Since time immemorial, the court jester has always been held in high regard by the masses, and with good reason. Now David Scott is no idiot or fool, but he has perfected the art of satire – especially when satirising the highest members of South African society. What is the role of satire if it has a role at all in tough times? How has The Kiffness developed from a small band into an industry leader in South Africa? How does a partner adjust to living with a creative soul in a confined space? How long does the process of creating his songs take? What’s lockdown been like for a social commentator, since he can’t get out to interact with the world? His response about his wife and how happy they are together is something to be cherished for life. May the road rise to meet you too good sir!

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06.04.20 Pt 2 – So it seems even tigers can get Covid-19! If you love to complain, during this pandemic, you can watch Contagion on SABC3… misery loves company. Should Bill Gates speaking about deadly viruses be taken seriously, just because he’s absurdly rich? Who was the real talent in Destiny’s Child – Kelly and Michelle right? The other woman just married Jay-Z. The Kiffness has a wife who is a chef and doesn’t mind him singing the same note for an hour in lockdown, and yet the best he could muster is “I’m relatively happy!” By the way, would you rather be killed by a deadly virus or a ravenous lion?

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06.04.20 Pt 1 – Are Easter eggs a cure for all viruses in general? Should Damon be given his share of the trillions that will be made from selling hot water and lemon to the masses? If you want to employ a sexy voice, Leigh-Ann Mol is your person… Mbuleo however has a voice that’s about as sexy as a rotten carrot in a toilet bowl. He’ll die alone. If family invites you to digital drinking games, what do you do if you are nearly out of booze? And Putin does not like people talking about his kids in public.

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The rate at which the world switched from analogue to digital is amazing, the new normal is online now. How does a man whose job it is to report on the news and the fabric of society stay sane in lockdown? What role does Justice Malala’s wife play in his morning routine, even though she’s in America while he sits in Kalk Bay, Cape Town? As the individual cost of not connecting physically with others comes to the fore, we need people to also report on the possible socio-economic factors at play daily in this pandemic economy. Can the country afford to deal with an outbreak of Covid-19? There’s a fine line between social obedience and tyranny, is South Africa’s military putting large scale public safety on a knife edge? We’ve seen military and state vehicles in townships before, but last time we had Nelson Mandela to placate the restless masses… can Cyril Ramaphosa do the same?

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”These people have regressed!” This is how Tumi Morake speaks about her own children and their struggle to adapt to the Covid-19 lockdown. This might explain why her children say she is driving them crazy. An interesting decision was made about leaving their new home in America to go and join family elsewhere in the States, and the situation has turned into a real life sitcom. With her usual wit and candour we hear about her struggles with mental health and how that battle is going in these self-isolation times. If you plan for a rainy day in Rands but now the rain comes in Dollars, what then? A fascinating revelation about what they could sacrifice as a family following coronavirus only goes to show how conscious the comedian is. Which softer sides of humanity will we see following this pandemic? And the Covid-19 lockdown rule number one… ”Embrace your rotundness and let the kids be free willy!”

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What happens when you have an immune challenged or compromised child, and the most contagious health pandemic of the modern age strikes… how should a parent react to this? Should America be copying China with their measures to control their citizens? Should the response be taken to the federal government in the fight against Covid-19? The things we take for granted like a take-away meal are not what they were – Jen gives her tips about how to be safe from infection from your food containers. The fashion industry has pulled together which is brilliant news. Build up your strength, you are going to need it, Covid-19 is just getting started unfortunately!

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After seeing too many people he knew going to jail for gun possession charges, not because they robbed or killed somebody, but just because they had the gun… Maj Toure was inspired to make a change. He ended up forming Black Guns Matter in 2016 – a grassroots organisation that educates people in urban communities on their Second Amendment rights and responsibilities through firearms training and education. Gareth has a frank discussion with the North Philadelphia-raised activist on gun rights, freedom, politics and how these all affect each other.

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03.04.20 Pt 2 – If you have furry friends, just be aware that vets are part of essential services and pet stores are open. In a time of international lockdown, how on earth do travel companies survive? Keeping clean makes you feel better… do it, stay clean and wash your hands you detty pig! Adversity will reveal the weather of your consciousness and if you are dependent on alcohol or other stimulants or depressants, 21 days of going cold turkey could be rough.

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03.04.20 Pt 1 – Remember when you could touch people, and the days when load shedding was your biggest problem? If you say “Coronavirus”, your video can be demonetised on YouTube. Let’s be honest, amateur singing – especially when you try and syncronise – is a disaster. How tough is it to tell your parents that Covid-19 can kill them and they must stay at home? Some people take cleaning to another level… they’re a threat to us.

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02.04.20 Pt 2 – South Africa might be a decent country to live in after all, if you go by a queue at a shopping centre. The response to market factors at play in a crisis can be tricky, are street vendors less important than big chain stores? Ford is making ventilators… does this actually matter in the bigger picture? The media has a massive duty in reporting responsible and verified information in times of crisis, how do we ensure this happens? Waldimar Pelser details this for us. The ANC is still stealing, please don’t let Covid-19 plaster over that, stay woke!

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