Cities and suburbs may be at level 4, but the informal sector is at lockdown level 1
Some grant recipients don’t want the lockdown to end because they are getting more money; as for the rural areas and informal businesses — what lockdown?
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...