UJ Institute for the Future of Knowledge

Hunger, SA’s worst threat

Authored by Benjamin Smart and Kenneth Mokgathle

AS South Africa deliberates on the next steps to take after the lockdown to stop the spread of Covid-19, University of Johannesburg’s expert on causation in public health Professor Benjamin Smart said the worst threat for South Africa was hunger and poverty-related diseases.

He warned the government to look beyond just minimising the number of Covid-19 deaths, but to also focus on the psychological and physical harm caused by its interventions.


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