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Sunday, May 31 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Power and Citizenship in the COVID-19 Pandemic

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As well triggering a sudden health and economic emergency, the Covid-19 outbreak has placed huge stress on the relationship between governors and governed. The discussion explores what the emergency has revealed about the exercise of power and nature of citizenship in South Africa. How is South Africa being policed in the midst of the crisis? How are ministers using the wide powers suddenly at their disposal? It also explores the relationship between politics and science and the increasingly vexing question of socio-economic rights.

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Jonny Steinberg

Jonny is Professor of African Studies at Oxford University. He has written extensively on everyday life after apartheid. Among his books are The Number, A Man of Good Hope and One Day in Bethlehem. He has twice won the Sunday Times Alan Paton Prize and was an inaugural winner of the... Read More →
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Carol Steinberg

Carol is an advocate at the Johannesburg Bar, specialising in public and constitutional law. Before going to the Bar, she was a senior member of the Department of Arts and Culture and later advisor to the Minister. She is a published playwright who worked with Junction Avenue Theatre... Read More →

Sunday May 31, 2020 4:00pm - 4:50pm SAST
Room 2