Community education in times of Covid-19

  • Astrid von Kotze
Keywords: Community Education, South Africa, inequalities, women


There is an African proverb that says ‘a smooth sea doesn’t make a skilled sailor’. We are currently on a very rough sea and it feels like we are in a rubber dinghy that bobs up and down – not unlike those small blow-up boats that refugees use, sustained by a hope for survival and arriving in a better world. The pandemic of Covid-19 has rocked the world – and while we created the conditions for its thriving, we were blind to the way we ravaged the earth paving the way for environmental, economic and human emergencies and a climate crisis from which we may not recover. There were many warning signs which we ignored, and as Mike Davis says, ‘the long-anticipated monster is finally at the door’, and global capitalism totally impotent in the face of this biological crisis.

Author Biography

Astrid von Kotze

Popular Educator Cape Town, South Africa

How to Cite
von Kotze, A. (2020) “Community education in times of Covid-19”, Concept, 11(Supplement), pp. 1-3. Available at: (Accessed: 29September2023).