Dr Chikezie Uzuegbunam

Chikezie Uzuegbunam holds a PhD in Media Studies from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Before his temporary relocation to South Africa, he was a lecturer at Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Nigeria. A published academic and a lover of travel, he writes commentaries and op-eds on issues that are close to his heart including, but not limited to, toxic masculinity, social media use, young people’s use of technology, wellbeing and lifestyle.  He was named one of 100 Brightest Young Minds in Africa in 2017 and was a 2019 fellow of Oxford Media Policy Institute at Oxford University, United Kingdom.

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When the President announced the national lockdown in March this year, I was concerned about the Covid-19 virus and the impact the national lockdown was going to have on our already fragile economy.  However, like many, I was encouraged and hopeful about the announcement of the social relief and an economic support package of R500 […]

Development finance institutions pledge to sustain Covid-19 mitigation, livelihood recovery


 

Multilateral development finance institutions have pledged to continue to collaborate in their efforts to mitigate the adverse impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and accelerate the recovery of economies and livelihoods. At an extraordinary virtual meeting to discuss the impact of their responses to the pandemic and the worsening debt situation, the organizations said that sustaining […]

Understanding mental health strain for South Africans under lockdown


 

People are so caught up in acquiring new skills under lockdown, or saving their businesses or just surviving, that they are not acknowledging the mental health issues brought about by extended lockdown and isolation in the shadow of this Covid-19 pandemic. The ability to be human was almost taken away from us and isolation was […]

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ECONOMICS

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