Media and COVID-19


4 Aug 2020 | Smoke and mirrors? Public perceptions on banning the sale of cigarettes

There has been a shift in opinion towards lifting the ban on cigarettes. This is revealed in new findings from the UJ/HSRC Covid-19 Democracy Survey. ...

3 Aug 2020 | South Africa: Funeral Practices and Cultural Dignity in the Time of Covid

People were expected to go from one end of the spectrum to the other; from washing the bodies by hand, dressing them, and holding elaborate ceremonies...

30 Jul 2020 | Dr Justin Visagie on Radio 786

Dr Justin Visagie is a research specialist and economist at the HSRC in the department for Inclusive Economic Development. Dr Visagie speaks about the...

28 Jul 2020 | Dr Justin Visgaie on SAfm 28 July

Justin Visagie is a research specialist and economist at the HSRC in the department for Inclusive Economic Development.Mark Misselhorn is the CEO of P...

27 Jul 2020 | Dr Justin Visagie - Resettling informal communities, bad idea

Dr Justin Visagie and his fellow academics have penned an article highlighting the need to transform the informal housing sector. The Covid-19 pandemi...

24 Jul 2020 | New survey by UJ and HSRC reveals parents wants children to stay at home

A new survey conducted by the University of Johannesburg and the Human Sciences Research Council has found that two out of three parents don’t w...

22 Jul 2020 | Dr Justin Visagie on Channel Islam International

Dr Justin Visagie discusses the impact of the Covid19 lockdown on informal settlements. To listen to the interview click on the link below:...

22 Jul 2020 | Dr Visagie - interview on SABC Channel 404

Dr Justin Visagie discusses the impact of the Covid19 lockdown on informal settlements.To listen to the interview click on the link below:...

21 Jul 2020 | Dr Visagie's interview on NewzRoomAfrika

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21 Jul 2020 | Survey shows South African firms in some sectors are highly innovative

The ‘one good thing’ caused by COVID-19, according to a recent Harvard Business School publication by Hong Luo and Alberto Galasso, is tha...