ — Mamokgethi Phakeng

UCT vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng talks to Nicolene de Wee about transformation, the bullying claims against her, and her passion for music

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Q&A Sessions: George Euvrard, the brains behind our cryptic crossword
/ 19 January 2021

Q&A Sessions: George Euvrard, the brains behind our cryptic crossword

George Euvrard spoke to Athandiwe Saba about his passion for education, clues on how to solve his crosswords and the importance of celebrating South Africa.

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Q&A Sessions: ‘I should have fought harder for SA vaccine’ — Salim Abdool Karim
/ 12 January 2021

Q&A Sessions: ‘I should have fought harder for SA vaccine’ — Salim Abdool Karim

Professor Salim Abdool Karim talks to Nicolene de Wee about his responsibility as head of the ministerial advisory committee tasked with guiding the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Q&A Sessions: ‘I’ll never vote ANC again’ — Ndileka Mandela
/ 4 January 2021

Q&A Sessions: ‘I’ll never vote ANC again’ — Ndileka Mandela

Ndileka Mandela, the first grandchild of Nelson Mandela, talks about her passion for rural development and that Covid-19 corruption and state capture evidence means she won’t make her X next to the ANC.

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Q&A Sessions: ‘Food is central to every occasion’
/ 17 December 2020

Q&A Sessions: ‘Food is central to every occasion’

Award-winning chef and local legend Dorah Sitole, who spent years as the editor and food editor at True Love magazine, celebrates a culinary journey to savour through her latest book, 40 Years of Iconic Food

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Q&A Sessions: ‘I think I was born way before my time’ — Mamodupi Mohlala
/ 26 November 2020

Q&A Sessions: ‘I think I was born way before my time’ — Mamodupi Mohlala

The chief executive of the Estate Agency Affairs Board and the deputy chair of the SABC board, shares her take on retrenchments at the public broadcaster and reveals why she hates horror movies

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Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’
/ 24 October 2020

Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it