Media and COVID-19


14 May 2020 | Four minutes - that is how long it took to find banned cigarettes

Four minutes and 28 seconds. That is how long it took a News24 investigation to find cigarettes – meant to be banned under level 4 lockdown regu...

14 May 2020 | Making sure lifestyle diseases are under control during COVID-19

As the number of Covid-19 infections moves over 10 000, the health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has expressed concern about the huge risk group of South...

14 May 2020 | Professor Moshabela on SABC Channel 404

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14 May 2020 | The hidden struggle: The mental health effects of the Covid-19 lockdown in South Africa

By Mark Orkin, Benjamin Roberts, Narnia Bohler-Muller & Kate AlexanderIn the recent large-scale Covid-19 democracy survey conducted jointly by the...

13 May 2020 | Covid-19 Survey Findings

From 8 April to 5 May 2020 we conducted a Covid-19 online survey. The aim of the survey was to drive audience engagement and to get a general idea of ...

13 May 2020 | Dr Habiyaremye on NewzRoomAfrika

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13 May 2020 | Dr Saahier Parker on Voice of the Cape

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13 May 2020 | Impact of School Closures On Education Outcomes in South Africa

By mid April about 1.725 billion students globally had been affected by the closure of school and higher education institutions in response to the cor...

13 May 2020 | Lockdown Is Riling Black and White South Africans - Could This Be a Reset Moment?

The South African government seems to have gone from an absence of data coupled to a firm but sensible strategy of lockdown to delay the pain of COVID...

13 May 2020 | President Cyril Ramaphosa's job performance

By Narnia Bohler-Muller, Yul Derek Davids, Benjamin Roberts & Kate AlexanderAn overwhelming majority of South Africans (85%) express trust in Pres...