The South African Civil Society Response to Covid-19: The good, the bad, the ugly
Speaker: Mark Heywood
Topic: The discussion will look at how civil society has responded to the Covid-19 crisis and particularly the lessons learnt, or not, from the HIV epidemic. Just as Covid-19 has exposed the fault lines of inequality and revealed a state unable to rise to the social crisis catalysed by Covid-19, it has also exposed the fault lines within civil society. What are they? We are still in the early days of the crisis. The question is will civil society rise to the challenge and is it strong enough to shape the post-Covid-19 reconstruction?
Speaker Bio: Mark Heywood is editor of Maverick Citizen, a section of the Daily Maverick that focusses on social justice and activism. He is a socialist political activist, one of the founders of the TAC and a co-founder of SECTION27