The Class of 2020, in South Africa and around the world, faces a challenging remainder of the academic year. Many parents, concerned for their childrens’ safety, have chosen to keep them at home while the Covid-19 pandemic persists.
Black Lives Matter protests, which have raged across America and had a considerable showing in major cities across the world, did not disrupt South Africa despite the deaths of at least 12 people during the government’s Covid-19 lockdown, including Collins Khosa.
Migrant communities in South Africa continue to be among the worst affected by the continued, albeit phased, lockdown. Cut off from informal economic activity and ineligible for government aid because of a lack of citizenship or visas, many are dependent on food parcels.
Economic activity and sport is slowly picking up again, but stadiums and racetracks around the world will probably remain deserted for some time.
Cape Town, the current epicentre of the coronavirus in South Africa, is weathering its traditional winter storms and cold fronts while the city’s homeless fend for themselves.