Citizen scientists have helped researchers track the changing environment during the pandemic.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has emphasised inclusive decision-making informed by scientific evidence. Such an approach would serve to depoliticise and rationalise decision-making.
The virus threatens to push half a billion people into extreme poverty around the world.
Antisocial behaviour has skyrocketed but that could be due to people breaching lockdown rules.
Many people who shielding during the coronavirus pandemic will need help to step forward and reclaim life.
There is good reason for older people to stay isolated, even as lockdown lifts.
Evidence from South Korea tells a precautionary tale about rushing to end lockdown, without the right public health measures in place.
Local participation and ownership of the response to COVID-19 is the only sustainable option.
When considering how to exit lockdown, we need to think about people who have died from COVID-19 as well as those who have died because other health care was postponed.
Pickers, purifyers and producers are all working flat out.
As lockdowns end, schools are reopening. But it will be far from normal.
South Africa’s lockdown rules started with high legitimacy. But it has been eroded and has now dissolved.
The judgment creates a new layer of uncertainty in an already highly fluid situation and heaps further unwelcome pressure onto government.
There's an important difference between responses before and after people learned the prime minister's chief adviser was not following the rules.
Coronavirus has meant more time at home, more time online and more image-based abuse.
A continuous lock down is detrimental to Nigeria's large population of people living below poverty lines, but lifting the restrictions without a proper plan is equally dangerous. Here's what to do.
Lockdown is putting more pressure on relationships than ever before. Couples should be able to separate peacefully without apportioning blame.
In Namur, Belgium, archaeological excavations were almost buried for good under the cover of lockdown. The incident draws attention to weaknesses in archaeological heritage protection systems.
There are three features common to most forms of insomnia that can be revelatory for those living under lockdown.
Dreams that are more vivid, more frequent and more striking… Lockdown seems to trouble our nights as well as our days, and there's reason to believe that's not just a figment of our imagination.