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#OnTheFrontLine: Bringing a smile to so many faces
#OnTheFrontLine: Bringing a smile to so many faces

We salute all those healthcare workers fighting this pandemic, but it's important to remember those keeping the torch alight in other fields of medicine...

By Nicci Botha 1 day ago

Professor Shabir Madhi
Image: Wits University
#OnTheFrontLine: There needs to be a change in Covid-19 strategy, says Professor Shabir Madhi

The government needs to relook at its Covid-19 lockdown and testing strategy, because it's not going to stem the tide of community transmission...

By Nicci Botha 11 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Build for post-Covid, says Iyeza Health's Sizwe Nzima
#LockdownLessons: Build for post-Covid, says Iyeza Health's Sizwe Nzima

Sizwe Nzima, founder of Iyeza Health, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 11 May 2020

How businesses can support mental health in the Covid-19 workplace
How businesses can support mental health in the Covid-19 workplace

While people can handle change, uncertainty can seriously drive up stress and anxiety levels, especially around the world of work...

By Nicci Botha 8 May 2020

Winnie Byanyima, executive director, UNAIDS. Source: UNAIDS
Covid-19 and HIV: When two viruses collide

There are many parallels between Covid-19 and HIV/Aids. There are both highly infectious novel viruses which reached pandemic proportions very quickly, and, at this point, there is no vaccine against either of them...

By Nicci Botha 7 May 2020

Professors Quarraisha and Salim Abdool Karim
#OnTheFrontLine with the Abdool Karims

#OnTheFrontLine offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of the healthcare warriors tackling Covid-19 head on. As the chair of the ministerial advisory committee on the virus...

By Nicci Botha 4 May 2020

Mindfulness matters for entrepreneurs
Mindfulness matters for entrepreneurs

Manic multitasking is a part of nearly any entrepreneur's everyday job description...

By Selina Bieber 4 May 2020

Dr Kerrin Begg
#OnTheFrontLine with Dr Kerrin Begg

#OnTheFrontLine offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of the healthcare warriors tackling Covid-19 head on. Dr Kerrin Begg is a public health medicine specialist at Stellenbosch University...

By Nicci Botha 24 Apr 2020

#UnsungHeroes: Asanda Jonga of Grace Vision
#UnsungHeroes: Asanda Jonga of Grace Vision

The rolling hills of the Eastern Cape make you delve into your deepest thoughts, even if you don't like your thoughts travelling so deep...

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Apr 2020

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Publisher sites news consumption soars as readers search for truth on coronavirus

Media consumption habits have changed, and continue to change, during the global coronavirus pandemic. One of the most obvious impacts has been a noticeable increase in news consumption via online publishing platforms, writes Josephine Buys...

By Josephine Buys 3 Apr 2020

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The printer market will suffer for two years but will recover

Chris de Beer, Africa regional manager at infoSource comments on how the print industry, like every other industry around the world, is going to be hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic...

By Chris de Beer 2 Apr 2020

#StartupStory: mo-Wash provides mobile hand washing units
#StartupStory: mo-Wash provides mobile hand washing units

Godfrey Sono and Sibusiso Vilakazi successfully launched mo-Wash, mobile hand washing units into the market. This stand-alone, fully automatic portable unit requires no plumbing or drainage, providing a cost-effective hygiene solution...

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 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

The canna revolution - Q&A with Cannabis Expo director Silas Howarth
The canna revolution - Q&A with Cannabis Expo director Silas Howarth

The Cannabis Expo has been postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The Cannabis Expo returns to Cape Town from 19 to 22 March 2020 at GrandWest. We got in touch with expo director Silas Howarth to find out what goes into putting on an event of this nature, shifting stigmas, advice for budding entrepreneurs and CBD trends...

By Ruth Cooper 12 Mar 2020

3 intense wellness trends for 2020
3 intense wellness trends for 2020

For those seekers always on the lookout for new wellness and events trends, here are three that we'll hear more about in the coming year...

By Kelly McGillivray 6 Feb 2020

Boniswa Pezisa, CEO of Net#work BBDO.
#BizTrends2020: The rise of essentialism, mindfulness and Boomer apps

I predict we will see a rise of essentialism and discernment, mindfulness and wholesomeness, and Boomer apps over the course of 2020...

By Boniswa Pezisa 9 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: Where tech will take healthcare

The outdated lone-doctor model where illnesses are treated in siloes has to change. Care has to be outcomes based, it has to be measurable and it has to be tech enabled...

By Nicci Botha 8 Jan 2020

#StartupStory: Innovative solutions for people with disabilities
#StartupStory: Innovative solutions for people with disabilities

Portia Mavhungo understands the loss of independence and dignity people face when they are permanently wheelchair-bound...

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Dec 2019

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What does HIV look like in South Africa?

With 2020 just weeks away, how is South Africa faring in achieving the 90-90-90 target in working towards an HIV-free world?

By Nicci Botha 6 Dec 2019

Professor Hanlie Smuts
#AfricaCom: Beyond fintech, where humans and technology meet

Fintech is the trailblazer for interactions between humans and tech, and learnings beyond that journey can be extended to agriculture, education and healthcare...

By Nicci Botha 15 Nov 2019

Frank Hester, CEO, TPP Healthcare
#AfricaCom: AI's role in combatting inequalities in healthcare

Globally, the challenge of any healthcare system is to deliver consistent services across the board, whether it's in a big city or a rural setting...

By Nicci Botha 14 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy to use health records on the go
#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy to use health records on the go

We know that when it comes to your health information, you need your data on hand, as well as that of the ones you love...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 Nov 2019

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#WorldMentalHealthDay: I am not 'always on'... for the sake of my sanity

My name is Khuthalani Khumalo, and I refuse to perpetuate the 'always on' culture - for the sake of my sanity...

By Khuthalani Khumalo 10 Oct 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: MSF campaign is just the medicine

And a big Onion for the Gauteng provincial traffic department's pointless press release, with a promotion for a Women's Day event on August 9 attached to an email sent out in September...

By Brendan Seery 24 Sep 2019

#HASA2019: Collaboration - the art of possible
#HASA2019: Collaboration - the art of possible

The Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre (WDGMC) is proof that collaboration between the public and private healthcare sector is not only possible, but has the potential to create a world-class medical services...

By Nicci Botha 29 Aug 2019

Dr Chris Archer, CEO of the South African Private Practitioners Forum; moderator, Tanya Cohen, former Business Unity South Africa CEO; Dr Guni Goolab, principal officer, Government Employee Medical Scheme (GEMS); Dr Terence Moodley, board member of Samed; Melanie da Costa, director of strategy and healthcare policy, Netcare; Dr Stavros Nicolaou, chairman of the Pharmaceutical Task Group Dr Anban Pillay, deputy director general, National Department of Health; and Dr Jonathan Broomberg, CEO, Discovery Health
After NHI - South Africans can still choose medical aids

One of big questions being asked ever since National Health Insurance (NHI) was first mooted is what medical aids will look like and whether they would even exist under NHI...

By Nicci Botha 27 Aug 2019

Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize
#HASA2019: NHI is a work in progress

Despite a campaign from various quarters to undermine the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI), Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize said it is "not a monster coming to destroy everyone"...

By Nicci Botha 26 Aug 2019

Alana James, CEO of The Sunflower Fund and Pippa Hudson of Cape Talk.
#WomensMonth: Do we know what our power is?

Women often talk about power in all sorts of contexts, but do we actually know what our power is? This is the question posed by Alana James, chief executive officer of The Sunflower Fund...

By Nicci Botha 19 Aug 2019

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Spring beam

September is the month of bright flowers, fresh scents and new beginnings and the chance to smile, writes Howard Feldman...

By Howard Feldman 14 Aug 2019

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