Only 30% of rape cases reported in South Africa are prosecuted. What can be done? Also, why Linton Kwesi Johnson is a poet for these times, and how Tanzania finished its football season in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
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.