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COVID19 - CLM
COVID-19 CLM Webinars
Wits CLM academics talk on a range of Covid-19 issues.
Gender and the effects of the Covid-19 crisis | Associate Prof Daniela Casale
Crises and economic upheaval tend to affect people differently. In this webinar I explore how the early lockdown affected women relative to men in two important spheres: the paid economy and the unpaid (care) economy. The evidence presented is based on the recently-released NIDS-CRAM survey of 7000 South Africans.
Why it's time we start treating private data as a public good | Dr Halfdan Lynge
COVID-19 has highlighted the public value of data. It has also reminded us that data “ownership” is heavily skewed in favour of the private sector. In economic terms, data are like roads, parks, and clean air. They have high upfront costs and low marginal costs, they are “non-rivalrous”, and they have “externalities”. From public policy perspective this suggests we start treating data the same way we treat roads, parks, and clean air: as a public good.
Lessons from Covid-19 for Business | Lindani Myeza
The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has unleashed a global health crisis that has challenged and changed how society views businesses as value adding institutions. Governments all over the world have imposed restrictions or bans over certain businesses, sectors and industries; and this has forced many to have robust discussions about the value or perceived value placed on certain businesses, sectors and industries. This has intensified questions about social utility of businesses.
The Impact of Insurance in this time of Covid-19 | Judith Katzew
Insurance enables societies to reduce the impact of catastrophic events by identifying risk and transferring it to those who can best manage it. But during the course of this pandemic the pooling of risk is disrupted as the entire community is suffering the same loss at the same time. This presentation focuses on the legal principles that govern Covid-19 insurance claims in terms of the common law and legislation in South Africa with a brief overview of other jurisdictions.
Personal finance and budgeting amid COVID-19 (2/2) | Greenslade & Van Zijl
This webinar is aimed at students but may be useful to anyone wishing to improve their personal finance and budgeting skills. Trends show that young South Africans are frequently reckless in their spending habits, often confusing wants with needs. Following from part 1, this webinar proposes strategies for addressing financial insecurity and budgeting techniques.
Personal finance and budgeting amid COVID-19 (1/2) | Carli Jonker
This webinar is aimed at students but may be useful to anyone wishing to improve their personal finance and budgeting skills. Trends show that young South Africans are frequently reckless in their spending habits, often confusing wants with needs. This webinar (1 of 2) discusses distinguishing needs from wants and managing existing and future debt.
Transformation Agenda in the Time of Covid-19 | Dr Muriel Mushariwa
A recent judgement of the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, has ruled on the use of BBBEE compliance criteria for the accessing of relief funding. The Tourism sector is one of the industries hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis. The Minister of Tourism has created a Tourism relief fund which requires BBBEE compliance to access assistance. In this short presentation, we take a look at how the court arrived at its decision.
Stokvels And Covid-19 | Wayne Van Zijl & Faeeza Soni
Stokvels are an important player in the informal financial sector of South Africa. There are around 810 000 stokvels which make payments of over R50bn/year in aggregate. COVID-19 represents a very real threat to the normal functioning of stokvels. In this context, restrictions on face-to-face meetings, the resulting lack of emotional support, dealing with fraudsters and how to manage financial constraints are discussed in this short webinar.
Alcohol sales ban in SA during Covid 2019 lockdown | Dr Laura Rossouw
The day before South Africa started lockdown on 27th of March, it was announced that all sale of alcohol would be banned. In this presentation, I provide an economic perspective on the ban of alcohol sales in South Africa during the Covid-2019 lockdown, drawing largely from available published literature.
Decision and Governance in the Era of COVID19 | Prof Ivor Sarakinsky
Making decisions in response to an unpredictable event like COVID19 is difficult as there are so many unknowns. There are certain challenges in formulating immediate responses that can only be evaluated with hindsight, once more and better information and data is available. But, hindsight and time are luxuries that decision makers do not have in the present. There are ways of making such decisions and that is the easy part.
Philanthropy Responses to COVID-19 | Dr Bhekinkosi Moyo
In this video I look at the impact of COVID 19 on the non-profit sector, including responses by philanthropies, corporates and the non-profit sector in general. The future of philanthropy in the post COVID 19 world is also discussed, paying particular attention to areas that will require the attention of donors in dealing with the remnants of the pandemic.
Waste Pickers & Section 24 of the Constitution | Dr Thomas Coggin
Dr Thomas Coggin is a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He holds an SJD from Fordham University, and is a fellow of the Urban Law Center at Fordham University. His research concerns the interplay between law, property rights and the spatial dynamics of the city.
Is it legal to disclose/ publish the COVID-19 status of another person? | Dr Emile Zitzke
The webinar grapples with the question of whether the law allows you to disclose/publish the COVID-19 status of other people.
COVID and CLEAR AA | Prof Dugan Fraser
This short video introduces the work done by the Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results in Anglophone Africa. It describes what is needed to manage a response to COVID and suggests how strong monitoring and evaluation can add value. It explains what is meant by monitoring and how it is similar to but also different from evaluation.
Hand-Washing Facilities as a Human Right: Time to Revisit the 1 basin per 500 standard? | Professor Tracy-Lynn Humby-Field
Hand-washing is pivotal in the fight against COVID-19, but is hand-washing protected as a human right? This webinar links hand-washing with the right of access to sufficient water in the South African Bill of Rights. It outlines the key national norms and standards on hand-washing facilities and identifies responsible agents. It questions whether the current norms and standards are acceptable in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.