Media and COVID-19


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...

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...

24 Feb 2021 | Investment in research, development declines

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) has welcomed the roll out of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine by government, which it says highlights ...

24 Feb 2021 | Politics plays pivotal role in how public buys into the Covid-19 vaccine

There is a strong relationship between politics and willingness to accept the Covid-19 vaccine. This is the evidence presented in a study released on...