COVID-19 Lays Bare South Africa’s Rampant Inequality & Fault Lines of Post-Apartheid Society


Democracy Now!

Published on Jul 22, 2020

COVID-19 infections are skyrocketing in South Africa, now fifth in the world for coronavirus cases, with an already fragile hospital system. “I really think it’s our inequality reckoning moment,” says Fatima Hassan, a human rights lawyer with the Health Justice Initiative. “All of the fault lines of South Africa’s post-apartheid democracy, and its inequality and its violence, is actually coming to the fore.”

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