CHR Flagship Masters Fellow, Boitumelo Papane, is part of an ongoing initiative with students and faculty in her department at UWC in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh.
About The Lockdown Diaries Project:
Boitumelo Papane writes “Since the lockdown began, we have been asking people from across Cape Town to share regular WhatsApp diaries with us that describe their experiences of Lockdown and its impact upon their communities. We currently have 70 participants from occupied buildings, informal settlements, townships and suburbs throughout Cape Town. Participants are diverse in terms of their location, age, gender, and race.
The hope of the project is to share insights from Lockdown with members of the public, policy makers, and responders to the crisis.”
The Lockdown diary project is being run by a team of researchers from the University of Edinburgh and the University of the Western Cape.