I spoke to Lester Kiewit on Cape Talk Radio about the need to ensure undocumented migrants are included in South Africa's Covid-19 vaccination roll-out.
Newzroom Afrika is the following very closely the story of how migrant workers are heading home for these summer holidays. For more discussion on this, Ayanda Nyathi chats to Jo Vearey, Associate Professor with the African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand.
People from other countries may be reluctant to present for testing or to report contacts that hold an irregular documentation status for fear of arrest. We need a blanket amnesty to ensure that all in South Africa feel safe to participate in testing and for effective contact tracing.
VIDEO: Unfiltered: Coronavirus ACMS Associate Professor Jo Vearey was recently part of an interview panel on the SABC News Unfiltered talk show that discussed migration and Covid-19 in South Africa. You can watch the conversation here.
As Europe shuts down in response to the spread of COVID-19, other African countries are just beginning to grapple with the early signs of the pandemic. In this show, we discuss the COVID-19 response in South Africa, where an impending winter, a long history of the HIV-AIDS pandemic, and xenophobic attitudes are combining to generate some surprising and unexpected responses to the crisis. Leading Public Health specialist, Professor Jo Vearey chats to Abbey Steele and Darshan Vigneswaran. Click here to listen to the podcast.