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SJ Cooper-Knock awarded SFC-GCRF grant for Covid-19 research

SJ will join a colleagues at the University of the Western Cape to continue their Lockdown Diary Project.

Since the lockdown began, the team have been asking people from across Cape Town to share regular WhatsApp diaries that describe their experiences of Lockdown and its impact upon their communities. They 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. You can find out more about the project at: .

SJ was awarded £16,000

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