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Smokers' behaviour in lockdown reveals power of their addiction
02 June, 2020

Cigarette sales have been banned in SA since March 27 as part of the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Under the auspices of the Research Unit on the Economics of Excisable Products (REEP) in the School of Economics, Professor Corne van Walbeek and Research Officer Samantha Filby conducted an online survey of about 12,200 people who were regular smokers in the week before the ban became effective.

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COVID-19, 'an opportunity for climate action'
29 May, 2020

Robust discussions on climate change and development links in Africa took centre stage on day two of UCT's Africa Month Virtual Symposium, on Thursday, 28 May. The session unpacked the climate change and development nexus: moving from obligations to opportunities. Several speakers weighed in on the topic, including Professor Carlos Lopes from the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance.

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How a post-COVID-19 revival could kickstart Africa's free trade area
27 May, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic, notwithstanding its devastating impact on the health and economies of Africa, could be an opportunity to advance the free trade area in a more developmental, inclusive and mutually beneficial way for African countries, says Professor Faizel Ismail, director of the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance.

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