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COVID-19 and the academe in South Africa: Not business as usual

Show simple item record Hedding, David Greve, Michelle Nel, Werner Breetzke, Gregory D. Jansen van Vuuren, Bettine 2020-08-04T15:26:02Z 2020-08-04T15:26:02Z 2020-07-20
dc.identifier.citation Hedding DW, Greve M, Breetzke GD, Nel W, Jansen van Vuuren B. COVID-19 and the academe in South Africa: Not business as usual. S Afr J Sci. 2020;116(7/8), Art. #8298, 3 pages. https://doi. org/10.17159/sajs.2020/8298 en
dc.identifier.uri https://doi. org/10.17159/sajs.2020/8298
dc.description.abstract The famous R.E.M. song laments ‘It’s the end of the world as we know it, I had some time alone, I feel fine…’. Many South Africans would agree that COVID-19 signals the end of the world (or business) as we know it, and through the lockdown we have certainly had some time alone. But contrary to the lyrics, all may not be fine, especially for South Africa’s scientific community. The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has impacted every economic and social sector1 across the globe, including higher education in South Africa. Every student and staff member at a higher education institution will have been affected in some way and to varying degrees; not one person will emerge from this unscathed. It is impossible to predict every short- and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but we will experience the aftershocks for a long time to come. Here we discuss some of these impacts, ranging from undergraduate level to large research projects, and we offer suggestions on how to mitigate some of the damage. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject COVID-19 en
dc.subject Research en
dc.subject National Research Foundation en
dc.subject higher education institutions en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.title COVID-19 and the academe in South Africa: Not business as usual en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Geography en

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