Quarantuning at the time of Coronavirus

This research project looks at how Quarantine was used as a preventative measure in the fight against Covid-19. It seeks to asses the impact of Quarantine towards flattening the curve. It also delves deeper into the concept of Quarantine and how South Africans got to experience it and apply it in…

A 12-month Prospective study: A Self-reported outcome of South African population recovering from COVID-19 pandemic

The brief purpose of this study is to determine the patient-reported outcomes of participants recovering from COVID-19. This is a longitudinal study seeking to study the same population over a period of 12 months in intermittent timepoints. This study will collect data and assess the change in…

What is South Africa’s healthcare response to COVID-19: A mapping and situational analysis study

This study is comprised of three sub-studies that together make up our research into the healthcare response to COVID-19.

Firstly, we will conduct a policy review: to identify and analyse what the South African health policy and guideline documents specify as ‘the response’ in…

The questions of Social justice in university education during COVID-19 with a focus on the University of Johannesburg Library StaffJ.

COVID-19 outbreak brought a sudden change in the manner in which both staff and students conducted academic business at the University. The closure of academic campuses and the suspension of face to face contact meant that staff and students had to adapt to the online environment with immediate…

The University of Johannesburg students' Use of Technology to Consume Library Services During the COVID -19: Challenges and Benefits

The COVID -19 outbreak led to the closure of academic institutions worldwide, leading to the introduction of online teaching and learning. Students had to consume the University's academic services electronically. Library services (access to online material and information literacy training)…

The University of Johannesburg Library staff Use of Technology During the COVID -19 : Challenges and Benefits

The COVID -19 pandemic caught everybody off-guard. The sudden mandatory closure of academic institutions and the resultant use of online learning impacted on the University as a whole. The Library had to respond to the change and continue to provide teaching and learning and, research support…

Representations of COVID-19 by the Mapula Embroidery Project

We have commissioned 14 embroidered panels from the Mapula Embroidery Project in the Winterveld, just north of Pretoria. The idea is that the making of the works will provide project members with opportunities to convey their observations about the impact of the disease on their lives and community…

Patterns of reilience amongst South Africans during COVID-19

During this time of a global pandemic, individuals all over the world are experiencing some sort of acute stress, uncertainty and anxiety (Presti, McHugh, Gloster, Karekla,
& Hayes, 2020; Schimmenti, Billieux, & Vladan, 2020; Shah, Kamrai, Mekala, Mann, & Desai, 2020; Wallace…

Investigating the effectiveness of COVID-19 risk communication in mitigating the disaster, a Bloemfontein perspective

For the past years, the South African disaster management fraternity has invested significantly in disaster response and less in disaster risk reduction, in particular risk communication. Such activities transpired since the promulgation of the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002 and the National…

South African social media users COVID-19 health information seeking and coping during lockdown.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown implemented to prevent the spread of the virus has created a crisis in the economy and in education as well as posing a challenge for public health. During public health crises as what we are currently experiencing, an immense and immediate need for…

UJ/HSRC Covid-19 Democracy survey

In order to capture the nature and the impact of Covid-19 on South African society, the University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Social Change (CSC) and the Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES) research division at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) undertook an online cross-…

Neuropsychological Sequelae in Survivors of Severe COVID-19: A Research Proposal

Accumulating data confirms that coronaviruses are not restricted to the respiratory system and that they are able to invade the central nervous system leading to neurological disorders. Nonetheless, studies to date of COVID-19 have primarily focussed on morbidity and/or pulmonary function, but…