Survival and solidarity in the face of a crisis by Zukiswa Pikoli

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Author: Zukiswa Pikoli

The Alliance for Rural Democracy (ARD) convened a webinar on Thursday, 16 April with a panel of well-known activists from the Land and Accountability Research Centre (LARC), Abahlali baseMjondolo, Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC), Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) and Afesis Corplan.

National Convener of ARD, Constance Mogale kicked off the assembled panel by saying that they welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on the Covid-19 lockdown. However, what they lamented was that without proper planning and geo-mapping of how to deal with the pandemic, people in rural areas were likely to be the ones who would suffer.

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