Monday the 24th of October meant one thing and only one thing for every sports fan in South Africa – Mamelodi Sundowns. This is one of the greatest days in the country’s sports, and I swear you’re not likely to see it in some time to come.
Pitso Mosimane and his team made us proud by winning the CAF Champions League for the very first time in their history, and bring to two the number of African crowns in the history of South Africa.
The other one coming nearly 21 years ago in the form of Orlando Pirates. A lot of people who don’t follow sport might not get why this is such a big deal, but for us football “fundis” we understand that for Bafana to do well we need our big clubs to do well among the best. We’ve also been starved of glory in our football for all the talent we possess, so forgive us for milking it for as long as we can.
Anyway, this is not a sports show and we had other things to talk about, like the medium-term budget coming up this week by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Now this is a man under buckets of pressure in recent times with the NPA bringing up charges against him so this was always going to be an interesting topic. Azizzar spoke to economist Dawie Roodt about this to just give us an overview on what the minister might touch on and whether this controversy surrounding him will have any effect on the speech.
Our Educated Man Crush Monday for today is none other than Mr Tebogo Ditshego, who is the Group CEO of Ditshego Investment Group, CEO of Ditshego Media, Chairman of the South African Reading Foundation, and a judge on the 4th season of SABC 1’s One Day Leader. He’s also an author of several books at such a young age. In 2014 he was listed as one of Forbes’ Top African Entrepreneurs under the age of 30. This is the sort of person every young South African should aspire to be like. He’s got the brains, the vision, and the execution in his arsenal. He says he’s inspired by DJ Sbu, Steve Biko, Malcolm X, Warren Buffett, his parents and brother among others. His parting shot on the show today was this inspiring quote: “You have to be willing to lose everything you have, including your mind. Travel a lonely journey, which not many will believe in. See what others don’t see, believe in it and work at it until even your greatest doubters eventually see what you saw in the first place.”
If you’re a Drake fan, you certainly enjoyed today’s show because we played four of his brand new tracks dropped only a few hours ago. We started with “Two Birds One Stone”, then “Fake Love” followed by the remix to “Wanna Know” and “Sneakin’”. I understand he also took a swipe at Kid Cudi on “Two Birds”, after the latter blasted him on Twitter. So, remember that you heard all this first on the number one breakfast show on the continent.
That’s our show then for this Monday morning, we do it again tomorrow morning bright and early at 6am. For now, peace.