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  • Dis-chem prepped for vaccination roll-out with 32 sites secured
    Dis-Chem Pharmacies has confirmed its readiness for Covid-19 vaccination roll-out. "We are well-positioned to commence with the vaccination roll-out aligned to government timelines, and we have prepared our teams to work at full capacity if supply from government is consistent," says CEO Ivan Saltzman.
  • 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
  • Construction of R500m Boardwalk Mall under way in Gqeberha
    Construction has officially commenced on the Boardwalk Mall in Gqeberha. The first phase is set to be completed and launched on 9 December 2021. The official opening, which marks the second phase's completion, is scheduled for 22 September 2022.
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#BizTrends2021: 3 big issues demanding legal attention this year

Three broad themes emerging in South Africa in 2021, which will require extensive input from the legal profession, are: changes to the economy and regulation prompted by Covid-19; moves by government and the private sector to stimulate economic recovery; and a greater focus on corporate responsibility and consumer protection...

By Jonathan Veeran, Nozipho Mngomezulu and Burton Phillips 19 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Sustainable energy evolution opens opportunities for SA businesses

There were a a number of significant developments in the local energy space in 2020 and, while this sector generally tends to shift relatively slowly, 2021 is likely to bring with it some of the most progressive changes...

By Tygue Theron 14 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Digital solutions need small steps to succeed

Perhaps the greatest opportunity presented by the current technology wave is the capacity to customise digital solutions...

By Xanthe Adams 11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Mining looks ahead to more Covid risk

As Covid-19 disruptions continue to plague southern Africa - and with no end conclusively yet in sight - leaders in the mining sector will be pushing the application of technology in 2021, while also securing their supply chains to mitigate risk...

By Ralf Hennecke 8 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: A bright horizon for South Africa's energy landscape

The recent history of South Africa's energy landscape has not been great. With poorly maintained infrastructure, delayed construction of new capacity, illegal connections and cable theft; news headlines on the topic of SA's electricity are rarely good...

By Barry Bredenkamp 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The future of SA's energy mix

South Africa relies on coal-fired power stations to produce approximately 90% of its electricity. Moving forward, the country's aim should be to reduce this percentage, with a move to greater use of renewable energy sources...

By Gaopalelwe Santswere 7 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Mining's year ahead will demand deep innovation

Mining's immediate future is to be impacted not just by economic cycles or established trends, but by structural issues demanding urgent and deep innovation...

By Frederick Cawood 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Just energy transition will continue to accelerate

The energy sector in South Africa has changed more in the last decade than perhaps any industry, and arguably will change even more in the next decade...

By Ben Brimble 6 Jan 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Energy & Mining

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 Energy & Mining platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list...

14 Dec 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

#BizTrends2021 - write them, own them, make them possible

There's never been a better time to rewrite the future or a better time to come on board to sponsor BizTrends...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 14 Sep 2020

#BizTrends2020: 2020 - Africa's year for digital disruption

A number of macro trends are delivering unhindered economic progress on the African continent, driving momentum and positioning Africa as a significant component of the world market...

By Geoffrey White 14 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: SA's transition to a cleaner, greener economy

South Africa is taking strides towards transitioning to a cleaner green economy, with the country's approved 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) being gazetted...

By Ntombifuthi Ntuli 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The intelligent utility of the future

For years, technology has promised to revolutionise the power sector. While smart grids have been implemented in many countries, the internet of things (IoT) devices and digital control solutions promise to be the enabler of the intelligent utility...

By Cathy Pickering 8 Jan 2020



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