Media and COVID-19


4 Mar 2021 | Renaming cities: Let's promote the Eastern Cape's rich, hidden history of endorsing the pen over the sword

By Leslie Bank The news that the former settler cities of East London and Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape were getting new names sparked an outcry...

4 Mar 2021 | Address - Minister of Higher Education

Prof. Priscilla Reddy is a behavioural science and health promotion specialist, and is currently the Strategic Lead: Health and Wellbeing in the Human...

4 Mar 2021 | Investment in R&D declines, but vital in the era of COVID-19

The roll-out of the J&J vaccine by the government this week has highlighted the importance of a well-resourced science, technology and innovation ...

3 Mar 2021 | Investing R68 million towards Covid-19 research and development activities

The Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation has been hard at work since the 2020 State of the Nation Address (SONA) to implement what P...

3 Mar 2021 | SA mining firms, Govt. and unions will not drop the ball on Covid-19 vaccinations

To misquote Mark Twain, reports of supposed anti-vaxxer sentiment in mining have been greatly exaggerated, without sound knowledge or any discernable ...

1 Mar 2021 | 'People are left with the bare bones' as food, fuel and electricity price hikes bite

Cash-strapped consumers face tough times as food prices increase, petrol prices rise and a looming hike in the cost of electricity is on the cards. M...

1 Mar 2021 | Depression, anxiety increased among South Africans

The council has conducted a number of major population representation surveys to determine the social and psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemi...

1 Mar 2021 | Fake news hurting vaccination roll-out: Nzimande

Speaking during a virtual conference aimed at dispelling myths about vaccines and coronavirus variants earlier this week, Nzimande said the discussion...

25 Feb 2021 | Ground Zero: Deep-seated colonial-era prejudice fuelled the pandemic in rural Eastern Cape

By Leslie Bank To understand the lethal shock of the second Covid-19 wave in the rural Eastern Cape, it is important to place events there in the con...

24 Feb 2021 | Department of Health says Covid-19 antibody survey is legitimate

Residents of Khayelitsha chased Epicentre Health Research field workers away, saying they didn’t know what the research was about. Cape Town - T...