EX-ROBBEN ISLAND EMPOWERMENT FORUM (ERIEF)
PRESS STATEMENT (May 05, 2020)
The Impact of Neglect and COVID-19 0n Robben Island Ex-Political Prisoners.
As academics, journalists, social commentators and activists we have a sense that we know the poor. We are outraged by poverty and inequality and advocate for equity and a life of dignity for all. We look for ways to bring the voices of the poor into the public debate and ask questions around how we can get democracy to work for the poor. But few of us have even an inkling of the full spectrum of what it means to be poor.