When South Africa went into hard lockdown at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, we knew that life was going to change. Not only were things going to be different, but as humans we were going to have to cope in totally new ways to get through this.
With this in mind, we decided to look at how some familiar faces and experts in South Africa were finding inner strength and resilience to deal with being cooped up in their homes with all sorts of legislation restricting our movements and even what temperature of foods we could buy.
This series has developed into a series about resilience with each episode exploring mental health, finding inner strength and doing things in a way that makes us look after ourselves a bit better. This page will keep growing so check back here often.
Brent Lindeque is the founder of one of South Africa's most popular websites www.goodthingsguy.com. In this interview he chats about what's kept him going in a world that feels quite scary at the moment.
Karl Thaning talks about his experience of lockdown. Karl chats about his need for structure in lockdown, social media, our need for answers and the frustration uncertainty is producing. We chat about staying resilient in this weird Covid-19 world we live in.
Cape Town actress Jenny Stead talks about how she's coping with lockdown and how the acting industry has ground to a halt resulting in job losses and no income. Jenny speaks openly and candidly about her struggles, her concerns for her kids, and how she's worked hard at being resilient, but vulnerable, in these crazy Covid-19 times.
In this episode, Clive Vanderwagen speaks to psychologist Daniella Renzon about coping skills and resilience. Daniella gives practical advice on how to cope, and gives important advice to parents and teacher specifically. The theme of this video is "Look After Yourself" and we chat about ways we can do that in our lives.
Erica Wessels talks about life in lockdown and coping with life in general. Erica has an interesting way of seeing the world. She asks powerful questions like: "What if the pandemic is the world's biggest gift?" We chat about the power of stillness and finding meaning.
We interview TV and radio presenter, MC and voice artist, Rozanne McKenzie. We chat about her new show "Besigheid Wat Saak Maak", and how businesses have been forced to turn their businesses around during lockdown. She also shares about losing a family member to Covid-19, and how she's been supporting her family through this time.
Louw Breytenbach talks about his new documentary The Louw-Down on Depression and how he's built resilience skills into his life. Louw speaks about the struggles he's had with depression and a life-changing car accident that changed the way he viewed the world, and in response gives us valuable insight into building resilience.
Actor Emmanuel Castis is a familiar face on South African TV screens, making his debut as Steve in the popular soapie Isidingo. He has most recently been on our screens in M-Net's Trackers and has much more up his sleeve. In this video he chats about the acting industry shutting down because of lockdown and the devastating consequences it had. He talks about the impact it had on his life and the panic that ensued. He also talks about how he's bounced back, and found resilience in community and those around him that he loves.