Media and COVID19


1 Jun 2020 | Mkhize leads virtual meeting to mark World No Tobacco Day

The day comes as the South African government has been dragged to court by different companies in the tobacco industry for prohibiting the sale of cig...

1 Jun 2020 | 'It's truly terrifying': Hunger stalks SA's children during Covid-19 lockdown

For eight weeks, three siblings in Vlakfontein, south of Johannesburg, survived on food scraps from neighbours and cabbages grown next to their shack....

1 Jun 2020 | No thanks, say informal-sector entrepreneurs to easy loans offer

Government is showering money on informal sector businesses to tide them over the Covid-19 crisis, but many township entrepreneurs seem less than enth...

1 Jun 2020 | Paediatric experts say kids are at low risk of contracting, spreading Covid-19

Paediatric experts who serve on an advisory subcommittee to the Department of Basic Education, on May 29 discussed the risks for schoolgoing children ...

1 Jun 2020 | The 'tobacco tango' - inside the illicit cigarette trade

In a dingy convenience store in Cape Town city centre, a man sitting in the dark behind an unlit counter offers a pack of Mega Blue cigarettes for abo...

29 May 2020 | Flu season is bad news for Covid-19 severity, scientists warn

Worsening the situation, are the country’s extreme socioeconomic disparities, which threaten the survival of vulnerable communities.As South Afr...

29 May 2020 | Mthembu: Cigarettes sales will be allowed under level 2

‘I can assure you after we’ve been out of level 3, I don’t see the ban on the sale of cigarettes continuing,' said Minister in the P...

29 May 2020 | Organisation discusses malnutrition in SA children on World Hunger Day

Recently, our country’s leaders and medical representatives have publicly debated the effect of the COVID-19 lockdown on the malnutrition rates ...

29 May 2020 | This is why we banned cigarette sales: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma tells court

The overarching rationale behind temporarily banning the sale of tobacco products during level 4 of the lockdown was to protect human life and health ...

28 May 2020 | 'Deepening inequalities?': The impact of Covid-19 school closures on education in SA

By mid April about 1.725 billion students globally had been affected by the closure of school and higher education institutions in response to the cor...