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The Pandemic Lockdown Diaries

Day 34

“Day 34”: A little bit of clarity on Level 4 Lockdown.


On Level 4, you will be allowed to exercise between 06h00 and 09h00.

Exercising in groups and clubs will NOT be allowed.

Restaurants will be allowed to offer takeaway services.

No alcohol may be sold.

No cigarettes or tabacco products will be sold.

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The Pandemic Lockdown Diaries

Day 32

“Day 32 – Freedom Day under Lockdown”

Today, I am writing this post earlier than normal but it seems appropriate.

Today, I want to say how grateful I am for the leadership that has been shown by so many during the National Lockdown.

I don’t think it can be stressed enough how necessary it was to institute the National Lockdown, in order to prevent the rampant spread of COVID-19.

I’d also like mention that the Republic of Cuba has sent 200 medical doctors to South Africa, to help us fight against this pandemic.

Many people may be aware of my feelings regarding economic sanctions against nation states, but if not, I truly believe sanctions are economic terrorism. More especially, against countries such as Cuba and Iran.

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The Pandemic Lockdown Diaries

Getting tested for COVID-19

More and more, there seems to be a great deal of misinformation regarding how exactly COVID-19 is diagnosed…

Tamiflu, chest x-rays a few days later… I’m going to be straight with you… It’s ALL bullsh*t. Really.

Having been through the experience, I explain the general process…


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Crude, Crypto & Cash

The Day Most Never Thought They Would See…

Yesterday, the US Crude Oil (West Texas Intermediate) futures fell below $0 USD.

Yes, you read that correctly. The WTI oil futures lost over 100% of their value finishing at a record low of -$37.63 per barrel.

Strangely enough, at the same time, Russia’s Urals blend was trading at $24.55 per barrel and the June index for Brent Crude was settled at $25.57 per barrel.

One of the biggest issues for all oil producing nations isn’t the ability to extract, but storage.

With the record lows in demand at the moment, and the glut in supply, it’s hard to see the WTI futures rebounding in the next month or two…

My personal opinion is it will probably take at least 6 months for the markets to reach some sort of equilibrium; and this might very well be the death blow to the US Shale market.

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The Pandemic Lockdown Diaries

The Pandemic Lockdown Diaries…

As of midnight March 26, 2020, South Africa has entered a National Lockdown to try prevent the spread of COVID-19.

So I have dedicated a small section of the website to the Pandemic Lockdown Diaries…

I have included my own personal experience about being hospitalised and tested for COVID-19.

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Netflix & Chill

To watch or NOT: Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness on Netflix?

To watch or NOT: Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness on Netflix? YES.


Tiger King is probably one of the wildest series airing on Netflix, right now!

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Netflix & Chill

To watch or NOT: Money Heist Season 4

To watch or NOT: Money Heist Season 4 on Netflix? Yes, if you enjoyed the first 3 seasons.

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Netflix & Chill

To watch or NOT: How To Fix A Drug Scandal on Netflix

To watch or NOT: How To Fix A Drug Scandal on Netflix? Yes.

This four-part docuseries focuses on what happens when the people who are supposed to be impartial loose that impartiality?

Who are these people? Scientists… Those people who form an essential, but obscured, part of the criminal justice system.

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Netflix & Chill

To watch or NOT: Narcos Mexico on Netflix

To watch or NOT: Narcos Mexico on Netflix? Yes.

Narcos Mexico was initially meant to be a single season spin-off to complicate the Narcos Series, which was set in Columbia.

However, if you’ve ever tried the follow the story of of Narco Trafficking in Mexico, you know it’s going to take more than 10 episodes.

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Netflix & Chill

To watch or NOT: Narcos on Netflix

Based over 3 seasons, I’d say ABSOLUTELY.

Seasons 1 & 2 are based almost entirely on the hunt for Pablo Escobar. Season 3 introduces you into the world of the “Gentlemen of Cali”.