COVID-19 Impacting Women In Business | Newsbreak Talk

The COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown in South African has cast a considerable impact on women. Regardless of where one looks, it is women who bear most of the responsibility for holding societies together, be it at home, in health care, at school, or in caring for the elderly.

Introducing you to some incredible women to share their remarkable story in their respective fields as a leader in the industry in the culmination of The Women’s Economy show on Lotus FM. We believe that these women serve as strong role-models, with the ability to inspire ordinary women that are doing some extraordinary work.

Another podcast you should listen to is when Taresh Harreeparshad of Newsbreak Lotus FM went into the conversation with Cape Town’s Avesh Ramnarain, who lost his father to COVID-19 in May this year. The podcast also unpacks what the steroid drug, Dexamethasone, is and its effect on saving lives during the coronavirus pandemic as explained by Dr Terence Komal.

Source: Newsbreak Lotus FM

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The global lockdown has everyone’s mental health in a spin! Have you checked out our Mental Health resources by Indian Spice click here

The South African Depression And Anxiety Group (SADAG) is Africa’s largest mental health support and advocacy group open 7 days a week from 8am – 8pm. If you are needing a referral to a psychologist, psychiatrist or support group call SADAG on 011 234 4837 or 0800 20 50 26 and speak to a trained counselor who can assist you further. Substance abuse hotline: 0800 12 13 14 is available 24hrs or alternatively email Zane on

If you need support or know someone who does, please reach out to your nearest mental health specialist. India Helplines: Aasra: 022 2754 6669; Sneha India Foundation: +914424640050 and Sanjivini: 011-24311918

Stay at home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority during the coronavirus crisis. 

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