Dali and Rachel Tambo

Dali Tambo,  chairman and CEO  of Koketso, a black  economic  empowerment  investment group,  is back in our living  rooms with his  weekly television   show, People of the  South. He chats to  Sue Grant-Marshall  about sharing an  office and home  with four kids and  five great Danes.

I seem to be missing chunks of my weekends now that I'm doing People of the South again. But weekends start when my daughter Anastasia (10) gets back from school. Later, in a house invasion of sorts, she and five girls return from a hip-hop class.

Then my son Oliver (13) gets home, and suddenly the quiet house - I have a home office here - is filled with noise and kids, as Samora (3) and Dante (6) are here, too, of course.

But maybe the weekend really starts at 6pm with a Scotch, sitting with my wife Rachel and chatting about the week's events.

Rachel cooks supper and has invented a sticky chicken dish we all love that involves apricots. Her pies are great, as good as any I've had in England or France. She also does a terrific biryani.

Rachel and I are up early on Saturdays to cycle. We try to do so every weekend; it's almost a religion for us.

One of our many routes is from our home in Saxonwold to Emmarentia Dam.

We started cycling about three years ago, after first trying walking. I have flat feet and two days of speed walking resulted in four days of agony, which defeats the purpose. I couldn't bear getting into those nylon cycling suits in the beginning - I felt fat and self-conscious - but as the body got better, things improved.

The two-wheelers of this world are a friendly community - we greet each other all the time. Part of the camaraderie comes from risking our bodies out there on the roads, despised as we are by people who drive cars.

Rachel and I have begun racing. Last year we did our first Cape Argus Cycle Race, as well as the 94.7 cycle challenge. We ride in support of the Childhood Cancer Foundation of SA, putting on cow outfits and going "moo".

After our Saturday cycle we have brunch with our four children, usually somewhere in Parktown North.

On Saturday nights we often go to the theatre. I am chairman of the Naledi Theatre Awards, whose aim it is to reward excellence in live theatre.

We eat out at Le Canard in Sandton; it's my favourite SA restaurant. We started going there on our return from exile in the early 1990s. It gives me a sense of heritage because we went there so often with my parents, Oliver and Adelaide Tambo. Mastrantonio in Illovo is another excellent restaurant we visit.

We cycle again on a Sunday morning and then take the family to Moyo at Zoo Lake. We have five great Danes so we walk the dogs and the children can play on the lawn.