#85 – Wesley Mark Gainer, Filmmaker, Johannesburg, South Africa

This episode features Wesley Mark Gainer, Artist Manager and film director.

Wesley is an Artist Manager who graduated with a BA (Hons) Film qualification. He has a deep passion for film and TV has seen him directing and writing films. He has also served as a cast-coordinator owing to his passion for talent.

In this episode Wesley talks about his love for romantic comedies, specifically #prettywoman, his views on the #MCU and goes on a deep dive on religion, the universe and the cosmos. Its a pure masterclass.

Twitter – @WesleyGainer


#84 – Veda Sunassee, citizen of Mauritius and Princeton University alumnus.

This episode features Veda Sunassee, a citizen of the beautiful island of Mauritius, an alumnus of Princeton University and Head of College at The African Leadership University.

Veda Sunassee is one of Africa’s leading entrepreneurs and changemakers. He started his career with the African Leadership Academy (ALA).  He has also worked at the African Leadership University (ALU), first as the Director of Student Life at the Mauritius campus and later as Head of College at the Rwanda campus.

In this episode, Veda covers education, African affairs, leadership challenges and lessons learnt from visiting 39 countries.

Twitter – @vedasunassee




#83 – Ryan Botha – Ex Professional Soccer Player, Co Owner of PointBreak Gym and Model

This episode features Ryan Botha, Ex Professional Soccer Player, Magazine Cover guy and Co-owner of Pointbreak Fitness Centre in Cape Town.

Ryan went to #ManchesterUnited before signing for South Africa’s Supersport United FC at the age of 18 and Wits University FC a year later. He has also played for Finland’s FC #Tervarit, #FCMypa and #FCInter before moving to Turkey to join #FCDenizlispor. Other teams he has played for include ENP in Cyprus, Thanda Zulu Royals, Moroka Swallows, Platinum Stars and Vasco Da Gama. He is without a doubt, the quintessential definition of a footballing journeyman.

In this episode we talk about his studies (professional coaching), unable to shake off the label of South Africa’s #davidbeckham, lessons from his travels and his love of Cape Town. What does he love about South African football and what would he change?

Instagram ryan_botha, ryanbotha.com

Twitter – @RyanBotha




#82 – Liza van Deventer, Actress and Professional Dancer, South Africa

This episode features Liza van Deventer, Actress, Dancer and surfing enthusiast.

Liza plays the role of Candice Erasmus on SABC 1’s soapie Skeem Saam. She studied in Los Angeles, USA for 3 years.

In the episode, Liza speaks about what she learnt in her time in the States, why she returned to South Africa and what it means to be a recognizable face on one of South Africa’s most popular soapies. We talk about people that have influenced her career, her hopes and dreams and how she manages to live in two cities and still keep her life organized.

Tune in to find out what she gets up to when she is not on our screens. What a lovely guest.

Twitter – @LizavanDeventer


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