Since President Cyril Ramaphosa extended the government-enforced shutdown to the end of April, you are stuck at home, like it or not. But just because you are in lockdown it doesn’t mean you have to dumb down.

It’s up to you how you use this time. You could choose to stew in your own juices for the duration, gain weight and develop grotesque personal hygiene habits. Or you can emerge on the other side of this thing with a new skill, whether it be wall-papering, magic tricks or the smattering of a new language. If not now, when?..

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