Media and COVID-19


18 May 2020 | Daring acts in search for a pack of fags

After lockdown there will be dramatic stories to share over how rules were defied in pursuit of smokesResearch from the Human Sciences Research Counci...

18 May 2020 | Data suggests little social distancing among smokers

While thousands, if not millions of South African smokers yearn for a pull of a cigarette, others are strongly against the sale of tobacco products.Ac...

18 May 2020 | HSRC supports tobacco ban during lockdown

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has come out in favour of the continued ban on the sale of tobacco products during the national lockdown.Ac...

18 May 2020 | The great cigarette ban debate

Few lockdown regulations have caused as much unhappiness as the ban on the sale of cigarettes.So it was with relief that smokers - and those supportin...

15 May 2020 | Most citizens sticking to tobacco ban

A survey by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has found 88 percent of people were not able to buy cigarettes.The council's Priscilla Reddy sa...

15 May 2020 | Public must develop safe death rites

A row broke out this week between the governments of the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape about the movement of people and bodies returning to their ...

14 May 2020 | COVID-19 Highlights South Africa's Need for Local Level Social Data

The COVID-19 pandemic is a fundamentally social and societal event. The virus spreads between people, and impacts individuals, households and communit...

14 May 2020 | Details scant as Ramaphosa announces tweaking of Level 4

President Cyril Ramaphosa, responding to a groundswell of criticism that has soured the national mood as South Africa hits almost 50 days of lockdown,...

14 May 2020 | Dr Saahier Parker on Channel Islam International

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14 May 2020 | Dr Saahier Parker on Radio Lotus

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