Media and COVID-19


24 Aug 2020 | South Africa: Democracy Works Foundation & Human Science Research Council - Building an Inclusive Post-Covid-19 Economy for South Africa

Given the cataclysmic nature of the Covid-19 economic crisis conventional economic responses, of pursuing counter-cyclical fiscal policy, which is inc...

21 Aug 2020 | 40 per cent of South Africans feel coronavirus 'exaggerated'

FOUR in 10 South Africans believe the coronavirus threat is exaggerated, according to research released by the University of Johannesburg and the Huma...

21 Aug 2020 | Covid-19 update: Western Cape eyes Level 1 due to decline in cases

Cases at schools were declining alongside overall figures for the province, so the next phase of pupils and teachers going back to school on Monday sh...

21 Aug 2020 | Latest Covid-19 update

NATIONAL NEWS - As of Thursday, South Africa has recored 559,940 confirmed Covid-19 cases, with 3,880 new cases identified.195 Covid-19 related deaths...

21 Aug 2020 | President Ramaphosa's approval rating drops

Professor Narnia Bohler-Muller said the decline in support began as the national lockdown entered Alert Level 4 and South Africans faced an increase i...

21 Aug 2020 | Support for Ramaphosa's handling of Covid-19 drops to 61%

As the country moved to lower lockdown levels, support for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic response has been falli...

20 Aug 2020 | Confidence in Ramaphosa decreasing, study finds

A new poll has found that confidence is waning in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ability to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. Research conducted by ...

20 Aug 2020 | Behind the masks: Meet the people who keep Gauteng's field hospital going

Nurse Nosipho Khanyile removes a bulging plastic bag from her locker in the women’s changing room of the Nasrec COVID-19 field hospital in Johan...

20 Aug 2020 | Gauteng's dealings raise red flags, PE doctors thrive against the odds, and schools come under pressure to perform

On Wednesday, Gauteng’s Covid-19 Expenditure Disclosure Report raised red flags. Meanwhile, some of the doctors who held a maternity ward togeth...

20 Aug 2020 | Psychological 'facemasks' can save millions of lives

The physical impact of Covid-19 is being dwarfed by the overwhelming psychological ramifications of the pandemic. Numerous data sources are highlighti...