As South Africa prepares for the Covid 'second wave', the ruling party has elected to limit access to beaches, potentially crippling the tourism industry. How long will the Garden Route take to recover economically from the current lockdown, and were there any options that would have limited the spread of Covid-19 without shutting down the economy? The team gives us their reasons to be optimistic for 2021. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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17.12.20 Pt 2 - Taking yourself seriously isn’t always a bad thing, but the team wonders if people sometimes take themselves far too seriously. Do people have to like each other in order to be nice, or is it possible to live in a world of mutual respect despite our differences? The team also tackles the great beach closure debate, and are convinced that this festive season will see a lot more fishermen along South Africa's coastal regions...

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Why did Tito go off script during his Medium Term Budget Speech? Were his comments about Tygerberg Hospital unethical, and how much power does he have in reality? Is SAA a distraction, or simply a failing SOE? It's important to keep an eye on the Zondo Commission so you are better informed for elections. How do we deal with debt and taxes? And the team takes bets on who will win the US election. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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29.10.20 Pt 2 - What is the aim of the Medium Term Budget Speech? Is Tito trustworthy, and how much power does he really have? How can we deal with incompetent and stupid people? If you're angry about the SAA bailouts, don't miss next week's instalment of the Zondo soapie! Who will win the US election? The team places their bets.

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How long should we give De Ruyter to turn Eskom around? The economic ramifications of South Africa's lockdown are yet to be unveiled - just how bad could things get? How are marketing spend and economic prosperity linked? Retirement funds are on the table now for the ANC government, how real should our fears be? Biden or Trump... it's come to this has it? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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20.08.20 Pt 2 - Alright, let's get this straight... just be nice and we'll vote for you. How wild is it that the USA's potential Vice-President was a weed smoking legal practitioner not so long ago? If you are going to be on an online call... unmute your mic, it's not hard. If you have a 'prison beard' and it ends up on YouTube, we will judge you.

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Why can't anyone just print money? What's the difference between consumer and asset inflation? Are public sector employees useful to an economy? And just who is Finance Minister Tito Mboweni referring to when he says: "The hippopotamus must shut its mouth"? The battle to be King of Ideology continues to rage between religion and secularism, and Bheki Cele may be the only man capable of keeping South Africa's taxi industry on a leash. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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25.06.20 Pt 2 - Apparently, Covid has turned into a sport - and apparently the libertarians have a demigod who has led them to victory in ending lockdown. Government does an astonishing job of spending the sin tax it collects - it’s all gone within half a day, which is one of the reasons South Africa may just be bankrupt. And adding to the fiscal drama, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is on a collision course with President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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22.04.20 Pt 2 - Michael Bublé is in hot water, is he about to get cancelled? Has lockdown actually affected the curve? With all the Covid-19 testing we've done, can we take any hope from early results? Can the ANC lead us to a better economic reality? The lottery isn't an essential service. Saying Karen is now racist... you should be triggered! Let's face it - at this stage, any wank will do!

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Ivo Vegter tells us why he left the Daily Maverick. As we move into Day 1 of #Lockdown2020 in South Africa, where should we be looking for threats of violence to pop up? The sharp end of capitalism will have brutal effects on the economy at macro and micro levels, what lessons can we learn from the Covid-19 period about the state of our economic structures? Globalisation has its pros and its cons - will China be able to recover its place as the production hub of the world post Covid-19? Brought to you by Nando’s.

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