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An overview of the 2016 Old Mutual Savings and Investment Monitor


01 January 1970

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On mobile, on digital, on demand, this is Old Mutual Live, the Money Coach edition. Hello and welcome, my name is Chris Gibbons and with joining me now from Old Mutual in Johannesburg is Lynette Nicolson, Research Manager at Old Mutual. Lynette, welcome, good to have you with us.

Lynette Nicolson: Morning Chris, nice to be here.

CG: The focus on this edition of Old Mutual Live Money Coach, the recently released 2016 Old Mutual Savings and Investment Monitor, one of the most in depth studies on how, where and why South Africans save. Lynette, let’s start if we can with a broad overview of SIM 2016, what are the key findings?

LN: Right Chris, I think first and foremost and we anticipated this, was that South Africans are really feeling the financial pinch at the moment. Debt is up, and I’m sure we’ll talk a little bit about that. So more money going to servicing debt, people taking out more personal loans, being people being less satisfied about their financial situation. But they’re also, at the same time, even amongst that doom and gloom, households are kind of seriously having to look at what is happening to their finances and where they can cut back.

What’s changed in the past year?

CG: What has changed from last year’s survey?

LN: What has changed? Well, people are less happy with their situation.  As I said, more personal loans and then also quite a big increase in people putting money into informal savings vehicles. Which we can chat about a bit later. Then also fewer people putting money into pension and provident funds.

CG: This is against a very tough economic background?

LN: Correct, absolutely. What we always do is look at the time that we do the research, which is round about March/April of every year. We look at what was going on economically, not to go into all the macro-economic indicators in too much detail. But certainly year on year interest rates were up. Consumer confidence was down, business confidence was down, unemployment was up, so yes, rather a dismal picture.

CG: How do people feel about all of this? Surely they’re not happy with where they are financially?

LN: No, they’re not, absolutely they’re not, I don’t think any of us would be, or are. But as I said, trying to cut back where they can and make do with what they have.

Are people still managing to save?

CG: How difficult is it to save under these circumstances? In fact, are people still saving?

LN: Yes, I think definitely they are and especially if you look at what our definition of savings is. Our definition is putting money away into any types of policies, accounts and also informal savings. People are doing that and of course there are going to be those who cannot and we need to consider that.

Some people just don’t have the ability to save. But I think very important is that when it comes to, we all say how can we save? We earn such a little, how can we save, expenses are high, but actually it’s also around a mind-set and a willingness to save. Yes, to answer your question, people are still saving, there are those that are diligently putting money away into pension funds, retirement annuities and so on.

CG: Are people becoming more aware of the need to save?

LN: One would hope so and I think, you know, our results don’t point directly to an answer to that question. But I will hazard an opinion on that. I think there are pockets, yes, not everyone, but I think there are people that do realise how important it is to save. I think we just need that sentiment to become much more prevalent, especially amongst our young people who have time on their side.

What are popular saving mechanisms?

CG: Those who are managing to save something each month, which vehicles are they using?

LN: So, the most popular vehicle is funeral policies and some people would say to us, is that a saving and yes it is. It’s a precautionary saving, we call it a precautionary saving. Funeral policies are really the highest or the most prevalent saving vehicle, followed by pension and provident funds Although, having said that, our survey is done amongst working metropolitan people and only around 54% of them are putting money into pension or provident funds. So that’s a bit of a sad situation.

Retirement annuities as a whole, across the population is around about 25%, obviously that increases with income. Bank cash savings, there’s some of that. But our informal savings vehicles and there are four of them in the bucket, are really reaching the highest percentage amongst our black households, which is around 76%.

CG: You’re listening to Old Mutual Live, the Money Coach edition on demand, visit dogreatthings.co.za, I’m talking to Old Mutual Research Manager, Lynette Nicolson. Lynette, how vulnerable are consumers to calamity or unforeseen expenses? Are they coping?

LN: Well, one of the questions we pose is how, in the last year, have you ever had the situation where your income does not cover your expenses. We’ve got around a 57, let’s round it off to 60% of people saying yes, that has happened to me. Then they have to find ways to cope with that. That’s on the one side.

We also then do ask people, how would you be able to cover an unexpected expense of R1 000, R5 000 and obviously it’s all relative to income. We increase that as we ask and it’s amazing how many people, even earning relatively good salaries would not be able to cover an emergency expense of say R1 000 or R5 000. They have to look at ways of, not being able to cover it meaning they don’t have money in the bank to cover it. They’d have to look at other ways.

Where are people cutting and not cutting back?

CG: Are people cutting back and if so, where? What are the things that are not being cut back? What are the coping strategies?

LN: So not cutting back, I think they are probably some of the obvious ones, accommodation is the lowest on our list where people say they’re cutting back. Obviously where you can perhaps, you may do that, but accommodation is less easy to cut back on.

Then we have things like insurance, but short term insurance. So that is also people, there are people cutting back, but that’s kind of on the lower end. We have also armed response, is one of the lower ones, so less so than people saying I’m cutting back on entertainment or holidays.

CG: Are loans increasing and if so, what kind of loans and what are the implications?

LN: On loans, we look at personal loans in particular. Our survey does cover all the debt categories. But in terms of personal loans where we focused this year, person loans from a financial institution, personal loans from a micro-lender and personal loans from a family or friend; are all types of personal loans that have seen an increase year on year. In terms of some more people are taking them out or having to rely on them.

CG: Lynette, time nearly up, sum it up for me, what are the implications of all of this for our nation going forward?

LN: Well, I think we’re almost a little bit like a stuck record every year, save, save, save. Do it as early as possible, don’t leave it too late. Also what we have, a saying that we say: Pay yourself first. When that salary comes in, don’t wait until the end to see what’s left over to save. Make saving an expense.

CG: This has been another edition of Old Mutual Live Money Coach, my name is Chris Gibbons and with me on the line from Johannesburg has been Lynette Nicolson, Research Manager at Old Mutual. Lynette, thanks for having been with us.

Remember, please free to get in touch any time if you have any questions for me or topics you would like covered on Old Mutual Live Money Coach, just feel free to send them direct to me at chrisgib@iafrica.com. I would be delight to hear from you. Until the next time, thank you for listening. Old Mutual Live, on mobile, on digital, on demand.

 

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  • Hezekiel Sepeng – a South African Olympic pioneerHezekiel Sepeng is not only the holder of an Olympic medal, but he represented South Africa at three separate Olympics. The former 800m star now finds himself involved with Athletics South Africa. The Olympics also remains very close to his heart. Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Continue reading 08 December 2016
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  • Managing Team SA’s track & field starsThere is a lot more to just rocking up in Rio and competeting at the Olympis. Support structures are needed behind the athletes. Pieter Lourens, from ASA is in Rio with Team SA, taking care of everything revolving around our track and field team. Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Continue reading 08 October 2016
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  • We talk Rio 2016 with Matthew QuinnFormer South African sprinter, Matthew Quinn, joins us on Old Mutual Live Running today. With the Rio 2016 Olympic Games having got underway; we ask Matt what it’s like to represent your country on the biggest stage. We also look towards South Africa’s track and field prospects. Continue reading 08 August 2016
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  • Dominique Scott-Efurd – ready to light up RioAs the 2016 Rio Olympic Games is set to officially get underway, we catch up with Dominique Scott-Efurd. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, we hear about her journey from school in the Western Cape to College in Arkansas. She is a young South African woman, who is developing into a seriously good runner. Continue reading 08 May 2016
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  • Elroy Gelant – ready for the Olympic GamesElroy Gelant is set to represent South Africa in the 5000m at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. He and Stephen Mokoka will be lining up against the likes of Mo Farah, and some of the best East Africa has to offer. It will be a great honour to give it a go and represent South Africa. Hear from Elroy on this episode of Old Mutual Live. Continue reading 08 March 2016
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  • 37-year-old institution – the Old Eds half marathonWe catch up with Old Eds Running Club chairperson Mark Mohring, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. The running season sort of re-ignites on the Highveld, post-Comrades, with their race this weekend. It’s been around for some time, and while still in winter, gets a great turnout. Continue reading 08 January 2016
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  • How Tumi Matlou got a chance to Beat the SunIt’s a sort of follow-up interview on Old Mutual Live Running today. Having heard about this year’s ASICS Beat the Sun race from Carla van Huyssteen; today we find out how it was to be there from Tumi Matlou. Tumi booked her place in the team by winning a competition. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • From Comrades Marathon to KilimanjaroToday on Old Mutual Live Running, we chat to endurance lover and blogger Camilla Kearns. She completed her first Comrades Marathon in 2016, and has in recent years done a marathon on the back of an IronMan swim and bike. She is also part of a great adventure to race funds for Qhubeka, Joburg2Kili. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Flying the KZN flag at the Comrades MarathonFikile Mbuthumba stormed to a gold medal at the 2016 Comrades Marathon. It was her first in her 10th attempt. There is more to the story, as Fikile is a locally based runner. She continues to fly the KZN flag high, in a race that has her firmly hooked. Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Seeing more while gaining knowledge – meet MarilizeMeet avid trail runner Marilize Raath. Based in Hermanus, Marilize is spoilt for trail running options. It forms a special place in her and her husband’s marriage. She has also been through a few Trail Labs. So on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, she shares those and many more experiences with us. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Arran Brown – from Cape Town Cycle Tour to ComradesFormer South African triple crown cycling champions Arran Brown joins us on Old Mutual Live Running today. Having taken some time off after his calling it quits as a professional cyclist, Arran found running as his new hobby. Not just any sort of running, Arran is now a Comrades Marathon runner. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Nicolette Griffioen – 5th for Team SA in SloveniaNicolette Griffioen recently ran in the green and gold. Not only that, she flew the flag high. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, hear how well Nicolette went at the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships. This multi-sport athlete shares this and more with us. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Christiaan Greyling – one part of trail running’s super coupleWe are blessed in this country with great trail running, and coupled with that some seriously talented trail runners. Talking about couples; Landie and Christiaan Greyling must be one of, or the most competitive trail running couples in the world. We catch up with Christiaan on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. He and Landie have recently returned from racing in Europe. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Trail Lab – you will not be let downJack Davis joins us on Old Mutual Live running today. Johannesburg based, Jack has made the transition from road running, to predominantly trail. He talks us through some awesome off road options in and around Jo’burg; while also telling us about his brainchild, Trail Lab. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • From Old Mutual Kruger2Canyon to Wolkberg Trail RunWith the second edition of the Old Mutual Kruger2Canyon having taken place recently, we catch up with participant Craig Carolan. There were some changes in 2016, so how did they go? Craig is the headmasters at a school near Magoebaskloof in Limpopo. Adventurous by nature, they also put on their own event, called the Clemengold Wolkberg Trail Run. Continue reading 07 November 2016
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  • Sport Science Institute of South Africa – a continuing forceFor average runners and professionals alike, the Sport Science Institute of South Africa remains one of the countries grandest centres. You will find very few fitness inclined people across South Africa, who won’t know of the institute. We hear form Prof Andrew Bosch on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running; as they continue to promote helping all levels of runner. Continue reading 07 August 2016
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  • Prime – the go to facility for Elite athletes in DurbanOver a 130 Elite athletes, along with the likes of the Dolphins cricket team and AmaZulu FC, use the Prime Human Performance Institute in Durban. This is where KZN’s Elite go to train! We catch up with Dennis Jackson on this episode of Old Mutual Live running; to find out more about it’s origins, facilities and wide spectrum of training options. Continue reading 07 June 2016
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  • HPC – a World Class facility in the heart of our capitalSouth Africa is blessed to have some private facilities that are taking great strides in helping to develop and grow our sporting talent. The High Performance Centre in Pretoria is just one of them. Head of Sports Science, Shona Hendricks joins us on Old Mutual Live Running today. The HPC doesn’t just focus on Elites, a lot goes into development. Continue reading 07 April 2016
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  • Boxer AC – helping South African athletes to growWe are very blessed in South Africa, to have some clubs who are really supportive of their athletes. The running scene in South Africa needs all the support it can get; to keep on unearthing and producing potential international stars. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running; we chat to Rhyn Swanepoel, the Boxer Athletic Club Elite Team manager, about his squad. Continue reading 07 January 2016
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  • Carla van Huyssteen – a sucker for punishmentWe catch up with multi-sport athlete Carla van Huyssteen on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. She is an extremely versatile athlete, but running is really a strength of hers. That versatility sees her do some remarkable races; hear more on this podcast. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Christine Kalmer – full-time job & Olympic qualificationChristine Kalmer is off to the Olympic Games in Rio, following in the footsteps of her sister René. In this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, we catch up with her on the achievement, and the preparations. Did you know she has achieved all of this with a full-time job? Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Lusapho April – going to Rio to try medalFour-years is a long time to wait for an Olympian, especially if things didn’t quite go according to plan previously. Lusapho April will head to Rio 2016 for his second Olympic Games; as South African’s fastest qualifier, and with tons more experience. Hear how this goal driven and dedicated runner has done everything in his power to peak come the Olympic Marathon. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • An uncertain step – Marc MundellMarc Mundell has been at the forefront of race walking for some time. The African record holder is extremely passionate and dedicated, it’s seen him represent South Africa at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Marc, has qualified for Rio 2016 multiple times, but still doesn’t know if he is going. It’s a frustration many athletes endure and it makes preparation extremely difficult. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Deon Braun – what trail running does for conservationWe catch up with Deon Braun on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. The editor of Trail Magazine, has his finger on the pulse of all things associated with the sport. We are truly spoilt in South Africa, and it’s only getting better. A big plus is what events like the Old Mutual Wild Series, are doing for conservation. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Hitting the Wall – how to mentally recoverPaula Quinsee joins us on Old Mutual Live Running today. With plenty of Comrades Marathon running in the bank; Quinsee had put together a motivational programme on hitting the wall, especially for runners. It’s a hard space to be in when you get there. So how can you mentally prepare yourself for this running dark space? Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Rio 2016 – Irvette van Zyl’s journey to the OlympicsIrvette van Zyl booked her place in the Rio 2016 marathon squad by virtue of having run the fastest qualifier. This time last year she was pregnant, but she’s come back amazingly following giving birth. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running we hear how qualification was secured; and how do you build-up to an Olympics. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Wes Botton talks us through Team SA’s Rio 2016 chancesThe Rio Olympic Games are fast approaching. There have been some encouraging signs over the last year, as to potential South Africa success on the grandest scale. Acclaimed athletics and running journo Wesley Botton joins us on Old Mutual Live Running today; to look at our prospects. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • RAC – A Johannesburg and Comrades pacesetterRAC have been entrenched in Johannesburg and Comrades Marathon running for as long as we can remember. The years of Bruce Fordyce running in the kit is long in the memory of Comrades Marathon fans and runners alike. As far as Comrades goes, there is no bigger club by numbers. But RAC are not only about Comrades; hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Continue reading 06 October 2016
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  • Wheelchair runner, Chaeli Mycroft’s Comrades Marathon experienceHistory was made at the 2016 Comrades Marathon, as Chaeli Mycroft along with Anita Englebrecht, and their guides, completed the race. In doing so, they not only became the first wheelchair runners to enter, but also finish. Having caught up with Engelbrecht pre-race, we thought we would hear from Mycroft on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running; on what the experience was like. Continue reading 06 August 2016
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  • Comrades Marathon dream realised for Charne BosmanThe 2016 Comrades Marathon will long be remembered for Charné Bosman finally achieving her goal. Having run her own race, Bosman came storming past a blown Caroline Wostmann in the closing kilometres. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, we chat to the Comrades Marathon champion. Continue reading 06 June 2016
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  • Westville AC – a KZN running institutionKwazulu-Natal running clubs don’t get much bigger than this. Westville Athletic Club has been around since the early 70ies, and continues to be one of the provinces leading clubs. Naturally a club with a big Comrades Marathon history, they were born out of the boot of a car. Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Continue reading 06 March 2016
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  • How to win a Comrades Marathon Gold MedalOnly one person can win the Comrades Marathon every year; but a Comrades Gold Medal is an ambition attainable for more. Thuso Moseai from Arthur Ford Running Club knows what it takes to win a gold, a great achievement in it’s own right. So on Old Mutual Live Running today we hear what it takes to become a Comrades Gold Medallist. Continue reading 06 January 2016
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  • How to handle your Comrades Marathon recoveryDid you run the Comrades Marathon yesterday? If so, in all likelihood you are feeling a little tender! The Down run in particular can be very hard on the body. Today on Old Mutual Live Running, we have got your back. Renowned Sports Physician, Jon Patricios joins us to talk post-Comrades Recovery. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Gina and Shane HenchcliffeMarried couple Gina and Shane are going for 50 medals between them in 2016. This is their incredible story. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Defending Comrades Marathon down run Bongumusa MthembuDavid Katz caught up with the defending down run champion Bongumusa Mthembu on day 2 of the 2016 Comrades Marathon expo. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Kabelo Mabalane – The spirit of the Comrades MarathonKabelo carved his name into South African music history when TKZee burst onto the scene in the 90’s and has since become a household name in this country. Running his 9th Comrades in 2016. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The Old Mutual Wild Series with Andrew BoothOn day two of the Comrades Marathon 2016 we caught up with the race director of the Old Mutual Wild Series Andrew Booth. Andrew shares his passion for trail running and delves into the 4 races in the Wild Series. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Runner’s World South Africa Editor Mike FinchDavid Katz caught up with the editor of Runner’s World South Africa Mike Finch on day 1 of the Comrades Marathon expo in Durban. Mike shares his passion for running with our audience on Old Mutual Live. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The Enthusiastic Rosie Mitchell going for her back to backRosie Mitchell, who lives in Harare in Zimbabwe, is back for her second Comrades Marathon in 2016. She chatted to Jeff Ayliffe about her preparation in the build up to this year’s race and her quest to pick up her back to back medal. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The King of Comrades Bruce FordyceOn this edition of Old Mutual Live Ian Laxton catches up with the 9 time winner of the Comrades Marathon Bruce Fordyce. As always Bruce shares a few nuggets that every Comrades runner should hear. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Defending Comrades Marathon Champion Caroline WostmannJoining us live on day 2 of the 2016 Comrades Marathon expo is the defending Comrades Marathon ladies champion Caroline Wostmann. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Running in the Comrades FamilyThe Comrades Marathon experience runs through the fabric of many families and for Kim Stephens it is no different. Kim grew up in a Comrades family having a Dad who has a green number. This is her journey to running in her Dad’s permanent number. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Breast Cancer Survivor Teresa Wilson runs Comrades for PinkDriveThere are a many incredible stories that get shared at the Comrades Marathon every year and we are super lucky share this one. Teresa Wilson beat breast cancer and this is her amazing story. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Old Mutual Soweto Marathon Race Director Danny BlumbergWe chat to the brand new race director of the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon Danny Blumberg about the importance of the Soweto Marathon and how the race fits into the greater South African running scene. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Ian Laxton and Brad Brown set the 2016 Comrades Marathon SceneOn this edition of Old Mutual Live Brad Brown and the voice of the Comrades Marathon set the scene for the 2016 Comrades Marathon. Broadcasting live from the Old Mutual stand at the Comrades Marathon expo the pair talk about what is in store over the next 4 days. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Comrades Veteran and volunteer Pat FisherPat Fisher has not only runs the Comrades Marathon but she volunteers at the expo in the 3 days leading up to race day. Pat shares why Comrades is so important to her and why she keeps coming back. In 2016 she is running her 29th Comrades. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Meet David Coetzee – the humble coachDavid Coetzee is known as the ‘humble coach’. After listening to this edition of the Old Mutual Live Running podcast, you will know why. In the sport for the greater good, he has a fantastic ethos when it comes to running; and helping people reach their goals. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • 40+ Comrades Marathons & running for SavagesDavid Williams is part of the Comrades Marathon 40+ club. For most people it is an unfathomable target to reach. For David, it’s just par for the course. He shares some of his stories with us on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running; while also telling us about the legendary club he is a part of, Savages. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Comrades Marathon – an unimaginable dream for AnitaAnita Engelbrecht is set to do the unimaginable, take part in the Comrades Marathon. Anita is a wheelchair runner. We spoke to her pilot Hilton Murray previously, and their combined determination has made this dream come true. Hear more about history being made, on Old Mutual Live Running. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Hilton Murray – for the love of running, and givingHilton Murray is known for crazy exploits, such as running the equivalent of 10 Comrades Marathons in 10 days around Comrades two years ago. Running is a big love of his. On Old Mutual Live Running today, we hear how he is helping Anita Engelbrecht make Comrades history in 2016. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Comrades Marathon have you covered once again in 2016With Comrades Marathon on the horizon, we catch up with Race Director, Rowyn James on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Don’t miss out on these final tips and warnings in the build up to the race, from the man who knows what is cooking, better than anyone else. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Is the night before, the calm before the storm?What do riders get up to the night before a stage race starts? There are nerves, there is anticipation, there is dinner and bed time to think of. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking; Gerald de Kock, while at an event, surprises a few riders with that exact question. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Teresa Coetzee – putting mud & sweat to paperGerald de Kock catches up with Teresa Coetzee on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking. Teresa, who is a journalist with Media 24, gets to ride a lot of events. Her reflections on the events are informative and motivating. So how do some of the big races compare? Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Bringing you the best mountain bike race coverageCovering big events for television, is tough and challenging work. There is a great skill, and a lot of it comes with experience. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, Gerald de Kock chats to Mark Le Roux of Bigshot Media. They cover some of South Africa’s biggest races, including the Cape Epic. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The role of mechanics at stage racesYour bike takes some serious strain over the course of a stage race. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, Gerald de Kock goes behind the scenes to find out more about, how to keep your bike ticking over. No stage race entry isn’t worth the paper it’s on, if you haven’t arranged a mechanic. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • A Dutch Olympic rower comes to SA to mountain bikeMitchel Steenman of the Netherlands was recently in South Africa for a stage Mountain Bike race. This is not all that unusual, but he did arrive on the back of having competed as a rower at the Rio Olympics. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, hear how he balances his rowing with his riding. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How to do a stage race in “style”While tents are the main form of accommodation for stage races; more and more people are making use of Camper Vans. Gerald de Kock caught up with Charl Bleach and Shaun Sale outside their’s, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. There were in the process of braaiing on a day at the Cape Prioneer Trek. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Twins and a natural change of focus for Leana de JagerWhat do you do after having twins? You get back on that horse of course! Leana de Jager was a semi-professional mountain biker before she fell pregnancy. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, we hear from her, at her first big event back in action. While some things have changed, others haven’t. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How Dryland Events love bringing you enjoymentAt one of their recent events, the Cape Pioneer Trek, Henco Rademeyer from Dryland Events joins us on Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. As an event company they put on a host of top mtb and trail running races. Hear more about it, including the Cape Pioneer Trek; and some exciting news about the 2017 Tankwa Trek. Continue reading 11 November 2016
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  • How a Dutch ProAm Team operatesGerald de Kock caught up with Dutch ProAm Team KMC owner Martin Schuttert, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. They were out for the recent Cape Pioneer Trek. The not quite amateur or professional set-up is an interesting project. Also hear about how our races rate overseas. Continue reading 11 September 2016
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  • Youngster Julian Jessop shows his versatilityJulian Jessop is one of the hot young properties in South African mountain biking at the moment. Despite having more of a cross country focus at this stage, he and national XCO Champion, James Reid, teamed up for the recent Cape Pioneer Trek. Hear about his marathon stage race experience on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 11 July 2016
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  • 72-year-old Dutch roadie riding the Cape Pioneer TrekSef Queis was out from the Netherlands recently to ride his fifth Cape Pioneer Trek. Sef comes from an Ironman and more road cycling background; so what brings him out to South Africa to mountain bike? On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking he shares his story with us. The most remarkable part being…his age. Continue reading 11 April 2016
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  • How Oliver Munnik is engineering the dreamA former professional, who is still well entrenched in the South African mountain biking scene; Oliver Munnik is a bit of a character. He’s well know for his quirky coverage of events. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, hear how he is engineering the dream. Continue reading 11 February 2016
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  • How Patrick Morewood put PYGA on the mapGerald de Kock pulls Patrick Morewood in for a chat on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Hear how he got into bike design, how things have changed over the years, and starting PYGA bikes. It’s great to have a proudly South African manufacturer of bikes. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Jeremy Thomson has an exciting 2017 date with Joel StanskyAs far as mountain biking rugby players go, Jeremy Thomson, has been at it for more than 10 years now. This beloved former Sharks player, loves everything about mountain biking. Gerald de Kock caught up with him at Berg & Bush on this episode of Old Mutual Mountain biking. Hear what he and Joel Stransky have on the cards! Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Olympic Games only the tip for 20-year-old Alan HatherlyAt just 20, Alan Hatherly has the potential to be one of the best Cross Country Mountain bikers South Africa has ever produced. He is already an Olympian, having represented his country at Rio 2016. He joins us on Old Mutual Live Mountain biking today to look back on what he’s done; and towards what is still hopefully to come. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Why Berg & Bush remains so specialBerg & Bush took place recently. It not only attracted some of the countries best Mountain bikers, but plenty of enthusiast in general. Started by Gary Green, Berg & Bush is also one of the inspirations behind the Old Mutual joBerg2C. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking Gerald de Kock catches up with Gary Green. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Will Hannele Steyn be the last lion standing?Hannele Steyn is a true Cape Epic legend. She is one of four lions left standing, and he only female. The four lions are riders who have done each and every 13 Cape Epics. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking, hear how Hannele wants to be the last lion standing. She also shares some Epic moments with us. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • What you can expect from the 2017 Cape EpicThe 2017 Cape Epic route was launched recently. Gerald de Kock was there to guide people through the proceedings, and today he guides us through what’s to come in 2017. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking, hear all you need to know about the Tour de France of mountain biking. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The advantage of endurance focused nutritional supplementsUSN have made a real push in recently years to create a more endurance focused product, that is also more natural. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking, we hear from former professional mountain biker Timo Cooper. Timo, although still young, has swopped the riding world for the working one, and talks us through nutritional supplements. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • A mountain biking event behind enemy lines Luther Erasmus has been wanting to put on a double centaury mountain bike race for quite some time. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, hear how he has got it right! Drawing on his experience form the army, you are set for quite a tour of the Highlands. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Why Timo Cooper retired at 25 (made the tough decision)Timo Cooper’s professional mountain biking career may have been brief, but there was a lot of good to come from it. At 25 Timo had hung up his pro wheels, and got a “real” job. He faced a tough decision many riders do in South Africa; carry on pounding away, or take an opportunity when it comes. Hear more on Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 10 December 2016
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  • Sage advice from former rugby player, Hempas RademeyerRugby players really do make good cyclists. While more a roadie, former provincial rugby player, Hempas Rademeyer, is not shy of a mountain bike. Gerald de Kock catches up with him on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking, to hear more about this riding. He also has some sage advice for young would-be professionals. Continue reading 10 October 2016
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  • 500km in one go – Martin Dreyer just keeps on goingDo you think you could ride this far without stopping to sleep? Martin Dreyer returns on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, to share his Race2Rhodes record journey with us. Hear how this pioneer of South African endurance racing, is still redefining his limits, at the age of 47! Continue reading 10 July 2016
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  • How Shannon Bentley’s initiative is growing MTB in Ontario, CanadaGerald de Kock caught up with Shannon Bentley recently, as he did commentary at both the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. Shannon, from Ontario in Canada is super passionate about riding. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking; hear what it’s like to ride in Canada, and how they are trying to grow the sport. Continue reading 10 May 2016
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  • A mountain biking former rugby player on a Rhino missionDeon Strydom may not be the only former rugby player who now enjoys his mountain biking, but he has his own story to tell. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, Gerald de Kock catches up with Deon. Along with his riding, Deon owns his own private game lodge, and is looking to put on an event to raise funds for Rhino conservation. Continue reading 10 March 2016
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  • Why you have to ride the Croc2CrocHave you heard of the Croc2Croc? If you haven’t, and didn’t catch the debut event this year; hear why it’s something you may just want to add to your agenda in 2017. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking, Gerald de Kock reflects on the event with Luther Erasmus. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • A Mountain biker’s nutritional guideWhat you put in is what you get out. This is very much the case with it comes to nutrition. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking, dietician Nicki De Villiers tells us how to do it. You put so much time and effort into your training, don’t negate those benefits by having a bad diet. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Use science to get your preparation rightHow do you need to prepare from a scientific point of view for a marathon or stage race event? On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking, Sports Scientist Devlin Eyden gives us tips on how to get to the start in the best possible shape. New to the sport or a seasoned rider, you can learn a lot from the science of mountain biking. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The story behind Andre de Beer & Babba’s LodgeAndre de Beer from Babba’s Lodge is more than just a venue owner. He has an incredible story that got him to where he is today. From caddying for John Daly, to taking up Triathlon, mountain biking has become an integral part of his life. He chats to us on Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking podcast today. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Volvo – a mountain biking ‘partner’We chat to Michelle Naude from Volvo on this edition of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Sponsorship is so important for a sport, especially one that doesn’t get as much governmental support. Volvo though have their own ethos when it comes to supporting Mountain biking. Hear more about this, and what races they support on this episode of the podcast. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Why we could all do with a little physioGerald de Kock catches up with sports physio, Andri Smuts on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. We put our bodies through a hell of a lot of strain, so how important is treatment around riding? Here are some great tips and ideas to keep you riding more often and for longer. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Mahala Magic MTB – you bet ya it’s FREE!On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, we have about a free event east of Pretoria. Is there a catch? Can you really get something for nothing? Well it’s not really for nothing, it’s to thank riders for ongoing support. Hear about how they get it right at the Mahala Magic MTB. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • UCT’s Track Tuesdays – students vs scholarsOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking we look at UCT’s Track Tuesdays. The university has built a great little track through the forests on their grounds. What the series really focuses on however, is bridging a gap between schools and university riders in and around Cape Town. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Chief differences between SA & European trailsHaving recently returned from Italy, Jo Dobinson is back on Old Mutual Live Mountain biking today; to share with us some of the chief differences between South African and Europe. Is their riding more technical? Why do they choose baggies over lycra? Hear more now… Continue reading 09 December 2016
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  • Conrad Stoltz – a new found MTBing passionThe Caveman, Conrad Stoltz, returns on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Having previously touched on his evolution from professional endurance athlete to business man; we find out there is much more to this South African legend, than just running a coffee shop. Hear what’s the latest mountain biking related activity he is getting involved in. Continue reading 09 September 2016
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  • The ultimate disappointment – Olympic bad luckGerald de Kock speaks to Olympian James Reid on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. The South African champion was primed for Rio, however luck was not on his side, and he had a nightmare race. This also after the sensational experience of being at an Olympic Games. James reflects on it, a couple of weeks on. Continue reading 09 May 2016
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  • Helping people get more technically savvySpook Groenewald is a bit of a legend in the mountain biking scene. Gerald de Kock catches up with him on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, to find out more about his journey. Including his love for coaching, and the nerve wrenching riding option his son has taken. Continue reading 09 February 2016
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  • Daisyway – the right coaching programme for youHaving previously caught up with Spook Groenewald and Erica Green on their own personal and combined cycling stories; today we look at the coaching business they run together, Daisyway. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking hear how their passion can help you. Continue reading 09 February 2016
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  • Sipho Madolo – great experience to race in EuropeSipho Madolo recently had a chance to represent South Africa at the cross country World Championships in Slovenia. He was able to get a few weeks racing in before heading home. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking; we hear more about his experiences in Europe, and why he loves to support youth development. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • An Olympic MTB racing MumFresh off Commentating at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Gerald de Kock bumped into Michelle Vorster on the flight home. Michelle represented Namibia in the mountain biking cross country event. It was a dream come true for this mom of three; hear more on Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • What it takes to keep trails up and runningOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, the Ace of Spades, Bennet Nel returns. Having learnt about his journey previously on the platform; now we want to know all about trails! How are they built, what makes a great trail, what sort of costs are involved? Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The Paul Roos Gymnasium MTB teamPaul Roos Gymnasium is one of the top Mountain Biking Schools. In charge of the programme is Ben Puddu. We recently heard about how Ben got into mountain biking, and involved at Paul Roos; but today on Old Mutual Live Mountain biking we hear more about the school’s team. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Lourens Luus – making it on your ownOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, we chat to Lourens Luus again; this time looking at the pros and cons of what it takes to try be a full-time rider, without a full-time sponsor. It’s not the complete dream job, most people perceive it to be. Passion really needs to be at the forefront. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • James Reid on Olympic cross countryWe preview this weekends cross country event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. As the Olympiad draws to a close, James Reid and Alan Hatherly get set to fly the flag for Team SA. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, SA Champion, James talks to us about the big event. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How Dylan Rebello balances studying with ridingDylan Rebello returns on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking as we look at what it takes to try be a student and a pro. Having previously looked at his development, it’s all about there here and now. Dylan, who moved from Jozi to Stellenbosch to study and further his riding career, has become a stage race nut. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Dr Evil Classic stage race – a coastal forest experienceWe hear about the Dr Evil Classic stage race on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. After years of being prompted to put on a stage race in his own backyard; Leon Evans finally gave in. Now heading into it’s fifth edition, there are three great days of Garden Route riding. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Biking in the Bosch with Jo DobinsonWith more and more women getting onto bikes, Jo Dobinson spotted a gap to help upskill them and thus make their riding more pleasurable. Through her company Biking in the Bosch, she coaches predominantly women, but men as well. Hear more about her life on and off a bike on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking? Continue reading 08 December 2016
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  • The evolution of South Africa’s CavemanWhile Conrad Stoltz is now seen as this endurance athlete, who had a fine career as an Xterra World Champ. Due to his triathlon upbringing, he was late to mountain biking. Now in retirement he is enjoying the thrills and spills of being able to take more risks. Hear about the Caveman’s evolution on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 08 October 2016
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  • Erica Green – female Mountain biking pioneerWhile she coaches and moulds mountain bikers now, Erica Green was a bit of a pioneer herself on the bike. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, we start by looking back into that interesting past. Erica, who turned from one form of riding to an other, really excelled. Continue reading 08 August 2016
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  • Chasing and creating adventure – Nic JordanOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, we get to know the man behind Holla Trails in KZN. Farmer and adventure chaser Nic Jordan, has provided riders around Ballito with some great riding. But he himself does some pretty serious events. Continue reading 08 May 2016
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  • My mountain biking development – Lourens LuusIf you keep a sharp eye on marathon racing in South Africa, you will without a doubt know the name, Lourens Luus. Lourens lights up the National MTB series as well as Nissan Trailseeker events, and many more races. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, Gerald de Kock gets to know the man behind the rider. Continue reading 08 March 2016
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  • James Reid retains his South African XCO titleIt’s been a busy few months for James Reid. While things haven’t gone according to plan in Europe, he did recently defend his South African cross country crown. He has also been confirmed along with Alan Hatherly, to represent Team SA in Rio. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, we catch up and find out more about the SA Champs race. Continue reading 08 January 2016
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  • How a school teacher is taking his passion to his pupilsWe catch up with Ben Puddu on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking. Ben teaches technology and engineering graphics and design at Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch. Inspired into riding to get healthier, he now heads up cycling at the school. As schools cycling continues to grow, Paul Roos is at the forefront of that. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Bennet Nel – the Ace of SpadesWell known across the Western Cape as the Ace of Spades, Bennet Nel is one of South Africa’s finest trail builders. It is also more of a case that it came a calling. Hear more about his trail building origins and gift, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Dylan Rebello – the early yearsDylan Rebello may only be 21, but he has plenty of riding experience already. His parents switch from a love for running to mountain biking, helped his early development. Hear more about this great family teams origins, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Dr Evil is not what he appears to beComing up on today’s episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking, Gerald de Kock heads to Plett to catch up with Leon Dr Evil Evans. Plettenberg Bay has been Leon’s home for a long time, and other than The Bike Shop he owns, there is a lot he has done and still does in the mountain biking space. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Nedbank Desert Dash in Namibia – get thereOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, Mannie Heymans returns. This time we are looking at the Nedbank Desert Dash in Namibia, of which he is currently the race director. This is not your ordinary mtb race, but it’s one hell of a summer adventure. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Ladies are you ready for Tour de Femme?We chat to Jenni Green on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, as we chat the Evox Tour de Femme. This event is only for women, is not about racing, and has small numbers to make for an intimate experience. It’s set to be a winner… Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Holla Trails – so much more than just cane fields!If you come from KZN and ride a mountain bike you probably know of Holla Trails. It is a great spot for riding just outside of Ballito. With so many people holidaying on the KZN coastline annually, if you are an inland MTB ride; here’s why you need to take you bike with you. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • TREAD Skills Clinics – your confidence is out thereTREAD Skills Clinics take place across South Africa. While the brainchild of MTB journalist Sean Badenhorst, he has different people across the country who take the clinics. Down in KZN, Gresham Enerson is one of them. He runs us through the process, and the importance of developing your skills. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Wagon & Spear – how an MTB event is formedGerald de Kock heads to KZN on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. There is a new event called Wagon & Spear starting up in the province. We catch up with the organisers to find out more about it’s origins, and also starting an MTB race in general. Continue reading 07 November 2016
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  • Spur Schools Series – an inside look at the futureOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, Gerald de Kock takes us around a Spur Schools Series race. The series has done wonders for giving scholars a chance to compete on a regular basis. The interest is massive, and it’s starting to help produce some pretty talented riders. Continue reading 07 August 2016
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  • The art to sweeping an MTB raceThe need of sweeps in many off road races is a necessity; but how do you become a sweep? What are the general requirements? Gerald de Kock finds out more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. A mountain biking sweep definitely trumps a trail running one. Continue reading 07 June 2016
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  • Mannie Heymans – An African MTB pioneerMannie Heymans is not only a pioneer of Namibian mountain biking, but African mountain biking as a whole. Having been to four Olympic Games, racing at three of them; he has also won the Cape Epic. There is not much Mannie hasn’t done; we catch up with him on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 07 April 2016
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  • How Paul Furbank defies his ageWe feature an other one of the “younger” mountain bike riders on Old Mutual Live today. Gerald de Kock recently caught up with Paul Furbank. Paul is one of those anomalies, who defy their age and mix it up with the younger crowd. There have however been some kinks along the way. Continue reading 07 January 2016
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  • How to become a race CommissaireGerald de Kock catches up with race Commissaire, Richard Durrant on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Richard has been at this for 18 years, and gives us a fascinating insight into the role of a MTB Commissaire in South Africa. There is a process, but you too can get there. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • 69 – just a number for MTB nut Fred van ZylWill you still be riding your bike at 69? It’s one thing to still be riding, it’s another thing to maintain the level of riding and racing that Fred van Zyl does. A mere 10 years into the sport, this adventurous pioneer, is an inspiration to many around him. Hear his story on this Old Mutual Live Mountain biking podcast. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Cycling through Kenya and the Great Rift ValleyToday on Old Mutual Live, we showcase a race that truly encompasses an African spirit. The Standard Chartered Rift Valley Odyssey is a non-competitive stage race that shows you the best of Kenya. Hear more about it on this Mountain biking podcast. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Northern Drakensberg – a network of available trailsWith the current level and amount of Mountain biking in South Africa; it is somewhat surprising how little of it takes place in the Drakensberg. South Africa’s most iconic mountain range is seemingly the perfect playground. Much is being done in the Northern Berg, hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Every Tom, Dick and Harry doesn’t make a good instructorThere is a skill to teaching someone mountain biking techniques. This is where a qualified and knowledgeable instructor comes in. David Gagnon tells us what it takes and is all about, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking. Is it time for you to get the right mountain biking re-education? Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Darren Lill – enjoying the freedom of mountain bike racingOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, we chat to USN Purefit rider, Darren Lill. While Lill comes from a fine professional road background, it feels like ages since he ended that chapter of his life. However, he has only been racing mountain bikes since 2013; but with plenty of success. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • We find out why people mountain bikeAt Sani2c recently, Gerald de Kock went about to find out why people love mountain biking so much. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, hear the crux of it. While many different answers, it sort of all boils down to the same thing… Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Why Catherine Williamson just keeps coming backWe chat to Catherine Williamson on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Williamson has had some fair Mountain biking, stage race and marathon success in South Africa over the years. Hear how this British power house still spends a large portion of the start of the year, in sunny South Africa. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Candice Neethling – the more I ride the more I learnWe hear from Candice Neethling on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. This mountain biking star is starting to delve from cross country into marathon and stage racing. The more she rides, the more she learns; most notably about being in those dark spaces. Becoming mentally strong is an important skill to have. Continue reading 06 October 2016
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  • Matt Beers – from motocross to mountain bikingOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, we hear how Matt Beers became a lycra bandit (as he puts it). Matt started out in motocross, but injuries forced him to look elsewhere. Having used mountain biking as part of rehab, Matt found a new passion. Continue reading 06 August 2016
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  • The ACE Lesotho MTB team are starting to make wavesThe ACE Lesotho MTB team gained some great experience at the recent KAP Sani2C. As the only official UCI mountain bike team in Africa, they tend to focus more on cross country. However, KAP’s sponsorship of Sani2C presented them with a great opportunity to further skills. Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 06 June 2016
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  • Ben Melt Swanepoel & Yolandi du Toit – a biking coupleThe nature of mountain biking, and cycling in general as a profession, often sees riders becoming than just mountain biking partners. Couple, Ben Melt Swanepoel & Yolandi du Toit, have a great foundation to their relationship. It helps when you are both bike crazy. Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 06 March 2016
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  • Dirtopia Trails – the original trail centreMeurant Botha is a pioneer when it comes to trail building. Dirtopia Trails is possible the original trail centre in South Africa. Hear how things have come along, from a man who is all about the greater good of mountain biking; on this episode of Old Mutual Live. Continue reading 06 January 2016
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  • Malcolm Lange – helping to support South African cyclingMalcolm Lange is not only a legend of South African cycling, with hundreds of race wins behind him; he has done so much to help keep the sport alive and supported in South Africa. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, we caught up with him at Sani2C. Both Road and MTB are benefiting by his continued involvement in the sport. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • What it takes to become a Pro bike mechanicAt the recent Sani2c Gerald de Kock caught up with Mornè van Rensburg. Morne, is the team mechanic for the NAD Pro Mountain Biking Team. He is as vital a cog as riders Nico Bell and Gawie Combrinck are. On this episode of Old Mutual Live, hear how the Old Mutual joBerg2c champions run a slick operation. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Martin Dreyer – helping change livesMartin Dreyer is a South African endurance icon. The seven-time Dusi Canoe Marathon champion had endurance sewn into his DNA in his twenties. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking, we find out how he has developed a love for MTB; and also the amazing work he is doing, with the RMB Change a Life Academies. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How Canadian David Gagnon is helping up-skill ridersOne area many mountain bikers can work on, is their technical ability. You may think you’re up to scratch, but ever improving skills, mean more confidence and more fun. David Gagnon is out from Canada, helping up-skill and guide the guys from PWC Bike Park in Johannesburg. That knowledge will soon be passed on. Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • PWC Bike Park – forever improving your experienceJohannesburg’s centrally located PWC Bike Park never stands still. There is never a case of the riders getting bored of the tracks, as they are forever changing and offering something new. Marc Fourie returns on Old Mutual Live to tell us about the changes that have taken place, particularly over the last year. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Reliving the Olympic dream with Marc BassingthwaighteLondon 2012 may have been the pinnacle of Marc Bassingthwaighte’s professional riding career. The Namibian may now be retired, but he is based in Stellenbosch and still heavily involved in the sport. Hear from this Olympian on Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Never too old to enter the MTB sphereYou are never too late to get into the sport of mountain biking. Better late, than never. Gerald de Kock chats to Chris Norton on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Chris owns a shop in Stellenbosch called BMT, but he didn’t start out in the mountain biking space. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Make Lesotho your next mountain biking destinationOn this episode of Old Mutual Live we catch up with Christian Smit and Darol Howes from Lesotho Sky. ‘The Mountain Bike Kingdom’ is becoming an it place to go ride. The pair have done a great job in creating and connecting trails. It’s an effort they continue to build on. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The beauty of riding a tandem mountain bikeAt the recent nine-day Old Mutual joBerg2C race, Gerald de Kock caught up with Carlos and Sophie Garcia. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, we hear why this couple rides a tandem bike. It may seem like a scary or impractical option for most. But after hearing this, you might just change your mind. Continue reading 05 November 2016
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  • A roadie & a surgeon – a match made on the trailsWhat do you get when you cross a pro cyclist with a surgeon? A pretty decent mountain biking combination. Hanco Kachelhoffer and Colin Noel teamed up at the recent, Liberty Winelands Encounter mountain bike stage race, finishing on the podium. Hear why their partnership works on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 05 September 2016
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  • Marc Wiederkehr – bikes, Cape Epic and much moreMarc Wiederkehr comes from plenty of experience when he’s trying to help you find the right bike. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, we catch up with the Dunkeld Cycles owner, and Cape Epic legend. Marc has done a fair share of Epics. But how many has he done? Continue reading 05 June 2016
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  • How to get the perfect bike set-upAre you uncomfortable with you position on the bike? The right bike set-up can make all the difference to your riding. Gerald de Kock chats to Richard Baxter on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. This man knows how to make a rider and bike, one! Continue reading 05 April 2016
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  • 2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c – Grant Usher & Amy McDougallOn this episode of Old Mutual Live is mixed pair of Grant Usher and Amy McDougall about their experience at the 2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c. Continue reading 05 March 2016
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  • 2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c – Pyga Bike IndustriesOn this edition of Old Mutual Live Brad Brown catches up with Hilton Frost & Cliff Becket from Pyga Bike Industries to chat about their incredible range of mountain bikes and what you should know when buying a new bike. Continue reading 05 March 2016
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  • 2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c – Harry from Cycloworx Having your mountain bike in tip top shape is vital if you are going to successfully take on a race like the Old Mutual JoBerg2c. On this edition of Old Mutual Live Brad Brown caught up with Harry from Cycloworx to find out what it takes to make sure their rider's bikes are in perfect running order. Continue reading 05 March 2016
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  • 2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c – Wayne & Catherine AlbertynRiding a 9 day mountain bike stage race is tough but how tough is it when you ride it with your spouse? Brad Brown caught up with Wayne and Catherine Albertyn about their 2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c experience. Continue reading 05 March 2016
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  • 2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c – Sam & Clint from Richards BayOn this edition of Old Mutual Live Brad Brown catches up with two of the riders at the 2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c, Sam and Clint from Richards Bay to find out what it takes to complete a 9 day mountain bike stage race. Continue reading 05 March 2016
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  • 2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c – Head of brand Karen ThomasOn this edition of Old Mutual Live from Jolivet at the 2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c we catch up with head of brand for Old Mutual Karen Thomas. Continue reading 05 March 2016
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  • 2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c – Jan BraaiThe Old Mutual JoBerg2c is a proudly South African race and today's guest is one of the proudest South Africans you will ever find. From chartered accountant to braai master, Jan Braai rides the beloved country and shares his journey with Brad Brown. Continue reading 05 March 2016
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  • 2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c – Novice Alan WhitingWhat does it take to ride a race like the Old Mutual JoBerg2c? David Katz asked 2016 novice Alan Whiting. Continue reading 05 March 2016
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  • 2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c – Farmer Gary, Farmer Glen & WappoOn this edition of Old Mutual Live we catch up with the brains trust of the Old Mutual JoBerg2c, Farmer Gary, Farmer Glen and Craig Wapnick. The trio share their love for both South Africa and mountain biking with David Katz. Continue reading 05 March 2016
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  • 2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c – International riders Rob & ScottThe 2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c once again attracted riders from all over the world and on this edition of the Old Mutual Live David Katz catches up with international riders Rob and Scott. Continue reading 05 March 2016
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  • Why you will want Platters Wine Guide under the treeWith Christmas on the horizon, Jenny Crwys–Williams chats to JP Rossouw from Platters Wine Guide. The latest edition of the guide is a great option as a gift. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, hear some of the highlights of the book, and also an other great offering they now have. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • 4 great bubblies for the festive seasonFour great sommeliers give us their bubbly of choice for the festive season. These are all delectable options, which are sure to get your mouth watering. Hear all about them on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • All about the purity & freshness of the CabernetJoakim Blackadder has gone for a 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, for our final wine of the weekend for November. Put this one into your festive season planning. On this episode of Old Mutual Live, hear more about the Spier 21 Gables Cabernet Sauvignon 2013. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Hugh Johnson – Good Bits From 55 Years of ScribblingOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we hear from Higgo Jacobs about legendary wine writer, Hugh Johnson’s Good Bits From 55 Years of Scribbling. Hugh has some incredible stories from over the years. His love for wine, history and anything green; is what combined to make him such an incredible wine writer. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Insider information on the French, Bordeaux marketDid you know that you can get French wine from the Bordeaux region at a relatively decent price? On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, Michael Fridjhon joins us once again. He gives more insight into this; also very interestingly explains how Chateaux wines are priced vintage by vintage. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Grenache Noir – more than just a weekend specialFor weekend number three in November, Joakim Blackadder has chosen a light red for us. This is a versatile while that suits all occasions. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine hear more about the delightful, Grenache Noir. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • What makes Sauvignon Blanc so specialSauvignon Blanc is a firm favourite in South Africa, and rightly so as we produce some of the best in the world. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, Charles Hopkins, winemaker and an Executive of the Sauvignon Blanc Society; shares with us what makes it so special. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • A fair price to pay at the Cape Winemakers Guild AuctionFiona McDonald shares her thoughts with us following the recent 32nd Cape Winemakers Guild Auction. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we dissect the auction and what some of the indicators from it were. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • A Rhone Valley white with a great price tagWhile a wine like the Cotes du Rhone Belleruche Blanc could be produced in South Africa. Our younger vines can’t give the great depth that you get from the Rhone Valley. That’s why on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine; Joakim Blackadder was chosen an international wine, but with a very reasonable price tag. Continue reading 11 November 2016
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  • The all new MCC wine glassesFlute glasses maybe the traditionally used for MCCs, but international research is showing that they are not actually the best option for bubbles. Graham Beck have done some research themselves, and are now trying to change the mould in South Africa. Hear why on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. Continue reading 11 September 2016
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  • How Graham Beck is getting even biggerGraham Beck’s vison is really starting to be lived, as the estate steps up it’s position of being a top MCC producer. They produce only fizz of course, benefiting from the limestone in the area, and have a wide range. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we hear more about the exciting growth at Graham Beck. Continue reading 11 July 2016
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  • Grand Vin Chardonnay – a taste of BurgundyJoakim Hansi Blackadder joins us this month on Old Mutual Live Wine, to give us some delightful picks for the weekend. First up Joakim, who hails from Sweden, has chosen a Chardonnay. Joakim loves South Africa wines, but ones that have an old world upbringing. Continue reading 11 April 2016
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  • 10 great Pinotage’s to wrap your tongue aroundHiggo Jacobs returns on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, this time to guide us through his list of South Africa’s top Pinotage’s. In a range of prices, Jacobs has sort out some of the best new style Pinotage’s that are part of this varietals rejuvenation. This is a proudly South African grape. Continue reading 11 February 2016
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  • Sommeliers Association helping to uplift the industryHiggo Jacobs, Chairman of the SA Sommeliers Association, joins us on Old Mutual Live Wine today. Sommeliers are becoming more and more common place in South African restaurant. The SASA has played a big role in that. Hear all about becoming a sommelier in South Africa. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • A bubbly to have around the BraaiFor his final wine of the weekend for the month, Wikus Human has picked us a fizz! Hear all about the intricacies of the Le Lude Brut. It’s well craft yet reasonably priced, and will go down well this festive season. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, also hear how it pairs with a truly South African meal. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Tbo Touch – the fruition of his wine journeyTbo Touch joins us on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. He has a fascinating wine journey; from stealing some of his grandfathers Communion wine, to getting a taste of fine wine while living in the United States. Also hear how Tbo has now brought his own wine to the South African community. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Touch Warwick wines – a broadcast of loveJenny Crwys-Williams catches up with Mike Ratcliffe, from Warwick Wines on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. Mike has been in the business for quite some time, with Warick producing some fine vintages. Today we find out more about the Touch Warwick vintage, created in collaboration with deejay and CEO of Touch Central FM and Touch Warwick wines, Tbo Touch. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How you can still taste SA’s first PinotageWith Pinotage Day having recently passed, we thought we would head back to the origin of it in South Africa. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we head to Uiterwyk Estate outside Stellenbosch. It was here in 1941 that CT de Waal first made wine from Pinotage grapes. Pieter de Waal joins us now. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Ready to try the Seriously Cool Cinsault?The Seriously Cool Cinsault comes out of Somerset West, with it’s geography proving the perfect blend for making this wine. How more about the growth of Cinsault on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine; and why you want to try this light and elegant version. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • A revolutionary Rooibos wooded wineHave you tried Rooibos Wine? Well if you have drunk one of Trevor Strydom’s wines at Audacia, you wouldn’t have known you had. The wine does not taste like the tea. An experiment on ways to do things a little different, led them to using Rooibos wood. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine head how so, and what the benefits of it are. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Spioenkop Riesling – not as sweet as you’d expectThis Friday on Old Mutual Live Wine, Wikus Human has picked a versatile Riesling to try. What makes it so, is the surprising lack of sweetness. Hear all you need to know about the Spioenkop Riesling, and how one could enjoy it to its best potential. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How a winemaker & graphic designer created magicWe recently caught up with Niels Verburg of Luddite wines; after the labelling on his bottles caused quite a stir at the Loerie Awards. While Niels had a lot of input in the conceptualisation of the label, it was up to Sean Harrison to bring them to life. Hear more about these game changing label on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. Continue reading 10 December 2016
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  • Waterford Rosemary 2014 vintage – wine of the weekWikus Human from Marble restaurant shares with us a great weekend wine option, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. This wine has a great colour, great taste, is not too high in alcohol, can be drunk on its own; and would go great with a day in and around the pool. Continue reading 10 July 2016
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  • Sampling Grenache Blanc and Cinsaut winesJenny Ratcliffe-Wright returns on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, bringing us two new varietals being produced in South Africa. As this exciting journey to new tastes continues, learn more about Grenache Blanc and Cinsaut today. Continue reading 10 May 2016
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  • Serving great wine by the glassMany a restaurant take real pride in putting together their wine lists. This is often acknowledged, and one of the most prestigious awards for a good wine list, is a Diamond Diners Club Wine List of the Year Award. Table Bay’s Camissa Brasserie recently received one, hear more one this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. Continue reading 10 March 2016
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  • The varietals revolution continuesJenny Crwys–Williams ’ exploration of the varietals revolution continues, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. Corlien Morris returns with two great ones to try. Have you heard of Carignan or Barbera? There is so much different wine out there just waiting to be discovered. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Stunning wine menu at Marble RestaurantWe stay at Marble Restaurant today on Old Mutual Live Wine, this time catching up with sommelier, Wikus Human. A lot of care and time has gone into the wine menu at Marble. While a collaborative effort, Wikus is the man who will guide you to the perfect culinary and wine combinations. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Marble Restaurant – an all new experienceWe chat to David Higgs on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, the chef and co-owner of Joburg’s latest trendy eatery, Marble Restaurant. We hear more about the great partnership that brought it about, what makes it special, and where it is located. We also hear about how much went into selecting their wine list. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • An award winning dry land Chenin BlancPerdeberg’s Dry Land Collection Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc, is an award winning wine. But what makes it so special? And why is Chenin Blanc in general making such a big return to the market. On this episode of Old Mutual Live we hear more. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • From Portugal and Spain with loveWe continue our look into varietals once again on Old Mutual Live Wine. Today Jenny Ratcliffe-Wright, from Warwick Wine Estate joins us. Jenny has picked two special locally made bottles of wine, made from grapes you probably have never heard from. Are you ready for a Sauvignon Blanc on steroids? Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Two varietals that will astound youWe are back on varietals on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Corlien Morris joins us to give us two nice options that may start to help develop your varietal taste buds. There is so much more to wine thank just a few handfuls of grapes; so why not start exploring this ‘new world’. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • A Rosé to get your tongue wateringLloyd Jusa gives us one last tip for the weekend. This one could work in warmer or cooler weather. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Lloyd has a quality Rosé for you to try. Hear what makes it so special and what it will work well with. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • All you need to know about the Cape Winemakers GuildMiles Mossop from TOKARA joins us on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. He doesn’t however join us in the capacity as a winemaker of his own brand, but as the new Chairman of the Cape Winemakers Guild. There famous annual wine auction is coming up soon, but how much do you know about the CWG? Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • “The Judgement of Paris” – what it showed usHave you heard of the “The Judgement of Paris”? We head back more than 40-years to see how Californian wines took a chance and headed over to France to take on the best of the best. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we hear how the Americans caught the French napping, and changed the way the world views wine. Continue reading 09 December 2016
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  • A Pinot Noir that will take your breath awayLloyd Jusa has picked a Pinot Noir as the wine of the weekend, that is a class above. The 2012 Bouchard Finlayson Tete de Cuvée Pinot Noir is something special. Hear all about the intricacies of it on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. Continue reading 09 September 2016
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  • Luddite Wines – taking branding to the next levelIt is well known that a good label makes a wine stick out, however a great label gets tongues wagging! Niels Verburg has really done something special with Luddite Wines’ branding. We chat to him on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. They also do something cool and different when it comes to sealing their bottles. Continue reading 09 July 2016
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  • Are local winemakers shooting themselves in the foot?On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we chat to both Ken Forrester and Michael Fridjhon on the price of wine in South Africa. Are wine prices sustainable in this country? Do farmers have enough of an understanding of the impact of their long-term production and costs. Hear more on this podcast. Continue reading 09 February 2016
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  • A Platters Wine Guide 2017 edition teaserWe chat to JP Rossouw on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, to get a few insights on what we can expect from the 2017 edition of Platters Wine Guide. Due for release in November, this has become a mammoth opus, however they have also gone digital! Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The Unusuals – time to taste new varietalsAre you interested in different varietals, but don’t know where to start? There are some specialist wine shops that can guide you through a new journey of wine discovery; but you can also get to The Unusuals. We hear more about this ‘exotic’ wine show on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • South African Wine Directory 2016/17The South African Wine Directory is a phenomenal book, that covers the whole spectrum of the wine industry in South Africa. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we hear from Edo Heyns on the 2016/17 edition; and why this book not just for industry players. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Feeding Team Dimension DataLindsay Venn joins us on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. The Food and Beverage Manager of the Cullinan was recently on duty in France. He had the task of making sure that South Africa’s World Tour cycling team, Team Dimension Data; were well fed at the Tour de France. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The Great South African CookbookWe chat to Jules Mercer on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, about The Great South African Cookbook. This is a fascinating publication taking in contributions from 67 of our finest cooks, chefs, bakers, farmers, foragers and local food heroes. Jules headed up the project, and had some magical experiences along the way. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Mullineux Syrah – a blockbuster wine of the weekLloyd Jusa has gone big this week! Mullineux is a South African wine making brand that is currently at the forefront of top class local wine production. Known from Joburg to London, the Mullineux Syrah is a stunning wine; and is Lloyd’s wine of the weekend choice on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Porcupine Ridge – South Africa’s literary winePorcupine Ridge has quietly established itself not only as one of South Africa’s favourite wines, particularly the Sauvignon Blanc; but also the wine to pair with if you are having a book event! Having expanded from their involvement in their backyard, Franschhoek Literary Festival; on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we hear from winemaker Mark Kent as to why they love books so much. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Chocolate Pudding and Red WineAngela Lloyd joins us on Old Mutual Live Wine edition once again, and she’s got a great pairing for us. Who says you can’t have chocolate and red wine? Tannins are an old school excuse. Angela has selected three red wines, all from different grapes, to pair with her chocolate pudding. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Try the internationally acclaimed, Keet First VerseToday on Old Mutual Live Wine, we hear a little bit more about our featured sommelier for the month of August, Lloyd Jusa. We also hear about the delectable little wine he has chosen for us for this weekend; the Cabernet Franc led, Keet First Verse. Continue reading 08 December 2016
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  • John Connolly – for the love of South African winesIrish author, John Connolly, joins us on Old Mutual Live Wine today. While he never grew up exposed to much wine, he had dabbled it in (not very well). It wasn’t till his first visit to South Africa where we really got exposed to good wine. Hear about his continued love for South African wines. Continue reading 08 August 2016
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  • Sijnn Red – try this ‘un-classical’ wineLloyd Jusa, Head Sommelier and Wine Director of the Saxon Collection shares his pick of weekend wines with us in August. Today he starts with a winemaker who likes to use ‘un-classical’ grapes. The wine of focus for this weekend on Old Mutual Live Wine is, Sijnn Red. Continue reading 08 May 2016
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  • Sticky Wines – all you need to knowWhile not currently a favourite amongst South African wine drinkers, there is something so special about a sticky wine. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, Carrie Adams tales us through study wines. Hear more about what a Noble Late Harvest can produce. Continue reading 08 March 2016
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  • Inside Bruce Fordyce’s wine cellarWe head into Bruce Fordyce’s wine cellar on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. Bruce has as many wine stories as he does running ones. A lot of his journeys to the Cape are connected by the two. While it’s not a traditional wine cellar, it holds plenty of memories and character. Continue reading 08 January 2016
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  • You have got to try Axe Hill Cape Vintage 2011Don’t miss a single episode of Old Mutual Live. You can subscribe to it on iTunes here or on Stitcher here and get every single episode sent directly to your mobile device. You can also listen to these podcasts directly … Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Meet the men behind EpicureanEpicurean, is not just something fantastic to drink, it has an interesting story behind it. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, hear how a former provincial Premier, and his partners, landed up teaming up with Johan Rupert. The wine produced, speaks volumes. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Juliet Cullinan – the story of a universal wine loverJenny Crwys–Williams catches up with old friend, Juliet Cullinan once again on Old Mutual Live Wine edition. Juliet finds herself based in Monaco at the moment, between two of the World’s great wine producers, Italy and France. While she promotes wine all over the World, where South Africa is often at the forefront; at the moment the flavour of the moment is, Rosé. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The Diners Club Wine List of the YearThe Diners Club Wine List of the Year is soon to be announced. On this episode of Old Mutual Live, organiser JP Rossouw joins us on the podcast. JP gives us a brief history of the event, while also looking into what it entails, and who it benefits. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Simonsig – Family, Cabernet Sauvignon and moreJenny Crwys–Williams Johan Malan of Simonsig on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. The farm has been in the family for generations, and their origins have French roots. While we hear more about Simonsig in general; the 2009 Garland Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon in particular is something special. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • 26 years of Wine Show innovationThe Juliet Cullinan Wine Festival has been going for over 26 years. Juliet remains just as passionate as ever, and a trade mark has been innovation. Hear what’s happening in 2016 on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. There is something for everyone. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Wine Menu – an interesting array of varietalsCorlien Morris from Wine Menu joins us on Old Mutual Live Wine today. They have a great wine shop in the BlueBird Shopping centre in Johannesburg, that specialises in an amazing array of varietals. Hear about a few of the more intriguing ones; you may be planning a visit after. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Chenin Blanc – the great white wine grapeWe explore the History of Chenin Blanc in South Africa with Ken Forrester, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. Chenin Blanc was a real hit at the 15th Annual Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Awards at the end of May. It had a very different history in South Africa, than most people would expect. Continue reading 07 November 2016
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  • The real coffee/chocolate winesDo you know how to spot or sniff a true coffee/chocolate wine? There are some imposters out there, but there are also some remarkable wines who have got that flavouring right. Carrie Adams joins us on Old Mutual Live Wine, to give us a lowdown on these wines. Continue reading 07 June 2016
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  • Inside Rose and Michael Jordaan’s private cellarOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we take an exclusive look inside the wine cellar of Rose and Michael Jordaan. We not only get treated to some of the beauts they have lying around, but also hear some enchanting stories. This cellar is not the latest and greatest, but it has family history and character. Continue reading 07 April 2016
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  • DeMorgenzon Chenin Blanc Reserve – perfect for JulyDeMorgenzon is on the menu again this week. This time it’s the Chenin Blanc Reserve 2013 vintage, which is the opening July wine of the week. Hear why this is the ideal wine for this time of year, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. Continue reading 07 January 2016
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  • The music behind the DeMorgenzon ChardonnayWe hear from Carl van der Merwe on the award winning DeMorgenzon Chardonnay. Where does the secret lie? What do vines respond well to; in order to produce the most amazing fruit? The winemaking landscape continues to evolve in South Africa; hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • An amazing Methode Cap Classique wineMatthew Krone’s wine journey has had its ups and downs. Currently on an up, he’s used his winemaking pedigree to produce an amazing Methode Cap Classique wine. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine; he tells us more about his recent journey, his MCC experience, and the naming of his latest vintage. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Craven Wines Faure Syrah – try it this weekendAngela Lloyd has picked a great wine to wrap up June with. The Craven Wines Faure Syrah 2015 is her pick for you to try on the fourth weekend of June. Hear how this wine came together, what makes it stand out, and what you can pair it with. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Chenin Blanc – the great white wine grapeWe explore the History of Chenin Blanc in South Africa with Ken Forrester, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. Chenin Blanc was a real hit at the 15th Annual Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Awards at the end of May. It had a very different history in South Africa, than most people would expect. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Caro Feely – a truth stranger than fictionOn this edition of Old Mutual Live Wine, we bring you Caro Feely’s fascinating journey into wine. A long passion and desire to become a winemaker; took time, discipline and a lot of learning. It brought Caro to writing about her experiences. Hear more about her families interesting voyage into wine-making in France, of all places. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Fledge and Co Red Blend – a wine with characterThis weekend’s wine on Old Mutual Live is the Fledge and Co Red Blend 2012. Hear more about this perfect June blend as Jenny Crwys–Williams catches up with Angela Lloyd. This one takes the character of its owners and is well worth a try. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Public Tasting – Ultra Liquors Secret CellarThis episode of Old Mutual Live Wine Edition comes to you from the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show public tasting at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Jenny Crwys–Williams caught up with Mark Norrish from Ultra Liquors Secret Cellar. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Public Tasting – Karen ThomasThis episode of Old Mutual Live Wine Edition comes to you from the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show public tasting at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Jenny Crwys–Williams caught up with head of brand for Old Mutual Karen Thomas. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Public Tasting – Christian EedesThis episode of Old Mutual Live Wine Edition comes to you from the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show public tasting at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Jenny Crwys–Williams caught up with Christian Eedes. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Public Tasting – Stellar OrganicsThis episode of Old Mutual Live Wine Edition comes to you from the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show public tasting at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Jenny Crwys–Williams caught up with Klaas Coetzee from Stellar Organics. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Public Tasting – Vrede en LustThis episode of Old Mutual Live Wine Edition comes to you from the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show public tasting at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Jenny Crwys–Williams caught up with Susan Erasmus from Vrede en Lust. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Public Tasting KWVThis episode of Old Mutual Live Wine Edition comes to you from the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show public tasting at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Jenny Crwys–Williams caught up with Morne from KWV. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Public Tasting – Delaire Graff EstateThis episode of Old Mutual Live Wine Edition comes to you from the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show public tasting at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Jenny Crwys–Williams caught up with Morné Vrey from Delaire Graff Estate. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The Introduction Chenin Blanc 2014 – give it a tryOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we introduce you to; The Introduction Chenin Blanc 2014. Angela Lloyd joins us to give some background and insight into this refreshing wine. June is just the month to try it as well. Continue reading 06 October 2016
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  • Bryan McRobert’s delightful 2014 SteenThe second weekend of June has arrived and we have a great little wine for you to try on Old Mutual Live Wine today. The name Steen is very South Africa; however winemakers have moved to the traditional French name, Chenin Blanc, over the years. It does appear now that Steen is making a return, including Bryan McRobert’s take. Continue reading 06 October 2016
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  • A spot for ‘my’ perfect little wine cellarWine was a hot topic for Jenny Crwys–Williams and her former 702 producer, Gary Oberholzer. Many a bottle of wine, and experiences were shared. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, Jenny heads over to Gary’s house to see how he built a crafty little wine cellar into his house. Continue reading 06 August 2016
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  • Pairing wine and food doesn’t have to be expensiveTimes are tough in South Africa. With money tight, wine and certain luxury foods need to be cut out of the monthly spending (but not necessarily completely). On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine; we tell you how to punch smart when times are tough. Some of these pairings may surprise you. Continue reading 06 June 2016
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  • Chris Erasmus, Foliage restaurant and of course wineChris Erasmus joins us on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. This Chef’s cooking is closely associated with wine. Pairing a wine to your dishes is almost as important as the dish itself. This former head chef at La Motte, now has his own amazing restaurant, Foliage in Franschhoek. Continue reading 06 March 2016
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  • Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2016 – the lowdownOn this special edition of Old Mutual Live Wine, Jenny Crwys–Williams catches up with Michael Fridjhon, ahead of the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. What can we expect from 2016, at this icon of South African wine shows. Continue reading 06 March 2016
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  • Old Mutual fully entrenched in the Trophy Wine ShowOn this special edition of Old Mutual Live Wine, we catch up with Old Mutual’s Head of Brand, Karen Thomas. With the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show heading into its 15th edition, we hear why it is forms such an important part of the Old Mutual sponsorship portfolio. Continue reading 06 March 2016
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  • Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show – coordinationThe Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show takes place this weekend in the Western Cape, the award winners are only announced this week in fact. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we heard from Alex Mason-Gordon, the Show’s coordinator. How hard is it to keep the winners under wraps? And how does the process take place? Continue reading 06 January 2016
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  • Why the Michael Fridjhon wine experience came aboutOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, Jenny Crwys–Williams goes back in time, to find out how and why the Michael Fridjhon wine experience came about. 20-years on the landscape has surely changed, and what effect has this had? Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Champagne & oyster brunch – 20 years onThe 2016 champagne tasting and brunch hosted by Michael and Janice Fridjhon, is entering its 20th year. This delectable brunch is renowned for its piles of oysters. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, Jenny Crwys–Williams gets them to reflect on the event; while also looking towards this year’s edition. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Cork – how it helps bring out the best in your wineA cork forms such a fundamental part of the wine bottling process. But when did cork become the best sealing product for a bottle of wine? Is Portugal really the cork capital of the world? And is there a trick to storing wine at home to maximize the function of the cork? Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live wine. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • An evolving women’s wine languageOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we look at the the language of wine when it comes to women. Joined by food fundi Anna Trapido, Jenny Crwys–Williams explores how, if any, this language has changed over the past 50 years. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The 2016 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Public Tastings with Michael FridjhonWith the 2016 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show public tastings just around the corner, Jenny Crwys–Williams finds out more about them with the chairman of the judging panel, Michael Fridjhon. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Valuable lessons for aspiring sommeliers with Greg MutambeHow does one become a sommelier? On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine Edition Jenny Crwys-Williams catches up with one of South Africa’s rising sommelier stars, Greg Mutambe. Sommelier for Twelve Apostles Hotel and judge for the annual Platter’s Wine Guide Greg shares a few lessons for aspiring sommeliers. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Sherry – A return to popularityThis week on Old Mutual Live Wine Edition Jenny Crwys–Williams chats sherry with Carrie Adams of Norman Goodfellows Sherry can be drunk spring, summer, autumn, and winter, chilled, light and dry in summer, heavier, sweeter, and darker in the cooler months and Jenny asked Carrie for a guide as to what we should be looking forward to over winter when we open that bottle of Sherry. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Spanish Wines – What you must know with Derek KilpinJenny Crwys–Williams chats Spanish wines on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine Edition. Great Domaines import Spanish wines of great richness and depths and reasonable prices, and Derek Kilpin joins Jenny today to talk more about Spanish wines in general, their varietals, their taste and their robustness. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The Fledge – Leon Coetzee tells allOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine Edition, Jenny Crwys–Williams discovers more about The Fledge. Co-owner Leon Coetzee tells Jenny about the history of the company, from humble beginnings over a cup of rooibos tea to what it is today, 5 years later. Continue reading 05 November 2016
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  • Former Gauteng Premier Mbhazima Shilowa shares his wine journeyOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine Edition Jenny Crwys–Williams is joined by Mbhazima Shilowa . The pair chat about the former Premier of Gauteng’s love of good wine as well as how he stores his wine. Continue reading 05 September 2016
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  • Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen – Wine, food and Michelin starsOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine Jenny Crwys–Williams catches up with the first South African chef, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen. Jan Hendrick chat to Jenny to about his second book, “Jan, the French Affair” as well as his Michelin star. Continue reading 05 June 2016
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  • Burgundy with Aubert de Villaine and Remington NormanOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine Jenny Crwys–Williams chats to Aubert de Villaine, the co-owner and joint director the Domain de la Romanée-Conti. Jenny also caught up with Remington Norman at the inaugural Total Melrose Arch French Street Festival. Remington is a Burgundy buff and his books on the wines of Burgundy have become classics. He was an Oxford don, a fine wine retailer in Oxford and he spends huge amounts of time in South Africa. Continue reading 05 May 2016
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  • My kind of wineOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine Jenny Crwys–Williams catches up with John Platter about his love of wine and his new coffee table book, ‘My Kind of Wine’. Well known as the founder of the ever popular Platter's Wine Guide, John shares a few memorable stories with Jenny. Continue reading 05 March 2016
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  • The art of exporting wine to ChinaChina is becoming a bigger and bigger export nation for South African produce. Wine is no different. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we chat to Koos Visser from Orange River Cellars. They export to, and have won awards in China, but there are things you need to know when working with the Chinese. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The Seven Sisters – a place of our ownWe end our series of chats today with winemaker Vivienne Kleynhans. She is the head behind the Seven Sisters brand and runs an enchanting family business. As she returns on Old Mutual Live Wine, we hear more about their farm, and how the Seven Sisters are continuing to expand. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The KZN Midlands Wine Growers AssociationWe head back to KwaZulu-Natal on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. This time we hear more from Rob Osborne about the KZN Midlands Wine Growers Association; what they are trying to achieve and what have been some of the struggles. Continue reading 01 November 2016
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  • Mike Kreft – producing red wine in ElginWe head back to Elgin on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, and Belfield to be exact to catch up with Mike Kreft. We hear more about how he is producing red wine in Elgin, and how he turned the farm from a fruit producer to a wine producer. Continue reading 01 August 2016
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  • Tobias – a Bryan MacRobert creationAs we head into the New Year, we feature one of South Africa’s up and coming winemakers on Old Mutual Live Wine. Having heard about his foundation, and working with brands in both South Africa and Spain; today we find out more from Bryan MacRobert, about his local wine, Tobias. Continue reading 01 June 2016
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  • The story behind the MuffinzThe Muffinz are a great group of inspired South African artists. Having previously spoken to drummer, Keke, about his own personal music journey. Today on Old Mutual Live Music, he tells us more about the Muffinz. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The South African music festival sceneWe talk music Festivals on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music. There are some fantastic ones taking place across the country, encompassing all the eclectic sounds of the South African music scene. OppiKoppi particularly, was almost a trend setter and has grown into a great festival. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Tamara Dey – having fun with Flash RepublicAs we are well into the New Year, Tamara Dey returns on Old Mutual Live Music. Having heard about her development and early years, we now hear about her time with dance group, Flash Republic and some of the awesome collaborations she has done. Continue reading 01 November 2016
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  • Time to reflect and plan for freelance musiciansThe life of a freelance musician is not any easy one at the start of the year, due to a lack of gigs. However, it presents a chance to slowdown, reflect and plan; as Concord Nkabinde tells us on his return to Old Mutual Live Music. Continue reading 01 August 2016
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  • Van T – to 2016 and beyondWhat does the new year hold for Van T? Like Lakota Silva in our previous episode of Old Mutual Live Music, she released an album in 2015. As Van T returns to the podcast we hear what is on the horizon for this young artist. Continue reading 01 June 2016
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  • Lakota Silva – carry 2015 into the New Year2015 was a great year for Lakota Silva, who saw her album Popham Escape in stores. As she returns on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, we recap her highlight of 2015, while looking at 2015 and beyond. Continue reading 01 April 2016
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  • Keke – got a musical beatWe hear from Keke on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music. He is the drummer with the band the Muffinz; but where did his musical journey start, and how did you make it onto the music scene? Listen here… Continue reading 01 January 2016
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  • Some great Music in the Park in 2015Old Mutual has always been a great supporter of the arts, not only choral, but all South African music. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, we look back on the Music in the Park concerts that took place in 2015. Brining you some of the best SA has got, in serene settings up on the Highveld. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The making of Concord NkabindeConcord Nkabinde may be a household name now, but that wasn’t always the case. Everyone has to start somewhere, and as he returns on Old Mutual Live Music we ask him just that. Hear how he got started in the industry. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Lakota Silva – collaborating with LocnvilleOn Old Mutual Live Music today, Lakota Silva returns to the podcast. This time we wanted to hear more about how her career took off. Most notably having almost started out, with a collaboration with none other than, Locnville. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Being in a band versus being a solo artistVan T returns on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music. This time we hear more from this young artist as she tells us among other things, about being in a band versus being a solo artist. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Concord Nkabinde – inspiration from choral musicConcord Nkabinde was always destined to be a musician. He grew up in an extremely musical environment in Soweto, exposed to some of the best gospel and choral music in the country. We hear more about his foundation on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Lakota Silva – a musical nerdCape Town girl through and through Lakota Silva is making waves on the South African music scene. But where did it all start for this self proclaimed musical nerd. Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Van T – making a name for herselfMeet South African musician Van T on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music. We go back to her roots to find out more about the making of Van T. She is an extremely gifted young lady indeed. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Bel Canto Voices love combining with the orchestraOne of the key features of the Old Mutual National Choir Festival, is the accompaniment of an orchestra. It provides a whole different challenge and feel to the competition; something that is testing, but loved. Hlokomelang Khama tells us why, as we also hear about his choir, Bel Canto Voices on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music. Continue reading 12 November 2015
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  • Old Mutual National Choir Festival – a musical evolutionJust ahead of this weekend’s Old Mutual National Choir Festival finals, we catch up with veteran conductor, Bonisile Gcisa. He has really seen how the competition has evolved over the years, and most interestingly on the musical front. Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music. Continue reading 12 November 2015
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  • 14 years and counting at the NCF finals!We chat to Monty Manamela on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music. He and his choir are no strangers to the Old Mutual National Choir Festival finals; they have been at every single edition since 2002! Continue reading 12 September 2015
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  • Drawn first – not a problem for hosts CUTHost province and draw first, CUT are not daunted by the pressure or having to start proceedings at the Old Mutual National Choir Festival finals. This group of students are hungry for success, we hear more from their experienced conductor Thabang Buang, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music. Continue reading 12 September 2015
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  • Expect a cracking Old Mutual National Choir FestivalThokozani Ndlovu returns on this episode of Old Mutual Live, and she is getting very excited about the Old Mutual National Choir Festival Finals, and so she should. It’s were it all comes together for not only the choirs, but also the organising committee. Continue reading 12 July 2015
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  • SA Singers ready to ‘wow’ MangaungSA Singers from KZN mean serious business at the Old Mutual National Choir Festival finals. We chat to conductor Vumile Nomanyama on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music about the choir, and how he stays in a different location to his singers. Continue reading 12 July 2015
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  • Sweet sounds out of the North West ProvinceMohau Mogale and his challengers from the North West Province are no strangers to the Old Mutual National Choir Festival finals. Competing in their sixth edition, they are ready to come mix it up with the best in the country. The North West as a region is renowned for producing great voices, hearing them sing is not to be missed. Continue reading 12 April 2015
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  • Zimbabwe’s challenge for 2015One of the beauties of the Old Mutual National Choir Festival is that it attracts outfits from across the SADC region. On this episode of Old Mutual Live music, we hear from George Tamisai; who will be bringing the the Chitungwiza Harmony Singers from Zimbabwe to compete at the finals this month. Continue reading 12 April 2015
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  • It’s about more than just singing for this choirSikombuso Tshona and his choir from the Eastern Cape are ready to perform at the finals. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, we hear how they revived an old quite, turning it into a championship winning outfit. But also, how the quite does more than just sign. Continue reading 12 February 2015
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  • The show behind the show – organising the National Choir FestivalWith less than two weeks to go to the Old Mutual National Choir Festival finals, we hear from management committee secretary, Kgosi Monaisa. He recaps the importance of November’s conductors briefing and runs us through what it takes to put on the entire competition, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music. Continue reading 12 February 2015
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  • North West University ready to serenade youWith the clock continuing to tick down to the 2015 Old Mutual National Choir Festival finals in Mangaung in mid-December; Brad Brown caught up with Ithumeleng Pooe about his choir The North West University Serenadres. Hear their story on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Hear comes The African Sweet MelodiesOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, we speak to Vaal Triangle based conductor Thabang Modibe. Thabang and The African Sweet Melodies choir are ready to put on a show at the Old Mutual National Choir Festival in December. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Mlungisi Mkhize – gunning for a podium placeWe speak to Mlungisi Mkhize on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music. His choir is heading to the Old Mutual National Choir Festival finals in the Free State in December. This choir from Mpumalanga will be making their third appearance, and are coming for a podium. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Sidwell Mhlongo – going for number 5!Sidwell Mhlongo is not only a radio man, but one of the best conductors in the country as well. He is set to compete with his Gauteng choir at the Old Mutual National Choir Festival in December. Hear from this four-time winner on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • From hospital choir to national finalistsFrom hospital choir to the Old Mutual National Choir Festival finals; we hear from conductor Khulekani Khumalo on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music. Hear how this KZN outfit have developed from just serving a purpose, to being up there with the best choirs in the region. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Menzi Gule – from singer to conductorAs we get closer and close to the Old Mutual National Choir Festival, Brad Brown chats to Menzi Gule. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, we hear more about him; and his transition from singer to conductor. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Watch out – the Swazi’s are coming to take the crownMeet Thando Zwane. He is a conductor with the St. Florence Catholic Church Choir in Swaziland. They will be representing their homeland at the finals in December. Hear more about what we can expect on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Putco Mafani loves the National Choir FestivalOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, we chat to Putco Mafani, well known radio football commentator. Putco is an integral part of the competition, and among other things he talks us through the importance of the draw. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Thokozani Ndlovu – helping put on a showBrad Brown chats to Thokozani Ndlovu on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music. She is part of the Old Mutual National Choir Festival and music has always been in her blood. Hear of the ins and outs of what goes on behind the scenes from an organisational point of view. Continue reading 11 November 2015
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  • Young Bloemfontein choir ready for festival finalsWe chat to Edward Shago on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music. His locally based choir will be making their debut at the Old Mutual National Choir Festival in Bloemfontein in December. There is plenty of excitement, but still lots of hard work to do. Continue reading 11 September 2015
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  • League system upping the Choir Festival gameKgosi Monaisa has selflessly been running the secretarial ship behind the scenes at the Old Mutual National Choir Festival for the past five years. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, we catch up with him ahead of the 2016 finals in December, where the league system has seen a great improvement in competition. Continue reading 11 June 2015
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  • 2015 National Choir Festival has seen a great standardSo much has been invested in growth and upliftment with the Old Mutual National Choir Festival. This extra input is starting to see great improvements, and the 2015 regionals were impressive. We hear from adjudicator Thami Zhungi on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music about the regionals and what to expect from the finals in December. Continue reading 11 April 2015
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  • How the National Choir Festival is adjudicatedWe catch up again, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, with Old Mutual National Choir Festival adjudicator, Dr Zoliswa Twani. She has really enjoyed the level of competition in the regionals in 2015, and looks forward to the finals. Here she gives us an account of what the judges will be looking for. Continue reading 11 February 2015
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  • Thami Zhungi – SA choral music is a world leaderHaving previously spoken to Dr Zoliswa Twani about being an adjudicator for the Old Mutual National Choir festival, today we hear from Thami Zhungi. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, he tells us an interesting tale of how he got involved in choral music; a journey which has seen him travel internationally. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Dr Zoliswa Twani – adjudication is in her bloodWith the Old Mutual National Choir Festival finals set to take place in December, we are starting to build up to the big event. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, we chat to East London based adjudicator, Dr Zoliswa Twani. She typifies all that a good judge should be. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Collaborating with Oliver Mtukudzi and Hugh MasekelaShe touched on it in a previous podcast, but on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music; Berita tells us how she landed up collaborating with you icons of African music, Baba Oliver Mtukudzi and Bra Hugh Masekela. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Berita – staying groundedOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, we hear more about singer/songwriter Berita. She not only gives us the lowdown on how to deal with the pressures of the industry, but also on how to stay grounded, and so much more. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • KB – giving back and moving forwardIn the last of our conversations with actress, singer and dancer KB Motsilanyane we hear how she is trying to give back to her birth Province, the North West. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, we also hear about what’s coming up from KB. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • KB Motsilanyane – a North West upbringingOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, we catch up with KB Motsilanyane; this time we get down to the roots of her foundation. KB takes us back to life growing up in the North West, and how she was always influenced by music and dance. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Durban brings you Music at the LakeBrad Brown jumps in on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music as we talk Old Mutual Music at the Lake. Durban hosts the events, which are based in the Botanical Gardens next to a lake. They put on some fantastic shows with incredible artists, it’s well worth the trip. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Berita – a universal foundationMeet Berita on Old Mutual Live Music. She has quite an interesting journey to becoming a musician. From her birth in Zimbabwe to living New Zealand and ending up in South Africa. Not only is she making a name for herself in the South African music scene, but she is one smart lady, with a degree behind her as well. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • KB Motsilanyane – not so shy anymoreKB Motsilanyane has moulded herself into one of the biggest artists in South Africa. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, we hear about her fast start in the television music industry, and how it has helped shape her into the entertainer she is today. Continue reading 10 December 2015
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  • Life as a backing vocalist – Nwabisa MethLife as a backing vocalist is tough; in the final episode of our three part conversation with Nwabisa Meth, we hear how tough. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, Nwabisa gives some insight into what goes on behind the scenes. She also gives some valuable advice to people thinking about getting into the industry. Continue reading 10 September 2015
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  • The art of being a musician and stylistOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, Lucky Ndaba tells us more about how he merges his music with styling; and also how much work and dedication is required to being a musician, when it comes to rehearsing and preparing for shows. Continue reading 10 July 2015
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  • Jonny Vilakazi – on a solo missionComing up on Old Mutual Live Music, we have out last chat to Jonny Vilakazi. While he has been in the industry for quite some time, most of his work has been as a backing vocalist. Exciting times are ahead however, as Jonny has some big plans in the pipeline. Continue reading 10 May 2015
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  • Joyous Celebration – strength through experienceIn the second of our three chats to Nwabisa Meth, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, we dig deeper into what’s it like to be a member of Joyous Celebration. While an extremely popular group now, everyone had to start someone. Continue reading 10 February 2015
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  • Lucky Ndaba – Umoja has been extremely rewardingHaving previously spoken to Lucky Ndaba, today on Old Mutual Live Music, we hear about his real progression into music. In what was not an orthodox entry into the industry, the spark was always there. Hear how Lucky got into Umoja, and how incredibly rewarding the journey has been. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Jonny Vilakazi – back me upComing up on this episode of Old Mutual Live, we resume our chat with Jonny Vilakazi. He does a lot of work with, and as a backing vocalist; it’s a hard industry out there for these dedicated and often under appreciated artists. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Nwabisa Meth – loving Joyous CelebrationOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, we catch up with Nwabisa Meth. She is a chorister with one of the countries biggest gospel groups, Joyous Celebration. How does one get into such a group, and what is currently on the cards for them? Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Lucky Ndaba – a change in directionThe South Africa music industry is such that many artists start out in a completely different direction. Lucky Ndaba was no different. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, we hear about his progression; from starting out in studying finance, to becoming a radio news reader, before it all started happening. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Jonny Vilakazi – consumed by musicOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, we introduce you to Jonny Vilakazi. Music has always been a part of his life, a journey helped by a natural ear for a tune. Not only does he love music, he loves sharing his ability and understanding of music with others. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Hard for independent artists – Nomsa MazwaiNomsa Mazwai lays it all down on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music; the music industry is tough for an independent artist! In the third part of our entertaining conversation with Nomsa, she tells us all about the difficulties of being an independent artist in South Africa. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • MXO continuing to mix it upOn today’s episode of Old Mutual Live Music, we wrap up our three part conversation with artist, MXO. He has been at the forefront of the music industry for some time, and continues to do so. Mxolisi shares with us the importance of South African music having its own identity, the acclaim of awards, and his survivor experience. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How Maleh’s musical destiny was sparkedIn our series of chats with musician, Malehloka Hlalele, today we find out where the spark to go into the industry ignited. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, we also hear about Maleh starting out in a group, and the success of her debut solo album. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Nomsa Mazwai – having her say through musicOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, we continue our conversation with Nomsa Mazwai. Her latest album really is a reflection on the state of the nation. From government to our use of capitalism, it gives you a real feel of expression in present day South Africa. Continue reading 09 November 2015
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  • MXO – offering music lovers a broad spectrumOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, we continue our series of conversations with MXO. We hear more about Roots 2000, his collaboration with Sliq Angel; and about how he is about so much more than just Peace of Mind. Continue reading 09 September 2015
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  • Nomsa Mazwai – more than just a baby sisterHaving spoken to her sister in previous episodes, in this edition of Old Mutual Live Music, we chat to Nomsa Mazwai. The baby of the family she was inspired by her father and sisters, in a family environment that just bread creativity. That has translated into her music. Continue reading 09 May 2015
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  • Maleh – getting the foundations rightOn this edition of Old Mutual Live Music, we catch up again with Lesotho born songstress, Maleh. Having not found music at an early stage, her journey to stardom is an interesting one. Hear how her foundation at home, and through studying and the work place; set her up for a career in music. Continue reading 09 April 2015
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  • Where MXO’s musical journey startedOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, we chat to Mxolisi Lokwe. Well known now as MXO, that wasn’t always the case. Hear how this boy from P.E. hoped on a train to Jo’burg at the end of the 1990s, arriving at an interesting time in the development of South African music. Continue reading 09 February 2015
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  • Maleh – You Make My Heart GoComing up on Old Mutual Live Music, we chat to Lesotho born South African musician Maleh. She sees herself as very fortunate to have been able to sing, the beautifully composed, You Make My Heart Go. Hear more about this wonderful tune that has received international recognition. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Nothende on the struggles of a South African artistOn the last of three sessions on Old Mutual Live Music, with Nothende, we pick up where we left off last week, talking about South Africans supporting their own? This time we look within the industry and ask Nothende, who do South African artists receive each other, in a small and hotly contested industry. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Ntsikimazwai music is about female identifyAt the end of last weeks chat with Ntsikimazwai she explained why she took on the Marie Claire nude shoot. This week on Old Mutual Live Music she discusses how the picture was subsequently leaked to the media, and the backlash it created. We also hear about some of her career defining moments Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Ayanda Jiya on female artists being generally underratedOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, Ayanda Jiya returns for the last of her three sessions. A common theme that remains in the South African music industry, is how female artists tend to trail their male compatriots. Do stereotypes still need to be broken down in the industry, and why are female artists still so underrated? Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How fate brought Nothende to the right peopleOn this edition of Old Mutual Live Music we picked up on our chat with Nothende from last week. She shares her thoughts on South Africans supporting their own, and how fate played a role in her career. Her real break though in the industry was brisk and seemed to be by chance, or was it? Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Ntsikimazwai – a real coming of ageLast week we discovered how Ntsikimazwai’s foundation made her the artist she is today. This week on Old Mutual Live Music, we delve deeper to see how it shaped her music. Now approaching 35, she also talks about moving into her real adult years. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How Ayanda Jiya’s first studio album captured who she isOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, Ayanda Jiya returns. Following getting to know her last week, we delve more into her music in this session. Find out how her first album, was somewhat of a biography of her life to date. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Ntsikimazwai – where did it all begin?Coming up in this edition of Old Mutual Live Music, Aphiwe Manono is joined by Ntsikimazwai. Love her or hate her, she is sublimely talented; we find out more about her foundation and how she became known as the “Street Queen”. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Nothende owes her career to a musical youthSouth Africa is blessed with musical talent. On this edition of Old Mutual Live Music, hear how Nothende made it into the industry. Musically talented from a young age, a strict yet musical grandfather, had a big influence on her musical upbringing. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Ayanda Jiya – my music comes from the soulOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Music, we catch up with South African artist Ayanda Jiya. This up and coming female artist is starting to enchant the industry. Hear where it all began for Ayanda, whose life experiences are really felt through her music. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • My teacher went above and beyond to guide me into musicWith the North West regionals of the National Choir Festival fast approaching, Aphiwe Mahono caught up with chorister Mlungisi Malahla on this episode of Old Mutual Live Music. Mlungisi, whose teacher was a major influence on his career, and his team are based in Klerksdorp, and they are hard at work ahead of the August 23rd event. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Simphiwe Dana performs live this weekend in PretoriaAre you a fan of Simphiwe Dana's music? Don't miss a chance to see her performing at the Old Mutual Music In The Gardens performance at the Pretoria National Botanic Gardens this Sunday. Brad Brown chatted to her on this edition of the Old Mutual Live Music podcast, about what has been an incredible 10 years in the industry. Continue reading 07 April 2015
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  • Michael Dingaan a choral and classical legendYou don't get much more experienced with choral and classical music in South Africa than, Michael Dingaan. On this episode of the Old Mutual Live Music podcast, Aphiwe Monono hears more about his incredible journey. With a great ear for both vocal and instrumental conducting, Michael truly is musical genius. Continue reading 07 January 2015
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  • How a man named Radio got into ChoirComing up on this episode of the Old Mutual Live Music podcast, Aphiwe Monono speaks to Sonwabele Mchuba. Sonwabele, also known as Radio, has been a conductor at the Masakeke Adult Choir in Grahamstown, since the late 1980s. Listen to more of his Choral music story. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Training and practice makes perfectOn this edition of the Old Mutual Live Music podcast, Aphiwe Honono looks into the instrumental side of things. Catching up with pianist and music teacher, Salome Lewin, they look at the importance of training. How does the saying go? Practice makes perfect. Salome is a firm believer in helping choirs to hit the right notes. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How we can keep choristers singing in the North WestDon’t miss a single episode of Old Mutual Live. You can subscribe to it on iTunes or Old Mutual Live here and get every single episode sent directly to your mobile device. You can also listen to these podcasts directly … Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • A dream to be a professional conductorComing up in this edition of the Old Mutual Live Music podcast; Aphiwe speaks to Ishmael Kekane. Ishmael who is a chorister, is not connected to a choir at the moment, but is working as a choir trainer for high schools in the North West province. While Ishmael dreams of being a professional conductor, times are tough in the North West. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How to balance a full-time job and conductingComing up in the Old Mutual Live Music podcast, Aphiwe Honono picks the brain of veteran conductor, Vuyani Mpafa. Yuyani may have moved into program directing, but his vast experience sees him still with his finger on the button when it comes to the best choir's in the country. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The art of being a choral music singerOn this episode of the Old Mutual Live Music podcast Aphiwe Honono chats to Bonga Mbeka of the Kopano Chorus. Bonga is a tenor singer and tells Aphiwe how the genre is not just for old people. She also implores people to get behind choral singing, as Old Mutual have done. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • A passion for conducting from a young ageOn this edition of the Old Mutual Live Music podcast, host Aphiwe Honono catches up with Sidwell Mhlongo. The SAFM DJ and choir conductor's passion for conducting started at a young age, he tells more in this debut interview of the podcast. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Why retirement savings needs are increasingWhen should you start to prepare for retirement and how much do you need to save to retire in comfort? Author Jillian Howard gives the numbers to Chris Gibbons, but she warns we’re all going to have to work longer because we are living longer. Continue reading 11 November 2016
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  • Why you need to financially prepare for deathDeath comes to us all eventually. But will your estate planning leave your family able to deal with the associated financial costs and burdens? Author Jillian Howard reminds Chris Gibbons that there’s a lot more to death then just dying! Continue reading 11 September 2016
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  • Are you addicted to debt?Are you addicted to debt? Why, and if so, what can you do about it? SA Savings Institute CEO Gerald Mwandiambira explains the symptoms of debt addiction to Chris Gibbons and outlines a course of action. Continue reading 11 July 2016
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  • How & why women should have financial independenceThe importance of financial independence for women. OM’s Head of Financial Education John Manyike explains to Chris Gibbons why it’s vital and how to ensure it. Continue reading 11 April 2016
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  • How to protect a windfallYou’ve won the Lotto, scooped an inheritance or maybe just received your Christmas bonus, but how do you hang on to it? OM’s Head of Financial Education John Manyike explains to Chris Gibbons how you protect a windfall. Continue reading 11 February 2016
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  • How to try avoid education related debtSaving for your child’s education is the right thing to do! Like with retirement, while the earlier you start the better, it’s never too late to start. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Money Coach, Gerald Mwandiambira gives you some prudent advice. This includes all options. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Wealth creation for the average South AfricanWhere does wealth come from? How does an ordinary individual set about creating wealth? SA Savings Institute CEO Gerald Mwandiambira reveals the basics to Chris Gibbons. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • 50% chance or greater of downgrade after mini budgetPravin Gordhan’s Mini Budget is dissected by Old Mutual strategist Izak Odendaal and Chris Gibbons. Has the Finance Minister done enough to stave off a ratings downgrade and what about tax increases for ordinary South Africans? Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Surprise it’s a… (rather financially plan for kids)So, your new baby is on the way. Congratulations! But have you made provision for the very high and long-drawn-out costs associated with starting a family? Jillian Howard, author of The Best Pocket Guide Ever for Family Finances explains to Chris Gibbons how to put a sensible process in place. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Tips & Advice on how to handle Matric Dance costsWe’re entering the Matric Dance season, but about the often extraordinarily high costs which are incurred? Old Mutual’s Head of Financial Education John Manyike gives useful tips and advice, including when to start planning and saving for the event, to Chris Gibbons. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • What to expect from November’s Mini Budget speechNext week, South Africa’s Finance Minister will deliver the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement. What is that and how is it different from the main Budget in February? Old Mutual Strategist Izak Odendaal explains to Chris Gibbons and aslo sets out what to expect. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How saving for a baby can take financial pressure off youWhether you’ve reached that stage of your life or not, we all know how expensive having children can be. The question today revolved around saving for parenthood. No one really thinks of this, but it can help make the process far more affordable. Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Money Coach. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Giving you more of an insight into financial jargonAre you ready for Jargon Busting 201 today class? Dawie Roodt, Chief Economist at the Efficient Group joins us again to give us insight into what some of the common investment terms mean. Have you heard about the Bulls and the Bears? What exactly are ‘Futures’? Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Money Coach. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How rich people think differentlyIs your thinking keeping you poor? Research would suggest this, most notably illustrated in the book of the same name from Douglas Kruger. He has put a lot of time and research into it, and shares some of the secrets with us here on Old Mutual Live Money Coach. It’s time to change your mind-set. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • What a ratings downgrade would meanDecember is crunch time for the South African economy, with ratings agency Standard & Poor’s, set to make a decision on whether to downgrade us or not. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Money Coach, we give you an overview of our current position, what could see us drop, and what would the impact of this would be. Continue reading 10 December 2016
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  • The Best Pocket Guide Ever for Family FinancesBook author Jillian Howard joins us on this episode of Old Mutual Live Business. Jillian recently launched her new book, titled; The Best Pocket Guide Ever for Family Finances. So we ask her more on the podcast today, most notably about where to start. Communication whatever stage you are in, remains key! Continue reading 10 October 2016
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  • Who wants to be a millionaire?We chat to How To Make Your First Million author Warren Ingram on this episode of Old Mutual Live Money Coach. He shares with us some of the chief points from his book, that we can all learn from. Everyone has the capability to earn that first million, here’s how… Continue reading 10 July 2016
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  • Will your company pension fund be enough?Is it good enough to rely on your company pension fund for retirement? Will this be enough money to sustain you through your golden years? Do you want the good news? Or the real news? On this episode of Old Mutual Live Money Coach, we tell you how you will probably land up falling short. Continue reading 10 May 2016
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  • Lessons learnt by former FNB CEO, Michael JordaanChris Gibbons chats for former CEO of FNB, Michael Jordaan, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Money Coach. Jordaan, who now heads up Montegray Capital, has learnt some valuable lessons over the years. Here shares she’s insights with us today. Continue reading 10 March 2016
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  • Changing saving plans to suit the current landscapeWhile we all know saving is important, it is hard to warrant putting more money away, when daily life is tough. Work is being done behind the scenes to see what new options can be provided for people. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Money Coach, hear why long-term savings could be combined with something else. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Are you paying a fair investment management fee?Is the management/administration fee coming of your investment, a fair amount? How can you tell if you are being taken or a ride, or if that fee is market related? On this episode of Old Mutual Live Money Coach we explore this. We also look at if paying a good broker more, tends to lead to a more rewarding investment return. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • What is the safest long-term investment?Do you feel you are saving money in the right places? Or is there a concern that you are not sure on what is the best long-term investment for you? On this episode of Old Mutual Live Money Coach, Chris Gibbons with the help of Lee Cairns; answer this question. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Deciphering financial jargonOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Money Coach, we look at financial jargon. There are plenty of words out there, and often it’s hard to pinpoint what they exactly mean. So we have pulled in another expert on this edition of the podcast. What is the difference between stocks and shares? Do you really understand what inflation means? Listen to this… Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Saving is not optionalGerald Mwandiambira joins us on Old Mutual Live Money Coach today, to really drive home the importance of saving! It is important and there is no right or wrong way; but there are things you can look at to make it easier to save. Also, how much should you be saving monthly? Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How political decisions hit your currencyThe Rand’s volatility in recent times, has been linked to political ramblings. But how does what politicians get up to, have an affect on your currency? On this episode of Old Mutual Live Money, we explore this, and how it lands up having an impact on you. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Do women have specific retirement needs?The line between sexes has become extremely blurred, however there are factors that still effect women when it comes to financial planning that. The principles however around retirement remain the same whether you are male or female. But on this episode of Old Mutual Live Money Coach, we look at possible extras women need to take into consideration. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Stop debating and start planning for your retirementOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Money Coach, we reiterate the importance of saying for your retirement. It’s important to start as young as possible, so there is no time like the present. But where do you start? Do you need advice? How do you need to educate yourself about the process? Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Shopping tips – how to avoid over-spendingOn this episode of Old Mutual Live, the Money Coach edition, John Manyike gives you shopping tip. This is not on what to purchase, but on what not to purchase. There are some classic mistakes we all make when we go shopping. So here is a guide on how to avoid doing so. Continue reading 09 December 2016
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  • How to spend your 13th cheque wiselyAre you expecting a 13th cheque come the end of the year? Are you already planning on how to spend this? However do you find it puts you in a difficult financial position every January? On this episode of Old Mutual Live, the Money Coach edition; we tell you how to spend your 13th cheque wisely! Continue reading 09 September 2016
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  • 5 steps to getting out of debtThere is no denying the difficult position many South African’s find themselves in when it comes to debt. However, debt can be beaten! On this episode of Old Mutual Live, the Money Coach edition; we give you five steps to help you start getting out of debt. Continue reading 09 July 2016
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  • Whether to try debt consolidation or notSo what exactly is debt or loan consolidation; and more important is it in your best interest or not? On this episode of Old Mutual Live, the Money Coach edition; we tell you all you need to know. It can be a great tool to help cope with your debt, but discipline is key! Continue reading 09 May 2016
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  • Calling on the National Credit ActWe sum up what options the National Credit Act provides you, when your debt starts to get beyond control. There are various mechanisms you can utilise to try move past your current financial problems. However the Credit Act is not just there to support you, but the creditors as well. Continue reading 09 February 2016
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  • Whether to try debt consolidation or notSo what exactly is debt or loan consolidation; and more important is it in your best interest or not? On this episode of Old Mutual Live, the Money Coach edition; we tell you all you need to know. It can be a great tool to help cope with your debt, but discipline is key! Continue reading 09 February 2016
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  • Loan Sharks – why to avoid them!Loan Sharks are really not people you want to get involved with! There is always a better way than going down that dangerous path! On this episode of Old Mutual Live, the Money Coach edition; we tell you why you want to avoid them, and the dangers that using a loan shark bring. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Women & savings – part twoAs women’s month draws to a close in South Africa; we thought we would give women in particular some tips and advice on how to save. There are fundamental differences in what men and women theoretically will require for retirement. So on this episode of Old Mutual Live Money Coach, hear what you can and should be doing. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Is the internet a viable financial tool?It is the last of our six episodes on Old Mutual Live, the Money Coach; reflecting on the 2016 Old Mutual Savings and Investment Monitor. Today we look at what impact the internet has had on how people deal with their financial requirements. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Do we have the right financial attitude?How much of an impact does your attitude have on your financial outlook? With everything going on around financial insecurity in South Africa at the moment, do people have the right attitude when it comes to money? On this episode of Old Mutual Live, the Money coach edition, we explore this. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How do we deal with debt?On this episode of Old Mutual Live, the Money Coach edition; we look at how South Africans have been dealing with debt over the past year. Is debt increasing? Are people managing to pay their bonds? Is credit card debt getting sorted or just moved around? Hear more… Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How South African’s are approaching the need to saveIn part three of our focus on the recently released 2016 Old Mutual Savings and Investment Monitor; we look at the need to save. With times tough, are people still saving? What impact does debt play? Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live, the Money Coach edition. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How the average South African family is copingLynette Nicolson joins us again on Old Mutual Live, the Money Coach edition; as we continued to look at the recently released 2016 Old Mutual Savings and Investment Monitor. Across the income bracket, how are we coping? Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • An overview of the 2016 Old Mutual Savings and Investment MonitorOver the course of the next two weeks, we will be reflecting on the 2016 Old Mutual Savings and Investment Monitor. Lynette Nicolson joins us on this episode of Old Mutual Live, the Money Coach edition; to give us a broad overview of SIM 2016. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How to get into the habit of savingComing up on this episode of Old Mutual Live, the Money Coach edition; Chris Gibbons and John Manyike tell you how to get into that habit of saving. How important is it to pick a goal? How to you remain disciplined? All is revealed on this podcast. Continue reading 08 December 2016
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  • How to show resilience when times get toughWhen times get tough, it’s important to show resilience! Inflated prices have a huge knock on effect, and it’s important to try mitigate these costs. On this episode of Old Mutual Live, the Money Coach edition; we tell you how to try weather the storm. Continue reading 08 October 2016
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  • Financial dos & don’ts of cohabitationAre you living together with someone, having never married them. Does common law really regard you as man and wife? What are the financial implications if something wants to the relationship and you are unmarried? On this episode of Old Mutual Live, the Money Coach edition, we tackle cohabitation. Continue reading 08 August 2016
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  • How to avoid being broke mid-monthIt’s time to stop landing up broke by the middle of the month, and move away from that reliance on lenders to get you through. On this episode of Old Mutual Live, the Money Coach edition John Manyike, Head of Financial Education at Old Mutual; lays down the law on sorting this problem. Continue reading 08 May 2016
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  • Are you a Payday Millionaire?Splashing the cash as soon as it hits your bank account is a big problem. It is a danger we all face, and often fall into. It’s also a sure fire way to incur more debt. On this episode of Old Mutual Live, the Money Coach edition; we give you tips on avoiding the payday millionaire trap. Continue reading 08 March 2016
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  • South Africa’s monetary Big FiveOn this episode of Old Mutual Live, the Money Coach edition; we look at the Big Five secrets of money management. There is no coincidence that these iconic African mammals feature on the back of our currency. So here is what we can learn from these giants of the African savannah. Continue reading 08 January 2016
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  • What exactly is a pyramid scheme?Pyramid schemes seem to be a wonderful thing to become involved in, but they almost always come crashing down. Are they built on greed and the desire to become rich doing nothing? On this episode of Old Mutual Live, the Money Coach edition; we tell you all you need to know about the dangers of pyramid schemes. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • 5 ways to sink your moneyWe are using some reverse psychology on you today; on this episode of Old Mutual Live, the Money Coach edition. By giving you some examples on how to not save your money, we are hoping you will actually do the opposite. Why is it human nature to go against what we are told? Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Interest Rates Remain Unchanged – What does that actually mean?Following the monetary policy meeting that concluded on Thursday 21 July 2016, the South African reserve bank governor decided to keep rates unchanged. Chris Gibbons chats to Izak Odendaal on this edition of Old Mutual Live to find out why, what that actually means and what the implications are for the country. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How to balance your budgetWhile making a budget is an important financial task, not many of us do it. There will be no real excuse after this podcast, as we tell you how to balance your budget. Listen right now, to this week’s edition of Old Mutual Live, the Money Coach. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Brexit – what were they thinking?Old Mutual Multi-Mangers strategist Izak Odendaal tells you all you need to know about Brexit on this episode of Old Mutual Live, the Money Coach edition. Is it going to have a long term effect on the global market? Or are Britain themselves, and companies who trade and operator there, the only losers? Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Are we in for Some Interest Rates Positivity?If you feeling the pinch already, it might be about to get worse, with an announcement on Interest Rates today. However on this episode of Old Mutual Live, the Money Coach edition; we tell you why a Hike seems unlikely. Things are slowing starting to swing back into our favour. Could we even see Interest Rates dropping again in the next year or so? Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • 5-ways to help prepare for a fuel price hikeAs living expense costs continue to rise in South Africa, how can you make sure you are covered for these increases? On this episode of Old Mutual Live, the Money Coach edition, Chris Gibbons and John Manyike look at options; especially regarding fuel price hikes. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Don’t let money problems lead to divorceWhen it comes to divorce in South Africa, financial problems are the biggest cause of marital breakups. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Business, we bring in financial planner, Jillian Howard. Can putting in the right final steps from the start, help keep couples together? Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Big data – what to do with itDoes big business need big data? On this episode of Old Mutual Live Business, Chris Gibbons looks deeper into how companies use, consume and store data. We live in an ever digitising world, it’s important for business to understand the flow of data. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How to pick the right man for the jobHiring the right people can be tricky business. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Business we explore why. Hiring the right staff can make a huge difference to a company. So how do you separate the good from the bad? Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How a toxic working culture hampers your businessWhat is the difference between between a company with a good vs bad working culture? Toxic cultures occur in business’ to a negative effect. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Business we look at what would cause it, and how would you go about changing it? Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Family business – getting it rightFamily businesses. They form a major employment sector in South Africa, but what are the pros and cons at the board or leadership level? On this episode of Old Mutual Live Business, we explore this with Jonathan Marks. How do you keep everyone happy? And things running efficiently? Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Do you need a negotiating skills brush up?Do you feel you often come off second best after a negotiation? Are the skills and tips you can use to become a better negotiator? On this episode of Old Mutual Live Business, we bring in Dr Gavin Price. He shares what you need to know when it comes to negotiating. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How to make your point without PowerPointOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Business, we look into the problems people face with PowerPoint. While common practice, is it an effective away to get the message across? Our next guest believes not, and here is why… Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The cold hard facts about Budget 2016We take a cold hard look at Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget speech on this episode of Old Mutual Live Business. Mike Schussler says it as it is. He evaluates what was said, if it will be implemented, and what our current poor position means economically. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The difficult space that is the airline industryAirline transportation, what makes this such a difficult space to play in? Eric Venter, the CEO of Comair, joins us on this episode of Old Mutual Live Business; to explain why this is so. Is there a past legacy which is holding the airline industry back? Continue reading 04 November 2016
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  • What kind of leader South Africa needs right now?With the current struggles in South Africa, Chris Gibbons along with Charlene Lew explore what kind of leader the country needs at the moment. Hear what qualities we need to look for on this episode of Old Mutual Live Business. Continue reading 04 November 2016
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  • Does South Africa need a collective leadership?In the second-part of Chris Gibbons look into what leadership South Africa needs at present, Shireen Chengadu joins on this episode of Old Mutual Live Business. Is the idea of a collectively leadership the right approach? Hear more here… Continue reading 04 November 2016
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  • What did the 2016 budget mean for small business?Budget 2016, how did it go? Specifically looking at what impact it had on a most critical component of our economy, small business. Are government doing enough to help? Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Business with Chris Gibbons. Continue reading 04 August 2016
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  • Expanding South African business into AfricaHave business opportunities up north been tapped out already? Or is there room for South African companies to expand more into Africa. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Business, we explore what opportunities, if any, still wait in the rest of Africa. Continue reading 04 July 2016
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  • Green Business – why it makes so much senseAre you making efforts to future proof your Business or make it future fit? How does one go about this? On this episode of Old Mutual Live Business, we explore why you already need to start going down the green business or the sustainable business route. Continue reading 04 July 2016
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  • How to plan for retirement at any stage of lifeIt’s never too late to start planning for your retirement. However, the later you start, the more you will need to put away in a short period of time. When is the best time, and how should you get started? On this episode of Old Mutual Live Business we look at retirement planning, and the implications of starting at difference stages of your life. Continue reading 04 May 2016
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  • Is there a formula to being a great leader?Is there a book or a person one could study to become a great leader? More importantly is there common thread between great leaders? On this episode of Old Mutual Live business, hear why there could be commonalities, due to facing similar challenges. Continue reading 04 May 2016
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  • 5 warning signs for company directorsAs the most watched person at a company, the pressure is on CEOs to perform. The Institute of Directors of South Africa has compiled a list of five warning signs for directors on performance. Hear why and what they are, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Business. Continue reading 04 May 2016
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  • The lowdown on Executive CoachesBusiness or Executive Coaching, what is it all about? On this episode of Old Mutual Live Business, Chris Gibbons chats to Alison Reid. An Executive Coach can really be beneficial. Hear what they are about, and how to know if they have an understanding of what they are doing? Continue reading 04 April 2016
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  • Is South Africa advancing in terms of gender equality?Is gender equality where it should be in the South African business sphere? Despite many indications showing the benefit of having more women in upper management positions; numbers are still extremely low. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Business, we investigate with Farzana Mall. How can we really start driving this societally beneficial process further? Continue reading 04 April 2016
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  • PE – showing business & government can work togetherCan government and business work together to create better and more efficient local economies? Or is there too much distrust between the parties? On this episode of Old Mutual Live Business, we look at how government and business have come together in Port Elizabeth; to pave a development strategy together. Continue reading 03 November 2016
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  • Are there more export opportunities into Africa?Being able to export more than you import would be ideal in any economy. But geographical, economic and political factors count against most regions. From a South African perspective though, could we export more to the rest of Africa, does the market exists? Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Business. Continue reading 03 September 2016
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  • Crisis! How to plan for and deal with itIf you’re a business with a crisis on your hands, the man you want to call is Alan Hilburg. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Business, he joins Chris Gibbons on the podcast. So what do you need to have and place, and how best do you deal with a crisis? Continue reading 03 July 2016
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  • Is there a more effective approach to meetings?Is there a better approach to meetings? While seemingly a necessity, meetings eat into a lot of valuable time. Riette Ackermann joins us on Old Mutual Live Business today; as we look at the effectiveness of meetings, and what are possible alternative options. Continue reading 03 April 2016
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  • Warren Buffet: what can we learn from him?Warren Buffett. Whether you are a business fundi or not, there must be very few people in capitalist driven countries that don’t know the name. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Business David Shapiro joins us, as we look at what came be learnt from the Sage of Omaha. Continue reading 03 February 2016
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  • Does modern business employ military warfare?Strategy plays a key role in forecasting the future for business’, plotting the way forward. Strategy is also an all important element of military warfare. So has business taken note of great military campaigns? Do current business practises employ strategies based on warfare? Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Business. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Why it is so important to make investmentsWhy is it import to invest? On this episode of Old Mutual Live Business Adrian Saville returns. We are all told investing is import, but why is this? Hear more right now. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Don’t be intimidated by investing – here’s how to do itLooking to start investing in your future? Not sure where to start? On this episode of Old Mutual Live the man known as The Financial Coach, Gregg Sneddon is here to give you the best possible advice. You WILL leave here, knowing where to start! Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Why execution is so important for managersTony Manning returns on this episode of Old Mutual Live Business to talk to us more about management, and getting it right. First up which is more important; your execution, or coming up with a ‘perfect’ strategy? Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Managing a cash flow crisisIt seems to be a common phrase among many South African’s; I have cash flow problems. So how do you manage a cash flow crisis, and why it is so important to have cash. Pavlo Phitidis joins us to tell you more on this episode of the Old Mutual Live Business podcast. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How to assemble a winning share portfolioWell-known financial commentator David Shapiro joins Chris Gibbons on this episode of Old Mutual Live Business, as we look at how to assemble a winning share portfolio. Is it a simple process or not? Hear more on this podcast. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • What you need to know about buying into a franchiseDon’t miss a single episode of Old Mutual Live. You can subscribe to it on iTunes or on Stitcher and get every single episode sent directly to your mobile device. You can also listen to these podcasts directly from the Old Mutual … Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • What is the true cost of corruption to society?Is corruption as rife in South Africa as the Newspaper’s make it out to be? David Lewis joins Chris Gibbons to chat about corruption’s impact on business in the country. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Business, Lewis starts by telling us how much of a problem it is. Continue reading 02 December 2016
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  • South Africa – a world leader in corporate governanceSouth Africa is World class when it comes to corporate governance. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Business Cynthia Schoeman joins us, to tell us why; good governance in business is so important and what role is played in this by ethical behaviour? Continue reading 02 October 2016
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  • How China’s economical changes have hit AfricaAfrica has been driven by investment from China since the early 2000’s. But as China is shifting focus from investment to consumption, what impact is this having on the African continent. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Business, Chris Gibbons also wants to know: where did all the money go? Continue reading 02 October 2016
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  • What does it mean to be a ‘failed state’?What is a ‘failed state’? On this episode of Old Mutual Live Business, Chris Gibbons pulls Dr. Iraj Abedian in to break it down. Is it common, and a concern for most states? What causes countries to go down this road? Hear more on this podcast. Continue reading 02 October 2016
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  • How to find the best financial adviser for youHaving a financial adviser seems like a given in this day and age. But, how do you know they are allowing your portfolio to work the best for you. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Business, we pull Gregg Sneddon in to tell us who to select the right financial advice, for our needs. Continue reading 02 August 2016
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  • The difference between management and leadershipOn this episode of Old Mutual Live business, Chris Gibbons speaks to Professor Nick Binedell. The question is a simple one, and involves the top end of business’: Management and leadership, is there a difference? Continue reading 02 August 2016
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  • Are you ready to start your own business?Old Mutual Live Business is here to give you advice and information in this space. Chris Gibbons chats to Pavlo Phitidis on this podcast about starting your own business, and how to know if you are an entrepreneur. Continue reading 02 May 2016
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  • Business books – is their information innovative?Books about business are a dime a dozen, but is what they are preaching anything new? On this episode of Old Mutual Live Business Chris Gibbons gets Tony Manning to give us the lowdown on business books, and how new their information really is. Continue reading 02 May 2016
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  • What makes up an economyFinancial and business information can be confusing at the best of times. Understanding how this all fits into an economy, just as much. So today on Old Mutual Live Business we break down an economy for you; because very few people are financial and business experts. Continue reading 02 May 2016
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  • Is the night before, the calm before the storm?What do riders get up to the night before a stage race starts? There are nerves, there is anticipation, there is dinner and bed time to think of. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking; Gerald de Kock, while at an event, surprises a few riders with that exact question. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • A runners Christmas wish list with Kim StephensUltra mamma Kim Stephens joins us on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running; to give us some great gift tips for Christmas. There are some cool running options for both men and women. So if you short on inspiration, here are some great options. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Why you will want Platters Wine Guide under the treeWith Christmas on the horizon, Jenny Crwys–Williams chats to JP Rossouw from Platters Wine Guide. The latest edition of the guide is a great option as a gift. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, hear some of the highlights of the book, and also an other great offering they now have. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • 4 great bubblies for the festive seasonFour great sommeliers give us their bubbly of choice for the festive season. These are all delectable options, which are sure to get your mouth watering. Hear all about them on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Doing UTCT 100km in aid of Red CrossDespite possessing very little long running pedigree, Mubeen September is getting set to do the Ultra Trail Cape Town 100km event. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running he tells Brad Brown what the motivation was; and how he is doing it in aid of the Red Cross. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Teresa Coetzee – putting mud & sweat to paperGerald de Kock catches up with Teresa Coetzee on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking. Teresa, who is a journalist with Media 24, gets to ride a lot of events. Her reflections on the events are informative and motivating. So how do some of the big races compare? Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • A ButtaNutt sachet – a perfect running companionHave you tried a ButtaNutt product yet? They are a great healthy snack and racing option. The sachet option is perfect for runners. Charne Bosman won the Comrades Marathon snacking on them on route! On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, we hear all about this healthy food option, which is taking the market by storm. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Bringing you the best mountain bike race coverageCovering big events for television, is tough and challenging work. There is a great skill, and a lot of it comes with experience. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, Gerald de Kock chats to Mark Le Roux of Bigshot Media. They cover some of South Africa’s biggest races, including the Cape Epic. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • All about the purity & freshness of the CabernetJoakim Blackadder has gone for a 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, for our final wine of the weekend for November. Put this one into your festive season planning. On this episode of Old Mutual Live, hear more about the Spier 21 Gables Cabernet Sauvignon 2013. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Hugh Johnson – Good Bits From 55 Years of ScribblingOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we hear from Higgo Jacobs about legendary wine writer, Hugh Johnson’s Good Bits From 55 Years of Scribbling. Hugh has some incredible stories from over the years. His love for wine, history and anything green; is what combined to make him such an incredible wine writer. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Heart attack was not the end for Phillipa HumphreysImagine one day your love for running and life, seems like it’s about to be taken away from you? Phillipa Humphreys suffered a heart attack while out running alone in the Newlands forest. Hear her incredible story on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Not even open heart surgery could dent Phillipa’s love of the trails. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The role of mechanics at stage racesYour bike takes some serious strain over the course of a stage race. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, Gerald de Kock goes behind the scenes to find out more about, how to keep your bike ticking over. No stage race entry isn’t worth the paper it’s on, if you haven’t arranged a mechanic. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The spirit of Comrades continues to shineThere were some big changes for Comrades Marathon in the past few weeks. At their recent AGM some fresh blood was elected to the board. As always this can only have a benefit on you as the runner. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, Comrades GM Chris Fisher joins us; talking the board, Spirit of Comrades and how entries have gone. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • A Dutch Olympic rower comes to SA to mountain bikeMitchel Steenman of the Netherlands was recently in South Africa for a stage Mountain Bike race. This is not all that unusual, but he did arrive on the back of having competed as a rower at the Rio Olympics. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, hear how he balances his rowing with his riding. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Insider information on the French, Bordeaux marketDid you know that you can get French wine from the Bordeaux region at a relatively decent price? On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, Michael Fridjhon joins us once again. He gives more insight into this; also very interestingly explains how Chateaux wines are priced vintage by vintage. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Ryan Sandes becomes a Dad (how does it change things?)There was a major change in Ryan Sandes’ life in 2016; this South African trail running superstar can now call himself a Dad! On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, Brad Brown caught up with me to chat about how becoming a father to, Max, was changed things. We also check in following his impressive recent run in Reunion. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Grenache Noir – more than just a weekend specialFor weekend number three in November, Joakim Blackadder has chosen a light red for us. This is a versatile while that suits all occasions. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine hear more about the delightful, Grenache Noir. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How to do a stage race in “style”While tents are the main form of accommodation for stage races; more and more people are making use of Camper Vans. Gerald de Kock caught up with Charl Bleach and Shaun Sale outside their’s, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. There were in the process of braaiing on a day at the Cape Prioneer Trek. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Fourth times a charm for Andrew Erasmus at Sky RunSky Run presented by Salomon is about as big as it get’s in terms of a major trail race in South Africa. With this legendary race about to take place, Brad Brown caught up with elite athlete Andrew Erasmus. Get your shoes, rain jacket, space blanket, waterproof matches, map and compass out; for this edition of Old Mutual Live Running. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • What makes Sauvignon Blanc so specialSauvignon Blanc is a firm favourite in South Africa, and rightly so as we produce some of the best in the world. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, Charles Hopkins, winemaker and an Executive of the Sauvignon Blanc Society; shares with us what makes it so special. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • It’s time to race the Tough OneIt’s that time of year again, the RAC Tough One has arrived on the Highveld calendar. This is a race of legendary proportions, and Vreni Welsch attributes that to none other than Love! On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, Brad Brown chats to her ahead of the 2016 edition. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • A fair price to pay at the Cape Winemakers Guild AuctionFiona McDonald shares her thoughts with us following the recent 32nd Cape Winemakers Guild Auction. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we dissect the auction and what some of the indicators from it were. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Twins and a natural change of focus for Leana de JagerWhat do you do after having twins? You get back on that horse of course! Leana de Jager was a semi-professional mountain biker before she fell pregnancy. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, we hear from her, at her first big event back in action. While some things have changed, others haven’t. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • If you thought Kane was good; meet Maxine ReillyKane Reilly is one of the top trail runners in South Africa at the moment. The last two years he’s finished second in the Otter Trail Run to two record breaking runs by Marc Lauenstein. Kane’s ability is no fluke. He comers from some impressive running stock. Hear how switching from road to trail helped prolong Maxine Reilly’s running. Continue reading 11 November 2016
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  • A Rhone Valley white with a great price tagWhile a wine like the Cotes du Rhone Belleruche Blanc could be produced in South Africa. Our younger vines can’t give the great depth that you get from the Rhone Valley. That’s why on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine; Joakim Blackadder was chosen an international wine, but with a very reasonable price tag. Continue reading 11 November 2016
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  • How Dryland Events love bringing you enjoymentAt one of their recent events, the Cape Pioneer Trek, Henco Rademeyer from Dryland Events joins us on Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. As an event company they put on a host of top mtb and trail running races. Hear more about it, including the Cape Pioneer Trek; and some exciting news about the 2017 Tankwa Trek. Continue reading 11 November 2016
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  • Why retirement savings needs are increasingWhen should you start to prepare for retirement and how much do you need to save to retire in comfort? Author Jillian Howard gives the numbers to Chris Gibbons, but she warns we’re all going to have to work longer because we are living longer. Continue reading 11 November 2016
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  • The all new MCC wine glassesFlute glasses maybe the traditionally used for MCCs, but international research is showing that they are not actually the best option for bubbles. Graham Beck have done some research themselves, and are now trying to change the mould in South Africa. Hear why on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. Continue reading 11 September 2016
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  • Robyn Owen slays the OtterWe are talking Otter Trail Run once more on Old Mutual Live Running. It really was a sensational race this year. The women’s event even more so, due to a stack field. It saw a humdinger of a race, with Robyn Owen stepping up to take the honours. Continue reading 11 September 2016
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  • How a Dutch ProAm Team operatesGerald de Kock caught up with Dutch ProAm Team KMC owner Martin Schuttert, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. They were out for the recent Cape Pioneer Trek. The not quite amateur or professional set-up is an interesting project. Also hear about how our races rate overseas. Continue reading 11 September 2016
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  • Why you need to financially prepare for deathDeath comes to us all eventually. But will your estate planning leave your family able to deal with the associated financial costs and burdens? Author Jillian Howard reminds Chris Gibbons that there’s a lot more to death then just dying! Continue reading 11 September 2016
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  • Youngster Julian Jessop shows his versatilityJulian Jessop is one of the hot young properties in South African mountain biking at the moment. Despite having more of a cross country focus at this stage, he and national XCO Champion, James Reid, teamed up for the recent Cape Pioneer Trek. Hear about his marathon stage race experience on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 11 July 2016
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  • Are you addicted to debt?Are you addicted to debt? Why, and if so, what can you do about it? SA Savings Institute CEO Gerald Mwandiambira explains the symptoms of debt addiction to Chris Gibbons and outlines a course of action. Continue reading 11 July 2016
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  • How Graham Beck is getting even biggerGraham Beck’s vison is really starting to be lived, as the estate steps up it’s position of being a top MCC producer. They produce only fizz of course, benefiting from the limestone in the area, and have a wide range. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we hear more about the exciting growth at Graham Beck. Continue reading 11 July 2016
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  • Back to back Otter record runs for Marc LauensteinBrad Brown catches up with Swiss runner Marc Lauenstein, on this episode of Old Mutual Live. Having smashed the Otter Trail Run record in 2015; he can back this year and smashed it in the opposite direction. Marc joins us from Switzerland to share his RETTO journey. Continue reading 11 July 2016
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  • Soweto Marathon nutritional dos and don’tsThe Old Mutual Soweto Marathon is here! By now you should have your nutritional plan sorted, but there is always more to know. Head Dietician for FutureLife, Lara de Santana returns on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Get some dos and don’ts on how to fuel; from the night before to your recovery after, and everything in-between. Continue reading 11 April 2016
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  • 72-year-old Dutch roadie riding the Cape Pioneer TrekSef Queis was out from the Netherlands recently to ride his fifth Cape Pioneer Trek. Sef comes from an Ironman and more road cycling background; so what brings him out to South Africa to mountain bike? On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking he shares his story with us. The most remarkable part being…his age. Continue reading 11 April 2016
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  • How & why women should have financial independenceThe importance of financial independence for women. OM’s Head of Financial Education John Manyike explains to Chris Gibbons why it’s vital and how to ensure it. Continue reading 11 April 2016
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  • Grand Vin Chardonnay – a taste of BurgundyJoakim Hansi Blackadder joins us this month on Old Mutual Live Wine, to give us some delightful picks for the weekend. First up Joakim, who hails from Sweden, has chosen a Chardonnay. Joakim loves South Africa wines, but ones that have an old world upbringing. Continue reading 11 April 2016
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  • Molebatsi is ready to rock her debut Soweto MarathonWith the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon taking place this weekend, we catch up with Molebatsi Manzi. We have been tracking her progress as she builds up to her first marathon. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, hear how her final prep has gone. Are the nerves there already? Continue reading 11 February 2016
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  • How Oliver Munnik is engineering the dreamA former professional, who is still well entrenched in the South African mountain biking scene; Oliver Munnik is a bit of a character. He’s well know for his quirky coverage of events. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, hear how he is engineering the dream. Continue reading 11 February 2016
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  • How to protect a windfallYou’ve won the Lotto, scooped an inheritance or maybe just received your Christmas bonus, but how do you hang on to it? OM’s Head of Financial Education John Manyike explains to Chris Gibbons how you protect a windfall. Continue reading 11 February 2016
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  • 10 great Pinotage’s to wrap your tongue aroundHiggo Jacobs returns on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, this time to guide us through his list of South Africa’s top Pinotage’s. In a range of prices, Jacobs has sort out some of the best new style Pinotage’s that are part of this varietals rejuvenation. This is a proudly South African grape. Continue reading 11 February 2016
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  • How Patrick Morewood put PYGA on the mapGerald de Kock pulls Patrick Morewood in for a chat on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Hear how he got into bike design, how things have changed over the years, and starting PYGA bikes. It’s great to have a proudly South African manufacturer of bikes. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How to try avoid education related debtSaving for your child’s education is the right thing to do! Like with retirement, while the earlier you start the better, it’s never too late to start. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Money Coach, Gerald Mwandiambira gives you some prudent advice. This includes all options. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How we can all do our bit to help othersWe have spoken to Maphuti Phaka previously on Old Mutual Live Running. She runs for the Born2Run club, and has benefited by being sponsored within the club development programme by Helen Ibbotson. While Maphuti continues to soar, we hear from Helen on what it means to be able to help. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Sommeliers Association helping to uplift the industryHiggo Jacobs, Chairman of the SA Sommeliers Association, joins us on Old Mutual Live Wine today. Sommeliers are becoming more and more common place in South African restaurant. The SASA has played a big role in that. Hear all about becoming a sommelier in South Africa. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • 50% chance or greater of downgrade after mini budgetPravin Gordhan’s Mini Budget is dissected by Old Mutual strategist Izak Odendaal and Chris Gibbons. Has the Finance Minister done enough to stave off a ratings downgrade and what about tax increases for ordinary South Africans? Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • A bubbly to have around the BraaiFor his final wine of the weekend for the month, Wikus Human has picked us a fizz! Hear all about the intricacies of the Le Lude Brut. It’s well craft yet reasonably priced, and will go down well this festive season. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, also hear how it pairs with a truly South African meal. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Maphuti Phaka was Born2RunMaphuti Phaka is targeting a top 10 at the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon. We wouldn’t put it past her! On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, we hear how impressive Maphuti’s story is. Having benefited from the Born2Run adopt an athlete programme; she is a consistent top 20 Comrades Marathon finishers, dabbles in some hard trail running, and has a 300m steeplechase record to her name. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Jeremy Thomson has an exciting 2017 date with Joel StanskyAs far as mountain biking rugby players go, Jeremy Thomson, has been at it for more than 10 years now. This beloved former Sharks player, loves everything about mountain biking. Gerald de Kock caught up with him at Berg & Bush on this episode of Old Mutual Mountain biking. Hear what he and Joel Stransky have on the cards! Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Wealth creation for the average South AfricanWhere does wealth come from? How does an ordinary individual set about creating wealth? SA Savings Institute CEO Gerald Mwandiambira reveals the basics to Chris Gibbons. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Olympic Games only the tip for 20-year-old Alan HatherlyAt just 20, Alan Hatherly has the potential to be one of the best Cross Country Mountain bikers South Africa has ever produced. He is already an Olympian, having represented his country at Rio 2016. He joins us on Old Mutual Live Mountain biking today to look back on what he’s done; and towards what is still hopefully to come. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Surprise it’s a… (rather financially plan for kids)So, your new baby is on the way. Congratulations! But have you made provision for the very high and long-drawn-out costs associated with starting a family? Jillian Howard, author of The Best Pocket Guide Ever for Family Finances explains to Chris Gibbons how to put a sensible process in place. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The new OMTOM half marathon ballot entry systemOld Mutual Two Oceans half marathon entries open on the 1st of November. We chat to the General Manager of the Two Oceans, Carol Vosloo on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. She gives you all the details you need in order to ensure you get an Ultra entry in time. Also how the new half marathon ballot entry system will work. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Tbo Touch – the fruition of his wine journeyTbo Touch joins us on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. He has a fascinating wine journey; from stealing some of his grandfathers Communion wine, to getting a taste of fine wine while living in the United States. Also hear how Tbo has now brought his own wine to the South African community. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Adventure is out there, use your running fitness to grab itHeidi Muller from Kinetic Events joins us on Old Mutual Live Running. Hear how this former sprinter got into adventure racing, and is now brining it to more people. Running just forms one aspect of adventure racing, but they were also the pioneers of night golf course trail running in Johannesburg. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Why Berg & Bush remains so specialBerg & Bush took place recently. It not only attracted some of the countries best Mountain bikers, but plenty of enthusiast in general. Started by Gary Green, Berg & Bush is also one of the inspirations behind the Old Mutual joBerg2C. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking Gerald de Kock catches up with Gary Green. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Tips & Advice on how to handle Matric Dance costsWe’re entering the Matric Dance season, but about the often extraordinarily high costs which are incurred? Old Mutual’s Head of Financial Education John Manyike gives useful tips and advice, including when to start planning and saving for the event, to Chris Gibbons. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Touch Warwick wines – a broadcast of loveJenny Crwys-Williams catches up with Mike Ratcliffe, from Warwick Wines on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. Mike has been in the business for quite some time, with Warick producing some fine vintages. Today we find out more about the Touch Warwick vintage, created in collaboration with deejay and CEO of Touch Central FM and Touch Warwick wines, Tbo Touch. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • What to expect from November’s Mini Budget speechNext week, South Africa’s Finance Minister will deliver the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement. What is that and how is it different from the main Budget in February? Old Mutual Strategist Izak Odendaal explains to Chris Gibbons and aslo sets out what to expect. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Will Hannele Steyn be the last lion standing?Hannele Steyn is a true Cape Epic legend. She is one of four lions left standing, and he only female. The four lions are riders who have done each and every 13 Cape Epics. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking, hear how Hannele wants to be the last lion standing. She also shares some Epic moments with us. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Running is imperative for fitness addict Deborah Ward FritzThere is more to running than Ultra marathons. You don’t need to be intimated by distance, whatever works for you is great, it’s just about being out there! Deborah Ward Fritz is a fitness addict, and running proves to be great medicine for her. A lover of multi-sports, hear on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, how Debbie keeps super fit. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How Akhona Mdaka is making the most of Endurocad supportFrom Tsolo to Cape Town, from footballer to runner; determination has paid off for Akhona Mdaka. Currently a Endurocad athlete, Akhona’s dedication to the sport he now loves, is what got him to where he is. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running; hear how he got started, how Endurocad has helped him, and what’s still to come. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • What you can expect from the 2017 Cape EpicThe 2017 Cape Epic route was launched recently. Gerald de Kock was there to guide people through the proceedings, and today he guides us through what’s to come in 2017. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking, hear all you need to know about the Tour de France of mountain biking. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Ready to try the Seriously Cool Cinsault?The Seriously Cool Cinsault comes out of Somerset West, with it’s geography proving the perfect blend for making this wine. How more about the growth of Cinsault on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine; and why you want to try this light and elegant version. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How saving for a baby can take financial pressure off youWhether you’ve reached that stage of your life or not, we all know how expensive having children can be. The question today revolved around saving for parenthood. No one really thinks of this, but it can help make the process far more affordable. Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Money Coach. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How you can still taste SA’s first PinotageWith Pinotage Day having recently passed, we thought we would head back to the origin of it in South Africa. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we head to Uiterwyk Estate outside Stellenbosch. It was here in 1941 that CT de Waal first made wine from Pinotage grapes. Pieter de Waal joins us now. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • A revolutionary Rooibos wooded wineHave you tried Rooibos Wine? Well if you have drunk one of Trevor Strydom’s wines at Audacia, you wouldn’t have known you had. The wine does not taste like the tea. An experiment on ways to do things a little different, led them to using Rooibos wood. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine head how so, and what the benefits of it are. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How early diagnosis can save your runningOn our previous podcast we heard how Ryno Griesel has been coming back from an injury which could have ended his running career. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, we bring his physio, Carel Viljoen into the conversation. They have worked this road as a team, and share with us the importance of getting a diagnosis of your niggles/injuries sooner rather than later. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • The advantage of endurance focused nutritional supplementsUSN have made a real push in recently years to create a more endurance focused product, that is also more natural. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking, we hear from former professional mountain biker Timo Cooper. Timo, although still young, has swopped the riding world for the working one, and talks us through nutritional supplements. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Giving you more of an insight into financial jargonAre you ready for Jargon Busting 201 today class? Dawie Roodt, Chief Economist at the Efficient Group joins us again to give us insight into what some of the common investment terms mean. Have you heard about the Bulls and the Bears? What exactly are ‘Futures’? Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Money Coach. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Don’t let your niggles linger – Ryno GrieselIt’s been a frustrating 2016 for Ryno Griesel. This icon of the South African trail running scene, has had a major injury set-back that could have ended his running career. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, he tells us about the niggle he let sit for eight years. Also how it finally stopped him in his tracks, and has seen him spend five months on rehab to sort it out! Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • A mountain biking event behind enemy lines Luther Erasmus has been wanting to put on a double centaury mountain bike race for quite some time. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, hear how he has got it right! Drawing on his experience form the army, you are set for quite a tour of the Highlands. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How rich people think differentlyIs your thinking keeping you poor? Research would suggest this, most notably illustrated in the book of the same name from Douglas Kruger. He has put a lot of time and research into it, and shares some of the secrets with us here on Old Mutual Live Money Coach. It’s time to change your mind-set. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Spioenkop Riesling – not as sweet as you’d expectThis Friday on Old Mutual Live Wine, Wikus Human has picked a versatile Riesling to try. What makes it so, is the surprising lack of sweetness. Hear all you need to know about the Spioenkop Riesling, and how one could enjoy it to its best potential. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • What a ratings downgrade would meanDecember is crunch time for the South African economy, with ratings agency Standard & Poor’s, set to make a decision on whether to downgrade us or not. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Money Coach, we give you an overview of our current position, what could see us drop, and what would the impact of this would be. Continue reading 10 December 2016
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  • How a winemaker & graphic designer created magicWe recently caught up with Niels Verburg of Luddite wines; after the labelling on his bottles caused quite a stir at the Loerie Awards. While Niels had a lot of input in the conceptualisation of the label, it was up to Sean Harrison to bring them to life. Hear more about these game changing label on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. Continue reading 10 December 2016
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  • Imagine finishing second in your debut Ultra, Rory Scheffer didAt 24 Rory Scheffer is starting to make some waves in the South African ultra trail running scene. He recently finished second at the Old Mutual Mont-aux-Sources Challenge, this on his Ultra running debut. We chat to Rory on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. He is one of those freak characters who just seemed to stumble into his talent. Continue reading 10 December 2016
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  • Why Timo Cooper retired at 25 (made the tough decision)Timo Cooper’s professional mountain biking career may have been brief, but there was a lot of good to come from it. At 25 Timo had hung up his pro wheels, and got a “real” job. He faced a tough decision many riders do in South Africa; carry on pounding away, or take an opportunity when it comes. Hear more on Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 10 December 2016
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  • The Best Pocket Guide Ever for Family FinancesBook author Jillian Howard joins us on this episode of Old Mutual Live Business. Jillian recently launched her new book, titled; The Best Pocket Guide Ever for Family Finances. So we ask her more on the podcast today, most notably about where to start. Communication whatever stage you are in, remains key! Continue reading 10 October 2016
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  • Big 5, moon light, forested dunes & beaches all in one eventThe iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a World Heritage Site, like no other in the world! We are blessed to have this area in South Africa, and the Park is giving you a new way to experience it. Following a recent test trail running event, Brad Brown caught up with Andrew Zlouimis. Hear what is going to make this event so special, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Continue reading 10 October 2016
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  • Sage advice from former rugby player, Hempas RademeyerRugby players really do make good cyclists. While more a roadie, former provincial rugby player, Hempas Rademeyer, is not shy of a mountain bike. Gerald de Kock catches up with him on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking, to hear more about this riding. He also has some sage advice for young would-be professionals. Continue reading 10 October 2016
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  • Waterford Rosemary 2014 vintage – wine of the weekWikus Human from Marble restaurant shares with us a great weekend wine option, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. This wine has a great colour, great taste, is not too high in alcohol, can be drunk on its own; and would go great with a day in and around the pool. Continue reading 10 July 2016
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  • Soweto Marathon nutritional tips with FutureLifeAs the official nutritional partner of the 2016 Old Mutual Soweto Marathon, FutureLife has your nutritional requirements in mind. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, we hear from Head Dietician Lara de Santana. Hear why the race is such a good fit for FutureLife; and more importantly what you can be doing right now, from a nutritional point of view. Continue reading 10 July 2016
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  • 500km in one go – Martin Dreyer just keeps on goingDo you think you could ride this far without stopping to sleep? Martin Dreyer returns on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, to share his Race2Rhodes record journey with us. Hear how this pioneer of South African endurance racing, is still redefining his limits, at the age of 47! Continue reading 10 July 2016
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  • Who wants to be a millionaire?We chat to How To Make Your First Million author Warren Ingram on this episode of Old Mutual Live Money Coach. He shares with us some of the chief points from his book, that we can all learn from. Everyone has the capability to earn that first million, here’s how… Continue reading 10 July 2016
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  • Sampling Grenache Blanc and Cinsaut winesJenny Ratcliffe-Wright returns on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, bringing us two new varietals being produced in South Africa. As this exciting journey to new tastes continues, learn more about Grenache Blanc and Cinsaut today. Continue reading 10 May 2016
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  • How Shannon Bentley’s initiative is growing MTB in Ontario, CanadaGerald de Kock caught up with Shannon Bentley recently, as he did commentary at both the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. Shannon, from Ontario in Canada is super passionate about riding. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking; hear what it’s like to ride in Canada, and how they are trying to grow the sport. Continue reading 10 May 2016
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  • Will your company pension fund be enough?Is it good enough to rely on your company pension fund for retirement? Will this be enough money to sustain you through your golden years? Do you want the good news? Or the real news? On this episode of Old Mutual Live Money Coach, we tell you how you will probably land up falling short. Continue reading 10 May 2016
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  • Passing a passion for running onto the next generationBeing a teacher is such an important role. You are in a position to mould and really make a positive impact on young peoples lives. For Rachel Manyathi, her teaching duties co-insider with promoting something she loves, running. Hear how this St Stithians Girls teacher is inspiring her pupils, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Continue reading 10 May 2016
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  • Serving great wine by the glassMany a restaurant take real pride in putting together their wine lists. This is often acknowledged, and one of the most prestigious awards for a good wine list, is a Diamond Diners Club Wine List of the Year Award. Table Bay’s Camissa Brasserie recently received one, hear more one this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. Continue reading 10 March 2016
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  • The importance of Mindful runningFred Richardson is one of those people, whose passion for running, tells you what the sport is all about. He’s turned that passion into a business, Mindful Runner. Hear more about this running shop situated on the Spruit in Johannesburg, and the clinics they put on, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Are you mindful and present? Then let’s go… Continue reading 10 March 2016
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  • A mountain biking former rugby player on a Rhino missionDeon Strydom may not be the only former rugby player who now enjoys his mountain biking, but he has his own story to tell. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, Gerald de Kock catches up with Deon. Along with his riding, Deon owns his own private game lodge, and is looking to put on an event to raise funds for Rhino conservation. Continue reading 10 March 2016
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  • Lessons learnt by former FNB CEO, Michael JordaanChris Gibbons chats for former CEO of FNB, Michael Jordaan, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Money Coach. Jordaan, who now heads up Montegray Capital, has learnt some valuable lessons over the years. Here shares she’s insights with us today. Continue reading 10 March 2016
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  • The varietals revolution continuesJenny Crwys–Williams ’ exploration of the varietals revolution continues, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. Corlien Morris returns with two great ones to try. Have you heard of Carignan or Barbera? There is so much different wine out there just waiting to be discovered. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • How coaching brought Anet Coetzee back to runningWe catch up with Anet Coetzee on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. This former 800m SA Junior champion, was competitively lost to running for awhile. However, having taken up coaching, her love for running returned. She now does both, and is an inspiration to the youngsters she trains with, and coaches. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Why you have to ride the Croc2CrocHave you heard of the Croc2Croc? If you haven’t, and didn’t catch the debut event this year; hear why it’s something you may just want to add to your agenda in 2017. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking, Gerald de Kock reflects on the event with Luther Erasmus. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • Changing saving plans to suit the current landscapeWhile we all know saving is important, it is hard to warrant putting more money away, when daily life is tough. Work is being done behind the scenes to see what new options can be provided for people. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Money Coach, hear why long-term savings could be combined with something else. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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  • A Mountain biker’s nutritional guideWhat you put in is what you get out. This is very much the case with it comes to nutrition. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking, dietician Nicki De Villiers tells us how to do it. You put so much time and effort into your training, don’t negate those benefits by having a bad diet. Continue reading 01 January 1970
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