Media and COVID-19


11 Aug 2020 | Covid-19 financial impact on SA universities stands at over R3.8bn

Cape Town - The Higher Education Department says the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on university expenditure is over R3.8 billion.This was...

11 Aug 2020 | COVID-19 has changed the way South Africa's only toll-free mental health helpline works.

When COVID-19 hit, South African Depression and Anxiety Group (Sadag) helplines were flooded with calls. But the outbreak changed more than call volum...

11 Aug 2020 | HSRC and UKZN's School of Medicine release results of Health workers survey

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), in partnership with the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, today re...

11 Aug 2020 | Survey shows coronavirus impact on health workers

Pretoria - Findings of a national survey to ascertain the impact of Covid-19 on health workers in South Africa have been released - and confirm what t...

10 Aug 2020 | Interview - Dr Glenda Kruss on Classic fm

Innovation and competitiveness feature: The state of innovation in SA: Dr Glenda Kruss on Classic fmDr Glenda Kruss, head of the HSRC’s Centre f...

4 Aug 2020 | Smoke and mirrors? Public perceptions on banning the sale of cigarettes

There has been a shift in opinion towards lifting the ban on cigarettes. This is revealed in new findings from the UJ/HSRC Covid-19 Democracy Survey. ...

3 Aug 2020 | South Africa: Funeral Practices and Cultural Dignity in the Time of Covid

People were expected to go from one end of the spectrum to the other; from washing the bodies by hand, dressing them, and holding elaborate ceremonies...

30 Jul 2020 | Dr Justin Visagie on Radio 786

Dr Justin Visagie is a research specialist and economist at the HSRC in the department for Inclusive Economic Development. Dr Visagie speaks about the...

28 Jul 2020 | Dr Justin Visgaie on SAfm 28 July

Justin Visagie is a research specialist and economist at the HSRC in the department for Inclusive Economic Development.Mark Misselhorn is the CEO of P...

27 Jul 2020 | Dr Justin Visagie - Resettling informal communities, bad idea

Dr Justin Visagie and his fellow academics have penned an article highlighting the need to transform the informal housing sector. The Covid-19 pandemi...