SATURDAY EDITION | What will life look like after Covid-19?

2020-04-03 17:35
Saturday Edition


This is the fourth Saturday Edition in which News24’s lifestyle teams put our resources together to create thrilling weekend reads.

Since our very first edition the coronavirus has been a reoccurring topic, with its presence growing ever bigger by the week as the pandemic spreads across the globe.

Life as we know it has changed dramatically in a month in a way none of us could have predicted. The most daunting part being the uncertainty that lies within it. 

How long will this last? How will it change us? When will life return to normal again?

These questions prompted us to take a closer look into our fields of expertise to see how a crisis of this magnitude will impact our worlds. Although we can't give concrete answers we can look to the past, delve into the present, and put it all together to create a type of road map for the future. 

FAREWELL FAME

In an open and frank opinion piece, Channel24’s International and Royal News Editor Bashiera Parker takes a hard look at celebrity culture and how foreign it feels in a time of panic.

"It’s amazing how the things we once cared so deeply about mean absolutely nothing," she writes, "when the world is weeping."

READ MORE: How the coronavirus will change our relationship with celebrities forever

Lady Gaga

REDESIGNING FASHION

In this insightful piece, W24’s Afika Jadezweni takes a look at what the fashion industry will have to do to adapt during the current health crisis.

She asks: "As a time-dependent industry, how do you continue to dictate relevance when the arms of your timepiece suddenly stop?"

READ MORE: Fashion will have to redesign itself in order to survive beyond the Covid-19 pandemic

how fashion may be changed by coronavirus

CAR DEALERSHIP DINOSAURS

Wheels24’s Lance Branquinho takes a look at how the coronavirus will even impact the way we buy cars in the future. 

He writes: "After Covid-19, the truth will become self-evident. Customers are going to favour being home more where they feel safe and less at risk of unpredictable, viral exposure of any kind. Those palatial car dealerships are going be places that even wealthy South Africans don’t wish to visit anymore."

READ MORE: Car buying will never be the same again

Photo by Erik Mclean on Unsplash


MORE COVID-19 READS: 

How cultural and social injustices in sport remain undetected in pandemics

'Stress eating' while in lockdown? Here are tips to avoid it'

The most I can do is also the least': A local dad on what it means to be a father in lockdown

6 books to boost your brew-IQ during quarantine

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(Compiled by Herman Eloff. Photos: Getty Images/Erik Mclean/Unsplash)

Read more on:    coronavirus  |  lockdown lifestyle
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