Media and COVID-19


4 Nov 2020 | The state must urgently counter pandemic fatigue

Scientists, public health officials and even President Cyril Ramaphosa have warned of a resurgence in Covid-19 cases as the summer holidays loom. Whet...

3 Nov 2020 | Sadly! It striked too hard this time

The covid19 pandemic came unexpectedly and it has already left pain and headaches in many people lives, the pandemic made this year even harder to liv...

30 Oct 2020 | 'Lockdown still hitting SA citizens hard financially'

While the general economic impact of Covid-19 in South Africa has received much attention, citizens have expressed “strong concerns” about...

30 Oct 2020 | New Covid-19 survey shows public support for a basic income grant, continuation of food parcels

An online Covid-19 survey by the University of Johannesburg and the Human Sciences Research Council shows strong public support for the continuation o...

29 Oct 2020 | Pandemic fatigue: SA adherence to preventive measures is slipping

The easing of South Africa‘s lockdown has triggered fears of a new wave of COVID-19 infections. Two separate surveys show growing pandemic fatig...

28 Oct 2020 | #Covid19 has widened gap between cities, rural areas

New evidence provides a detailed picture of the extraordinary economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an HSRC research specialist an...

28 Oct 2020 | 'Complacency' leads to new Covid-19 infections | Citypress

Emphatic warnings by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize regarding increasing new daily cases of Covid-19 have ignited fears of a second wave of infections i...

28 Oct 2020 | The global pandemic could become an opportunity to build an equitable, inclusive education system

The coronavirus pandemic created an unprecedented challenge for teaching and learning, but it may have done us some favours as well. The lockdown brou...

27 Oct 2020 | Growth in 'Pandemic Fatigue' and non-compliance - Study

A recent study revealed a worrying trend pointing to lower public compliance with health safety measures and ‘Pandemic Fatigue’ as South A...

27 Oct 2020 | Survey shows strong support for extending social grants

Survey participants were provided with a set of 13 policy proposals and asked to indicate which they favoured. From this list, food parcels (70% suppo...