“We are still waiting”: Protesting Under Lockdown in South Africa

South Africa has seen its first protests under lockdown. Now, more than ever, there is an urgent need to understand what is at stake. This blog first appeared on Open Democracy. “Some do not have enough to eat”, wrote China, “and the food parcels only go to those earning below R3600 even though those whoContinue reading ““We are still waiting”: Protesting Under Lockdown in South Africa”

About the Research Team

Our team brings together researchers from the University of Edinburgh and the University of the Western Cape. We all have a long-standing interest in the politics of urban life and issues of political inclusion, which we have variously pursued through acadmia, activism and policy work. If you would like to get in touch, click hereContinue reading “About the Research Team”

Diary Pages: Lockdown Extended

On the 9th April President Ramaphosa announced that the Lockdown would be extended in an effort to contain the virus. We asked our diarists how they felt about the news. Widespread Understanding on the Need for an Extension Despite the hardships that the extension has bought for many – particularly those in townships and informalContinue reading “Diary Pages: Lockdown Extended”