Over 1 million people who were gainfully employed a few weeks ago could find themselves without jobs post lockdown. And that’s just the start, as South Africa’s creaking economy grinds to a halt. But all is not lost, says leading labour expert Andrew Levy.

This podcast was originally published as part of Investec’s Coronavirus series.

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Easter Monday 2020 will always be remembered as one for the ages. Is there still room for tradition in the 21st century? Eggs or hot cross buns, which human are you? Pickled fish is apparently a treat, who knew? Are South Africans by nature friendlier than everyone on Earth? Dori details an emotional lockdown shopping story. We’re joined by special guests – the award-winning comedian Angel Campey, and the man who is a craftsman with ‘theatre of the mind’, Spike Ballantine. Oh, apparently people are doing puzzles online together… what a time to be alive!

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Robert Downey Jr’s greatness and the declining number of cucumbers are the things everyone should be focusing on as the lockdown is extended for 2 weeks in South Africa. What is it like shopping for a fussy parent during these frustrating times? Football in Portugal is just a different kettle of fish, and we have to deal with that. Which of the three Sheen men is the best actor? There’s a reason magicians don’t let the common man look behind the curtain, ‘Apocalypse Now’ has a behind the scenes documentary and let’s just say… not great for the magic of the fourth wall.

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Dori reveals how your kids need to fear you. Pinky shares how university orientation week crushed her dreams of becoming South Africa’s Whitney Houston. Are Liverpool fans just bad people? The crazy life and tweets of an antivirus software millionaire, and a nap in Yiddish is a…?

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It’s 2020 and it turns out Mbulelo might be a better granny than anything else. Pinky’s sister has given the much maligned Xhosa ex-boyfriend a second chance. Black Coffee doesn’t know it yet, but the GCS crew are planning #KFCWedding Part 2… and Dori had a not so festive encounter with the JMPD.  

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As many as one in six South Africans suffer from anxiety, depression or other types of mental illnesses, and often people who go undiagnosed and untreated resort to extremes, like suicide. We speak to Neo Fabulous from Safe Space and Neo Selebano from EmaLenna, about their NGOs which focus on creating awareness around mental illnesses in South Africa.

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Every picture tells a story, as the saying goes… but when every dish tells a story, an eating experience doesn’t get any better. On a recent trip to Mallorca, Chantal Lascaris chats to world-acclaimed 2 star Michelin chef Fernando Arellano, after enjoying an unforgettable meal at his restaurant Zaranda.

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Ben Karpinski’s love of Wham! has been stifled by The Gareth Cliff Show team the whole year, so Paulo and Dori decide to invite him to join their annual celebration of all things ’80s. They talk about the abomination that is Whamageddon, the trend of ’80’s TV shows being rebooted, and more… all while admiring the legend of George Michael’s hair.

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Gary and Mandy have stories to share about what it’s like to date when you’re (cough) ‘older’. They might be mostly horror stories, but these two dig deep to find the humour that’s hidden underneath all the friend fix-ups and dating app disasters.

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Gogo Dineo Ndlanzi is a 21st century Sangoma and spiritual healer. Godfrey and her discuss sex and spirituality… the taboos and sacredness of it.

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