Are there any comforts within the shared experience of a global pandemic? Art is food for the soul and J’Something is an artist who loves his fans and being on stage performing. What is the life of an artist like in lockdown? With an album launch around the corner, can technology help him to creatively release the album without touring, and have it be feasible? Church Bells is the new single which is out now from Mi Casa, with the new album launching in May 2020. J shares some incredibly moving thoughts about what he hopes the world at large may look and feel like post Covid-19.

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True entrepreneurship is the ability to resist the temptation to give up when the going gets tough. Covid-19 as a ‘market force’ was not taught in any MBA programme anywhere in history. Our Epson entrepreneurs – Linda Moeketsi, Sibu Mabena and Roxy Ferreira – answer the questions which you may want to know about the trials and tribulations of a small business owner, and they answer them as their businesses are having to pivot and adjust to global circumstances not seen since the second World War. As in life, the core business rules are simple… build relationships and keep them.

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31.03.20 Pt 2 – In the times of a pandemic lockdown, how do the arts survive? Can theatre and musicians make it through these testing times? The most vulnerable in our society need all the empathy we can give them at this time… if you are an addict, what are your options to stay sober and connect with support structures? Academia needs to keep going of course, and technology is playing its part. We reconnect with our Epson entrepreneurs for more lessons on how to succeed with your small business. King Henry VIII was a man of hedonistic excess like we have rarely seen – Blind History this week details the wives and women of Henry’s vicious hegemony.

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31.03.20 Pt 1 – What are the challenges of being a parent and having to homeschool a child during a pandemic? Children never have enough in the way of snacks, that’s the real cost of having them… not the education and health costs. Should governments save artists? Is compliance good, and should you rat on your neighbours who don’t comply 100% with the lockdown?

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Anyone who has ever heard of King Henry VIII knows he had many wives. Some even know their names. Their individual stories are complex, beautiful, sad, poignant and remarkable. In an age where women are finally being given their due, these six Queens deserve to be known for more than just the man they married…

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This week on SA’s No.1 motoring podcast, we look into how Covid-19 has impacted the South African and global automotive industry. We unpack how the FIA is ensuring race fans get their racing fix during the worldwide lockdown. With everyone indoors, we also look into how car manufacturers are getting innovative with their car releases, and how to ensure your car is still fit post the 21-day lockdown. In Industry Talk, Bobby Petkov from Mitmak Motors gives advice on how dealers can keep business going during the national lockdown. Finally, what happens if you drop a car onto a giant trampoline? Powered by AutoTrader.

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What’s it like to test positive for Covid-19, and what is the mental side of being diagnosed with such a virus? With a surname like Mandela, there is an honour and lineage of greatness to carry. Ndaba Mandela and his team have started The Mandela Institute for Humanity. The values and principles of his grandfather are transferable in his mind, and they have grounded him in everything he is emploring us all to take up as Africans. How should we deal with 21 days of lockdown? What lessons can we as humanity learn from this pandemic? Apparently green fingers, and something else which is green, are the way forward.

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Insurance is never a nice thing to pay for, a grudge purchase if you will, but what if your insurance company was willing to freeze part of your premium if you say… experience a lockdown because of a pandemic? Naked Insurance do this, not as a Covid-19 gimmick, it’s how they roll 24/7. Ernest North talks about his vision when he started the company, how technology helps him keep his prices as low as they are, and he also tells us about Rose who is no BS, just great prices… best of all, she’s not real. Business can do well, while doing good for the customer! Naked Financial Technology is an authorised FSP. Policies are underwritten by The Hollard Insurance Company Limited, a registered insurer and authorised FSP.

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Edcon has been teetering for a while, but the Covid-19 lockdown may very well be the coup de grace which deems the company defunct. Mr Price has delayed the release of its reports during the lockdown, and there are murmurs that bonuses and raises for their executive staff may be frozen until further notice. Moody’s has finally dropped the hammer and South Africa is now officially at junk status. How will this affect South Africa, from the Reserve Bank to the citizen who is paying a bond and school fees? Will Covid-19 be harder to recover from than the market crash of 2008?

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30.03.20 Pt 2 – This is not verified, but an extremely unreliable source is saying whey protein may hold the key to how the coronavirus was spread… once again this is definitely fake news, but it might be true. Eric Clapton’s smash hit ‘Cocaine’ was actually written as a dedication to Donald Trump’s one and only vice, he’s definitely improved relations with Columbia in his tenure, is there any wonder why? Marius Coetzee, the MD of Ideco Biometrics joins us to dispel some of the misconceptions around Covid-19 safety with biometrics, and why switching off security systems is not the appropriate action to take. Ernest North, the founder of Naked Insurance, joins us to tell us how they are giving their customers’ pockets a break – business can do well, while still doing good for the customer.

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