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2021 Social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth in the Post School Education and Training (PSET) sector in South Africa

While many believe that exposure to COVID-19 affects mostly the elderly, youth are not impervious to the novel coronavirus. However, young p...

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1985 The case of South Africa: the societal impact of COVID-19

Multiple crises have emerged in South Africa in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. General well-being is in severe danger from the immediate...

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1975 The 'sacrifice' of human rights during an unprecedented pandemic: reflections on survey-based evidence

Twenty-five years into our constitutional democracy the Covid-19 pandemic led President Ramaphosa to declare a state of national disaster in...