Covid- 19 and lockdown

By Bonani Loliwe

Covid-19 was expected to lead to large economic losses and human desperation. Lockdowns to prevent disease transmission can take a heavy toll on rural economies which mainly depend on solidarity in working relationships.

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Webinar: The future of Ingonyama Trust: Substantive Accountability in a Post-Covid era

By LARC

The Land and Accountability Research Centre (UCT) in conjunction with the Nelson Mandela Foundation will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday the 25th of November entitled: The future of Ingonyama Trust: Substantive Accountability in a Post-Covid era.

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S.A’s Lockdown due to Covid 19’s effect on rural women

By Nomonde Phindani

2020 has been a very challenging year and has had a particularly negative impact on rural women. The following piece highlights some of the social, political and economic challenges rural women have encountered. 

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The politic of blood

By: New Frame
The repression and abandonment of impoverished people continues unabated in South Africa, consigning them to lives that cannot flourish and deaths that pass unnoticed among the elite.

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VIDEO NEWS: Another assassination of anti-mining activist

By LARC

On Thursday the 22nd October Fikile Ntshangase was shot dead in her home. She was a grandmother and opposed the expansion of a coal mine that had robbed many community members of their graves, livelihoods and deep connections to their ancestors and rural identity.  In this video the lawyers involved and other commentators discuss who bears responsibility for this latest assassination.  The police’s failure to arrest those who intimidate and assassinate activists enables such assassinations to continue.  It remains crucial however to interrogate who pulled the trigger, and what local pressures and interventions led to the untimely death of Ma Ntshangase.  Restraint, respect and compassion are sorely needed in volatile contexts where lives, livelihoods and identities are at stake, but these qualities appear to be sorely missing in the corporate sector, and in government in South Africa.

Credits as per the video – link first posted on Youtube

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