The Covid Report

VOW FM 88.1  |  Podcast , ±25 min episodes every 3 days  | 
At the onset of the Covid- 19 pandemic in South Africa when President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a state of disaster in March 2020, Voice of Wits launched an hour- long daily talk show, The Covid Report. This show focuses on the impact the virus has on various sectors of society. Some of the topics covered include; stories of recovery, how people living in informal settlements are dealing with the pandemic, the impact of the virus on schooling- focusing on home schooling. The LIVE show airs 6 and 7pm Monday to Thursday and is available on podcast after that.

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Affects of covid-19 vaccine on immunocompromised patients

In this episode of the covid report, we are looking at how the covid-19 pandemic has affected those who are immunocompromised and how getting a vaccine would impact their lives.

To further discuss this we are joined by, Shabir Madhi who is a Professor of Vaccinology Wits university.
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How covid-19 has contributed to the increase in teenage pregancies in South Africa

n this episode of the covid report, we are looking at how the covid-19 pandemic has affected and contributed to the increase in pregancy in the age group between 10-16.

To discuss this we are joined by Mpho Mogapi who is the cluster manager at Soul City Institute. He will be giving us an understanding of this matter as well as the ways in which Soul City Institute has and is working towards fighting this issue.
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How covid-19 has affected the world of sports

In this episode of the covid report, we look at how the pandemic has affected the world of sports.

To give insight on this topic, we are joined by Matthew Paul Booth, who is a South African former professional footballer.
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First-hand experience on taking the covid-19 vaccine

In this episode of the covid report we are joined by Lerato Mahoto, Marona Seekane and Sfiso Nyawo. Who share their first-hand experiences of registering and receiving the covid-19 vaccine. They also share some of the strangest theories regarding the vaccine side effects.
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Traditional leaders' role in combating the covid-19 pandemic

On this episode of the Covid Report we are joined by the provincial chairman of the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa), Prince Manene Tabane.

We discuss the ways in which the government is engaging with Traditional Leaders of South Africa to bring information about the pandemic and the vaccine to all people.
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Effects of covid-19 on water and sanitation in schools

In this episode of the covid report, we are joined by Ntsiki Dlulane. Who is the head of Equal Education in the Western Cape discussing the impact of Covid -19 on schools and the work which was being done to improve the gap of inequality in rural schools with regards to water and sanitation, technology, and dropout rates due to the pandemic.
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How the Pandemic has Affected the Entertainment Industry

In today's episode of the Covid Report , we are joined by event organizer, DJ, and Sound Engineer Anderson Mabitsela, to discuss how the pandemic has affected small businesses within the entertainment industry. We also discuss ways businesses can menuevre in the entertainment industry amidst the pandemic.
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How the pandemic has affected new businesses in the entertainment industry

In today's episode of the Covid Report , we are joined by Ellezè Matthews, better known as DJ Zykie. He is a Dj and owner of a newly founded production company by the name of Zykie Productions.

We will bediscuss how the pandemic has affected new businesses within the entertainment industry, As well as ways these businesses can menuevre in the entertainment industry amidst the pandemic.
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Has Africa Slept Through the Pandemic?

Africa is often described as a sleeping giant with untapped potential. Now this may hold truth in some aspects and not others, but today we look at whether or not this is the case when it comes to handling the pandemic.

To have this conversation, we are joined by Puseletso Sauli who is a young legal and trade expert with a passion for this continent and its development.
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How has the pandemic affected African women?

It is not secret that the women face a different plight on the continent to that of men and following that logic would mean that the impact on women might differ even if it be slight. To further unpack this discussion on Africa and the pandemic we are joined by researcher Omhle Ntshingila who has done work on women on the continent.

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