Encounters with COVID

A three-part miniseries discussing the intersection between inequality and COVID-19 as well as attempt to explain the various ways to fund the proposed socio-economic package.

This mini-series will be hosted by the activist Shaeera Kalla and includes interviews with individuals such as Michael Sachs (Wits Adjunct Professor, former Budget Office Treasury), Kirsten Pearson (Budget Justice Coalition), Lynford Dor (Casual Workers Advice Office), Ihsaan Bassier (PhD Candidate at University of Massachusetts, Amherst) and Dr Thabang Sefalafala (Wits Sociology).

Music Credits:
"Be Myself" by Nettson | “You’ll Be Okay” by Ryan Little | “Hard Times” by Fazed

“Device” by MorningLightMusic
English South Africa Documentary · Social Sciences
3 Episodes

Encounters with Covid

This first episode examines household income and poverty, and the states' ability to support vulnerable parts of the society. Guests: Kirsten Pearson, Ihsaan Bassier, Lynford Dor Host: Shaeera Kalla
Season 1 / Episode 1 31 min

Encounters with Covid

In this episode we explore how SouthAfrica’s chronic levels of unemployment and precarity have worsened in the months since the lockdown. Guests: Dr Thabang Sefalafala, Lynford Dor Host: Shaeera Kalla
Season 1 / Episode 2 27 min

Encounters with Covid

In this episode, we review some of the macroeconomic and institutional shifts necessary to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequence from the mandated lockdown. Guests: Michael Sachs, Kirsten Pearson
Season 1 / Episode 3 32 min