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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The outdated lone-doctor model where illnesses are treated in siloes has to change.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

Image credit: Sydney Sims on Unsplash.
#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

Screen grabs from the ad campaign.
#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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#bhf2019conference: Doing better with less

Waste, fraud and abuse across the healthcare spectrum are contributing the high cost of healthcare, and ultimately patients are paying with their lives...

By Nicci Botha 26 Jul 2019

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Pinterest launches 'emotional well-being activities' for stressed internet users

Pinterest revealed new "emotional well-being activities" for users to perform when they search for negative content...

By Shereesa Moodley 25 Jul 2019

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#bhf2019conference: How blockchain can eliminate fraud, waste & abuse

The real value of blockchain extends far beyond cryptocurrency. Its applications are being explored as a means to reduce or even eliminate fraud, waste and abuse in healthcare...

By Nicci Botha 25 Jul 2019

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#bhf2019conference: Healthcare as a key driver for economic growth

Healthcare is often viewed as just a cost that South Africa carries. But it is in fact a key driver of economic activity on a number of fronts...

By Nicci Botha 24 Jul 2019

Charles Dalton
#bhf2019conference: UHC - what's working, what's not?

Is achieving universal health coverage by 2030 a reality or a distant dream?

By Nicci Botha 24 Jul 2019

#CSIMonth: This volunteer is restoring smiles through the life-changing work of OSSA
#CSIMonth: This volunteer is restoring smiles through the life-changing work of OSSA

According to Operation Smile South Africa (OSSA), every three minutes, a child somewhere in the world is born with a cleft lip or cleft palate - a condition that affects children and adults not just physically but psychologically as well...

By Sindy Peters 23 Jul 2019

Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize
#BHF2019Conference: Minister outlines private sector's role in NHI

National Health Insurance (NHI) is not merely a consumption expenditure, but a social investment that is a basis for sustainable and inclusive growth...

By Nicci Botha 22 Jul 2019

Screen grab from the ad.
#OrchidsandOnions: Duo of health ads, take a bow

The Onion goes to Windhoek Lager, for relying on automatic 'programmatic' digital advertising, which damages the brand...

By Brendan Seery 16 Jul 2019

#Newsmaker: "PR is creative!" - Lebo Madiba, Ogilvy PR's new managing partner
#Newsmaker: "PR is creative!" - Lebo Madiba, Ogilvy PR's new managing partner

Lebo Madiba was recently appointed managing partner: Public Relations and Influence at Ogilvy Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Jul 2019

Aubrey de Grey
Who wants to live forever? It's a matter of maintenance

Thanks to lifestyle and medical advancements, the biblical prescription of three score and 10 - or 70 years - as the human lifespan has become a little blurred...

By Nicci Botha 22 May 2019

Boris Dzhingarov
The benefits of online doctor consultations

Doctors don't make house calls anymore; these days, the expectation is that if you need to see the doctor, you will travel to them...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Mar 2019

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Fat grafting in breast cancer reconstruction

Fat grafting has become a popular and versatile procedure in plastic surgery. Historically it is not entirely new, we find anecdotal reports and descriptions of fat transplantation as far back as the early 1900s...

By Frank Graewe 4 Mar 2019

#BizTrends2019: Brands with purpose will change South Africa for the better
#BizTrends2019: Brands with purpose will change South Africa for the better

Despite great efforts from government and NGOs, South Africa still faces a number of societal and environmental challenges...

By Michael Baretta 16 Jan 2019

Fighting the rise of workplace depression and suicide
Fighting the rise of workplace depression and suicide

A recent report from the CDC showed that the USA is in the grip of a sustained rise in the suicide rate for both sexes and across all age groups. From 1999 to 2014, the suicide rate rose by 24%. A database from the OECD also shows that the recent uptick is mirrored in Britain and the Netherlands, among other countries...

By Eugene Yiga 31 Dec 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Environ's Dr Des, a skin care innovator for the ages
#EntrepreneurMonth: Environ's Dr Des, a skin care innovator for the ages

The Environ Skin Care success story is far from over. The almost 30-year-old homegrown brand has been named the Top Medical Skin Care Company in the 2018 Aesthetic Everything Awards...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Nov 2018

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