News From The Frontline

ATLANTIC FELLOWS FOR HEALTH EQUITY IN SOUTH AFRICA  |  Podcast , ±57 min episodes every 2 weeks, 3 days  | 
News From The Frontline is Tekano’s solidarity initiative, where we bring you news from the frontlines of local communities. We put health equity within Covid-19 on the agenda and amplify the work and voices of our Fellows and other organisations at a local community level. Not only will you learn about the resilience of South Africans, but also how their stories are shaping and reconstructing the persistent fault lines that feed poverty and inequality.

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21
SEP

Ep 6: The Impact of COVID-19 on Children

Today on News From The Frontline we are interrogating issues around Covid-19 national lockdowns and the impact that they have had on children and education.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the closure of schools on 18 March until further notice as part of the country's fight against the spread of coronavirus. This led to to the interruption of the academic year but also stripped away school nutritional programmes, psycho-social support and healthcare for many children.

South African children were among the 776-million around the world that the UN reported were affected by school closures.

In this episode we speak to Firdoze Bulbulia, Faith Isiakpere, Justine Jowell and Kholofelo Mphahlele.

Presented by Busisiwe Gumede and Lebogang Ramafoko.

Brought to you by Tekano. Produced by Volume.
04
SEP

Ep 5: Food Scarcity and Fighting Hunger during COVID-19

Today on News From The Frontline we are interrogating issues around Food Scarcity during lockdown and the time of COVID-19.

Before Coronavirus hit the African continent, 239 million people in Sub Saharan Africa were already undernourished. And food insecurity has led many to argue that they’ll die of hunger long before Coronavirus can kill them.

In this episode we speak to Nolubabalo Bulani, Theresa Wigley, Professor Ruth Hall and Ashley Newell.

Presented by Busisiwe Gumede and Lebogang Ramafoko. Brought to you by Tekano. Produced by Volume.
21
AUG

Ep 4: Domestic Violence during lockdown

With the nation under lockdown to curb the spread of Coronavirus, the country has seen a surge in incidents of gender-based violence. President Ramaphosa declared gender-based violence the ‘second pandemic’.

SAPS recorded 2300 gender-based violence complaints in the first week of the lockdown alone. And in the first three weeks of lockdown, more than 120 000 survivors phoned the national hotline for abused women and children. That is double the usual volume of calls for a 3-week timeframe.

In this episode we look at how people are working to fight domestic violence across Africa.

This podcast is presented by Lebogang Ramafoko & Busisiwe Gumede.
It is brought to you by Tekano and produced by Volume.
23
JUL

Ep 3: Community Health Workers

In this episode we are interrogating issues around Community Health Workers during the COVID-19 crisis.
And through that process we focus on three Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity: Shehnaz Munshi, Rene Sparks and Tinashe T. Njanji.  

This podcast is presented by Lebogang Ramafoko & Busisiwe Gumede.
It is brought to you by Tekano and produced by Volume.
29
JUN

Ep 2: Young Women and Access to water

Today we are interrogating the issue of access to water and COVID-19.

In South Africa the right to water is enshrined in the Constitution - with everyone being given the right to approximately 25 litres per person per day. However, more than 5.3 million households and 21 million people in South Africa don’t have clean water.

In this episode we also look at how the burden of collecting water falls mostly on women.

Brought to you by Tekano.
Presented by Lebogang Ramafoko & Busisiwe Gumede.
Produced by Volume.
10
JUN

Ep 1: Sex Workers in South Africa

In our very first episode, our focus will be on Sex Workers in South Africa. Sex Work in South Africa is still illegal, many organisations have tried in vain to legalise sex work. According to the South African Constitution, Sex Workers are afforded every right under the constitution but the illegality of their work presents a contradiction unlike no other. For Sex Workers, reporting a rape is a challenge because their work is criminalized in South Africa.

Brought to you by Tekano.
Presented by Lebogang Ramafoko & Busisiwe Gumede.
Produced by Volume.

6 episodes