The Covid-19 lockdown is taking its toll on the South African hair industry. Too many livelihoods are being detrimentally impacted by the reality, pushing Stoffel Van Wyk to speak out against it. Stoffel, who is a master hairstylist and has worked in the industry for 27 years, speaks to Gareth about taking legal action against the government in order to get his beloved field fully working and open again.

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30.04.20 Pt 2 - Lockdown with a wife is not that bad if you love her or just obey her. It might work out for most leaders if they said to themselves more often, “We just don't know!” How and why is South Africa historically tied at the hip to Cuba? Lindiwe Zulu wears many bright hats, if only she would wear the political minister hat she's paid to wear.

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Special guest Russell Lamberti joins us this week and asks whether the lockdown in South Africa failed from day one? Is it immoral to prevent people from working? Can we trust the ANC to administer the R500 billion relief fund without being corrupt? The economy of South Africa is now on its last legs, can it survive the impact of state-imposed stunted economic activity? Is Cyril Ramaphosa being exposed as not fit for office?. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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The lockdown can sometimes feel like a daunting period, especially if you don't understand why it has to happen... yes to save lives, but are there any other tangible reasons for it? From the revelation of oligarchs who may have South Africa's economy at their beck and call, to ensuring that South Africa's social security is kept in order - our returning champions deliver on some of the hottest speaking points as the coronavirus lockdown continues in South Africa. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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23.03.20 Pt 1 - The thing about under-reacting in Covid-19 times is that the downside is death, and that doesn’t sound fun. Having said this, should you become friends with anyone in your complex, because what happens when you get healthy? How should you handle being stuck at a wedding with no alcohol? If someone coughs in the grocery store in the same aisle as you, maybe it’s worth staying at home forever more. And does a big forehead mean you are just cooler?

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When you leave the intelligence services, can you just go back to a normal life? Public interest and national interest are always in a delicate relationship, but who manages it? South Africa is filled with racial tension - both now and historically. What happened during apartheid if you loved a person with a different skin colour? Moe Shaik gives us his take on the limitations he faced when he was the head of intelligence. His book, ‘The ANC Spy Bible’, is sure to have tongues in South Africa's power sanctums wagging for some time to come. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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19.03.20 Pt 2 - Certain tribes are just better at cleaning their backside, let’s accept that. Is the rise of technocracies a threat to civil liberty? Is government intelligence run like James Bond runs his operation, or is it just a normal day job? Schabir Shaik - who loves golf - does not represent his whole family. And did Jacob Zuma's intelligence hand democracy as we know it to South Africans?

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19.03.20 Pt 1 - Is Cyril’s government back in business with all this rule making? How will businesses treat their hiring and firing in these times of austerity? When the chips are down, the best business minds will survive - we explore which industries are doing well. South Africans have to drink less and the new deadline is 18:00 daily. News just in, coronavirus lasts for 8 days on plastic… thank goodness Michael Jackson isn’t around anymore. New York is in lockdown and we have a fan join us live to give us the latest corona-scoop from the USA.

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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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16.03.20 Pt 1 - Cyril was late for the biggest pandemic address of the nation in… ever! What does Covid-19 actually mean? What’s the most amount of people you should have at your wedding? If you cough and sneeze , we no longer say “bless you”... we just move away from you and send thoughts and prayers. Serbia has a pretty hectic approach to the rules around corona. George Carlin told us we’d be panic-stricken, but he told us 20 years ago. And what would you take into a covid bunker?

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