Media and COVID-19


5 Jun 2020 | Social scientists feel left out in Covid-19 fight

Professor Crain Soudien, Human Sciences Research Council chief executive officer, has pointed out that Health Minister Zweli Mkhize’s advisory c...

5 Jun 2020 | The horror of child hunger stalks our land

SA’s plans to combat child hunger were flawed prior to the Covid-19 crisis. And now, the absence of a strategic plan and funds for food relief c...

4 Jun 2020 | South Africans willingly sacrificing human rights to Covid lockdown: poll

A vast majority of South Africans approve of President Cyril Ramaphosa's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, despite growing hunger, loss of human righ...

4 Jun 2020 | COVID-19 Pandemic - Researchers present findings on views of South African public on lockdown

What does the public think about lockdown and the impact it has had on their lives? A webinar shares the findings from the University of Johannesburg ...

4 Jun 2020 | Lifestyle diseases and coronavirus - know your numbers to help keep you healthy

The most commonly associated comorbidities are hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes and obesity. As the number of Covid-19 infections increase...

4 Jun 2020 | More needed to help Covid-19-struck small-scale farmers

Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of talk about how to rebuild, and ultimately, strengthen our economy, which has been severely affected b...

4 Jun 2020 | Surf youth programme shifts focus to feeding the hungry in lockdown

South African surfers have been portrayed in a one-dimensional light during the Covid-19 pandemic. On the ground in Strandfontein, on the Cape Flats, ...

3 Jun 2020 | Dr Masekela on Channel Islam International

  Impact of coronavirus on children's health Please find below the clip pf Dr Masekela’s interview on Channel Islam International on Mond...

3 Jun 2020 | Dr Masekela on eNCA

  Impact of coronavirus on children's health Please find below the clip pf Dr Masekela’s interview on eNCA on Monday 1 June 2020...

3 Jun 2020 | Dr Masekela on Radio Lotus

Impact of coronavirus on children's health Please find below the clip pf Dr Refiloe Masekela’s interview on Radio Lotus on Monday 1 June 2020...