15 minutes: KRISP Work at a Glance

In this new section of the krisp.org.za website, the idea is that anyone with 15 minutes to spare can learn about our work and its application in everyday life.

Excess deaths increase but we are ‘still in the dark’

Mail & Guardian - 2020-07-23

There have been 17090 more deaths in the country than there were in previous years during the same period. But the official number of Covid-19 deaths is about 6000. There is a significant departure from the historical trends, even under these abnormal circumstances.


South Africa 59% excess deaths imply hidden Covid-19 toll

Sowetan Live - 2020-07-23

South Africa witnessed some 17000 extra deaths from natural causes or 59% more than would normally be expected between early May and mid-July, scientists said, suggesting many more people are dying of Covid-19 than shown in official figures.


South Africa joins 'Big 5' COVID-19 countries

Mybroadband - 2020-07-18

South Africa has joined the United States, Brazil, India, and Russia as the countries with the most recorded COVID-19 cases. On Saturday, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize announced the country has 350,879 confirmed COVID-19 cases.


Experts question ‘underreported’ virus deaths in South Africa

Businesstech - 2020-07-18

The official number of deaths linked to Covid-19 in South Africa doesn’t reflect the true scale of the crisis, with provinces that have been hit hardest by the outbreak showing a surge in fatalities, health experts say.


South Africa Data May Underreport Virus Deaths, Experts Say

Bloomberg - 2020-07-18

The official number of deaths linked to Covid-19 in South Africa doesn’t reflect the true scale of the crisis, with provinces that have been hit hardest by the outbreak showing a surge in fatalities, health experts say.


Initial COVID-19 Infections In CT Came From Europe, Researchers Find

EWN - 2020-07-17

CAPE TOWN - Genome sequencing, by colleagues at Stellenbosch University and the Network for Genomic Surveillance, was used to trace most of the very first COVID-19 cases reported in the Western Cape back to Europe.



YouTube Videos

Curation and Analysis of Data in Africa by Africans: Network for Genomic Surveillance in South Africa (NGS-SA)

From San Emmanuel James and Jennifer Giandhari, date: 2020-06-24, duration: 00:02:02

Sequencing SARS-CoV-2 in Africa in real-time to control COVID-19 outbreaks

From Tulio De Oliveira, Jennifer Giandhari and Sureshnee Pillay, date: 2020-05-20, duration: 00:03:22

COVID-19 Pandemic | Outcome of investigation into COVID-19 at Netcare St Augustine's Hospital

From Tulio de Oliveira, date: 2020-05-20, duration: 00:09:32

COVID-19 Question 3: How has South Africa's mortality rate been impacted by the pandemic?

From Richard Lessells, date: 2020-05-12, duration: 00:01:52


KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).


Location: K-RITH Tower Building
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN
719 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa.
Director: Prof. Tulio de Oliveira