According to gender activists, the lockdown due to covid-19 has tightened the grip abusers have over their victims at home.
Community organisations and activists that favoured the closure of schools differ over whether Grades seven and twelve should return to school in the Western Cape.
Despite government’s repeated promises to upgrade sanitation facilities in South African schools, pit toilets are all that is available to 200 learners at the school, and only one is usable.
Despite the ongoing national state of disaster that prohibits evictions, the Department of Public Works says it demolished new and under construction structures that interfere with an airport runway.
Residents who have been without electricity for years marched to City Power demanding that they be connected to the grid.
During his visit to the Port Elizabeth area, Health Minister, Dr. Zweli Mkhize admitted that the health facilities in the Eastern Cape are in an appalling state.
Informal economy workers in Zimbabwe say the government imposed the lockdown without making sure they would have means to survive.
Healthcare workers at Frere hospital in East London say that their working conditions have not changed since they last protested in June.
Trade unions organising domestic workers in Zimbabwe say that employers are taking full advantage of the changing work environment imposed by the lockdown due to covid-19.
Covid-19 and the consequent lockdown has affected communal food gardens that contribute to food security for the poor in Alexandra.