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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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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When a pandemic strikes, people tend to have alarm and terror as their base response. Dr D unpacks what is observable in the behaviour of society in moments of terror. Is panic more contagious than Covid-19? In times of self-isolation, there may very well be opportunities to attend to the needs of the human soul. Suffering doesn’t always need to go to waste, connecting with loved ones is a deliberate act. Can we bring ourselves to be introspective in this situation?

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Wherever you are in the world, Silicon Valley has led the charge when it comes to setting the standard of entrepreneurship the world over… including what work culture looks like, and how systems are created. But have they slipped up when it comes to innovation? That’s a thought Alexandre Lazarow expands on in his new book, ‘Out-Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs–from Delhi to Detroit–Are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley’. Gareth has a conversation about innovation in business with this author and venture capitalist.

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Following his return to South Africa, Colin has had the coronavirus test done and he details what that was like. Now lecturing in New York at Yale, he feels like he’s back at university and is a man reinvigorated. Tito Mboweni’s 2020 Budget Speech… what should we like, and what should we apprehensive about? With the Covid-19 outbreak and its seismic effects on the world economy, what timelines are we actually looking at in terms of entering a recession?

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Don’t let the trappings of Twitter, ‘fake news’, or being stuck in traffic every day fool you… there’s been no better time to be alive than right now – as the Editor of HumanProgress.org, Marian Tupy and his team believe, and prove this through their website that shows how the state of humanity has improved in almost every way over time. Building the site on the premise that the media misuse data to paint an overly negative picture of development, Marian chats to Gareth about the good that’s happening all around us.

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The world truly is Pearl Thusi’s oyster… she is flying high right now with the launch of ‘Queen Sono’ – a Netflix series with powerful punches and kicks! There are so many exciting changes she chats to Gareth about in this conversation: Adopting a daughter, major career successes, how she now deals with social media, and even new management. Get an unfiltered and authentic glimpse into the life of the TV presenter and actress here.

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Clout legend, Cindy Alter reveals all – from singing on all of Yvonne Chaka Chaka’s early songs, to her producer being an utter scumbag. She unpacks how she feels about performing her hit songs ‘Save Me’ and ‘Substitute’. It’s 2020 and Cindy is still making music and keeping it real.

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Former executive mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba has had anything but a quiet and slow past couple of months. After a much-speculated exit from the DA, he has his eyes set on continuing with political service through The People’s Dialogue. He sets the record straight on several stories involving him in this conversation with Gareth Cliff. He also shares his thoughts on some hot-button issues, and discusses where his focus will lie in the next few months.

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Here’s a love story that defies time, countries and basically everything in between. Shirley Lewis and Leon Swanepoel first met and fell in love as teenagers. They each soon went their separate ways after high school, had successful careers, relationships, moved and had families. But, 60 years after they first laid eyes on each other – they got back into communication and sparks started flying again! This is certainly an interview bound to make you feel giddy inside… Shirley and Leon share their story of a thriving relationship, at 84 years old.

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