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Seeing people the day before lockdown was beautiful

The novel coronavirus, named Covid-19 by the World Health Organisation, is raging in South Africa and across the world. This is a time of extreme danger, and so governments have generally responded with urgency, albeit to varying degrees. Because South Africa is a country still grappling with vast inequalities, there are some who will hardly Read more >

Seeing people the day before lockdown was beautiful

Guest contributor I have asked people to share their experiences. Like a colleague of mine, I am personally afraid and locked in. Since out last day at the office I only went out the day before the lockdown to see my parents and buy some veggies from the street vendors. I did a WhatsApp Challenge Read more >

Uncertainty is the biggest challenge

Guest contributor I’m based in Marshalltown [in Johannesburg central]. I haven’t been outside much since the lockdown, mainly because being outside gives me anxiety. I did go out to the shops on day two of the lockdown though and there was this gloomy atmosphere; it’s definitely is not business as usual in the CBD. As I drove past Read more >

Lockdown in Tembisa

Guest contributor I live close to Tembisa hospital which is on a busy road but these past few days it’s been quiet. The first couple of days people saw it as an opportunity to visit their loved ones in hospital so there were lines in the evening. People that are discharged are able to find Read more >

It’s all quiet in Jhb’s southern suburbs

Guest contributor Glenvista is a suburb in the south of Johannesburg. It’s 5.36 square km in area with a population of 10 177. On ordinarily days, the Glenvista community is busy and very interactive especially in the morning with people going to work or heading to the gym or taking children to school. Since the dawn of Read more >

The education department must act to curb infection

My Covid-19 story: Khuthalo Mahlangu, a grade 5 learner The Department of Basic Education should have planned properly for the shutdown when they realised and found out about the virus and alerted the nation and made us aware of the virus. The department failed to think and plan when schools closed, especially in the townships. Read more >

Lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic

Guest contributor I have to firstly applaud each and every person who stays at home during the lockdown, I am sure it’s not easy especially for people who enjoy going out. You are doing yourself, your family and the country good. We have the will to do what’s right for us, for our families and Read more >

Lockdown Life – a Corruption Watch blog

The novel coronavirus, named Covid-19 by the World Health Organisation, is raging in South Africa and across the world. This is a time of extreme danger, and so governments have generally responded with urgency, albeit to varying degrees. Because South Africa is a country still grappling with vast inequalities, there are some who will hardly Read more >

New Covid-19 solidarity fund is on a roll

It is important for the recently established Solidarity Fund, set up by government in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak in South Africa, to operate with transparency and to exercise good governance. This way, South Africans will have faith in its work, which is to respond urgently to the devastation brought on by the Read more >

Break the Covid-19 stigma

Guest contributor My experience with the lockdown in Cosmo City ext. 6 and its surroundings is that there has been obedience. The streets are empty. Only a few people are moving about – these I believe are the essential workers. I communicate with my family based in Tzaneen on a daily basis. From their side, Read more >