The media is full of contradictory public opinions on easing or ending the lockdown. The narrative is that the rich want it to serve their selfish and capitalist needs, and the poor want it to stay out of fear and risk.

I would like to give some perspective to this based on recent surveys in townships and rural areas of SA, through my kasi township network and a survey done with more than 500 small rural farmers by the Goat Agribusiness Project in KwaZulu-Natal, which works with thousands of mainly female livestock farmers...

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