COVID-19: Government interventions have mixed reception in communities

COVID-19: Government interventions have mixed reception in communities

Eight days ago President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster. Spotlight looks back at the last week and listens to what community groups, farm workers, taxi operators and others have to say about COVID-19 and the various measures to prevent or slow its spread.

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IN DEPTH: What does a COVID-19 National State of Disaster mean for rights?

IN DEPTH: What does a COVID-19 National State of Disaster mean for rights?

A heavy onus rests on our leaders to see us through the COVID-19 pandemic, yet this pandemic also calls on all of us to be active participants during this state of disaster and beyond. This includes making sure that constitutional rights are not disproportionately eroded in the process, writes Ektaa Deochand and Mbalenhle Baduza.

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