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Why defeating coronavirus in one country isn't enough - there needs to be a coordinated global strategy
Why defeating coronavirus in one country isn't enough - there needs to be a coordinated global strategy

As long as the virus is present in any country, it can reenter those that have managed to slow it down - or even ones that eventually eradicate it...

By Nader Habibi 25 Mar 2020

Food processing is exempt from the Covid-19 lockdown
Essential services and businesses allowed to operate under lockdown

In a bid to contain and slow down the spread of the coronavirus in the country, South Africa will go on a nationwide lockdown at the stroke of midnight on Thursday for 21 days, with the exception of essential services...

24 Mar 2020

Cipla's Mirren facility approved by Sahpra to produce vital medicine
Cipla's Mirren facility approved by Sahpra to produce vital medicine

At a time when South Africa desperately needs some good news, Cipla's upgraded Mirren facility will not only be able to meet the high demand of critical medical needs but also help grow the beleaguered economy...

Issued by Cipla 24 Mar 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa announces nationwide lockdown

South Africa will enter a nationwide lockdown for 21-days with effect from midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa said...

24 Mar 2020

Machine learning can keep SA's retail shelves stocked
Machine learning can keep SA's retail shelves stocked

The recent Covid-19 fuelled rush on retailers in South Africa, as consumers start stockpiling grocery staples, is leaving many shelves empty...

23 Mar 2020

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State of disaster - how applying mining principles to other industries could help mitigate risk

With South Africa being in a state of disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act, 2002, industries across the country are embarking on an integrated and coordinated approach to prevent and reduce the further outbreak of Covid-19...

By Lili Nupen, Nicole Limberis-Ritchie & Chantal Murdock 23 Mar 2020

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How wearables are transforming healthcare

In recent years, wearables such as smartwatches and fitness wristbands have grown in popularity among consumers and gained traction within the healthcare industry as hospitals have put greater focus on improving patient care levels and clinician productivity...

By Andy McBain, 23 Mar 2020

Our health is our humanity
Our health is our humanity

Human Rights Day is cause for celebration, a recognition of the progress South Africa has made. Our rights make us who we are. But as the spread of coronavirus shows, it is our right to health that is at the crux of everything...

By Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 23 Mar 2020

Simple, fact-informed hygiene measures can help slow Covid-19 spread in Africa
Simple, fact-informed hygiene measures can help slow Covid-19 spread in Africa

The number of coronavirus cases in Kenya has jumped to at least 15 (by 23 March) after the government confirmed more cases...

By Siddharth Chatterjee 23 Mar 2020

Tips to working from home...successfully
Tips to working from home...successfully

Following the outbreak of Covid-19 and its impact on the nation, employees and employers are being asked to "self-quarantine" and implement "social distancing"...

23 Mar 2020

Why a one-size-fits-all approach to Covid-19 could have lethal consequences
Why a one-size-fits-all approach to Covid-19 could have lethal consequences

Suppose you had the choice between two health policies, A and B. Policy A would result in the death of a lot of elderly people...

By Alex Broadbent and Benjamin T H Smart 23 Mar 2020

7 tips to reduce the cyber risk of remote workers
7 tips to reduce the cyber risk of remote workers

The Covid-19 outbreak creates opportunities for hackers. Remote working makes it harder to secure and contain your IT environments, protect confidential information and to respond to incidents...

By Priyanka Naidoo 23 Mar 2020

Should lenders take the knock during Covid-19?
Should lenders take the knock during Covid-19?

Mass hysteria has set in and it will have a profound effect on the economy in the second and third quarter of this year...

23 Mar 2020

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SAA suspends regional flights

Subsequent to suspending all international flights, South African Airways (SAA) has also announced the suspension of regional flights...

23 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Commission to deal with suppliers who inflate prices
Covid-19: Commission to deal with suppliers who inflate prices

The Competition Commission says it has received several complaints from the public about rising prices for essentials such as some food, healthcare and hygiene products...

23 Mar 2020

E-commerce is key to business survival
E-commerce is key to business survival

While there is a lot of uncertainty around the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, one thing that is certain is that it will change the way we do business in the long-term...

23 Mar 2020

Marikana mine. Source: Sibanye-Stillwater
Covid-19 report at Sibanye Stillwater a hoax

Sibanye-Stillwater says a social media post that there is a confirmed case of Covid-19 at its operations is a hoax...

23 Mar 2020

Commuters outside Nairobi Railway Station wash their hands before entering the train station as a preventive measure against COVID-19. Photo by Dennis Sigwe/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Covid-19: a guide to good practice on keeping people well informed

The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is spreading across the world. For those who catch it, the vast majority will experience mild symptoms, but for a few it can cause severe disease and death...

By Orkan Okan, Kristine Sørensen & Melanie Messer 23 Mar 2020

Eaton Square prepares units for Covid-19 quarantine stays
Eaton Square prepares units for Covid-19 quarantine stays

Flyt Property Investment's recently launched Eaton Square in Diep River has made units available to those affected by Covid-19. These new, furnished apartments have been suitably sanitised and prepared for immediate occupation...

Issued by Adverb 20 Mar 2020

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#Covid19: Picup actions non-contact deliveries

Picup has placed the wellbeing of its drivers and customers as its top priority by introducing non-contact and sanitised deliveries.

20 Mar 2020

#CoronavirusSA: Scorpion Kings Live moves to August
#CoronavirusSA: Scorpion Kings Live moves to August

Given the recent declaration of a state of disaster due to the Covid-19 coronavirus, the Scorpion Kings Live concert has been postponed until 9 August 2020...

20 Mar 2020

#Covid19: Procure Travel Africa postponed until 2021
#Covid19: Procure Travel Africa postponed until 2021

"South Africans and South African companies are, and always have been, resilient but the reality is that we have no real knowledge of how the virus will develop."

20 Mar 2020

New regulations to curb stockpiling, price hikes released
New regulations to curb stockpiling, price hikes released

Government has imposed regulations that will limit unjustified price hikes and product stockpiling, to protect consumers, as the number of Covid-19 pandemic cases rise to 150...

20 Mar 2020

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More than 600 cases of #Covid-19 in Africa

More than 600 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in 34 countries in Africa as of 19 March, compared with 147 cases one week ago...

20 Mar 2020

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Blood groups - and their antibodies - are being explored in immunity to SARS-CoV2

Covid-19, which first emerged in Wuhan, China in December 2019, is relentlessly sweeping across the world. The scale of the epidemic has caused chaos and led to the World Health Organisation declaring it a pandemic in early February 2020...

By Glenda Mary Davison 19 Mar 2020

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Covid-19 regulations limit alcohol sale hours

Government gazetted regulations on the national state of disaster have directed that taverns, restaurants and clubs must be closed by 6pm...

19 Mar 2020

Surviving the Covid-19 outbreak: there's hope for humanity
Surviving the Covid-19 outbreak: there's hope for humanity

Amidst the panic and fear spread across the globe of the coronavirus pandemic, news outlets across the world have shared stories of hope and encouragement...

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 Mar 2020

Covid-19: SA supermarkets appeal to shoppers to quit panic buying
Covid-19: SA supermarkets appeal to shoppers to quit panic buying

Retailers have attempted to quell fears surrounding stock shortages as footage of panic buyers and empty supermarket shelves filter through social media...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Mar 2020

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Newborns in developing countries need better protection from common bacteria

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest infection rates of Streptococcus agalactiae, or "Group B strep", in the world - and one in five babies will not survive the illness...

19 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Alibaba Foundation, Jack Ma Foundation to donate medical supplies to Africa
Covid-19: Alibaba Foundation, Jack Ma Foundation to donate medical supplies to Africa

As the Covid-19 virus continues to spread around the world, the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation have announced they will be donating medical supplies to Africa...

18 Mar 2020

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