In this episode, Gareth shares his passion for Ametuer Dramatics and talks about getting started in high school plays in South Africa. Richie and Gareth discuss history as Gareth gets into his pass time of reenacting the civil war. Cecil asks about the state of technology in South Africa. Cecil and Gareth get into a discussion about South African and Caribbean food. Sadly, our friend Richie is not a fan of the curry. Gareth discusses a few national delicacies, South African wine and also his special Chili. Richie gets educated on the mechanics of cricket. Our panel compares rugby with american football, and discuss the rise in USA soccer


Tech Night at the Ballpark
Brian Lara
Bobotie Meat Pie
Boerewors Sausage
Cornmeal Porridge
Pinotage Grapes


Gareth_Swanepoel_BioGareth Swanepoel is a sysadmin-turned-SQL Server DBA. He has been working in the IT industry doing support and administration for over 20 years. He enjoys solving the complex problems that his clients encounter when deploying SQL Server in a data warehouse environment. He is an accomplished author and speaker. Current projects include contributing content for the SQL 2014 Extended Events book. He also currently serves as one of the PASS Regional Mentors for the US SouthEast region.

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One comment on “Episode 14: Gareth Swanepoel Reenacts a South African Tour Guide

  1. Hey Now Richie Rump;

    Nice podcast with Gareth. Interesting topics like the sports & his acting in the civil war. Thanks for the info!

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