Dr Melanie Jacobs joins the T-Health Show to chat about the pros and cons of home schooling, and the impact that Covid-19 has had on education in South Africa. Brought to you by The T-Clinic.

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13.01.21 Pt 1 - We’re all confined by the laws of lockdown, but imagine life in a hotel for ten months. Nosy neighbours aren’t a new thing, although these days we have to contend with the Gestapo-like 'Karen' - the team chats about the most ridiculous behaviours they’ve encountered. And ladies, if you want to destress, take your husband for a walk on a leash - it's all the rage in Canada.

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11.01.21 Pt 1 - Some arrests even with a global pandemic on the loose are too much aren't they, is there no room for authorities to be reasonable? Why are people worried about their data on WhatsApp? Is there a line between walking quickly and jogging? The space between the testicles and the anus needs a rebrand.

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As world leaders and global organisations wrestle with the geopolitics and economic strategy for Covid-19, Africa is now entering its 'second wave'. Is the continent ready to deal with what’s to come, and can lessons be learned from Tanzania’s approach? In the DRC, which continues to function amid all its tribal and militant tensions bubbling close to the surface, Laurent Kabila's real killer may have been found. Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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05.01.21 Pt 2 - Ever since Jack Ma made a speech that went against the Chinese government's economic policies, he hasn't been seen… Where in the world is he? We’ve all embraced the idea of the influencer (or at the very least learned to tolerate it), but the team wonders what the rise of the Covid influencer says about society. Finally, Gen Z: are they just an ugly bunch of asexual betas? Article - The Kids are Not Alright: Generation Z Sexuality

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05.01.21 Pt 1 - The team tackles the question of how to let everyone know you’re an unhappy homophobe in an environment with 'too much gayness’ - options include email, voicenote or just burning people at the stake. There’s also a discussion about whether repairing family relations can also help your personal life in the bigger picture.

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The 'gig economy' has been millennials’ buzz term for a while now, but that’s evolved into micro-jobbing - and Ladder is the killer app. Similar in concept to a ride hailing app, but for the artisanal tasks that need to be done around the home, Ladder is a platform for the casual labour market to connect to customers in an accredited, safe space. For more information For more information click here. Brought to you by Ozow.

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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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Every year I write something hopeful, something that I wish would help just one person who reads it to have something to reach for in the new year. This has been such a tumultuous year that it almost feels like I need to reconsider everything, even my parting shot for 2020. But have no fear, there’s enough inspiration to go round, even after an annus horribilis like this. I’ll start with the things that have kept me going this year, that have given my life meaning, and perhaps they will strike a chord with something in your life...

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