In this final episode for the year, Radio New Frame reflects on 2020. For the first time since lockdown, the whole team, masked and at a distance, got together and picked some of our favourite interviews.
Watching Ethiopia from afar, a Johannesburg community leader speaks about his fears. Jeremy Corbyn’s “antisemitism” is nonsense, says a Jewish ally. Also, a happy ending for a South African jazz classic.
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.
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.
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.
South Africa is having to adjust weekly. State grant issues cause upheaval, an update on athletes and artists who applied for financial help and a Madagascan herbal remedy will be subject to scientific study.
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.