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11 May 2020 | How school closures impact education in South Africa

By mid-April, about 1.725 billion students globally had been affected by the closure of schools and higher education institutions in response to the c...

11 May 2020 | Lockdown is riling black and white South Africans: could this be a reset moment?

Statistics South Africa has submitted data on how the pandemic has devastated the country's economy . Data from the Human Sciences Research Council po...

11 May 2020 | Majority of South Africans adhere to lock down regulations affecting the sale of tobacco products

The global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, a fast spreading, primarily respiratory disease, has brought to the fore the importance of lung health, ...

11 May 2020 | R350 unemployment grant applications are now open via e-mail

Applicants for the R350-per-month unemployment grant can already access the electronic form which they have to fill in ahead of the formal launch of t...

11 May 2020 | Rural retreat: Allowing people to return home during lockdown could turn a tide

In terms of Wednesday’s  government gazette on the management of COVID-19, individuals and families were given a “one chance” o...

11 May 2020 | Smoke and mirrors: 4 minutes - that's how long it took to find banned cigarettes during lockdown

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

11 May 2020 | Smoking can worsen the virus effects

Smokers contracting Covid-19 are likely to to to a serious stage of the virus.That was one of the findings presented by a panel of health experts duri...

11 May 2020 | South Africans still puffing away despite tobacco ban

Across South Africa in general, cigarettes were four times easier to access than alcohol – the sale of which is also banned, data from research ...

8 May 2020 | Covid-19 and SA's macroeconomic responses: Lessons from the Great Recession of 2007-09

By Alexis Habiyaremye, Peter Jacobs, Pelontle Lekomanyane and Olebogeng MolewaReliable forecasts suggest that SA’s national economic output for ...

8 May 2020 | Hunger numbers: Millions, millions, millions need food

It’s difficult to quantify the number of people in need during a crisis, but early indications suggest as many as 34% of people in South Africa ...