Media and COVID-19


16 Feb 2021 | The week in civil society: A focus on social justice in the digital economy, the future of the arts and the state of child nutrition

This week, civil society will re-evaluate policies on issues as varied as mother languages and the transition to a low-carbon society. World Day of So...

15 Feb 2021 | Covid-19 takes centre stage at Sona, vaccine strategy adapts and back-to-school anxiety builds

This week, South Africa adapted its vaccine strategy after ‘disappointing results’ for the AstraZeneca jab, the State of the Nation Addres...

15 Feb 2021 | Top 10 Covid-19 Trends in South Africa This Week

As Covid-19 cases spike in South Africa, Africavarsities brings you the latest news coverings on the virus, school reopening, border closure, vaccine,...

12 Feb 2021 | Scientific research taking South Africa into the future

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has engulfed South Africa and the rest of the world for the past 10 months has highlighted the importance of investments ...

12 Feb 2021 | South Africa needs a massive awareness campaign to overcome Covid vaccine hesitancy

In the face of vaccine hesitancy, trust is a key component. South African public figures have an important role to play as role models and examples to...

12 Feb 2021 | The latest numbers on Ramaphosa's promise to support 800,000 jobs in South Africa

The Presidency has released a new report on the implementation of the ‘presidential employment stimulus’, which aimed to create or support...

10 Feb 2021 | Approval rate of Ramaphosa's handling of the pandemic linked to whether South Africans comply with regulations

By Stephen Rule, Narnia Bohler-Muller, Benjamin Roberts, Ngqapheli Mchunu and Samela Mtyingizane Is the president doing a ‘very good job’...

9 Feb 2021 | Health research councils warn of bogus Covid-19 researchers

Ramathuba said her department had been inundated with calls from concerned residents about some impostors going around communities drawing blood sampl...

8 Feb 2021 | The impact of COVID-19 on TB treatment

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on our lives and our economy. On Friday, the TB prevalence survey conducted by the Human Sciences Research Counc...

6 Feb 2021 | Coronavirus: South Africa conducts National COVID-19 Antibody Survey - Sean Jooste

Sean Jooste - Research Specialist – Human Science Research Council joins Kwena Moabelo. As South Africa finds itself starting to move out of the...