A man is questioned by a South African National Defence Force patrol after his corner shop was found open in Eldorado Park on March 30. South Africa came under a nationwide lockdown on March 27, joining other African countries imposing strict curfews and shutdowns in an attempt to halt the spread of Covid-19. Photo: AFP A man is questioned by a South African National Defence Force patrol after his corner shop was found open in Eldorado Park on March 30. South Africa came under a nationwide lockdown on March 27, joining other African countries imposing strict curfews and shutdowns in an attempt to halt the spread of Covid-19. Photo: AFP
A man is questioned by a South African National Defence Force patrol after his corner shop was found open in Eldorado Park on March 30. South Africa came under a nationwide lockdown on March 27, joining other African countries imposing strict curfews and shutdowns in an attempt to halt the spread of Covid-19. Photo: AFP
Daniel Wagner
Opinion

Opinion

Daniel Wagner

Coronavirus pandemic may sow the seeds of political revolutions as lockdowns drag on and food supply chains are tested

  • The absence of critical health care coupled with food insecurity in highly indebted poor countries could set off social and political unrest
  • People from the developed world may find they suddenly have something fundamental in common with their developing world brethren – survival

A man is questioned by a South African National Defence Force patrol after his corner shop was found open in Eldorado Park on March 30. South Africa came under a nationwide lockdown on March 27, joining other African countries imposing strict curfews and shutdowns in an attempt to halt the spread of Covid-19. Photo: AFP A man is questioned by a South African National Defence Force patrol after his corner shop was found open in Eldorado Park on March 30. South Africa came under a nationwide lockdown on March 27, joining other African countries imposing strict curfews and shutdowns in an attempt to halt the spread of Covid-19. Photo: AFP
A man is questioned by a South African National Defence Force patrol after his corner shop was found open in Eldorado Park on March 30. South Africa came under a nationwide lockdown on March 27, joining other African countries imposing strict curfews and shutdowns in an attempt to halt the spread of Covid-19. Photo: AFP
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