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  • Cape Town rental property market presenting a mixed bag of tricks
    While the recent PayProp State of the Rental Industry Survey found that the key challenges agents currently face are a shrinking viable tenant pool, lower tenant affordability and high arrears, the Cape Town market continues to march to its own drum according to Lorraine-Marie Dellbridge, rental manager for Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs, False Bay and Noordhoek.
  • RIP to former Spur chief Pierre Van Tonder
    Pierre Van Tonder, Spur Corporation's former CEO, died in a Cape Town hospital at the age of 62 on Sunday evening, 9 May.
  • Kaya 959 appoints Sibongile Mtyali as its new managing director
    The Kaya 959 board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Sibongile Mtyali as the new Kaya 959 managing director effective 1 June 2021. Mtyali replaces former managing director who stepped down from his position in December 2020. Issued by KAYA 959
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15 facts about the Covid vaccine

Although the vaccine rollout for healthcare workers has begun, myths and misinformation continue to circulate around its development, efficacy and just how the vaccine will help manage or mitigate the spread of the virus. Lee Callakoppen, principal officer of Bonitas Medical Fund shares 15 facts about the vaccine...

Issued by Bonitas 1 day ago

Sudanese search for oxygen cylinders as Covid third wave swells

Sudan is struggling to provide hospital beds, drugs and medical oxygen to Covid-19 patients hit by a third wave of infections that is straining the country's patchy healthcare system beyond what it can cope with...

By Khalid Abdelaziz 1 day ago

Our research shows gaps in South Africa's diabetes management programme

Diabetes is currently the ninth most common cause of death in the world...

By Patrick Ngassa Piotie, Elizabeth M Webb & Paul Rheeder 1 day ago

Clicks to buy Pick n Pay pharmacies

Clicks Group will acquire Pick n Pay's retail pharmacy business, including 25 in-store pharmacies which will be rebranded to Clicks...

2 days ago

South Africa picks up first cases of coronavirus variant from India

South Africa's health ministry said it had detected the first four cases of a new coronavirus variant that emerged in India and was responsible for a surge of infections and deaths in the Asian country...

By Wendell Roelf 2 days ago

It's possible to build stronger systems to deliver oxygen: here's what it takes

Covid-19 pneumonia creates breathing difficulties leading to low blood oxygen levels (hypoxaemia). Unable to get enough oxygen to supply vital organs, patients with hypoxaemia are at very high risk of death...

By Hamish Graham & Adegoke Falade 2 days ago

SA's kelp beds in Oscar-winning film may help relieve eczema - research

Research shows that CEM-K's efficacy in helping relieve skin irritations may be comparable to some allopathic medicines - but without the side-effects...

Issued by Leap Communications 2 days ago

#AfricaMonth2021: May Africa prosper

We invite you to join us in celebrating Africa Month and matters - its stakeholders and stories - in the areas of business leadership, trade, technologies, arts, culture and brands...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 7 May 2021

Remote training in bioinformatics to upskill scientists across Africa

A new collaboration between Wellcome Connecting Science and H3ABioNet is helping deliver bioinformatics training throughout Africa, helping scientists tackle some of the continent's most urgent health challenges...

7 May 2021

Over 100 countries back Trips waiver on Covid-19 vaccines

South Africa's proposal to waiver specific Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (Trips) obligations related to the manufacturing of Covid-19 vaccines is now supported by over 100 countries...

7 May 2021

New training manual emphasises importance of cleaning to fight infection in healthcare facilities

One of the simplest methods of preventing infection is proper cleaning practices; however, a lack of quality training is often one of the factors contributing to the high infection rate in South Africa's healthcare facilities...

7 May 2021

Outreach Engineering, Wits Healthcare Innovation merge to scale impact

Following a successful track record, Outreach Engineering and Wits Healthcare Innovation are merging to scale up their work...

7 May 2021

US supports waiver of Covid-19 vaccine IP restrictions

President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the US's support for a temporary and targeted waiver of intellectual property protections that apply to Covid-19 vaccines...

6 May 2021

The art of living and dying: A partnership story

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, palliative care is now more in the mainstream eye than ever before...

Issued by MANGO-OMC 6 May 2021

Call for more midwives as millions die in childbirth

Midwives are routinely "overlooked and ignored" despite saving millions of lives a year, the United Nations said on Wednesday, urging the world to hire more women and safeguard new life...

By Sonia Elks 6 May 2021

World Hand Hygiene Day: Learn how to wash your hands and save lives

Practise effective hand hygiene to prevent infections by learning how to wash your hands properly with Bloom Financial Services and Health4Me...

Issued by Bloom Financial Services 5 May 2021

New cerebral palsy research may have profound impact on medicolegal cases

Commonly held views on cerebral palsy are being challenged by a new paper recently published in the South African Medical Journal, which suggests that the causes of this condition may be far more complex and multi-faceted...

5 May 2021




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