A doctor opens up about coping with the fears of being a healthcare worker during the Covid-19 pandemic. Also, South Africa’s top judge has defiantly sided with Israel. A Jewish academic explains why this is bad for the judiciary.
Lockdown job losses are soaring. A union organiser tells us about their battles. Also, the Covid-19 pandemic has prompted fundamental questions, such as whether a basic income grant could work for everyone.
In Durban, a unique programme to help destitute drug users may yield positive results beyond the government’s Covid-19 lockdown. Also, what happens when a left-wing football obsessive is deprived of his sport.
During the Covid-19 lockdown, police officers and soldiers have been using violence against the public. Why do they believe they have free rein? Also, we celebrate Busi Mhlongo, the woman who wrestled maskandi from the macho men.
In many countries, working-class people and those from minorities have been violently disenfranchised. With the theme, “Whose country is it?”, Charles Leonard plays songs that reflect on belonging and exclusion.
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.