The role of the patriarch has evolved more in the 21st century than ever before. Being in a relationship with a partner and a family is a dynamic that brings with it complexity at the best of times. What is the role of a father in times of stress? Are there core traits that all men share? How do men socialise vs women? There are four intrinsic observations which men can undergo to alleviate tensions before they spill over into the home. How can men be gentler, more forgiving, and less condemning towards themselves... and how will this affect family dynamics?

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As the founder, shareholder and CEO of alcohol wholesaler and importer DGB, Tim Hutchinson has seen many peaks and troughs in his 35 years of business. He admits though, that he has never experienced quite a drastic move like the government-instituted lockdown that South Africa is currently under. Gareth finds out what the lockdown means for Tim's company and operations, how the alcohol industry is sustaining itself, and what the future of it will look like.

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What does it take to have been on the boards of the likes of the English Tourist Board and the Victoria and Albert Museum? Or, to have been appointed the Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to tourism? Penny, Viscountess Cobham knows this all too well as this is just part of the extraordinary life she lives. Gareth got the opportunity to chat to her while she's under lockdown in Cape Town, to get insight into some of the lessons that have shaped her life so far.

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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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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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Mandy Wiener has been keeping a fascinating perspective during South Africa's lockdown - interrogating everything from who some of the political decision makers are, to weighing out the pros and cons of a cigarette ban. And of course, a catch-up with the award-winning journalist wouldn't be valid without also touching on how organised crime is thriving in a time like this... and how her gangster contacts are doing!

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Covid-19 has changed the geo-political and global economic landscape forever. As a man who has held executive office globally in the economic sector, what does Colin Coleman think about Cyril Ramaphosa’s Covid-19 economic relief plan for South Africa holistically? Which sectors of the economy should South Africa prioritise during this crisis? Will the social compact need to change, and how will this be implemented globally? Are IMF loans a nail in the coffin for South Africa’s economy, or is doomsday reporting sensationalist fear-mongering? Globally we know one thing for sure - we’re all at the stage of “do whatever it takes!"

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How does a titan of industry balance health, family and business during lockdown? How long will it take us to return to full economic activity? Which industries are likely to be Covid-19 proof? Though he misses the gym, Vusi Thembekwayo gets up at the same time every day, so that he can continue to lead his team and serve his clients during a time of tremendous chaos. We are now in the new normal... this is a time for the strong to lead - and lead he shall!

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How does an award-winning British broadcaster, newspaper columnist, barrister and former politician end up being in lockdown in South Africa? David Mellor QC chats to Gareth Cliff about how his holiday in South Africa was extended to 'lockdown'. Having had an illustrious career in politics serving in the Cabinets of Margaret Thatcher and John Major, how does David Mellor QC feel world leaders havefaired since the onset of Covid-19? Never shy of an opinion, he is unreserved about where the blame for this pandemic lies. And with his love of the arts, music and football, how does he fill his days during the lockdown?

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Being one of Africa’s greatest singers ever, how does a legend deal with not being able to sing for her adoring fans? Has the ministry been helping artists in South Africa during lockdown? On a personal level, are there any skills she's developing? How has she embraced online meetings? Record labels and artists in South Africa need to have an earnest conversation about fair pay, is this the time to come to the table? How can the wealthy help the vulnerable?

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