A highly engaging and informative evening took place at CliffCentral this week, and I was delighted to be there to engage and learn from some of the most prolific radio and celebrity personalities about being a woman in radio.
From double standards to rumours and underpayment – Bonang Matheba, Kuli Roberts, Masechaba Ndlovu, and Unathi Nkayi chatted candidly with host Gareth Cliff, and in a way for me as a radio presenter it was somewhat reassuring to know that the struggles that I have faced and currently face in the media space – that I am not alone.
In 2014, Gareth launched CliffCentral.com, an online content hub that specialises in podcasting and online radio. The content is uncensored and free from the regulations of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA).
On 24 July 2019, Gareth Cliff introduced what is said to be one of the most “exciting” radio offerings to date – #PureConversations – a podcast giving icons and legends across industries the platform for 100% unfiltered, unscripted, and unedited conversations.
His first episode saw him host a panel of well-known South African broadcast personalities featuring Dj Fresh, DJ Sbu, Robert Marawa, and Tbo Touch, who confidently revealed the untold stories of broadcasting in South Africa. Following this highly successful episode with the legendary men, the microphone was handed to four iconic women in the industry.
But it’s his latest episode that has everyone talking… Featuring 4 dynamic, powerful, influential and strong women in broadcasting, namely: Bonang Matheba, Kuli Roberts, Masechaba Ndlovu, and Unathi Nkayi.
This #PureConversations episode hosted by Gareth Cliff went live at 19:30 on Wednesday 25th September, delivering boundary-breaking insights and conversations never heard before on any South African platform. Before the episode ended, #PureConversations was trending nationally on social media.
There’s no doubt that Gareth Cliff has always been one to “say it like it is” and push the boundaries of radio, and we commend him for that! The below statements are a testament to his work, his efforts and his missions.
“I didn’t understand the patriarchy until I entered commercial radio.” – Masechaba Ndlovu
“He asked me how big do I want to become? I said I want to be the biggest.” – Unathi Nkayi
“There’s great power in knowing what to say no to. I’m led by love.” – Bonang
“People think we don’t like each other but we love each other.” – Kuli Robert
#PureConversations is proudly brought to you by Windhoek and CliffCentral.
If you missed it, not to worry, you can listen to both episodes HERE…