After an initial promising response to the Covid-19 pandemic, South Africa now runs the risk of a hidden epidemic, warns a health expert. Also, we investigate how zero hours contracts have encroached on South African factories.
Achille Mbembe warns that the global Covid-19 pandemic shouldn’t be used as a laboratory to experiment with ideas that will diminish our freedoms. Also, Raymond Suttner pays a moving tribute to his fallen comrade, Denis Goldberg.
There are almost a billion hungry people in the world. We look at how the Covid-19 pandemic is going to make this situation far worse. Also, Brazil is a scary case study of what happens when a president doesn’t take the coronavirus seriously.
Will the government’s financial relief plan be enough for South Africa’s impoverished citizens? Also, the desperation of living in a shack settlement with Covid-19 in the air and how comedy has changed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Domestic workers are left exposed by Covid-19 at their workplaces – will they be covered by the law? Travelling under the threat of infection. And, we take a philosophical look at school. What it is and what it should be.
The Covid-19 pandemic has devastated the globe, with the number of infections and resulting deaths exploding. We speak to an Italian journalist who gives us a taste of a day in the life of a country in lockdown.
Women have been working underground alongside male mineworkers in South Africa’s mines since 2004. We go down a mine to find out if the repressive macho culture has changed. Also on our menu today, the food that working-class people around the world eat has a lot in common. We find out what’s for lunch.
Many see South African minibus taxi drivers as untouchable, but they are some of the most exploited workers in the country. Left-wing street theatre is huge in India – we hear how a performance on New Year’s Day 1989 ended in tragedy.