Covid-19 and the consequent lockdown has affected communal food gardens that contribute to food security for the poor in Alexandra.
A group of workers demonstrated outside the Department of Labour offices against their deteriorating work conditions under covid-19.
As Gauteng becomes the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa, the residents of Alexandra say that service delivery has already been affected.
Taxi associations in Gauteng staged a strike on Monday, 22 June, against the covid-19 relief grant from government.
The measures taken by government to slow the spread of COVID-19 have unmasked the face of racialised and gendered inequalities hiding in the folds of democracy.
The lockdown regulation requiring taxis to run at reduced capacity has, in the absence of relief funds from government, forced taxi owners to hike fares.
With the lockdown into its eighth day in South Africa, Elitsha reporters spoke to different groups of marginalised workers about what the lockdown means to them and how the coronavirus has changed their working conditions.