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Human rights in the age of COVID-19

31 March 2021

                                        

THOUGHT STARTER  

Vaccine roll-out woes put spotlight back on Africa’s power crisis

As African countries scramble to acquire and roll-out vaccines across the continent, the urgent need for reliable energy supply is once again in the spotlight, says Wikus Kruger, a PhD Candidate, Research Fellow, and Course Convenor at the UCT GSB Power Futures Lab.


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COVID-19 Vaccination, the social justice challenge of our time 

The pandemic has merely revealed social justice issues that have been with us for years, and the vaccine roll-out is a key example. In this episode of the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s ‘Just for a change’ podcast, host Kentse Radebe catches up with Professor Leslie London, Chair of Public Health and Family Medicine at UCT and Katusha De Villers, Health Systems Innovation portfolio lead at the Bertha Centre.

 


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Social justice in South Africa is as much business’ crisis as it is government’s
 

Prof Kurt April, Chair of the Allan Gray Centre for Values Based Leadership at the UCT GSB was in conversation with Busisiwe Mavuso, CEO at Business Leadership SA, at the first of the quarterly Allan Gray Speaker Series events in March. We asked Prof April to share some of the key takeouts.

 

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