In this episode, our journalist Hanne Mari Tarvonen, currently based in South Africa, has discussed with different persons to understand how the current pandemic period is affecting women's daily activities in Africa.
She talked to 40- year old Zimbabwean Janet Mataure and for 33-year old Malawian Bernadette Banda.
Mataure lives in Harare and works for a household as a nanny and housekeeper five days a week. Banda lives in Johannesburg and has been working as a domestic worker 4 days a week. The pandemic and the following lockdowns with their restrictions seized work for both of the women and they are barely surviving from basic living costs.
She also interviewed Lenore Manderson, distinguished Professor of Medical Anthropology and Public Health at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, who shared her expertise in gender equality issues, taking into consideration the current situation in the southern part of Africa.
Journalist: Thierry Francis Mbabane