07.09.20 Pt 1 - You probably should test your roommate's reaction to pressure, because you may need them in an emergency. If you were to lose your dominant hand, which tasks would be impossible? Sisulu might be living in Nkandla-Lite. Your juice might kill you, be careful. Carole is ‘Baskin’ in her glory on the dancefloor. Don't comment on certain people's hair, you're one click from hell!

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Given the recent accounting and auditing scandals, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants have increased its focus on ethics training in the pre- and post-qualification education space. Jeanne Viljoen, Project Director at SAICA elaborates on what SAICA is doing to address this issue.

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Jackson Katz. How does gender-based violence fall on the shoulders of men in this day and age? This is what Gareth Cliff discusses with educator, filmmaker, and author Jackson Katz. He is also the Founder and President of MVP Strategies, and has a lot of insight to share to interrogate what a man truly is.

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04.09.20 Pt 2 - Are leopards scared of white people? Is there an identity politic in the leopard community? A close encounter in Simbithi reveals all. Some might say rats have always run New York, but now rodents are actually in charge of the Big Apple. Should you ever date an ex? If you're the only gay in the village, should you be allowed to be part of the King's reed dance?

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03.09.20 Pt 1 - Eating in a restaurant during Covid is like pulling teeth, they need to figure out the digital menu. Australia has turned into a big prison again, the Brits must be proud of what they built. Gene-modified babies... good or scary? Dear Jonathan, sorry we don't plan our lives around you.

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The point of a car used to just be about getting from A to B. That has changed... from eco friendly EVs to the still popular G-Wagon. For everyone in the world, Mercedes has a Class for one and all - the C, E and S Class are now status symbols. Should one finance every vehicle? Phil from De Wit Motors has the answers for us.

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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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Another positive week for the JSE, as investors turn positive on the news that quite a few countries are lifting lockdown restrictions. S&P ratings agency downgraded SA further into junk status, but the Rand is still holding below 19/US$. Edcon has filed for voluntary business rescue, as Comair find themselves in a “very difficult“ financial situation. The US Fed kept rates on hold, while another 3.8m Americans registered for unemployment. And Spotify claims that podcast listening has increased, as every day for users now looks like the weekend.

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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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We catch up with some old friends and former CliffCentral hosts, producers and interns. What are some of the unintended consequences of the strict lockdown regulations? And George Mienie pops in for another edition of the #AutoCentral Power Pod.

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