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The week in social media | 25 May – 29 May 2020
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The week in social media | 25 May – 29 May 2020

Every day we observe, dissect and analyse the news and information driving the conversations around the week’s most topical issues on social media. These are the highlights you should know about. Africa Day 25 May As Africa Day celebrations kicked off on the Monday morning, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s message commending the continent was the top...

The week in social media | 18 May – 24 May 2020
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The week in social media | 18 May – 24 May 2020

Every day we observe, dissect and analyse the news and information driving the conversations around the week’s most topical issues on social media. These are the highlights you should know about. Madagascar still in the news Madagascar was one of the top topics by volume, with narratives related to President Rajoelina’s address and Madagascar’s stance...

The week in social media | 11 May – 16 May 2020
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The week in social media | 11 May – 16 May 2020

Every day we observe, dissect and analyse the news and information driving the conversations around the week’s most topical issues on social media. These are the highlights you should know about. The tobacco debate isn’t going away More information was revealed about the government’s U-turn on the sale of tobacco and alcohol during Level 4...

The week in social media | 3 May – 8 May 2020
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The week in social media | 3 May – 8 May 2020

Every day we observe, dissect and analyse the news and information driving the conversations around the week’s most topical issues on social media. These are the highlights you should know about. Gareth Cliff’s letter to the President: “We are losing hope” Gareth Cliff’s letter to the President was the fifth biggest topic by volume while...

The week in social media | 27 April – 1 May 2020
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The week in social media | 27 April – 1 May 2020

Every day we observe, dissect and analyse the news and information driving the conversations around the week’s most topical issues on social media. These are the highlights you should know about. Cuban healthcare workers in SA to help fight Corona The arrival of over 200 Cuban medical professionals was widely discussed and debated, and it...

The week in social media | 21- 26 April 2020
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The week in social media | 21- 26 April 2020

All of our research around important topics broadcast and discussed on social media are summarised here. These are the highlights you should know about. Financial relief announced Basic Unemployment Grant President Ramaphosa announced a temporary R350 a month grant for unemployed people who do not receive any other form of social grant or UIF payment....

The week in social media | 14 – 20 April 2020
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The week in social media | 14 – 20 April 2020

Every day we observe, dissect and analyse the news and information driving the conversations around the week’s most topical issues on social media. These are the highlights you should know about. Children going hungry A caller on SAfm radio said her 6-year-old daughter had not eaten in three days, while waste pickers across the country...

Face masks help prevent the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19
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Face masks help prevent the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19

By wearing a mask you are protecting others (especially vulnerable people) from contracting Covid-19. As we now know, the coronavirus can spread through droplets and particles released into the air by speaking, singing, coughing or sneezing — a mask helps prevent these droplets from infecting others. It can also protect you from being infected. This...

Social media hype over Ivermectin is unproven and irresponsible – experts
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Social media hype over Ivermectin is unproven and irresponsible – experts

SA’s top vaccinologists, scientists and infectious diseases experts were adamant that Ivermectin would not be authorised until sufficient data proved it to be safe and effective at the doses needed to combat Covid-19. Ivermectin is an anti-parasitic medicine that is being studied across the globe as a possible agent against Covid-19, and in SA is...