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12 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...

12 May 2020 | First leg of Cigarette sale ban court challenge resolved

In the court papers, the association said the cigarette sale ban affected the health and welfare, both physically and psychologically, of 11 million s...

12 May 2020 | Government to provide reasons for cigarette ban: FITA

Government is expected to provide reasons for the ban on cigarette and tobacco product sales under level 4 of the lockdown.This after the Fair Trade I...

12 May 2020 | Lifestyle diseases and Coronavirus

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

12 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...

12 May 2020 | PASET RSIF: Call for Scholarships - 3rd Cohort of RSIF PhD Scholarships

Deadline for applications: June 15, 2020Please visit: https://www/rsif-paset.org/calls/...

11 May 2020 | From innovation to uptake: why South Africa's water technologies are getting stuck in the pipeline

South Africa is a global leader in water innovation. Despite this, and despite the demand for innovations that can help farmers and rural communities ...

11 May 2020 | Cigarette ban is no smoke and mirrors trick

"People think that government is trying to force things down their throat," says Dr Catherine Egbe, a specialist scientist of the Alcohol, Tobacco and...

11 May 2020 | Cigarette ban will ease pressure on health system, help social distancing, say experts

The ban on cigarettes sales has slowed the spread of Covid-19 and will ease pressure on the health system, a panel of experts found.A study conducted ...

11 May 2020 | Communication Committees Welcome Presentation From GCIS On Covid-19 Programmes

The Portfolio Committee on Communications, together with the Select Committee on Public Enterprise and Communications welcomed a presentation from the...