2020-07-22 13:39:53

COVID-19 Lays Bare South Africa's Rampant Inequality & Fault Lines of Post-Apartheid Society

COVID-19 infections are skyrocketing in South Africa, now fifth in the world for coronavirus cases, with an already fragile hospital system. "I really think it's our inequality reckoning moment," says Fatima Hassan, a human rights lawyer with the Health Justice Initiative. "All of the fault lines of South Africa's post-apartheid democracy, and its inequality and its violence, is actually coming to the fore."

Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.

Our reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues.

On DN!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.

Missed an episode?  Check out DN on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.

#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change.

#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling, and online at freespeech.org.

Apartheid Coronavirus COVID-19 Democracy Democracy Now! Hospitals Inequality Post-apartheid South Africa Violence

Health

Democracy Now!

How the Pandemic Defeated America: How COVID-19 Humiliated Planet’s Most Powerful Nation

How the Pandemic Defeated America: How COVID-19 Humiliated Planet’s Most Powerful Nation

The David Pakman Show

Real Coronavirus Death Toll Likely 54,000 Higher

Real Coronavirus Death Toll Likely 54,000 Higher

The Thom Hartmann Program

Will the Next Virus Be Worse?

Will the Next Virus Be Worse?

Rising Up With Sonali

How Retail And Grocery Workers Face Violence Over Mask Enforcement

How Retail And Grocery Workers Face Violence Over Mask Enforcement

The Aware Show With Lisa Garr

Acknowledging Pain & Transforming It into Growth (Includes IN-Q)

Acknowledging Pain & Transforming It into Growth (Includes IN-Q)

Democracy Now!

San Quentin Prisoners Speak Out as Virus Deaths Reach 25

San Quentin Prisoners Speak Out as Virus Deaths Reach 25

The Aware Show With Lisa Garr

Be An Ally Take The Pledge

Be An Ally Take The Pledge

Democracy Now!

Lebanese Gov't Faces Collapse Amid Rage-Filled Protests over Blast, Economic Crisis & Corruption

Lebanese Gov't Faces Collapse Amid Rage-Filled Protests over Blast, Economic Crisis & Corruption

Related

Democracy Now!

San Quentin Prisoners Speak Out as Virus Deaths Reach 25

San Quentin Prisoners Speak Out as Virus Deaths Reach 25

Democracy Now!

How the Pandemic Defeated America: How COVID-19 Humiliated Planet’s Most Powerful Nation

How the Pandemic Defeated America: How COVID-19 Humiliated Planet’s Most Powerful Nation

Democracy Now!

Lebanon’s Gov’t Resigns Amid Public Rage over Beirut Blast, But Protesters Demand Structural Change

Lebanon’s Gov’t Resigns Amid Public Rage over Beirut Blast, But Protesters Demand Structural Change

The Thom Hartmann Program

Will the Next Virus Be Worse?

Will the Next Virus Be Worse?