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When you’re grateful to virus for bringing water: SA’s brutality exposed

Covid-19 lays bare the need for radical change in our broken nation, warns Wits prof of family medicine

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This isn’t the Marikana massacre. Neither is it the brutal rape and murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana.

It is, instead, the tip of an invisible iceberg called structural violence, and in these “truly ominous times”, we ignore, at our peril, what the pandemic is telling us about our broken society.

This warning comes from Laurel Baldwin-Ragaven, a professor in the department of family medicine and primary care at Johannesburg’s Wits University, who has penned a strongly-worded call to arms published in the Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine...

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