03.09.20 Pt 1 – Eating in a restaurant during Covid is like pulling teeth, they need to figure out the digital menu. Australia has turned into a big prison again, the Brits must be proud of what they built. Gene-modified babies… good or scary? Dear Jonathan, sorry we don’t plan our lives around you.

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How does someone who has worked as an advertising strategist all over the world, and run a company in China, turn to rubbish? Gavin Heron took a leap of faith (in his business idea and partners) and recycled himself as an eco-warrior. Gavin tells Reg about the skills he learned from working in advertising for many years, and the new wisdom he has gained after starting a new company with his wife.

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During his short but expansive reign, he brought millions of souls under the banner of the Mongol Empire. Riding and fighting on horseback, he and his horde advanced into Persia, eastern Europe and China with such ferocity that even long after his reign had ended, the mere mention of his name would make men shudder, women weep, and children hide. Such was the reputation of the great Genghis Khan.

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With the world currently in unpredictable times, Gareth reaches out to hear from multimedia communicator Tat Wolfen to interrogate ideas and structures brought on by the spread of the coronavirus. Given the political climate the world over, the two also discuss a myriad of ramifications brought on by the government-instituted lockdowns like ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’, the battling economy, and the World Health Organisation, which was dubbed “China’s PR company” in this conversation.

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15.04.20 Pt 1 – If you find yourself talking to your neighbour just because you are in lockdown, be careful… it’s a slippery slope to being friends with someone who lives next door. Is Gareth a vampire? Cats lick everything, are they actually porn stars? Is Cyril a hero, or is he just great compared to those who came before him? Is ham the meat of Satan? Bore-aucracy – is it a real thing?

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20.03.20 Pt 2 – Should we laugh at people who claim to have symptoms of Covid-19? There’s a doctor who says sex will save your life in these diseased times. One of the leading sages of our time, Cardi B, says “Coronavirus, this shit is real!” High Rob is taking coronavirus seriously, but he’s not ’Italian serious’. Should parents be allowed to have a favourite child? Pandemics have an interesting effect on society’s psychology at large, Dr D joins us to unpack her thoughts on it, and what new behaviours people may need to adopt.

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20.03.20 Pt 1 – How long is too long to be shopping? Lauren in London says they’re also going bonkers with store shelves being empty. Flying is a germ-filled experience… is it possible to avoid coronavirus on a plane, or are you doomed? Oprah and Siya are both eating like dump trucks in the bath right now. There’s a request for humans to only buy 5 items of each product. In South Africa? You must be joking! If you are pregnant, don’t catch Covid-19 because Netflix is reducing quality of stream. And can Xhosa people get the virus?

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17.03.20 Pt 1 – If you have a cold, you are dying… just accept that. In times when children have to be off school, au pairs should charge 10 times more than usual, supply and demand. As Covid-19 lockdowns rise, what personal projects will you take on board which you had put on ice? Gord Laws didn’t wear a shirt on his Instagram post, how should we feel about shirtless videos on Instagram? Panic buying is off the charts in South Africa, which means all toilet paper is off the shelves! And Gideon Vorster joins us from China to give us a Covid-19 update.

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The coronavirus epidemic in China has had the world’s attention for over two months now. There has been a litany of information which has led to the dissemination of misinformation around the situation in China from multiple sources worldwide. The Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Johannesburg, Mr Tang joins us in studio to detail what the Chinese government is planning to do to manage the now officially reported 30,004 cases in Hubei Province. How will China manage the shut down city of Wuhan which has 12 million citizens?

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In the final episode of Howzit China, Gareth Cliff and Phumi Mashigo chat to two South Africans who have a lot to share about the relations between South Africa and China, and the opportunities that exist in each country for the other. Grant Horsfield is a South African who has made a huge success for himself in China through naked Group – a premium lifestyle brand in Asia. Luyanda Sithole is the Chief Partnership Officer at the African World Heritage Fund… she speaks about the work the fund does in preserving World Heritage Sites in South Africa and Africa as a whole, and the role China has played.

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