Opinion and Analysis

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Are you addicted to the Internet?

Internet addiction is where one has an online-related, compulsive behavior which interferes with normal living and causes severe stress on the family, friends, loved ones, and one’s work environment.

The fake news problem

We like the information that confirms what we believe, whether it is true or false. This is why we quickly share the news that is aligned with what we want to be true, irrespective of whether the information is factual or not.

The next coronavirus pandemic outbreak could be predicted via satellite

Satellites are not the be-all and end-all, but they can be a powerful predictor of potential future outbreaks like COVID-19.

Protect journalists against the COVID-19 pandemic

As journalists now more than ever, during the coronavirus pandemic we should consider sharing video footage, tips, contacts, audio recordings, few media houses will provide protective gear although they should take put our safety ahead of stories and counting eyeballs.

To flatten the COVID-19 curve, South Africa needs to make sure all citizens can afford to stay home

South Africa won't flatten the COVID-19 pandemic curve unless all citizens have the means to stay at home. But for many, it's either they stay at home and starving, or go out to make a living.

5G does not cause the spread of COVID-19

Conspiracy theories often arise when people try to make sense of the world they live in, especially when it is being disrupted like the time we are living in. One such conspiracy theory that is making the rounds is that 5G is the cause of COVID-19.

We must lockdown Africa now to stop COVID-19

Extended lockdowns carry inherent potential threats of their own and these must be managed. Along with underlying systemic weaknesses, the coronavirus pandemic could unleash social unrest, the explosions of which will be as unprecedented as COVID-19 itself.