Unathi doesn’t feel guilty for enjoying the lockdown and that’s okay. Life is pretty normal for the Khaya FM DJ, and luckily her ex-husband has been a champion in taking the kids for the entire time so far. She’s taken this time to spring clean, but she’s not getting caught up in the attempt to be super productive while in lockdown. Will marketing and marketing budgets be a thing of the past once coronavirus has passed us by? As a content creator, she has never been a Netflix person, but that has now changed. Once again she will grace the April cover of True Love for the 6th time. While being in the suburbs is a nice place to be locked down, what’s it like for people in the townships?

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The world for some is an oyster, and some people are the oyster. The king of South African Afrikaans satire, Casper de Vries, is one such human. Ever the creator, his lockdown living will be spent working… a new project is in post-production. Does he have a routine, or is he just taking it easy? He is in lockdown in Tshwane with his crew and they are still getting along. There can be a better world – global suffering tends to bring people together. The world will go on after Covid-19, but for now it’s just a bit of RnR with man’s best friend. Cas Oppie Kassie, out now on Kyknet!

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Change is not easy for any of us, especially when that change means spending extended time in close proximity with our most intimate partners. Life in lockdown for a therapist is sub-optimal, but sex guru Jonti Searll has gone from analogue to digital in the stroke of a pleasurable transition week. Is it okay to explore our wilder sexual pursuits while Covid-19 is floating around? What precautions should we be undertaking while coronavirus is a threat, can we have sex at all with our partners? In the spiritual sense, what do we do if we are clashing with our partners, but are bound in isolation with them… do we just give up, or is there hope of rediscovering a deeper level of intimacy which will help the relationship grow?

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”The title doesn’t do the job…” feels like a line Peter Matlare might deliver daily to employees and executive colleagues. Covid-19’s enforced worldwide lockdown means that for the first time in global history, commerce and a pandemic are unilaterally at loggerheads and affecting every citizen on Earth – regardless of your nationality, age or economic class. How will global commerce and service delivery evolve to survive? Peter details why a strict regimen is vital to his continuing role at work as a global leader in his sector. Never up later than 6AM, Africa and the world at large can rest assured that this titan of industry is ready for the challenge post-coronavirus, and his optimism can be seen in action, not just words!

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The old adage is, “Pain can either hurt you or change you”… and ProVerb believes that only those who adapt will survive in business after the coronavirus lockdown ends. Mindset is the building block for everything else. A creature of routine, luckily for him his kids are old enough to entertain themselves and he can do his radio show from home. He’s so old school he still keeps a physical diary, but this gives him the structure to be a success in life. He even diarises his relaxing time! One thing is certain – there is no going back, whether that’s good or bad is up to you.

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Lockdown for most people has been a chance to work from home and maybe take the foot off the gas slightly… but not for Gavin Koppel. His son Danny K has had him working flat out on shout4masks.co.za to produce and distribute face masks at cost for health workers. This is done through donations and public engagement on the website. The generosity of ordinary people has been incredible to see, and the legendary radio DJ could not be more grateful. Oh by the way, his comments on service staff are brilliant!

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For a Christian network to have a pandemic lockdown around Easter is a real kick in the teeth. However when you have dynamic, driven humans they will do what they must to ensure that technology and the good word can unite and be delivered to the faithful globally – without disruptions. Streamed sermons may become the new normal. Loyiso details the rigours of being a singer in South Africa, and how the music business was struggling anyway and may be crippled by the pandemic. Blessed to be with family in lockdown, the pop star and Masters student believes religious institutions will be doing some deep reflection about their form and function post Covid-19.

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09.04.20 Pt 2 – Pesach when you are Hindu is an interesting one – especially if one of your children is Jewish. WHO will be shunned by America because it’s so China-centric. What you want to be careful about is anyone in political power using creative language. Bernie Sanders was crushed by Trump more than Biden, he was always out of the race… back to the hippie centre maybe?

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09.04.20 Pt 1 – Bernie Sanders has dropped out of the race – nobody has told Joe Biden though. Is Obama ghosting Biden? Melania Trump might just be the mother of the year. The secret to being happy is to marry for money, forget love. Quarantine in the Bahamas is not a lockdown, stop complaining! The snitch who busted Bill Clinton has passed away… thanks for the blue dress.

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Now living in France, Flip van der Merwe has stayed in touch with South Africa by listening to CliffCentral. Being a mountain of a man is hard enough at the best of times… now imagine being nearly 2 metres tall and having to be in lockdown in those tiny houses in France. How is life with his new partner in lockdown, and has he been able to connect with people back home? Basic human relations may need to evolve post Covid-19. Retirement was a no brainer for the former Springbok, and lockdown has been a time of solemn reflection for him.

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