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22 May 2020 | Can books lessen the impact of COVID-19 on learners?

Research published by The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) shows that while everybody will experience learning losses, the educational outcomes ...

22 May 2020 | Covid-19 will leave 3 out of 4 small / medium businesses out of work

There are currently several information-gathering initiatives being undertaken by different organisations, such as SIMODISA, Business Partners, BLSA, ...

21 May 2020 | Pandemic responses must ensure human rights are protected

Finn Reygan  Ingrid LynchNot all people bear the burden of the global pandemic and the effect of related state responses equally. The pandemic is...

20 May 2020 | If we invested in this today, South Africa could save billions - and fight COVID-19

South Africa’s national shutdown has bought the country precious time to prepare for an inevitable rise in COVID-19 cases once lockdown restrict...

20 May 2020 | Lifestyle diseases and coronavirus

As the number of Covid-19 infections moves over 16,000, the health minister, Zweli Mkhize, has expressed concern about the huge risk group of South Af...

19 May 2020 | Adapting, living through and surviving COVID-19

Seven weeks ago, when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the lockdown, the South African economy was performing poorly, and households were experienc...

19 May 2020 | Covid-19 reveals migration links in South Africa's human economy

By Leslie BankThe spread of Covid-19 tells a great deal about the hidden human economy of South Africa and the persistence of circular migration in th...

19 May 2020 | Dr Zuleikha Mayat (94): 'Live every moment, love all humanity, stay true'

Dr Mayat has lived far beyond her ‘Indian Delights fame. She plans to launch her latest book, Odyssey of Crossing Oceans, after the lockdown. Th...

18 May 2020 | #CoronavirusSA: Almost all smokers buying cigarettes during lockdown - Study

A major new study by the University of Cape Town (UCT) shows that almost all smokers have been able to buy cigarettes during the coronavirus (Covid-19...

18 May 2020 | Booming illegal cigarette trade puts all at risk of COVID-19

If you turn 11 million smokers into criminals then they are going to be more covert and engage in closer contact with more people. Official data from ...