Running a media publication in the midst of the coronavirus lockdown has given Toby Shapshak an interesting viewpoint of the rest of the world. Touching on the state of media, how nimble and agile we all ought to be, and where he sees the future to be headed, Gareth picks the brain of this editor of Stuff Magazine on points you can learn from.

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Tito takes a hard line at long last. The much-anticipated Budget Speech felt like Tito Mboweni has at last acted as an economist would by cutting state salaries, which although fiscally responsible, will come with a sting in the tail politically. The thorn in the side though is the R16b which has been extended to SAA as an injection – surely this is just “good money after bad?” Maybe it’s time to let SAA and Dudu Myeni both fall from their lofty heights and become creatures of the past. Apple has projected a $4b loss in profit because of coronavirus and their inability to obtain stock from China. And has the ANC failed the children of this country? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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26.02.20 Pt 2 – Good for the taxpayer, but not good for the state coffers. This is the outlook on the 2020 Budget Speech from Prof. Andre Roux of Stellenbosch University. If you want to fly from Joburg to Cape Town on SAA, be ready to sell a kidney because it’s R7k to fly one way. Special guest Toby Shapshak missed Kanthan’s wedding and his reason is hilarious. Toby – who is the big dog at Stuff magazine – details articulately what challenges employers are facing when trying to employ the youth in South Africa.

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