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This year we provide fresh new content every week in the form of podcasts and web series, amplified through live broadcasts from some iconic events such as the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon,  joBerg2C, the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show and the Old Mutual National Choir Festival.

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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 17 June 2016
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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 17 June 2016
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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 17 June 2016
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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 15 June 2016
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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 15 June 2016
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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 13 June 2016
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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 13 June 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 03 June 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 03 June 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 01 June 2016
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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 20 May 2016
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    What goes into the perfect Sauvignon BlancComing up on this episode of the Old Mutual Live Wine podcast, Brad Brown caught up with an other winner at the 2015 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Thomas von Ahlefeld and his estate, Oneiric, won a silver medal for their Sauvignon Blanc 2012. Listen in to hear what makes this classic wine a winner. Continue reading 26 June 2015
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    What goes into a trophy winning wineOn this episode of the Old Mutual Live Wine podcast, Brad Brown chats to Dale for Ultra Liquors after their win at the 2015 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. What goes into producing and finding a well priced award winning wine; like the Secret Cellar Merlot Melbac Cabernet Sauvignon Number 702, 2013 vintage? Continue reading 24 June 2015
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    Wine trends with Riekie de Jager, Makro’s National Wine BuyerRiekie de Jager is the national wine buyer for Makro in South Africa and we chatted to her on this edition of Old Mutual Live. We find out what some of the buying trends were at the 2015 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show public tastings. Continue reading 22 June 2015
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    Elizma Visser – Olifantsberg Family VineyardsOlifantsberg Family Vineyards won two awards at the 2015 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, a silver medal for the 2014 Olfiantsberg Blanc de Noir and a trophy for the 2013 Olifantsberg Silhoutte. Brad Brown caught up with Elizma Visser from Olifantsberg at the Sandton Convention Centre during the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show public tastings. Continue reading 22 June 2015
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    Tarryn Muller tells us about Beaumont at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine ShowOn this episode of the Old Mutual Live Wine Edition Brad Brown chats to Tarryn Muller who was representing Beaumont at the public tastings in Johnannesburg to find out a little bit more about their 2012 Mourvèdre that won a silver medal at the 2015 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Continue reading 22 June 2015
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    Morgenster a hit at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show public tastingsOn this edition of Old Mutual Live we caught up with wine maker and cellar master from Morgenster, Henry Kotze, at the 2015 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show public tastings at the Sandton Convention Centre. Continue reading 22 June 2015
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    Nkulu Mkhwanazi – wine wise beyond his years00:05:43 | 15 May 2015
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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 30 November 2016
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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 28 November 2016
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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 25 November 2016
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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 23 November 2016
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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 21 November 2016
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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 18 November 2016
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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 16 November 2016
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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 14 November 2016
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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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    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 09 November 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 07 November 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 04 November 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 02 November 2016
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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 31 October 2016
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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 28 October 2016
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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 26 October 2016
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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 24 October 2016
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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 21 October 2016
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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 19 October 2016
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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 17 October 2016
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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 14 October 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 12 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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    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 07 October 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 05 October 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 03 October 2016
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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 30 September 2016
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    CT Marathon just the tip for Tish JonesSouth African based Brit, Tish Jones had an incredible run at the Cape Town Marathon recently. She won the women’s race in 2:36:13. It was a huge PB, but marathon running remains new to Tish. She is an extremely versatile runner in general, and has a great tip for staying injury free. Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Continue reading 28 September 2016
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    CT Marathon just the tip for Tish JonesSouth African based Brit, Tish Jones had an incredible run at the Cape Town Marathon recently. She won the women’s race in 2:36:13. It was a huge PB, but marathon running remains new to Tish. She is an extremely versatile runner in general, and has a great tip for staying injury free. Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Continue reading 28 September 2016
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    Four Deserts not enough for David BarnardDo you remember David Barnard? If you don’t we caught up with him around completing his collection of the Four Desert races. His trip to the Atacama was like being on an other planet. However, that is not enough for David, there’s more to come, and it’s always for a good cause. Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Continue reading 26 September 2016
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    How running is part of Nolene Conrad’s fabricThere is no doubt that sport can make a real difference in peoples lives. Changing their destiny for ever. You don’t necessarily have to compete at an Olympic Games. It could just prove to be a catalyst towards higher education. We chat to Nolene Conrad on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. She has not only used her running as a personal catalyst, but is also helping others to do so. Continue reading 23 September 2016
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    Jeppe Girls – developing an athletics cultureWe chat to the headmistress of Jeppe Girls in Johannesburg, Dina Goncalves, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Hear how this all girls schools has started to focus it’s attention not just on team sports, but also athletics. There is so much inspiration out there to help unearth talent. This is the real grassroots. Continue reading 21 September 2016
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    Jamie Marais’ Four Giants ChallengeJamie Marais is one tough cookie, but he has really set himself a massive task in his Four Giants Challenge. Born from an idea to both inspire South Africans and support the Sabrina Love Foundation; Jamie is step one of four into his challenge. We caught up with him on Old Mutual Live Running, just before he completed his first of the Four Giants. Continue reading 19 September 2016
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    Running is a great foundation for Adventure RacingHave you ever thought of trying your hand at adventure racing? The sound and appeal of it is incredible, but do you know what it actually entails? We hear from Lisa de Speville on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. She turned a love for running into a love for adventure racing; and tells us all about. Continue reading 16 September 2016
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    Horse riding + natural endurance = trail runnerWouldn’t it be nice to have a natural endurance? Few of us do, but some have. Marzelle van der Merwe is one of those people. Having ridden horses most of her life, may have been a great grounding for a trail running career; however you still can’t deny the natural endurance ability she has. Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Continue reading 14 September 2016
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    How to have your say as a runnerCornelius van Niekerk joins us on Old Mutual Live Running today. The Run Easy Running Clinic are currently conducting a survey, where they are finding out exactly what it is that runners want to know and what they want help with. Injury prevention and education is a big part of what they do; with the goal of keeping your going without the niggles. Continue reading 12 September 2016
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    Proud moment watching Dom Scott at the OlympicsWe chat to Ms. Scott senior on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, Renee. Having spoken to her daughter Dominique ahead of her participation in the Olympic Games 10 000m; today we hear from mum about the experience of having watched her race in Rio. Renee herself, was a phenomenal runner. Continue reading 09 September 2016
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    The PUFfer – an other feather in Nic de Beer’s capWe chat to veteran runner Nic de Beer on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Nic has 16 Comrades Marathon finishes under his belt, 11 of which were silver medal runs! Nic, who now bases himself in the Western Cape; had a big trail win recently. He walked away with the iconic title, of 2016 PUFfer champion! Continue reading 07 September 2016
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    Capturing a great running moment in timeWe catch up with adventure photographer Emma Gatland on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Em, shoots a lot of the Old Mutual Wild Series races, and has developed a great reputation for capturing the most incredible moments of those races. She talks more about it on this podcast, and gives you tips on how to improve your shooting skills during races. Continue reading 05 September 2016
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    Molebatsi Manzi – preparing for her marathon debut in SowetoWith the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon coming up soon, we have roped Molebatsi Manzi into tracking her progress. Roped is probably not the right word, as Batsi has become running mad since taking up the sport last year. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running; we hear about how she got into running, and her plan to step-up from the half to the marathon in 2016. Continue reading 02 September 2016
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    Hayley Preen – a young trail runner on the riseHayley Preen shares her story with us on Old Mutual Live Running today. This talented young trail runner recently represented South Africa at the Youth Sky Running World Championships. Still in school, Hayley is a serious talent; hear more about her rise into the trail running consciousness. Continue reading 31 August 2016
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    An Olympics to remember – Adri de Jongh-SchoemanOn the back of an incredible Olympic Games for Team South Africa we chat to former professional sprinter, Adri de Jongh-Schoeman. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, we not only hear her her thought son Rio, but how she has continued to enjoy her personal sprinting. Continue reading 29 August 2016
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    The revival of South African cross countryCross Country forms such an important role in the development of a run. It’s the starting block that we all go through at school. Some people use it as a springboard to athletic excellence, others just morph into recreational runners. Why there has been a dip in South African in recent times, we are seeing a revival. Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Continue reading 26 August 2016
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    Austin Smith – running his legs off on a hockey pitchWe are talking a less traditional running approach on Old Mutual Live Running today, as Brad Brown catches up with South African men’s hockey captain, Austin Smith. While the team sadly missed out on Rio selection, he is personally preparing for an other club season in the Netherlands; and doing the hard yards as Team SA works towards the World Cup and Commonwealth Games in the next two years. Continue reading 24 August 2016
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    Why you have to do the Soweto MarathonDanny Bloomberg will be your new Old Mutual Soweto Marathon race director this year. He is already fully entrenched and absorbed with the task ahead, as the whole organisation looks to put on an event to remember. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, hear why you don’t want to miss the 2016 Old Mutual Soweto Marathon. Continue reading 22 August 2016
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    58-year-old Lee Foulis tackles Mont-Aux-Sources ChallengeThe Old Mutual Wild Series continues in September, with one of its pinnacle events, the Mont-Aux-Sources Challenge. We catch up with 58-year-old Lee Foulis on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Not only will it be her first taste of the series, it’s going to be the furthest she’s ever run! Continue reading 19 August 2016
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    Owen Hannie – another running convertThe trend for former cycling pros to turn to the sport of running, continues. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, we chat to the latest of them, Owen Hannie. Who would have thought that this cycling TV presenter would take on running, and the Comrades dream? Continue reading 17 August 2016
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    2016 Old Mutual Soweto Marathon raising the barThe Old Mutual Soweto Marathon is set for a Grand Stand start and finish in 2016. We chat to the Executive Chairperson of the Soweto Marathon Trust, Sello Khanou; about this year’s race. Hear why have to be there, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Continue reading 15 August 2016
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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 12 August 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 10 August 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 05 August 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 03 August 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 01 August 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 29 July 2016
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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 27 July 2016
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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 25 July 2016
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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 22 July 2016
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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 20 July 2016
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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 18 July 2016
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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 15 July 2016
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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 13 July 2016
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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 11 July 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 08 July 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 06 July 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 04 July 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 01 July 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 29 June 2016
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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 27 June 2016
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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 24 June 2016
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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 22 June 2016
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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 20 June 2016
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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 17 June 2016
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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 15 June 2016
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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 13 June 2016
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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 10 June 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 08 June 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 03 June 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 01 June 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 30 May 2016
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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 27 May 2016
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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 27 May 2016
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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 27 May 2016
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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 27 May 2016
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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 27 May 2016
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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 27 May 2016
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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 27 May 2016
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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 27 May 2016
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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 27 May 2016
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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 27 May 2016
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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 26 May 2016
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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 26 May 2016
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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 26 May 2016
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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 25 May 2016
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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 23 May 2016
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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 20 May 2016
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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 18 May 2016
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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 16 May 2016
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    East London running wouldn’t be the same without Bob NorrisWe catch up with Bob Norris on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Bob has been on the running scene for many years, and has a fine Comrades Marathon pedigree. At this stage of his life though, it’s more about development. Not only finding talent through his association with Born 2 Run, but also bringing new people into the running space through Park Run. Continue reading 13 May 2016
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    Keeping a Comrades Marathon number in the familyGail Strang is just one of those incredible Comrades Marathon stories we love to hear. Going for green in 2016, she takes immense pride in running in her dad’s race number. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, we hear why Comrades is so important to her, and why 2016 is about a lot more than just getting her green number. Continue reading 11 May 2016
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    Pat Freeman – 26 Comrades Marathons and countingPat Freeman is going for Comrades Marathon finish number 27. She is part of an incredible group of women, who have completed just over or close to 30 Comrades Marathons. Pat’s story is one of preservation, it may be what has stood her in such good stead over the years. Her impressive training formula, has seen pretty consistent running times. Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live running. Continue reading 09 May 2016
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    Born 2 Run – a club with an eye on developmentOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, we catch up with Ann Ashworth from Born 2 Run Athletics Club. Only into their third running season, it really is a club with a difference. Ann, and her husband Dave, started the club to help support disadvantaged runners. They have some serious Comrades Marathon runners as well. Continue reading 06 May 2016
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    Craig Bruinders – a serious Comrades Marathon noviceCraig Bruinders may be relatively new to endurance and ultra running, but he heads to his novice Comrades Marathon after a pretty impress rise. Having done his first 42km at the 2015 Old Mutual Soweto Marathon, and then joining a running group; he has found he has some speed. We chat to Craig on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, as he looks to turn a strong Old Mutual Two Oceans, into a powerful Comrades Marathon debut. Continue reading 04 May 2016
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    Clint Fisher – training or not, inspired to run ComradesIf you think Comrades Marathon legend Pat Fisher is a hoot, you must meet her son Clint. Inspired by his mom's 28 Comrades finishes, he has given it a go a few times. Training has not always been the biggest priority in the build up however. Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Continue reading 03 May 2016
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    Sports Trust – doing amazing things for sport developmentOur look into the Comrades Marathon charities continues on Old Mutual Live Running today. This time we catch up with Carol Crawford from Sports Trust. An organisation that’s roots date back to 1994, plays a major role in sports development. Hear how you can help. Continue reading 29 April 2016
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    Jeppe – Comrades, Barry Holland and so much moreBarry Holland is one of the icons of the Comrades Marathon, it’s a passion that he passed on to the club he helped establish, Jeppe Athletics Club. What started as a Comrades Club has grown into an extremely welcoming multi-sports club, with a great mix of experience and new blood. Hear from Jeppe coach Derick Marcisz, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Continue reading 27 April 2016
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    World Vision – uplifting vulnerable communitiesWorld Vision are the newest of the Comrades Marathon Amabeadibeadi charities, and have been a welcomed addition. Focused on uplifting vulnerable communities, with children at the core of it; they are yet another great charity to support. They share their story on Old Mutual Live Running today. Continue reading 25 April 2016
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    Starfish – valuing and protecting childrenStarfish may have been started by expat South African’s living in London, but it is focused firmly on helping communities back home. This wonderful organisation is on of the Comrades Marathon charities, and its vision is to see that children in South Africa are valued and protected. Hear more on Old Mutual Live running. Continue reading 25 April 2016
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    Stella AC women – leading the way at ComradesStella Athletics Club have a fine Comrades Marathon pedigree. This KZN club also has an impressive six women, including Louise Hucklesby, who have run more than 20. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, we catch up with Louise about her running, and Stella AC at the Comrades Marathon. Continue reading 25 April 2016
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    Comrades and Community Chest – helping improve educationThe Community Chest in Durban and Pietermaritzburg are one of the many charities that benefit from the Comrades Marathon. With the race being based in their back yard, it’s incredible to see the work they have done. They target four pillars, education being one, and the focus of their Comrades involvement. Hear more about where your support goes, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Continue reading 18 April 2016
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    Pink Drive – saving livesPink Drive do phenomenal work when it comes to cancer education and detection. This important cause is pushed by a dedicated staff. Their relationship with the Comrades Marathon is a special one. Not only at the expo but also on race day. We chat to Janice Benecke about Pink Drive on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Personally cancer has thrown everything at her, and she has fought back! Continue reading 18 April 2016
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    100km races; SkyRun and UltraTrailCT join forcesDoes two times 100 make 200? Well it just might! On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, we hear more about the merger of SkyRun and Ultra Trail Cape Town. With these two 100km events joining forces, are we in for more popping up? Long distance seems to be the way to go. Continue reading 18 April 2016
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    Old Mutual & Wildlands – making conservation happenWhile there are numerous charities and projects that get supported by races like the Old Mutual Two Oceans and Comrades Marathons, Wildlands is very close to Old Mutual’s heart. The two organisations have a collective heartbeat when it comes to making conservation happen. Hear how they continue to team up to encourage people to support these important causes, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Continue reading 15 April 2016
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    Kruger2Canyon Challenge – an experience of a lifetimeThe latest addition to the Old Mutual Wild Series, the Kruger2Canyon Challenge, is into it's second edition in 2016. A date change is among the features that have been changed up to make this awesome event even better! Brad Brown catches up with race director, Andrew Booth, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Continue reading 15 April 2016
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    Mapaseka Makhanya – keeping her Olympic dream aliveMapaseka Makhanya is at the forefront of a women’s revolution in South African running. Cast double Old Mutual Two Oceans marathon champion, and reigning Comrades Marathon champion, Caroline Wostmann aside for a second. We have a crop of phenomenally talented women running half and full marathons. They all, including Mapaseka, have their sights set on Rio 2016. We catch up with her on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, as she battles for one of three marathon places. Continue reading 15 April 2016
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    Bill Savages’ great grandniece set for first Comrades MarathonBill Savage claimed two Comrades Marathon wins back in 1932 and 1948. 2016 is now set to see his American based great grandniece, Abby Steele tackle her novice race. Brad Brown catches up with her on this Old Mutual Live Running podcast. Continue reading 11 April 2016
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    Youngest to 25 Comrades Marathon finishes – can Johan do it?On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, we chat to Dr. Johan van Dyk. While his name may not ring a bell, he is on the cusp of a Comrades Marathon record. Johan is aiming to become the youngest person to 25 finishers. While he failed at his first attempt, he hasn’t missed one since! Continue reading 11 April 2016
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    93′ champ Tilda Tearle – going for number 30!1993 Comrades Marathon ladies champion Tilda Tearle, has just not been able to stop running the race. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, we chat to this Comrades legend. 2016 stands to be a momentous year, as she looks to be only the second woman to earn her triple green. Continue reading 11 April 2016
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    Imagine watching your dad win Comrades – Philip Kuhn didWe catch up with Philip Kuhn on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Philip was able to witness his father win the closest Comrades Marathon finish ever, as Manie Kuhn narrowly pipped Tommy Malone to the title in 1967. Was Philip inspired? Continue reading 08 April 2016
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    Neon Run – combining exercise with entertainmentAre you looking for a run with a difference? The Neon Run in May up in Johannesburg is set to be a fun filled and energetic event. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, we explore more about this intriguing running opportunity, coupled with a bit of entertainment. Continue reading 08 April 2016
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    Phindi Gule – running across KZNOld Mutual Live presenter Phindi Gule is set for a massive challenge in April. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, we hear about what it is. It is set to be an epic adventure across her home province, taking in all it has to offer. Continue reading 01 April 2016
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    The 2016 Old Mutual Two Oceans Half-Marathon winnersThe 2016 Old Mutual Two Oceans half-marathon marathon has just concluded. We spoke to both the men's and ladies winners shortly after they crossed the line. Irvette van Zyl and Namacu Nkasi spoke to Jeff Ayliffe about their victories. Continue reading 26 March 2016
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    Caroline Wostmann and Mike Fokoroni win the 2016 Old Mutual Two Oceans MarathonCaroline Wostmann and Mike Fokoroni are the winners of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. We caught up with both winners shortly after crossing they crossed the line. Continue reading 26 March 2016
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    Keeping the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in the familyAny runner will tell you that having a support system in place is essential to being able to achieve your running goals. On this episode of Old Mutual Live David Katz chats to a few people about the importance of staying active as a parent in this day and age. Continue reading 26 March 2016
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    Why compression garments should be part of your recovery strategyIs compression gear all that it is cracked up to be? This podcast from Old Mutual Live will answer most of your compression gear questions from what the medical benefits are, how compression can help you and why everyone who … Continue reading 26 March 2016
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    Brothers in arms – Rayno and AJ take on the Old Mutual Two Oceans MarathonRayno and AJ, two brothers who are planning on running the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon join David Katz in the Old Mutual Live Studio to chat about their journey to OMTOM2016  26 March 2016
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    Ryan Sandes on life, love and trail runningSouth African trail running icon Ryan Sandes joins David Katz to chat about his brand new book, Trailblazer, as well as life as an expecting dad and some of his upcoming running goals. Continue reading 25 March 2016
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    2 weeks to the Old Mutual Two Oceans Half MarathonOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, Lindsey Parry returns for the last time before the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. Having given us advice on what to be doing at which stage over the last six weeks; this last preparation podcast is for the half marathon runners, with just under two weeks to go. Continue reading 14 March 2016
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    How Letshego Zulu took having a baby in her strideNot even having baby could keep Letshego Zulu away from doing the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. She has also decided to do a half Ironman event to boot. This proud mother of an eight month old, has impressively balanced motherhood and getting back into shape. Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Continue reading 11 March 2016
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    Sam Harrington – a mom back in trainingWe have another endurance crazed mom today on Old Mutual Live Running. Former Elite triathlete Samantha Harrington’s little girl is only six months; but as with Letshego Zulu, Sam is balancing both worlds. She is loving life as mom; while as a coach is also getting herself back up to speed, by following the right approach. Continue reading 11 March 2016
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    Managing your OMTOM taper with 2 weeks to goOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, Lindsey Parry returns for the last time before the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. Having given us advice on what to be doing at which stage over the last six weeks; this last preparation podcast is for the half marathon runners, with just under two weeks to go. Continue reading 11 March 2016
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    A score to settle with Comrades…but first Oceans!Morgan Ross has worked with some of the biggest music talents in South Africa, but she is about more than just the music biz. Having found running, she attempted her first Comrades Marathon in 2014. While she fell 14km short, she is set to return more the wiser this year. But first she has her first Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon to get through. Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Continue reading 09 March 2016
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    A Dutch invasion on the Two Oceans MarathonED Kooiman and Marco van Leeuwen are back. The Dutch duo chatted to us on Old Mutual Live last year ahead of the the 2015 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. They brought passion, enthusiasm, and an initiative to engage with the South African public with them. What can we expect this time? Continue reading 29 February 2016
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    4 weeks to OMTOM – start cutting down!One month to go, or four weeks, to the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon! Easter weekend in Cape Town is always an exciting time, and the Two Oceans Marathon is very much the pinnacle. From a running perspective it is now time to start cutting down your mileage. Lindsey Parry returns to tell you would you should be doing in the next two weeks. Continue reading 26 February 2016
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    How running helped change Sam Cowan’s lifestyleOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Running we catch up with radio personality, Sam Cowan. Sam has used running as a form of weight loss which has helped change her lifestyle. Hear how running has been the catalyst for change. Continue reading 26 February 2016
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    OMTOM novice? No need to panic!To the novice runner, the Old Mutual Two Oceans marathon remains daunting with just under six weeks to go to race day! On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running; Lindsey Parry returns to tell you why you don’t need to panic, and how important it is that you stay on course. Continue reading 15 February 2016
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    6 weeks to the Old Mutual Two Oceans MarathonTime continues to fly; it is now only six weeks until the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon! Should you still be in peak training or is it already time to start tapering? Lindsey Parry returns on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running to tell you where you should be, and how you can try avoid illness and injury. Continue reading 12 February 2016
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    Time continues to fly; it is now only six weeks until the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon! Should you still be in peak training or is it already time to start tapering? Lindsey Parry returns on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running to tell you where you should be, and how you can try avoid illness and injury. Continue reading 10 February 2016
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    #RunClean at the Old Mutual Two Oceans MarathonAs we continue to bring you the best content in the build up to the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon; Sean Falconer from Modern Athlete joins Brad Brown on this edition of Old Mutual Live Running. The magazine are a media partner with the race, but are also making positive environmental waves with their #RunClean campaign. Continue reading 08 February 2016
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    SABC – bringing the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon to youTelevising a race like the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon is a massive broadcast. On this episode of Old Mututal Live, we hear from Keletso Totlhanyo; as to what the SABC’s plans are for 2016. They work hard at brining this production to you annually, and are always trying to innovate. Continue reading 05 February 2016
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    Who is going to challenge at OMTOM 2016?SABC’s athletics guru Manfred Seidler joins Brad Brown on Old Mutual Live Running today. With the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon fast approaching; which runners are showing good form? What is the progress in particular of South African’s new Ultra golden girl, Caroline Wostmann. Continue reading 05 February 2016
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    OMTOM 2016: where you should be if you’re doing the half marathonWhether you are an Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon novice, or you are planning on pushing a PB at the race; there are things you need to know with just under eight weeks to go. Coach, Lindsey Parry returns on Old Mutual Live today to tell; novices where they should be, and PB chases what area to focus on. Continue reading 01 February 2016
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    Eight weeks to OMTOM 2016!Eight weeks to go to the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon is upon us. Running coach Lindsey Parry, who guided Caroline Wostmann to Two Oceans and Comrades glory in 2015, joins us on Old Mutual Live Running today. So where should you be at with 8 weeks to go? Continue reading 29 January 2016
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    Mr. Grand Traverse is the King of the BergRyno Griesel really is a beast when it comes to navigating and trekking across the top of the Drakensberg. He has really made the Grand Traverse route his own, and is a specialist in the high mountains. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, we hear about what its like up there; and about his two records, with Ryan Sandes, and Linda Doke respectively. Continue reading 15 January 2016
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    Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Bhutan – let’s go trail runningThree amazing and remote locations in Asia, three legendary trail running stage races; you want to hear this. Race organiser Stefan Betzelt speaks to us from the jungles of Cambodia, to tell the South African public what they can expect to encounter on these adventures. Continue reading 13 January 2016
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    The advantages of being a physio and a runnerAre you a runner who is constantly on the physio’s table? Tarrin van Niekerk returns on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running, to share with us how being a physio aids her running and keeps her injury free. Six years and counting, Tarrin must be doing something right. Continue reading 11 January 2016
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    Bruce Arnett – was there a life before SkyRun?We find out about the man behind the legend on this episode of Old Mutual Live Running. Having chatted to Bruce Arnett previously, about his incredible record extending 13th Salomon SkyRun win; we now want to hear about how it all started. Continue reading 08 January 2016
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    Jo’burg – if you haven’t yet, get your night trail run on!Richard Beswick chats to us on Old Mutual Live Running today, about some of the trail events his company puts on around Johannesburg. Very popular is the nice races and series they put on. It’s not just about the challenge, but the fun element that comes with it. Continue reading 06 January 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 30 November 2016
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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 28 November 2016
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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 25 November 2016
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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 23 November 2016
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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 21 November 2016
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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 16 November 2016
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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 14 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 09 November 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 07 November 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 04 November 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 02 November 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 31 October 2016
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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 28 October 2016
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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 26 October 2016
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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 24 October 2016
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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 21 October 2016
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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 19 October 2016
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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 17 October 2016
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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 14 October 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 12 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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    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 07 October 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 05 October 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 03 October 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 30 September 2016
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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 28 September 2016
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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 26 September 2016
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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 23 September 2016
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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 21 September 2016
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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 19 September 2016
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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 16 September 2016
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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 14 September 2016
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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 12 September 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 05 September 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 02 September 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 02 September 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 31 August 2016
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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 29 August 2016
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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 26 August 2016
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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 24 August 2016
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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 22 August 2016
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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 19 August 2016
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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 17 August 2016
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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 15 August 2016
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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 12 August 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 10 August 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 05 August 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 03 August 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 01 August 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 29 July 2016
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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 27 July 2016
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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 25 July 2016
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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 22 July 2016
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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 20 July 2016
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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 18 July 2016
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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 15 July 2016
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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 13 July 2016
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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 11 July 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 08 July 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 06 July 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 04 July 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 01 July 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 29 June 2016
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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 27 June 2016
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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 24 June 2016
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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 22 June 2016
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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 20 June 2016
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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 17 June 2016
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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 15 June 2016
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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 13 June 2016
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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 10 June 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 08 June 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 03 June 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 01 June 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 30 May 2016
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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 27 May 2016
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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 25 May 2016
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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 23 May 2016
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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 20 May 2016
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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 18 May 2016
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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 16 May 2016
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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 13 May 2016
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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 11 May 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 09 May 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 06 May 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 04 May 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 03 May 2016
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    2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c – Gawie Combrink2016 Saw Gawie Combrink become the first man to win 3 Old Mutual JoBerg2c titles. He caught up with David Katz on the eve of the final stage to chat about his race in 2016. Continue reading 03 May 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 03 May 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 03 May 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 03 May 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 03 May 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 03 May 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 03 May 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 03 May 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 03 May 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 03 May 2016
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    Old Mutual JoBerg2c – Day 9Day 9 was the final day of the 2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c. Weather conditions changed dramatically after temperatures of up to 46 degrees Celsius on Day 8. The mercury dropped to 5 degrees today as a cold front hit. Strong winds and rain made the conditions even trickier as the riders made their way from Jolivet to Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast. Gerald de Kock wraps up this year's race for us. Continue reading 01 May 2016
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    Old Mutual JoBerg2C – Day 8Day 8 of the 2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c saw the riders negotiate the awe inspiring Umkomaas valley from Ixopo to Jolivet. Highlights include Murray's Meander, Charlie's Catwalk and Nick's pass. They faced a tough climb out the heat to arrive in the beautiful macadamia lined race village of Jolivet! Gerald de Kock takes you along for the ride once again. Continue reading 29 April 2016
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    2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c – Day 7Day 7 of the 2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c took riders from the foothills of Sani Pass over the famous PG Bison floating bridge to MacKenzie Club in Ixopo in the Umkomaas valley. Through incredible farmlands and forests, the riders are now enjoying the fruits of their labour enjoying a few cold beers in the Valley. Gerald de Kock took us along for the ride again today. Continue reading 28 April 2016
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    2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c – Day 6A brand new day 6 on in the 2016 joBerg2c took the riders from the misty midlands at Clifton Prep Nottingham road to Glencairn farm in the Underberg. Highlights include the brand new Harrison's pass consisting of 32 switchbacks, Rock n Roll descent & the Karan beef farm style potjie stew. Gerald d Kock once again takes you along for the ride. Image credit: Em Gatland Continue reading 27 April 2016
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    2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c – Day 5Today was day 5 of the 2016 Old Mutual joBerg2c and the riders enjoyed a 20km neutral zone from Emseni to Winterton where the racing began at the Winterton Country Club. The total distance was 122km with some great climbs and views finally arriving at Clifton prep in Nottingham road to a beautiful race village in the midlands. Gerald de Kock rode the stage again today and took Old Mutual Live along. Continue reading 26 April 2016
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    2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c – Day 4From Sterkfontein Dam in the Vrystaat riders dropped down into KZN via the Voortrekker Route, plunging down a spectacular descent into the KZN bushveld to finish at the idyllic Emseni Race village. Gerald de Kock is there and brings you all the 2016 Old Mutual joBerg2c action. Continue reading 25 April 2016
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    2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c – Day 3Today was day 3 of the 2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c. It was the last day the riders would spend in the Free State as they travelled from Reitz to the spectacular Sterkfontein Dam near Harrismith. Highlights included Mount Paul & Jabulani's singletrack and the finish stretch to Sterkfontein Dam. Continue reading 24 April 2016
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    2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c – Day 2Day 2 of the 2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c took riders from Frankfort to Reitz in tough windy conditions. Highlights were Boerbull descent, the local boerie at WP 1 and the lamb on the spit at the Reitz showground. Gerald de Kock is there and shares the experience with you on this edition of Old Mutual Live. Continue reading 23 April 2016
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    Trails – more than just a riders playgroundJohan Kriegler has been on the mountain biking scene for quite some time. It has taught him some great tricks. He builds a mean track, and also puts on great events. Hear more about his journey and the art of trail building and uplifting communities, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 22 April 2016
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    2016 Old Mutual JoBerg2c – Day 1Today was Day One one of the Old Mutual JoBerg2c. The riders started their journey from Karan beef in Heidelberg. They then headed out of Gauteng and into the mielie fields in the Free State. Perfect conditions and a beautiful but tough day's riding. Gerald de Kock was there and brings you a taste of Day One. Continue reading 22 April 2016
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    Vera Adrian – loving all types of ridingVera Adrian joins us on Old Mutual Live Mountain biking today. The Namibian champion cyclist is just as comfortable off-road, as she is on it. We hear what makes her tick; in everyday life, and when it comes to riding a bike. Continue reading 20 April 2016
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    The Banhoek Conservancy – a community projectThe Cape Epic brought Sky Fall and The Banhoek Conservancy, between Stellenbosch and Franschoek to a global audience. This great community effort has created some amazing mountain biking for the entire family. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, Rose Jordaan tells us more. Continue reading 20 April 2016
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    Anatomy of a Country MTB raceGerald de Kock recently complete the 60km route at the Fine Breede Mountain Bike Ride. Post-ride, he gave us a feel of what it is like to be at a mountain bike event. This one is special as well, as all the proceeds go to helping a local school. Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 18 April 2016
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    Konny Looser – using South Africa as a training paradiseThere tend to be so many Europeans who come out to South Africa to train in the summer, you can hardly keep track. Konny Looser, a Swiss marathon rider, has been in Southern Africa since October last year. He got into marathon riding from a young age, and absolutely loves training and racing in South Africa. Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 18 April 2016
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    The new golf day – getting people on mountain bikesLong are the days of golf days being the go to events for corporate or business functions. Mountain biking has fast been taking on this role. Part of the reason is how it can make the event an entire family affair. Hear how much they are being welcomed on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 15 April 2016
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    What Enduro racing is all aboutEnduro racing is on of the latest crazes when it comes to Mountain biking. It’s seen as a very pure and more laid back, yet very technical kind of riding. Learn more about enduro events, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 13 April 2016
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    James Reid – fully focused on Rio 2016James Reid has his sights firmly set on the Rio Olympic Games. The South African cross country champion, riding in the colours of Team Spur in 2016, it also looking forward to some good pre-Olympic racing in Europe. We catch up with him on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 13 April 2016
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    The G-Spot – a great MTB trailThe G-Spot in Stellenbosch is internationally renowned. A great short, exciting section of trail built by Mark Gordon. Many a local or visiting rider rave about it. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking, Gerald de Kock finds out what the buzz it all about. Continue reading 11 April 2016
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    Erik Kleinhans enjoying the Topeak Ergon teamOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, we chat to Erik Kleinhans. This marathon star joined the Topeak Ergon team in 2016. Not only will it give him some great European racing opportunities, but he was able to tackle the Cape Epic as part of a World-Class team. Continue reading 11 April 2016
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    Christoff Smit – hear tips from a MTB physiotherapistWe catch up with physiotherapist Christoff Smit on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Hear from a physio’s point of view when it comes to recovery, preparation and injuries. Continue reading 08 April 2016
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  • Plenty still to prove for Waylon WoolcockWaylon Woolcock has been riding a bike professionally for many years. This former roadie just swapped one kind of tool for an other. Woolcock is now one of the best marathon Mountain bikers in South Africa. Hear about his journey, winning the African jersey at Epic, and remaining goals; on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain Biking. Continue reading 08 April 2016
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    63-years-old and still as committed as ever to MTB63-year-old Linus van Onselen is an inspiration to everyone who rides a mountain bike. This cross country age group World Champion, trains and rides as hard as men half his age. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, Gerald de Kock catches up with him. Continue reading 06 April 2016
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    Riding, designing & developing – Corrie Muller does it allDr. Corrie Muller may be a dentist by trade, but he is a mountain biker at heart. Not only does he ride pretty competitively, he has a handy skill at track designing. Corrie also works with developing riders, having started the Paul Roos Mountain Bike Academy. Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 06 April 2016
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    Sprocket & Jack & the impressive Grant UsherSprocket & Jack, have you heard of it? If you have you would have been well pleased with your service. Hear how avid mountain biker, Grant Usher; combined his experience in engineering, with his passion for biking, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 01 April 2016
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    Trailhead bike shop – on the edge of the SpruitThe Spruit is a cornerstone of mountain biking in Johannesburg. An off-road backbone that provides great training. Servicing it, is a bike shop, called Trailhead. Hear more from Jason Geldenhuis on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 30 March 2016
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    A few things you didn’t know about Craig WapnickThe Old Mutual joBerg2c has become a fixture on the South African mountain biking calendar. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, Gerald catches up with Craig Wapnick. Craig, is well-known as one of the three men behind the race. But find out what you may not know about Craig. Continue reading 30 March 2016
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    The Mandela Campaign & riding joBerg2c for a purposeGerald de Kock bumped into Rob Coutts on the Spruit recently. Rob is training for his 7th Old Mutual joBerg2c, but for Rob it’s about riding for more than himself. Hear more about what the race is doing to uplift communities; through among other things, the Mandela Campaign. Continue reading 28 March 2016
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    Johann Potgieter – downhilling it in EuropeJohann Potgieter had a dream to rider downhill bikes! Through hard work and effort, he is achieving his goal. It remains tough to race over in Europe, but his determination and knowledge of all things biking keep him at the top of his game. Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 18 March 2016
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    Gary Perkin – a mountain biking photographerGerald de Kock catches up with Gary Perkin on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Perkin has been a mountain bike photographer for many years, having worked on the World Cup circuit and the Cape Epic. It takes him on some fascinating adventure. Continue reading 18 March 2016
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    Watch out Epic – here comes two determined AmericansSo much attention is focused on the Cape Epic, not only locally but internationally. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, we chat to two endurance crazed American ladies. They have also come out to South Africa to ride for more than themselves. Continue reading 14 March 2016
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    Simon Stiebjahn – not just another GermanSimon Stiebjahn is part of the renowned Team Bulls from Germany. They have a love affair with the Cape Epic, but more importantly South Africa in general. Simon spends a fair whack of the European winter at the tip of Africa. Gerald de Kock catches up with him on this episode of the Old Mutual Live Mountain biking podcast. Continue reading 14 March 2016
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    Langvad & Kleinhans chase Epic repeatAnnika Langvad and Ariane Kleinhans of Team Spur-Specialized head into the Cape Epic as the defending women’s champions. While Kleinhans seems more South African than Swiss now, both ladies have their roots in Western Europe. Hear more about this dynamic duo on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 11 March 2016
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    A world champion in our midstSouth Africa is not just a mountain biking hub for locals, some of European best riders make their way to the south of Africa in the European winter. Among them, is the World Cross Country Champion. Gerald catches up with Nino Schurter on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 04 March 2016
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    Philip Buys eyes Rio 2016Gerald de Kock chats to South African mountain biker, Philip Buys on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Buys, who seems as comfortable doing cross country, or marathon racing; is focusing firmly on Olympic selection in 2016. Continue reading 02 March 2016
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    We chat to Cape Epic legend Stefan SahmAnyone who has followed the Cape Epic over the years, will know the name Stefan Sahm. The German is a four-time winner of the Epic; has a great love affair with the Western Cape, and riding a mountain bike in South Africa. We chat to him on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 29 February 2016
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    Alzude Britz: a girl with some serious talentAzulde Britz may be young, but she has talent and is not afraid to use it! We catch up with her on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. We look at her breakthrough year; as a sub Junior in 2014, how see carried that form into 2015, and what’s the plan for 2016 and beyond. Continue reading 26 February 2016
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    John Ntuli – honouring his potentialIt’s a great pleasure to welcome John Ntuli on to the Old Mutual Live Mountain bike podcast today. Due to the expensive nature of mountain biking, development is often difficult. However John, who falls under Martin Dreyer’s tutorship in the Valley of a Thousand Hills, has shown he has more than enough ability to make his mark. Hear, among other things, how he won a non-supported race from Bloemfontein to the Western Cape winelands. Continue reading 22 February 2016
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    Has mountain biking started to hit a plateau?The growth of mountain biking in South Africa has been phenomenal; but has it started to hit a plateau? On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, we ask Andrew Mclean just that. Where is mountain biking heading at the moment? Continue reading 19 February 2016
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    Have you visited the Garden Route Trail Park?If you live on the Garden Route or event if you don’t, at some point, the Garden Route Trail Park needs to be your destination. Offering around 30km of single track, there is some great riding, in a beautiful part of the country. Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 17 February 2016
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    Farmer Glen’s impressive MTB storyGerald de Kock catches up with Glen Haw, or more affectionately known as Farmer Glen, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Farmer Glen is involved in quite a few races now, it all started with the Imana Wild Ride about 18 years ago. Giving back has always been an important motivator. Continue reading 17 February 2016
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    Meet Belgian Nick Lingier and Team VersluysSouth African remains an ever popular training and racing location for many European riders. Our stage mountain bike races in particular seem to tickle their fancy. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, we chat to Nick Lingier, who runs professional Belgian outfit, Team Versluys. Continue reading 17 February 2016
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    Billy Stelling – from cricketer to mountain bikerBilly Stelling may be a name more renowned for playing cricket than riding a mountain bike. While he played at the 2007 World Cup for the Netherlands, he is South African through and through! His focus has moved from cricket to mountain biking, and he is a pretty decent rider! Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Continue reading 17 February 2016
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    South African duo target Epic successOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, we discover more about all South African racing team, SCOTT Factory Racing LCB. Matthys Beukes and Gert Heyns form a mean combination and are looking towards a great performance at the Cape Epic. Continue reading 08 February 2016
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    Gerald de Kock kicks off in FranschhoekMountain biking television personality Gerald de Kock is the new voice behind Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. In his first official podcast, he brings you the action from the Porcupine Ridge Mountain Bike Event in Franschhoek. Continue reading 05 February 2016
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    de Groot and Stenerhag ready for Cape EpicWith the Cape Epic just around the corner, excitement is building for this World-Class mountain biking event. One of the women’s teams to look out for with be Team Ascendis. Gerald de Kock caught up with riders, Robyn de Groot and Jennie Stenerhag; on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, to find out how their preparations are going. Continue reading 05 February 2016
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    Nicolette Griffieon – a great balancing actIn 2015 Nicolette Griffieon proved how extremely versatile she is as an athlete. Able to compete at the top level with some of the best mountain bikers and trail runners in the country, and that’s not all she does. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, we hear how she manages to balance it all. Continue reading 15 January 2016
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    Andrew Mclean – we are an event driven nationSouth Africans are renowned for being hard core, and this very much translates to our mountain biking. Andrew Mclean returns on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking, as we discover why this is. As one of the best countries to mountain bike in, in the world, you also need to stop and look around. Continue reading 13 January 2016
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    The Spring Classic – Jo’burg’s oldest MTB raceWe hear about Jo’burg’s oldest mountain bike race, among others, on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. While it seems we are spoilt for choice around Gauteng now, that wasn’t always the case. On your marks, get set, GO! Continue reading 11 January 2016
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    The best gadgets for mountain bikersWe bring you a gadget guide on this episode of Old Mutual Live Mountain biking. Action Gear’s Warrick Kearnes returns to talk about some of the latest and coolest toys for mountain bikers to have. Your ride will never be the same again. Continue reading 08 January 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 30 November 2016
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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 28 November 2016
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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 25 November 2016
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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 23 November 2016
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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 21 November 2016
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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 18 November 2016
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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 16 November 2016
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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 14 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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    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 09 November 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 07 November 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 04 November 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 02 November 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 31 October 2016
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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 28 October 2016
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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 26 October 2016
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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 24 October 2016
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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 19 October 2016
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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 19 October 2016
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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 17 October 2016
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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 14 October 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 12 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 07 October 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 05 October 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 03 October 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 30 September 2016
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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 28 September 2016
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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 26 September 2016
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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 23 September 2016
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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 21 September 2016
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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 19 September 2016
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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 16 September 2016
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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 14 September 2016
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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 12 September 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 07 September 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 02 September 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 31 August 2016
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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 29 August 2016
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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 26 August 2016
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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 24 August 2016
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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 22 August 2016
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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 19 August 2016
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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 17 August 2016
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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 15 August 2016
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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 12 August 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 05 August 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 03 August 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 01 August 2016
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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 29 July 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 29 July 2016
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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 25 July 2016
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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 22 July 2016
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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 18 July 2016
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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 15 July 2016
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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 13 July 2016
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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 11 July 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 06 July 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 04 July 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 01 July 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 29 June 2016
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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 27 June 2016
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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 24 June 2016
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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 22 June 2016
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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 21 June 2016
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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 20 June 2016
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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 17 June 2016
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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 17 June 2016
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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 17 June 2016
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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 15 June 2016
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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 15 June 2016
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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 13 June 2016
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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 13 June 2016
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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 10 June 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 10 June 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 08 June 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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    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 03 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 03 June 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 03 June 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 01 June 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 31 May 2016
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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 27 May 2016
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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 25 May 2016
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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 23 May 2016
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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 20 May 2016
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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 18 May 2016
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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 16 May 2016
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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 13 May 2016
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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 11 May 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 09 May 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 06 May 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 03 May 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 15 January 2016
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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 13 January 2016
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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 11 January 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 08 January 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 06 January 2016
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    OMLW112 – Transformation – what is happening on the groundPhil Bowes, who is the transformation development manager at VinPro, returns on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. We touch base with him again about what is taking place in the wine industry from a transformation point of view; also looking at what is happening from an enterprise development perspective. Continue reading 04 January 2016
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    Malcolm Green – from recycling to producing wineWe have a great story today on Old Mutual Live Wine. Hear how Malcolm Green and his son, went from recycling and supplying bottles to the wine industry; to then bottling and producing their own wines. Where there is a will, there is a way. Continue reading 01 January 2016
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    Orange River Cellars – receiving acclaim in 2015If you hadn’t known about them yet, you most certainly do now. We caught up with Koos Visser from Orange River Cellars a short while ago, to hear about the massive grape production they have along the Orange River. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we hear more about their award winning 2015. Continue reading 30 December 2015
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    Seven Sisters Wines – a taste of familyVivienne Kleynhans returns on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine as we look more deeply into the Seven Sisters brand. Finding out not only the family connection to their wines, but also what varieties they produce. Continue reading 28 December 2015
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    Growing wine in KwaZulu-NatalOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine we discovery the up and coming wine region of KZN! While they have met with their troubles, they have building up from complete scratch. We chat to one of the growers, Rob Osborne, to find out what inspired them to try grow wine in KZN. Continue reading 25 December 2015
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    Ace + Pearl – offering a great wine experience in JoziHaving spoken to Terence Orpen in the middle of the year, following his, and his wife Derryn opening a wine bar in Johannesburg; we thought we would pop in to see how things are going. Situated in Craighall Park just off Jan Smuts Avenue, it has grown into a trendy spot for wine lovers. Not only do they have unique wine and nice light food pairings, but the winemakers pop in often. Continue reading 23 December 2015
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    What wine to drink with a Christmas lunchWith Christmas just a few days away we have Jean Vincent Ridon back on Old Mutual Live Wine. Have you picked up some wine yet? Have you not? Either way are you unsure about your pairings? Whether you are having a traditional or braai lunch or dinner, here’s what to do… Continue reading 21 December 2015
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    Platter’s wines to try this festive seasonEditor of the Platter Wine Guide, Philip van Zyl joins us again on Old Mutual Live Wine; this time giving his advice on what wines to try over the festive season. Tis the season to be jolly after all, so why not put a smile on everyone’s faces with introducing them to different wines. Continue reading 18 December 2015
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    Spice up your wine selection this festive seasonWe bring Kirstin Ulbrich back on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. She plays a very active role in helping to educate Johannesburg based wine lovers on new and exciting wines to try. So we thought we would hit her with; what wines will make the festive season a little bit more exciting? Continue reading 16 December 2015
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    Mike Kreft – how the Elgin Valley inspired himWe’ve spoken to Alastair Kreft on Old Mutual Live Wine, now we speak to his old man, Mike. Hear where the Kreft family passion for wine started; and how a move to the Elgin Valley in 2000, was a catalyst. As one of the premiere wine regions in South Africa, it’s calling lured Mike in. Continue reading 14 December 2015
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    Growing grapes on the banks of the Orange RiverYou think of wine production in South Africa, you think of the Western Cape. Their northern neighbours however have a massive cooperative wine production, with farms and wineries stretching over a vast area of the banks of the Orange River. Hear more about their producing wine on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. Continue reading 11 December 2015
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    What is happening in the transformation space?The wine industry is not immune to the past, and there are processes in place to look at transformation, corporate social investment, BEE projects, etc. VinPro play an active role in helping uplift the entire wine industry, and we chat to Phil Bowes about it on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. Continue reading 09 December 2015
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    Wine – a perfect Christmas gift for most peopleWith the festive season upon us, wine is always an ideal gift. This is especially the case for a difficult person to buy for, or a secret Santa gift. With her finger always on the wine pulse, Judy Brower from wine.co.za joins us with what gift options are out there, on this episode of Old Mutual Live wine. Continue reading 07 December 2015
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    Bryan MacRobert – developing on two frontsWe chat to Bryan MacRobert on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. Currently running two operations, one at home and one in Spain, he is a winemaker on the up. With a passion for wine born in Malmesbury, and some time working under Eben Sadie, Bryan is all about wine. Continue reading 04 December 2015
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    Jean Vincent Ridon and the SA Wine Tasting ChampionshipsA not to be missed chat with Jean Vincent Ridon on Old Mutual Live Wine. This South African based Frenchman is well-known in the wine industry, among other things for putting on the SA Wine Tasting Championships. Hear more about his story and the championships on this podcast. Continue reading 02 December 2015
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    Vivienne Kleynhans and Seven Sisters WinesWe speak to a woman with a unique story on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, Vivienne Kleynhans. Despite many challenges along the way, Vivienne and her family have established Seven Sisters Wines. They already have a good presence in the international market, including in some major American retailers. Continue reading 30 November 2015
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    Platter Wine Guide – more than just a guidePlatter Wine Guide is an “it” publication when it comes to knowing what wines to look out for. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we chat to editor Philip van Zyl, as we look to delve a little deeper into the history behind this great wine publication. Continue reading 27 November 2015
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    Grande Provence – a piece of South African wine historyGrande Provence in Franschoek is a classic example of an old school South African Wine Estate. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine we chat to General Manager and Cellar Master, Karl Lambour. He not only shares some of the splendours they have to offer at Grande Provence, but also their enticing wine list. Continue reading 25 November 2015
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    Pushed for time? Have help sourcing your winesWine can be complex at the best of time. There is also the issue of so much to choose from. We chat to a returning guest today in Kirstin Ulbrich on Old Mutual Live Wine. She offers a great service, where they source and deliver wine for you; offering you a great and diverse variety of wines to choose from. Continue reading 23 November 2015
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    20 vintages and going strong at Paul CluverIn the last of our series of podcasts with Cape Winemakers Guild chairman Andries Burger; we hear about his journey into wine. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, Andries shares many years of winemaking experience; and why his 20 years of Paul Cluver vintages gives him a deeper understanding of producing their fantastic wines. Continue reading 20 November 2015
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    The ins and outs about running a wine farmComing up on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we chat to Murray Barlow about the ins and outs of running a wine farm. Is it as easy as; growing grapes, bottling wine, and selling it? I think not. Continue reading 18 November 2015
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    Flagstone – a Bruce Jack projectBruce Jack is a man who continues to do wonderful things in the South African wine industry. As a returning guest on Old Mutual Live wine; we hear more about his involvement in an other project, Flagstone. Continue reading 16 November 2015
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    KWV – balancing greatness and innovationIt’s been a great year for KWV. This well established estate has not rested on its laurels. Johann Fourie returns on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine as we look at how they balance keeping the wines that we absolutely love; while consistently innovating at the same time. Continue reading 13 November 2015
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    The making of an extraordinary winemakerThinus Kruger is part of a new generation of winemaker that is really discovering what the essence of South African Wine is. Having previously spoken to him on Old Mutual Live Wine; about his venture into making his own wines. This time we find out more about the man behind, Fram Wines. Continue reading 11 November 2015
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    South African wine industry – universally marketableWines of South Africa does a great job in showcasing the South African wine industry. We chatted to them previously about putting on Cape Wine 2015, which brought some of the world’s biggest wine distributors to South Africa. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine we find out more about how our wine is marketed overseas and about where we stand in terms of wine tourism. Continue reading 09 November 2015
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    Platter 5 Star Wines for 2016On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we chat to Philip van Zyl, the editor of the Platter Wine Guide. They recently released their Platter 5 Star Wines for 2016; so what is there for us to look out for in the coming year. Continue reading 06 November 2015
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    Allister Kreft – wine barrels, family & friendsWe have a returning guest in Allister Kreft on this edition of Old Mutual Live Wine. This young wine entrepreneur had help in developing his passion. His father Michael, invested in a wine farm, and it’s created not only a great family bond around wine, but a business they can all help mature together. Continue reading 04 November 2015
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    Savvy Sisters – a fun loving wine clubWine is such a great social tool, and is known to get people together. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we chat to Kirsten Ulbrich, who founded Savvy Sisters in 2015. The club forms, a great chance for women in Gauteng to get together and enjoy wine on a regular basis. Continue reading 02 November 2015
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    A good sommelier will enhance your wining and diningWhat does it take to be a sommelier at an award winning restaurant? On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we hear from Khuselo Mputa. He is not only the sommelier, but also the restaurant manager at Grande Provence in Franschoek. Continue reading 30 October 2015
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    Good Food and Wine Show pulls into DurbanThe final Good Food and Wine Show takes place in Durban this weekend. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we hear about what will be on offer. A host of celebrity chefs will be gracing the show, including the internationally renowned, Rick Stein. Continue reading 28 October 2015
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    Murray Barlow – a natural progressionRustenberg Wine Estate are no strangers to Old Mutual Live Wine. This family run business continues to make fantastic award winning wines, with Murray Barlow now having enjoyed four vintages as part of the family business. Hear how his desire to be a part of the business led him into ‘staying’ in wine. Continue reading 26 October 2015
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    Eben Sadie – helping create African DNA wineOur fascinating series of chats with winemaker Eben Sadie continues on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. Hear how creating a winery in Spain helped shape his winemaking; and ultimate return home to not only great an African DNA of wine, but to grow this knowledge into a family business. Continue reading 23 October 2015
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    Taillard wines – very much a family businessThe beauty of wine is you don’t necessary have to be a winemaker to have a passion for producing wine. The story of Taillard Family Wines is an enchanting one; on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine we hear more about how this family teamed up with an experienced winemaker to make this fairy tale continue to grow. Continue reading 21 October 2015
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    The Drift – getting the best out of the OverbergBruce Jack shares his wine journey with us on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. This fascinating winemaker has always had an affinity and intrigue for the stuff, and it led him on a career path that has seen him never look back. Continue reading 19 October 2015
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    Fram Wines – Thinus Kruger’s own specialityThinus Kruger is a name you may not know, but it’s time to learn more about him and Fram Wines. A winemaker who decided to go at it alone and try to make his own unique wines; is doing something special as he combines grapes from different regions. Hear more on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. Continue reading 16 October 2015
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    How South African wine is received in CanadaEver wondered how our wine is received overseas? On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine; we how hear accessible and how well enjoyed South African wines are in Canada. Interestingly we also hear what wine they are able to grow so far north of the equator. Continue reading 14 October 2015
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    Johann Fourie from KWV’s wine journeyOn this edition of Old Mutual Live Wine we chat to Johann Fourie from KWV. They recently enjoyed great success at the Young Wines Awards, but where did his journey into wine begin? Continue reading 12 October 2015
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    WineStyle People’s Choice AwardsA wine awards for the people by the people? Does this seem like a futuristic idea? Well it’s not! The guys and girls from WineStyle magazine have started the annual WineStyle People’s Choice Awards. Hear how you as the “average” wine drinker, can become involved in the judging process on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. Continue reading 09 October 2015
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    The 31st Cape Winemakers Guild AuctionBrad Brown chats to Andries Burger on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine. The Chairman of the Cape Winemakers Guild returns on this episode to tell us more about the Guild’s Auction – the 31st edition. This is where some of South Africa’s best wine is available for purchase. Continue reading 07 October 2015
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    Extreme Pairing videos on wine.co.zaJudy Brower from wine.co.za returns on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, as we look at some really cool video content they are creating around win. Extreme Pairing starring a crazy Frenchman without an ego, Jean-Vincent Ridon. Continue reading 05 October 2015
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    Wine – an exciting and boundless journeyMaryna Strachan returns on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, as we now delve more into her wine history. Through Wine Extra magazine and her role in the industry Maryna also has some fascinating insights and tips when it comes to wine. Continue reading 02 October 2015
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    Morgenster Reserve 2011 – the best of the bestComing up on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we catch up with Henry Kotze from Morgenster, this time about his Morgenster Reserve 2011. A very proud wine maker is like a kid in a candy shop as he explains what went into making, this best of the best bottle of wine. Continue reading 30 September 2015
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    From surfer dude to wine maker – Eben Sadie’s storyFrom riding the waves to making wine, Eben Sadie has had a remarkable journey. This charismatic wine maker returns on this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, as we get to the heart of where his development began. For Eben making wine is about so much more. Continue reading 28 September 2015
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    Allister Kreft – taking wine across AfricaIt’s not only good enough to take South African wines to far flung continents, but we need to promote them on our own patch! Allister Kreft and his company, Under the Influence, are doing just that. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, hear how this young wine distributor is helping to taking African wines from the tip of the continent, to the rest of Africa. Continue reading 25 September 2015
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    Grande Provence – now this is wining and diningNot only are they nestled in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, not only do they produce incredible wine, but they have an award winning restaurant to boot! On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, Brad Brown chats to Executive Chef, Darren Badenhorst, from Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschoek. Continue reading 23 September 2015
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    The best that Rustenberg has to offerOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Wines, we catch up with Murray Barlow from Rustenberg. This award winning estate produces a wide variety of fantastic wines. Hear about what the Stellenbosch region allows them to produce, and what interesting blends they have come up with. Continue reading 21 September 2015
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    Jo’burg it’s time to visit a WinedownsHave you attended a Winedowns up in Johannesburg? If not it’s very much worth considering. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we chat to Murray Jackson from wine-style.co.za. Having previously heard about their online and magazine publication, he now shares with us the idea behind their Winedowns wine shows. Continue reading 18 September 2015
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    Good Food and Wine Show – it’s more than that!If you haven’t attended a Good Food and Wine Show before, you don’t know what you are missing out on. On this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine we chat to Heidi Warricker about the shows. Cape Town and Johannesburg have passed for this year, but Durban is still to come. Don’t miss this unique experience. Continue reading 16 September 2015
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    Wines of South Africa – what they do for the industryOn this episode of Old Mutual Live Wine, we welcome back the communications manager of Wines of South Africa, Andre Morgenthal. Having previously chatted to Andre about Cape Wine 2015, which takes place this week, we now find out more about the organisation. Wine export is an important cog in the industry, and WOSA play a major role in getting our wines out there. Continue reading 14 September 2015
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    Bruce Jack – helping to sell us internationallyCape Wine 2015 takes place next week. This is not a show for locals, but for international buyers. Bruce Jack will be one of the speakers, entertainers, and hosts, as the South African Wine Industry shows itself off to the world. He joins us on Old Mutual Live Wine, with some fascinating insights into what makes our industry so great, despite not being as well funded as some of the other wine producing nations. Continue reading 11 September 2015
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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 15 January 2016
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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 13 January 2016
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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 11 January 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 08 January 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 06 January 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 04 January 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 28 December 2015
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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 25 December 2015
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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 23 December 2015
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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 21 December 2015
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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 18 December 2015
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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 16 December 2015
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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 14 December 2015
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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 11 December 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 11 December 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 09 December 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 09 December 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 07 December 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 07 December 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 04 December 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 04 December 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 02 December 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 02 December 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 30 November 2015
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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 27 November 2015
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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 25 November 2015
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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 23 November 2015
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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 20 November 2015
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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 18 November 2015
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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 16 November 2015
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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 13 November 2015
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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 09 November 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 06 November 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 04 November 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 02 November 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 30 October 2015
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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 28 October 2015
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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 26 October 2015
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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 23 October 2015
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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 21 October 2015
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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 19 October 2015
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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 16 October 2015
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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 14 October 2015
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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 12 October 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 09 October 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 07 October 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 05 October 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 02 October 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 30 September 2015
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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 28 September 2015
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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 25 September 2015
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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 23 September 2015
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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 21 September 2015
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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 18 September 2015
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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 16 September 2015
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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 14 September 2015
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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 11 September 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 05 September 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 04 September 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 02 September 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 31 August 2015
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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 28 August 2015
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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 26 August 2015
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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 24 August 2015
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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 21 August 2015
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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 19 August 2015
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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 17 August 2015
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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 17 August 2015
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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 17 August 2015
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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 16 August 2015
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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 28 July 2015
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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 04 July 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 01 July 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 29 June 2015
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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 26 June 2015
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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 24 June 2015
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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 23 June 2015
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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 23 June 2015
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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 23 June 2015
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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 23 June 2015
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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 09 November 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 07 November 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 04 November 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 02 November 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 31 October 2016
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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 28 October 2016
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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 28 October 2016
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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 26 October 2016
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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 24 October 2016
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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 21 October 2016
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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 19 October 2016
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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 17 October 2016
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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 14 October 2016
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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 12 October 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 07 October 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 05 October 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 03 October 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 30 September 2016
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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 28 September 2016
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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 26 September 2016
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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 23 September 2016
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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 21 September 2016
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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 19 September 2016
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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 16 September 2016
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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 14 September 2016
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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 12 September 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 07 September 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 05 September 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 02 September 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 02 September 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 31 August 2016
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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 29 August 2016
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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 26 August 2016
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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 24 August 2016
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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 22 August 2016
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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 19 August 2016
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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 17 August 2016
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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 15 August 2016
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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 12 August 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 10 August 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 05 August 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 03 August 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 01 August 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 29 July 2016
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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 27 July 2016
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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 27 July 2016
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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 25 July 2016
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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 22 July 2016
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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 21 July 2016
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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 20 July 2016
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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 27 April 2016
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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 25 April 2016
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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 22 April 2016
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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 22 April 2016
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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 20 April 2016
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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 18 April 2016
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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 15 April 2016
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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 13 April 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 11 April 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 11 April 2016
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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 11 April 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 08 April 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 07 April 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 07 April 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 05 April 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 05 April 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 05 April 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 11 March 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 09 March 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 07 March 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 04 March 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 02 March 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 29 February 2016
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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 24 February 2016
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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 24 February 2016
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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 22 February 2016
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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 19 February 2016
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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 17 February 2016
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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 15 February 2016
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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 12 February 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 10 February 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 10 February 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 10 February 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 08 February 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 08 February 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 05 February 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 05 February 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 05 February 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 30 November 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 30 November 2016
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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 30 November 2016
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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 28 November 2016
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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 28 November 2016
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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 28 November 2016
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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 25 November 2016
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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 25 November 2016
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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 25 November 2016
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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 23 November 2016
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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 23 November 2016
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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 23 November 2016
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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 21 November 2016
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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 21 November 2016
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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 21 November 2016
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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 18 November 2016
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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 18 November 2016
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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 16 November 2016
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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 16 November 2016
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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 16 November 2016
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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 14 November 2016
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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 14 November 2016
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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 14 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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    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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    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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    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 09 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 09 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 09 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 09 November 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 07 November 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 07 November 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