Media and COVID-19


23 Aug 2021 | Health experts urge change in Covid-19 messaging to tackle vaccine hesitancy

In the past 24 hours, about 194 000 people were vaccinated. So far the total vaccinations in the country have been over 9 million. The national healt...

23 Aug 2021 | How hesitant are South Africans about getting vaccinated?

Vaccinations are now open to all adult South Africans at long last. In recent weeks, there has been growing concern that demand for vaccines among peo...

23 Aug 2021 | Low vaccination rates due to access issues and misinformation - The Mail & Guardian

In a series of surveys looking at vaccine acceptance rates, researchers found that those living in rural areas, informal settlements and townships wer...

23 Aug 2021 | South Africa's looming mental health crisis

In 2020, mental health accounted for 19% of Sanlam’s disability claims – up 11% from 2019. While the numbers are too low to read much into...

23 Aug 2021 | Study reveals that older people likely to be vaccinated than younger ones

Acceptance of vaccines is increasing in South Africa but challenges remain, including younger people being less likely to be accepting of vaccines tha...

26 Jul 2021 | South Africa since 1994: A mixed bag of presidents and patchy decisions

The coronavirus pandemic has placed the leadership of presidents and prime ministers across the world under the most unforgiving spotlight. It has exp...

26 Jul 2021 | Understanding context is key to advancing student success

In June 2021 we published an article in the Special COVID-19 issue of the Journal of Student Affairs in Africa based on our research with student affa...

26 Jul 2021 | Your employees matter - Steps to fight pandemic fatigue

As we move past the half year mark for 2021, it is a time of reflection as we realise how far the world has come in our efforts to combat the coronavi...

23 Jul 2021 | SA COVID-19 and Vaccine Social Listening Report 19 July 2021, Report 10

This is a weekly report of COVID & vaccine concerns, rumours and misinformation in SA prepared by the RCCE Social Listening (see the note on metho...

23 Jul 2021 | Since 1994, SA has been a mixed bag of presidents and patchy institution-building

Richard Calland and Mabel Dzinouya Sithole The coronavirus pandemic has placed the leadership of presidents and prime ministers across the world unde...