Media and COVID-19


8 Jun 2020 | Lockdown is a psychological pressure cooker, data shows

SA is in a ‘moment of psychological crisis’, according to a recent surveySA is in a state of psychological crisis as a result of the exten...

8 Jun 2020 | Social scientists feel left out in Covid-19 fight

Social scientists have felt excluded in the Covid-19 fight, lamenting that a government information blackout had disabled their research to fully unde...

8 Jun 2020 | Some citizens willing to sacrifice rights to curb COVID-19 spread - survey

SHRC developmental, capable and ethical state division director Prof Narnia Bohler-Muller details the survey. A survey by the University of Johannesbu...

8 Jun 2020 | Tobacco is banned to protect lives - Dlamini-Zuma

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says the decision to temporarily ban the sale of tobacco products durin...

5 Jun 2020 | Citizens who trust Ramaphosa willing to sacrifice human rights to curb Covid-19 spread, survey finds

South Africans, who have trust in President Cyril Ramaphosa, are more likely to sacrifice their human rights in order to curb the spread of the corona...

5 Jun 2020 | Government cops flak from tripartite alliance for 'heavy handed' lockdown

The tripartite alliance is warning the government that the lockdown’s legitimacy is at risk given the unintended consequence of favouring some p...

5 Jun 2020 | SA citizens willing to sacrifice human rights in COVID-19 fight, study finds

A study conducted during the ongoing lockdown has found that many South Africans are willing to sacrifice their human rights on order to counter the s...

5 Jun 2020 | Social scientists feel left out in Covid-19 fight

Professor Crain Soudien, Human Sciences Research Council chief executive officer, has pointed out that Health Minister Zweli Mkhize’s advisory c...

5 Jun 2020 | The horror of child hunger stalks our land

SA’s plans to combat child hunger were flawed prior to the Covid-19 crisis. And now, the absence of a strategic plan and funds for food relief c...

4 Jun 2020 | South Africans willingly sacrificing human rights to Covid lockdown: poll

A vast majority of South Africans approve of President Cyril Ramaphosa's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, despite growing hunger, loss of human righ...