See link below to read Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza's second article titled "COVID-19 and South Africa: Dissonance between national and provincial strategies" for the African Studies Center at Leiden University.
The COVID-19 epidemic has exposed the limitations of South Africa’s democracy. Very little has been achieved to address the critical issue of racialized poverty in the country. A new approach to tackle this enduring problem is needed, writes Lungisile Ntsebeza. At the heart of it all is the failure of the democratic state to resolve the land question in South Africa.
We’ve been in lock down for 20 days. Fariba Adelkhah, a researcher at the International Research Centre of Sciences Po Paris, has been in prison for 300 days in Iran. By posting her face on the websites of academic institutions and research teams in Europe and elsewhere, we want to show the support of the scientific community and urge the French government to do everything possible to secure her release.
Fariba Adelkhah is in danger. We must act urgently for her.
It is with great sadness that we share the news that our colleague Professor Harry Garuba has passed away on the morning of the 29th February 2020. He had been ill recently and was in hospital these past few days. He was a key leading figure at CAS and within AXL and will be sorely missed for his camaraderie, friendship, support, wisdom, experience, generosity, warmth - and above all, for his depth of knowledge and scholarship. We join with others here at UCT and afar in conveying our deepest condolences to his wife, children and extended family.