Adapting, living through and surviving COVID-19

CATEGORY: Media and COVID19
DATE: 19 May 2020
AUTHOR: Coronavirus Monitor

Seven weeks ago, when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the lockdown, the South African economy was performing poorly, and households were experiencing ever-increasing levels of financial distress.

A survey conducted in the early days of the lockdown by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and University of Johannesburg (UJ) showed that 28% of those surveyed went to bed hungry during the lockdown.

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