Rapid assessment on the impact of Covid-19 on grade 12 learners receiving social protection intervention

This webinar will explore the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown measures on Grade 12 learners receiving social protection in South Africa. Discussions are based on the study commissioned by the Department of Social Development M&E Department to provide insights on challenges faced by learners, and how they coped with the changing modes of teaching and learning. 

The presenters will be: 

- Nompumelelo Nzimande, a demographer at the School of the Built Environment and Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), and is the Head of the disciplines of Population and Development Studies within the School. She has conducted extensive research on demographic prospects in Southern Africa; integration of demographic factors into development plans; and capacity development in the implementation of the population policy. 

- Professor Hangwelani Magidimisha-Chipungu, ia an academic in the Department of Town and Regional Planning, University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is the first black women to be appointed Associate Professor in Town and Regional Planning at UKZN with a Masters in the same field and a degree in Geography and Environment - both form UKZN. Prof. Magidimisha-Chipungu is the SARChI Chair in Inclusive Cities in South Africa.