Dealing with a pandemic and its implications is a unique experience for all, including us in the MAGIC project. This article narrates our experience how we moved from a first response, assisting the Township Development Affairs Organisations (TDOAs) in addressing immediate needs, to identifying challenges and collecting ideas on regular tasks and responsibilities of the municipalities and how to adapt them to the Covid-19 crisis. We also studied the role of the TDAO as members of the Township emergency response committees. This information helped us to prioritise and redirect MAGIC project activities to continue supporting municipal service delivery adapted to the Covid-19 crisis.
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