Media and COVID-19


27 May 2020 | Africa: Minister Blade Nzimande Calls for African Solutions to COVID-19 During Africa Day

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, assured Africa's scientific community that just as the continent had defe...

27 May 2020 | Coronavirus - South Africa: Council of Education Ministers (CEM) considers progress on State of Readiness for the Reopening of Schools

The Council of Education Ministers met this morning to consider progress on the reopening of schools. CEM did receive a report on the progress made th...

27 May 2020 | Schools prepare to reopen

Schools across the country are in the process of finalising preparations to receive Grade 7 and 12 learners when schools reopen on 1 June.Basic Educat...

27 May 2020 | Tobacco ban a 'deal with the devil', undermining transformation - lobby groups

The ongoing tobacco ban is setting back transformation in the business environment and severely impacting black farmers and businesspeople, lobby grou...

26 May 2020 | CEM considers progress on state of readiness for the reopening of schools

Minister Angie Motshekga on CEM considerations for reopening schools during Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdownThe Council of Education Ministers met this m...

26 May 2020 | Africa Day delegates call for African solutions to COVID-19

Minister Blade Nzimande calls for African solutions to Coronavirus Covid-19 during Africa Day25 May 2020The Minister of Higher Education, Science and ...

26 May 2020 | Covid-19 in South Africa - perspective is needed

by Michael Cosser  Covid-19 has caused us to lose perspective on various fronts. One main front is the burden of disease. In a country in which m...

26 May 2020 | Malnutrition, health services and democracy: The responsibility to speak out

As I went for one of my early-morning runs last week, it was a rubbish collection day. As I panted up and down hills on the comfortable, sequestered r...

25 May 2020 | Prof Narnia Bohler Muller dissects President Ramaphosa's speech

  To listen to the to Prof Bohler Muller's interview click on the link below:...

22 May 2020 | Can books lessen the impact of COVID-19 on learners?

Research published by The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) shows that while everybody will experience learning losses, the educational outcomes ...