Prof Thuli Madonsela, the Law Trust Chair in Social Justice in the Faculty of Law at Stellenbosch University, is to reconvene the virtual Round Table on the topic of “Social Justice and Mental Health in the face of Corona: The Social Justice implications and constitutional compliance of policy responses to the Corona pandemic”
The purpose of the follow-up Virtual Round Table of the Social Justice Think Tank is to conclude the dialogue initiated on 2 April 2020. The aim is to consider Social Justice implications and constitutional compliance of policy responses to Covid-19. Prof Madonsela suggested policy formulations and other action for inclusion to be proposed to government, business, civil society and the international community.
The inaugural dialogue confirmed that the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic feeds on and amplifies pre-existing inequalities in various facets of life, including economic security and equal participation, access to healthcare, access to education, food security, adequate public transport and access to justice and the rule of law.
Participants further confirmed that policy responses, as entailed in disaster management regulations and guidelines, have had an unequal impact on groups and communities with the effect of further disadvantaging groups that are already left behind while creating new clusters of disadvantage, including the missing middle and migrants.
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