Young Scholars Initiative Webinar: Economic Impact and Responses to COVID-19 in South Africa
This Series of Webinars will engage some of the questions that have already been asked and continue to be asked by academics and non-academics alike about the efficacy of capitalism in today’s world and its role in crises. Are there opportunities in the midst of this crisis for new economic thinking? What does the pandemic reveal, not just about the nature and structure of economies in Africa, but also about global inequality when dealing with questions of preparedness and responding to the multi-faceted effects of Covid 19 and other pandemics such as cholera, ebola, typhoid etc? Like the 2008 economic crisis, the COVID – 19 pandemic has provided another opportunity for scholars to question the national, international and local financial and economic systems that are in place and how they work.
This discussion is part of a Webinar Series that seeks to provide a platform for academics and non-academics to discuss international, continental, regional and country specific responses to the pandemics and disasters in general in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak which the world has been grappling with since January 2020. For more information on the nature and objectives of the overall series, click here: https://ysi.ineteconomics.org/project/5e8ae46ba6a5c2058bcf3466.
Name: Bandile Ngidi
Designation: Project Co-ordinator: Rethinking Economics
Organisation: Institute for Economic Justice (IEJ)
Topic: Economic impact and responses to COVID-19 in South Africa
Day: 28 May 2020
Time: 1600hrs CAT