With the nationwide lockdown extended by another two weeks, you may be wondering how you’ll keep yourself and your loved ones informed and entertained. You may be looking for a new fitness regime, to pick up a skill or wonder who the best sources are to follow for credible updates on the pandemic. If you have any of these concerns, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.
We’ve trawled the web and put together a list of free resources – as long as you have a working internet connection and data – from authorities such as the United Nations (UN), the World Health Organization, Google, the South African government and, of course, the University of Cape Town (UCT).
Your child’s education
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has numerous resources for parents, caregivers and learners to support learning at home.
Health and well-being
Learn a new skill
You can pick up a new skill with one of the countless massive open online courses (MOOCs) available from UCT and other universities from around the world. You can access and enrol for many MOOCs for free through options such as:
You can also upskill through Google’s Skillshop or Digital Skills for Africa.
If you’re a student, take advantage of the free online resources from UCT Libraries and digital libraries such as JStor and Cambridge University Press. Be sure to check out the National Emergency Library.
It’s important that you have access to the right information. For that reason, we suggest you keep an eye on the following websites for the latest on the pandemic:
There are plenty of ways to stay entertained and to keep the creative juices flowing during lockdown. As a start, we suggest the following:
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