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How Covid-19 took hold in South Africa
After six months of lockdown restrictions, South Africa has started to open up its businesses and schools and return to the new kind of normal that the coronavirus pandemic has imposed on the world. The country is one of the top-10 worst hit by the virus and by far the most affected in Africa. This is the story of how Covid-19 took hold in South Africa.
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This project was produced for Bhekisisa by Media Hack Collective


Data collection, analysis, research and writing:
Laura Grant and Gemma Gatticchi

Visualisation, design and programming:
Alastair Otter

James Oatway for Bhekisisa, Ashraf Hendricks/Groundup (CC BY-ND 4.0), Eh!Woza


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