CCS Webinar: South Africa’s Covid-19 Response and Political Leadership
Speaker: Lubna Nadvi
Topic: The response by the South African government to the challenge of Covid 19, has received mixed and varied responses. While President Ramaphosa and his cabinet have been largely commended for their swift action in putting various measures in place to address the issue of the spread of the Corona virus, the consequences of some of these measures and the decisions taken by the Corona Virus Command Council have drawn sharp criticism from broader civil society. This presentation seeks to explore some of these measures as well as the criticisms that have been levelled against them.
Speaker Bio: Lubna Nadvi teaches and researches in the field of Political Science and International Relations in the School of Social Sciences, UKZN. She is also a community activist and comments frequently on current affairs in the mainstream media.