ILRIG Webinar – South Africa & the Political Economy of the Corona Virus


“International Labour Research and Information Group (ILRIG) hosted a webinar on 16 April 2020 with a long-time political-social activist, writer and present Director of Khanya College, Oupa Lehulere.

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic that has engulfed the world and which is now spreading rapidly in South Africa, it is crucial to locate the outbreak and associated responses within the globally and nationally dominant political economy of capitalist neoliberalism. While there is a broad and emerging consensus around the necessary, practical health-related measures that need to be taken to try and contain the pandemic there is serious and growing divergence around the political, social and economic framing, application, content and impact of those and related measures. Nowhere are these divergences more apparent than in the most unequal country in the world, South Africa.”

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