“I need to believe that it’s going to get better...”

In March 2020, as South Africa was preparing to go into a level 5 lockdown, the United Arab Emirates was also experiencing its own version of a hard lockdown. Noxolo Pule had to decide if she would rush back to her husband and family in South Africa, before borders closed down, or if she would stay in Dubai for her job, possibly subjecting her to being alone for months on end.

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(This episode was recorded on 15 May 2021)

“Covid Stuck Abroad” was created and produced by Zola Zingithwa.

Music: “Lazy Sumday” by Sahy Uhns, part of the “Bonus Beat Blast”. It is an original beat/rhythm library from dublab’s international family of music makers. The entire collection is licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY 3.0 license which gives you the freedom to share and remix. Source: Free Music Archive.

This episode was recorded with funding assistance from the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme through the National Arts Council.