Behind the Mask | Ordinary South African families share their Covid-19 pandemic experiences

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Pastor Kyle Johnston and his family.
Pastor Kyle Johnston and his family.

The Covid-19 pandemic forced families worldwide into isolation, and as the lockdowns rolled on and on, the impact on children and their parents was felt across South Africa. 

The lockdown blurred lines between work and home, making people work an average of an extra working day while dealing with additional stresses and uncertainties.

Also see: It was sad to see a motherless baby - frontline worker recalls early days of work in Covid-19 maternity wing

Education was disrupted, and according to statistics, at least 1 in 3 children of school-going age could not access remote learning due to many factors, including lack of access to technology and expensive data costs.

We explore all these factors and more in the Behind the Mask series.

We speak to ordinary South African families, as well as psychologists, pastors, teachers and professionals, to find out what their experience has been, what the effect of isolation has been, and how we might recover in the years ahead...

Find the complete series here: Behind the Mask


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