Andiswa Bata, Regional Head at FNB, defines what is in your control as an entrepreneur during this time. Andiswa unpacks cashflow management and the resources that are available to assist entrepreneurs pre and post lockdown. Listen to this podcast to find out how FNB is helping and other alternative resources available to SMEs during this time.

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Andiswa Bata, Regional Head at FNB, defines what is in your control as an entrepreneur during this time. Andiswa unpacks cashflow management and the resources that are available to assist entrepreneurs pre and post lockdown. Listen to this podcast to find out how FNB is helping and other alternative resources available to SMEs during this time.

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I write to you in my private capacity as a citizen of South Africa, just in case the media read it wrong, again. I watched your NCCC briefing today. I decided at the outset to give you the respect due to you - as an elder. Without the usual judgement that we’re all prone to, I listened not to get angry or find fault, but with an open mind...

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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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We live, we learn. It has been almost three weeks since we heard from the President, and two weeks where I have found myself trending on Twitter. Neither of those things is optimal. I’d really like to hear from the President - because we’re in crisis and it would be in everyone’s interest to know what the endgame is. When is level 4 morphing into level 3? Are we still flattening curves, or are we just paralysed in fear or ignorance? Will people be able to return to work? Nobody can plan their lives unless we know these things. And by we, I think I can safely say, all of us...

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This week on SA’s no.1 motoring podcast, the team unpacks what the new level 4 driving rules are. In Auto Talk, the all new 7-seater Renault Triber is reviewed in all its glory. In Crazy Talk, what creature might be lurking inside your bonnet!? Lastly, we are joined by Paul Vermaak from Hatfield VW Northcliff, who tells us how he has managed to provide a bespoke user experience for his customers. Powered by AutoTrader.

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Dear President Ramaphosa, I’m going to keep this brief, because I know you’re dealing with a lot: We’ve all been ready to support you and your administration in your efforts to save lives from this pandemic. Even people like me, who have questioned the idea of a lockdown as the best response have decided to comply and do whatever we could to help. We set aside our concerns over the heavy-handedness of the police and army; we swallowed and accepted that poor people in informal housing would be crammed into their one-room dwellings for a month; we limited our trips to the shops and even accepted not being able to buy hot food (for whatever inexplicable reason)...

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With the world currently in unpredictable times, Gareth reaches out to hear from multimedia communicator Tat Wolfen to interrogate ideas and structures brought on by the spread of the coronavirus. Given the political climate the world over, the two also discuss a myriad of ramifications brought on by the government-instituted lockdowns like ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’, the battling economy, and the World Health Organisation, which was dubbed "China's PR company" in this conversation.

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What is the purpose of a lockdown during Covid-19? Is acting reasonably something which can be encouraged, and if so, which countries have done this? Are South African politicians capable of governing the laws they make? Will the death count be the correct metric to gauge the success of measures taken during the pandemic... we just don't know! Brought to you by Nando’s.

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30.04.20 Pt 1 - Which Zuma is worse... one is going to jail, and it feels like the other one is keeping us in jail? Is banning smoking madness, or good for the masses? Just so you know, Stockholm is two things - a place and a syndrome. Plus, Adrian Campos joins us to discuss his take on Cuban doctors entering South Africa.

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