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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 ...

5 May 2020 | Beyond a bio-medical fix - The value of 'people's science'

Leslie Bank is professor of social anthropology at Walter Sisulu University and a research director in the Inclusive Economic Development Unit at the ...

5 May 2020 | Only 1 in 5 South Africans Believe They're At High Risk For COVID-19, New Research Suggests

The Human Sciences Research Council recently released a survey-based study that looked at the attitude of South Africans towards the national lockdown...

5 May 2020 | See you in court: Cabinet takes a hard line on tobacco sales ban

For its part, the tobacco industry feels vindicated by a survey conducted in April that found one in four smokers are still getting their nicotine fix...