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Lagos state officials disinfecting roads in the state. Shutterstock
Coronavirus: what Nigeria can do post lockdown

The World Health Organisation has warned that Covid-19 infection rates are likely to remain for a long time. There is therefore a need for countries to plan one step ahead of the epidemic curve...

By Doyin Ogunyemi 4 hours ago

PayProp notes massive jump in average rental arrears from March to April
PayProp notes massive jump in average rental arrears from March to April

According to the first PayProp Rental Index for 2020, during March 2020, just over 20% of tenants were in arrears, increasing to almost 24% in April...

1 day ago

How NetFlorist pivoted to essential goods in 36 hours
How NetFlorist pivoted to essential goods in 36 hours

Ryan Bacher, co-founder and MD of NetFlorist, says he's never worked harder than he has during the last two months...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 hours ago

Kangnas Wind Farm
Mitigating Covid-19 risks in constructing wind farms

As South Africa enters Level 3 lockdown, sectors across the country, including wind power construction teams, are facing more stringent health and safety regulations than ever before...

5 hours ago

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Mbalula confident airports are Covid-19 ready

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has expressed confidence that the aviation industry and the country's airports will adhere to Covid-19 regulations and directives, as the sector reopens...

5 hours ago

'Irrational' lockdown regulations invalid - High Court ruling
'Irrational' lockdown regulations invalid - High Court ruling

The Gauteng High Court yesterday declared the Covid-19 lockdown regulations in Levels 3 and 4 unconstitutional and invalid...

By Shan Radcliffe 5 hours ago

E-commerce startup Yebo Fresh easing access to food supplies in townships
E-commerce startup Yebo Fresh easing access to food supplies in townships

Grocery delivery startup Yebo Fresh is helping township residents access vital food supplies safely during the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown...

5 hours ago

Self-drive to private or public game reserves, national parks permitted under Level 3
Self-drive to private or public game reserves, national parks permitted under Level 3

Hunting, self-drive visits to private or public game reserves and national parks, as well as recreational fishing are among the activities the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has included in the directions under the Covid-19 Lockdown Level 3...

6 hours ago

#LockdownAdvice: Rebuilding your new model
#LockdownAdvice: Rebuilding your new model

The common consensus is that there is going to be a "new normal" and that new normal is going to require most, if not all, organisations to recalibrate themselves to the new external context...

By Allon Raiz 7 hours ago

Essential marketing during Covid-19
Essential marketing during Covid-19

Social Places' product suites - GoListings, GoReview, GoAds and GoSocial - all work in unison to provide multi-location franchise brands with a holistic solution to manage their online presence through the use of a single login...

Issued by Social Places 9 hours ago

Peter Castleden, CEO, Sanlam Indie.
Brokers, pandemics and AI

Level 3 Covid-19 brings another wave of economic activity, but given the new normal of masks, social distancing and a healthy dose of hand sanitiser, this makes life a little more complicated for intermediaries...

10 hours ago

INMA announces Global Media Awards winners, Volt Africa wins Best of Show
INMA announces Global Media Awards winners, Volt Africa wins Best of Show

The International News Media Association today announced first-place winners in its 2020 Global Media Awards competition, with Volt Africa the Best of Show winner for Africa...

21 hours ago

Competition Tribunal penalises face mask producer
Competition Tribunal penalises face mask producer

A Pretoria company is in hot water after implementing excessive price hikes during the Covid-19 pandemic...

1 day ago

SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient and imaged using a transmission electron micrograph.
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What we do and do not know about Covid-19's infectious dose and viral load

As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads, it has become clear that people need to understand basic facts about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, to make informed health care and public policy decisions...

By Marta Gaglia & Seema Lakdawala 1 day ago

Kagiso Media pledges R1m towards Covid-19 hunger relief
Kagiso Media pledges R1m towards Covid-19 hunger relief

Kagiso Media, via its radio stations East Coast Radio (ECR) and Jacaranda FM, is giving back to communities in need during the Covid-19 crisis...

Issued by Jacaranda FM 1 day ago

Smart cities in the time of physical distancing
Smart cities in the time of physical distancing

When the State of Disaster was announced as the Covid-19 crisis hit South Africa, a new set of rules began to form, and with it a new set of questions and challenges...

By Bouwer Serfontein 1 day ago

Will lockdown change how we do funerals?
Will lockdown change how we do funerals?

The lockdown has brought changes that require us to adapt to a new normal, one of these being the way in which we carry out funerals. But has this ushered in a new normal that could help grieving families cut back on costs and lengthy preparations?..

Issued by MiWayLife 1 day ago

Covid-19 stress testing indicates resilience of largest SA banks
Covid-19 stress testing indicates resilience of largest SA banks

Financial stress testing indicates that the largest South African banks are expected to remain resilient through the current period affected by the Covid-19 outbreak, even under severe stress scenarios...

1 day ago

People observing social distancing as they queue for mass testing for the Covid-19 coronavirus in a Nairobi suburb. (Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images)
What Kenya must look out for before easing Covid-19 restrictions

Kenya's initial response to was highly praised as effective in suppressing the spread of infections. There is cautious optimism as the country prepares for reopening of schools and economy due to a daily spike in cases and fatalities...

By Mark Nanyingi 1 day ago

Fuel price jumps up in Level 3 lockdown
Fuel price jumps up in Level 3 lockdown

The price of fuel for the month of May has been the lowest this year, however, this all changes...

1 day ago

Covid-19 and its impact on the coffee business
Covid-19 and its impact on the coffee business

The coffee industry has seen a number of changes and challenges over the years, but none on the scale and magnitude of the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Stacey Moss 1 day ago

Labia Family donates R1m to Solidarity Fund
Labia Family donates R1m to Solidarity Fund

Natale and Antonia Labia have announced a donation of R1m from the Charitable Foundation of the Labia Family, the Fondazione Labia, towards the Solidarity Fund...

1 day ago

What does the future of hotel design look like?
What does the future of hotel design look like?

Guy Stehlik, CEO and founder of BON Hotels chats to the hotels interior design building and procurement partner, Grant Gillis as he delves deeper into how the hotel industry can be expected to change, specifically from a design point of view...

By Guy Stehlik 1 day ago

Dwindling financial resources weighs heavily on the minds of South Africans
Dwindling financial resources weighs heavily on the minds of South Africans

South African consumers are paying a heavy price for the prolonged lockdown. According to quantitative research conducted by research firm, Ask Afrika, unemployment and a subsequent loss of income are a growing concern for most South Africans...

Issued by Ask Afrika 1 day ago

Insightopedia: Opening of sport in the time of Covid-19
Insightopedia: Opening of sport in the time of Covid-19

As the world comes back to life with economies re-opening around the world, professional sports leagues have also begun the slow and steady process of getting the ball rolling...

Issued by Openfield 1 day ago

Level 3 and beyond with Posterscope SA
Level 3 and beyond with Posterscope SA

As we move towards lockdown restriction Level 3 and out of home starts to plan its recovery, things are going to be shaken up with new and improved ways of leveraging the medium...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 1 day ago

Saray Khumalo, head of partner rewards & ecommerce, Momentum Multiply
#LockdownLessons: From the summit of Everest

Aren't you tired of hearing the words, "difficult", "unpredictable", "unprecedented", or any other negative and dispirited adjectives used to describe our current context?

By Saray Khumalo 2 days ago

Retail risk in Covid and post-Covid times - scoring an own goal [Part 1]
Retail risk in Covid and post-Covid times - scoring an own goal

Ben Jansen van Rensburg shines a spotlight on what the real issues are for retailers during the pandemic and reveals what they should be focusing on if they are to survive...

By Ben Jansen van Rensburg 2 days ago

Cipla calls on South Africans to visibly show their care for carers during Covid-19
Cipla calls on South Africans to visibly show their care for carers during Covid-19

In a country with a chronic shortage of healthcare professionals, and a significant disease burden, it may come as no surprise to hear that doctors are 2.5 times more likely than anyone else to take their own lives...

Issued by Cipla 2 days ago

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