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  • How Cape Town made Bruce Lee's dream come true with Warrior
    Cape Town doubles for a lawless 1870s San Francisco in the kick-ass martial arts action series Warrior, which now has two seasons available to binge on Showmax. Issued by Showmax
  • Online retail in SA soars to R30bn, comprising 2.8% of total retail
    A new report reveals that total growth for online retail in South Africa rose to 66% in 2020, exceeding the 25% growth predicted three years ago, and bringing the total of online retail in South Africa to R30,2bn.
  • The evolution of Gagasi FM and Heart FM
    And you thought 2020 was one heck of a year! 2021 brings winds of change as Gagasi FM and Heart FM will be launching their own media solutions company under holding company MRC Media effective from 1 July 2021. The stations will utilise Mediamark as its sales house until 30 June 2021. Issued by Mediamark
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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

Pfizer vaccine hits SA shores

The country's vaccination programme on Sunday reached a welcomed milestone with Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, announcing the arrival of the first batch of the Pfizer vaccination doses...

3 May 2021

Scabies: the neglected tropical disease no one wants to talk about

Some diseases are more likely to enter public conversation than others. Covid-19 has dominated the public discourse in 2020...

By Michael Head 22 Apr 2021

South African healthcare workers are at high risk of contracting hepatitis B

South African healthcare workers were found to be at high risk of contracting hepatitis B, even though a vaccine can provide life-long immunity...

13 Apr 2021

Ebola might be a chronic infection - but here's why we shouldn't panic

Ebola is back in Guinea in West Africa, five years after the largest Ebola epidemic ever known ended...

By Connor Bamford 1 Apr 2021

Why India is banking on health diplomacy to grow African footprint

India has stepped up its global ambitions and foreign policy re-engagement with African countries in recent years. Its bilateral trade increased from $7.bn in 2001 to $63bn in 2017/18...

By Dan Banik & Renu Modik 26 Mar 2021

Beware: Conditions are ideal for an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever

The good rains that have fallen over the last month in many areas of South Africa have caused ideal conditions for an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever (RVF)...

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 5 Mar 2021

Viruses can hijack cellular process in order to block immune response

Research has found that viruses that cause diseases such as the common cold, measles, or Covid-19 can hijack an existing molecular process in the cell in order to block the body's antiviral immune response to a viral infection...

22 Feb 2021

Ebola strikes West Africa again: key questions and lessons from the past

News of a new outbreak of Ebola in Guinea is indeed distressing...

By Mosoka Fallah 19 Feb 2021

WHO alerts six African countries after Ebola outbreaks

CONAKRY - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has asked six African countries to be alert for possible Ebola infections...

By Saliou Samb 18 Feb 2021

Studies confirm Daikin's patented streamer technology inactivates more than 99.9% of the coronavirus

A bold statement indeed, but one backed by science. Daikin can now confidently confirm the effectiveness of their patented streamer technology, which successfully inactivates more than 99.9% of the novel coronavirus after irradiating the virus for three hours...

Issued by Daikin 14 Dec 2020

#BestofBiz 2020: Healthcare

What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Healthcare platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list

14 Dec 2020

How ending polio in Africa has had positive spinoffs for public health

Polio is a highly infectious disease. It's caused by a virus that enters the body through the mouth. The virus then multiplies in the intestine and attacks the central nervous system - causing paralysis...

By Charles Shey Wiysonge 4 Nov 2020

Drug-resistant gonorrhoea is a growing threat: a South African case study

Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacterium called Neisseria gonorrhoeae. This infection affects 87-million people every year across the world. It can lead to genital discharge, pregnancy complications and infertility...

By Remco Peters & Liteboho Daniel Maduna 28 Oct 2020




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