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2021 Death, dignity and distress in the rural Eastern Cape under Covid-19

This policy brief considers how the Covid-19 outbreak and the responses by the South African government affected communities in rural areas ...

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2020 Closing the gate: death, dignity & distress in the rural Eastern Cape in the time of Covid

When the Covid-19 pandemic came to South Africa in March 2020, ECSECC was called upon to support the provincial government and provincial co...