How are you doing in this madness? ‘Vasbyt', as the Afrikaans people say... I write one of these blogs every week and normally they’re not as controversial as the last two, but they might interest you if you’re thinking about what happens next. Just like any other mammal, I don’t have any special powers to predict the future, but I think it’s becoming clear that the lockdown will have far-reaching ramifications. The Coronavirus pandemic has swept across the planet, leading to global chaos and extraordinary changes to all our lives. We’re all spending almost all our time at home and consuming media very differently. There are many confusing messages, and not many sources you can completely trust...

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Though JSE share value is down, this is no time to panic, Exchanges recover from crashes rather quickly. With the UK's GDP contracting 2% in the first quarter and 33 million jobs lost in America, how will this affect consumer spending as lockdown eases? Group Five will be delisting after nearly five decades on the JSE.

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18.05.20 Pt 1 - Unless there's cat vomit on your webinar, it's not great viewing. Chequebooks are ridiculous aren't they, it's 2020! Gareth might buy the Pope's car... bless him. You can socially distance and still preach the good word. And do Cubans just call them cigars?

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Old people are displaying some unusual Covid-19 symptoms. Smokers and drinkers have predictably discovered the black market. If you’re reporting your neighbours for having a braai, how resentful are you? It’s a honeymoon from hell, as some South Africans are still stuck in Thailand. Where would you go during the zombie apocalypse? Can Siya survive in the wild? Leigh-Ann sees the future... and it’s bleak. And Boris Johnson owes his life to two Nicks.

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George Mienie reports on some of the search stats on the AutoTrader website, which tells us a few things about the state of the country's economy. People are also searching for cars at very odd times of the night - why are we all suddenly insomniacs? Are hybrid vehicles still in demand? Tesla cars can now see stop signs and red lights... which is handy! And the Lucky Devil Lounge - a strip club in the USA - has created a special drive-through show for its customers. Powered by AutoTrader.

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Joint-CEO of Fluxmans and Insolvency, Business Rescue and Litigation expert, Colin Strime, chats to Gareth Cliff about the rigours of business rescue under Covid-19 economic conditions. Listen to the In Flux podcast series here.

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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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Banks are expecting a $5 trillion loss from all the coronavirus related economic inactivity. The All Share Index is up 4%, which is a disconnect from the real world economy. Sasol's share price is up 73%... what is going on there? Volatility is at an all time high on the markets, even beyond 2008 numbers. Is lockdown a good time to be online trading? Crowd1 - be careful, do research before signing up. China reopening its economy has been interesting. And the World Bank has some scary predictions for Sub-Saharan economies.

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Fourteen months into the journey as the owner and co-founder of Revix, Sean Sanders is a leading light in the economic reality that we may live in after the lockdown crisis. Terms like 'tokenised gold' will become a part of financial literacy sooner than we thought, and that's riveting. Investing is not easy at the best of times. Revix is an intelligent investment platform and they are running a 10-day fully insured investment special between R200 and R100 000. Terms and conditions apply. For more details click here, and use the code: REVIXEASTER.

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Edcon has been teetering for a while, but the Covid-19 lockdown may very well be the coup de grace which deems the company defunct. Mr Price has delayed the release of its reports during the lockdown, and there are murmurs that bonuses and raises for their executive staff may be frozen until further notice. Moody's has finally dropped the hammer and South Africa is now officially at junk status. How will this affect South Africa, from the Reserve Bank to the citizen who is paying a bond and school fees? Will Covid-19 be harder to recover from than the market crash of 2008?

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