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Friday, 5 June 2020
Feeding poor people: The national government has failed
South Africa's national government has comprehensively failed to feed the poor, Jeremy Seekings argues in a new online article first published on GroundUp. Jeremy shows that emergency feeding schemes have not filled the gap left by the suspension of the national school feeding programme. Moreover, national government has played only a minor part in the distribution of food parcels and emergency schemes providing meals. Civil society has played the leading role, with assistance from provincial and local government.
Publication Date:
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 - 14:30
Rebecca Hodes interviewed by CAPE TALK

The anti-vaccination movement in the age of COVID-19. The interview can be listened to at CAPE TALK

Publication Date:
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 - 06:15
ASRU submits abstract on pictograms to promote public health in the COVID pandemic, to forthcoming COVID-19/IAS virtual conference

Evidence-based heath communications are a core component of effective public health responses. Viral Visuals.pdf

Publication Date:
Thu, 28 May 2020 - 10:15
SASSA’s big test: When will the emergency Covid-19 social grant be paid?

In another article, Jeremy Seekings examines the challenge facing the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) in delivering the new emergency covid-19 grant. The president announced this grant four weeks ago, and SASSA undertook to begin payments last Friday. But the challenges of setting up processes for applications, the verification and approval of these applications and then the payment to approved claimants are massive.

Publication Date:
Tue, 19 May 2020 - 14:00