Media and COVID-19


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...

28 May 2020 | Back to school, Part 1: No dress-up for 'Treasure Island' this year

Schools are scheduled to open on 1 June for Grade 7 and 12 with a phased re-opening for the other grades. This week school teams were scheduled to ret...

28 May 2020 | COVID-19 'compounding' peace and security in Africa

COVID-19 presents a risk of “further compounding and complicating conflicts and insecurity in [Africa] that will have a lasting impact” in...

28 May 2020 | Freedom of speech and public interest, not allegiance, should underpin science advisement to government

South Africa (SA) is Africa’s science heavyweight, leading the continent in scientific output, and ranks in the top 40 globally in research prod...

28 May 2020 | Minister Blade Nzimande calls for African solutions to Covid-19 during Africa Day

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, assured Africa's scientific community that just as the continent had defe...

28 May 2020 | More than just Covid-19

Millions of words and trillions of pixels have been published on Covid-19. I cannot possibly add value to that, so in this note we will focus on other...

28 May 2020 | Schools prepare to reopen

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said that this week will be dedicated to finalising all outstanding matters before learners return to school....

28 May 2020 | World No Tobacco Day 2020 - Protecting Our Youth from Industry Influence

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is celebrated on 31st May every year is an international day designated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to advocate...