COVID-19 and Digital Inequality in South Africa


In the third episode of The RIA Podcast, we talk about #COVID-19, South Africa under lockdown, working from home in South Africa, digital inequality, alternative access strategies, lost opportunities in the communications landscape, why internet access is important during lockdown, advanced technologies and COVID-19, privacy and COVD-19, digital inequality and the 4IR.

For more on COVID-19, digital economy, and digital inequality, see the article “How COVID-19 exposes the defects in South Africa‚Äôs digital economy” by RIA Principal Researcher and Economist, Shamira Ahmed.

This podcast is produced and hosted by Alex Comninos and features Dr Alison Gillwald, Executive Director at Research ICT Africa and Adjunct Professor at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town.

The music for this podcast is “Nobody Think Nomo” by Chimurenga Renaissance (feat. Mall Saint).

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