We need to act quickly to protect older people in South Africa from Covid-19: Gabrielle Kelly

18 Mar 2020 - 12:30


The coronavirus Covid-19 poses a special threat to the elderly. In an article for the Daily Maverick, former CSSR PhD student and post-doctoral research fellow Gabby Kelly writes that South Africa has generally neglected its elderly population and now needs to pay urgent attention to their situation. She asks, for example, what will SASSA do about payments of old-age pensions so as to avoid requiring the elderly to gather at paypoints?