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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 ...

8 May 2020 | Using SA's HIV experience to counter Covid-19 - Alan Whiteside

There’s never been a better time for researchers in all virology-related fields as the novel coronavirus takes hold where we least expect it and...

7 May 2020 | Almost 30% of SA stalked by hunger during lockdown, survey finds

A survey by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), conducted with the University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Social Change, confirms what ...

7 May 2020 | Calls for bolder action as lockdown exposes fault lines of inequality

By Carin Runciman, Charles Hongoro, Narnia Bohler-Muller & Kate AlexanderThe economic consequences of the lockdown mirror entrenched inequalities ...

7 May 2020 | Keeping hunger at bay in a time of crisis

The measures taken to deal with the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic may prove to be more debilitating than its health effects. A recent survey by the ...

7 May 2020 | Let's paint our colours to the mask

South Africans have been under so much pressure and strain that any form of amusement has become a welcome relief to provide us with an escape, if onl...

6 May 2020 | #LockedDown: Workers rights on the Covid-19 May Day

According to a recent survey by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), “More than half of residents in informal settlements and townships h...

6 May 2020 | Impact of school closures on education outcomes in South Africa

Parental and family support is important during this period. Parents and family must consciously and deliberately support children in completing a few...

6 May 2020 | Reopening of schools: Bold leadership and planning required

By Stephen Rule, Yul Derek Davids and Mark OrkinThis is one of a series of articles by researchers from the University of Johannesburg’s Centre ...