Masa Kekana: “In this time of crisis, can you imagine being in a foreign country, confined to a small hotel room and unable to return home? Well that’s what’s facing hundreds of desperate South Africans stuck abroad.”
How will more than 1400 South Africans make their way home after global COVID-19 lockdowns have left them stranded in various countries around the world? With flights suspended and global travel restrictions in place, many travellers face uncertainty as they try to stay safe and comfortable on foreign soil.
Producer: Julian Sun | Presenter: Masa Kekana
The Race Against Infection: Making 3D-Printed Protective Face Masks
The number of infected COVID-19 patients in South Africa is still deceptively low, but despite this, government is frantically planning for an explosive increase in infections in all its hospitals and healthcare facilities. On the frontline, thousands of healthcare workers will be in desperate need of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as masks, gloves, face shields and gear. Now a group of companies and individuals with 3D printers has come together to help manufacture thousands of face shields and play their part to assist in the efforts to stop the spread of the virus.
Producer: Sasha Schwendenwein | Presenter: Masa Kekana
Saving the Aquarium
Thousands of people visit the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town every year. Now, for the first time since opening its doors in 1995, there’s not a single visitor in sight. Instead, inside the aquarium, a small team of dedicated staff is still on duty, taking shifts to make sure that the animals in their care are fed and healthy as the country continues to adjust to a life in lockdown.
Producer: Annalise Lubbe | Presenter: Claire Mawisa