Southern Africa: Advice, Hotlines and Help to Get Us Through the Covid-19 Pandemic With Our Health and Rights Intact


Here is a selection of organisations, hotlines and sources of information and data -- operated mostly by volunteers doing their best to assist during and after lockdown. It is not an exhaustive list, but it is a start and we will continue to update it.

A lot has changed in the more than 150 days since South Africa went into lockdown. This resource guide provides some direction in navigating which civil society organisations are providing support and which websites and hotlines are giving reliable and relevant information on rights during the lockdown. In addition, it lists where to find help and information about health, education material, statistics and grants or relief --and how to report abuses of power.

Useful websites and hotlines for information and reporting on injustice

Knowing, and protecting, rights under the State of Disaster and lockdown

Access to the latest regulations: The latest lockdown regulations, directions and disaster management guidelines, as well as the Disaster Management Act, can all be found on one page here.

Understanding rights during a lockdown: Lawyers for Human Rights has created guides on rights during lockdown, with some focused on explaining the rights of specific groups such as essential workers and children....

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