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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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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19.02.20 Pt 2 – The criminal minds in South Africa are possibly some of the most refined in the country. The real question should be, how good are South Africans at stealing? Bathobile Mlangeni is a mastermind criminal who stole R4 million from a cash in transit depot, catch her if you can. Are we all idiots for not getting into the business of religion? Roger the alien is based off Siya Sangweni, there you have it, now we know. The business juggernauts of our time are not overnight successes, stop being lazy and you could invent Twitter at the age of 18. Business dynamo Faith Khanyile joins us in studio as she unpacks the ups and downs of the life of a female business executive in the corporate world on The Section 12J Show.

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18.02.20 Pt 2 – If there is stuff on your phone that you don’t like, how likely are you to be blackmailed for that? If you need to find someone, don’t expect the Melville shooter sketch artist to help you. Google are doing their best to give people free wifi, but the Cape Flats are beyond help. The 5 richest people in the 20th century were so rich they’ve never been matched. Comedian extraordinaire, QwaQwa’s funniest man, Mo Mothebe is in studio with us to detail Bafunny Bafunny.

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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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