Media and COVID-19


19 Aug 2020 | Confidence in President Ramaphosa nosedives across the population - survey

Support for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic has fallen from a high of 85% to 61% - a level similar to his populari...

19 Aug 2020 | Masks - Who wears them and Why it matters

To what extent are South Africans complying with government regulations and World Health Organisation advice on wearing masks? This question was explo...

18 Aug 2020 | How Covid-19 funeral rules caused disruption, anxiety in Eastern Cape

Lockdown restrictions and regulations on how funerals must be conducted have caused considerable disruption, anxiety and misunderstandings around fune...

12 Aug 2020 | Do a Covid-19 Mental Wellness Self-Check

COVID-19 is still causing stress and anxiety around the globe. Statistics show that many people are feeling depressed, scared, sad, angry and lonely d...

12 Aug 2020 | SA's nurses: Poorly trained, in poor health, and living in fear

Most of South Africa‘s nurses lack confidence in their training, more than 40% have poor health, and a quarter are experiencing severe psycholog...

12 Aug 2020 | South Africa: The Calculus of Trust - Diminished Public Confidence in the President's Performance

By Ben Roberts, Martin Bekker, Stephen Rule, Mark Orkin, Narnia Bohler-Muller & Kate AlexanderConfidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa's handling o...

12 Aug 2020 | Tobacco ban shrouded in smoke

Tobacco remains banned under South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown, but cigarettes are readily available, including in Parow and Goodwood. To read t...

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...