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Welcome to ERSA’s Conversation Series. In these conversations, we explore topical economic issues and see how they affect our daily lives here in South Africa. Speaking to experienced and knowledgeable people in the field, we gain perspectives and insights from both a practical and a policy level.

Corona Map

Differential Impact of the Coronavirus as of end of March 2020

Date recorded: 
Thu, 26 March 2020

Professor Johannes W. Fedderke, the Director of ERSA speaks to our host, Margaux G about the initial impact of the Coronavirus on the world. Exploring the differential impact across countries by focusing specifically on the number of confirmed cases at the time and the corresponding mortality rates, we can take some valuable learnings from countries like Germany and South Korea.Read more

For slides, click here.


The Ari Lennox type beat used in this production, called ‘Every night’, is royalty free and can be found at and the photo is by Fusion Medical Animation and can be found on Unsplash.