Dr Nadia Swart
#BehindtheMask: Dr Nadia Swart, flight doctor, Netcare 911

Dr Nadia Swart recently made her milestone 100th mercy mission as a flight doctor with Netcare 911. We go behind the mask to find out more about how she landed (pun intended) her dream job that combines her three loves...

By Nicci Botha 16 Mar 2021

Image: Twitter
One year on: #Covid-19 by the numbers

Friday, 5 March, marked the first anniversary of the first Covid-19 case identified in South Africa. How the world has changed since then...

By Nicci Botha 5 Mar 2021

Zuri Health launched to help provide affordable, accessible healthcare solutions
Zuri Health launched to help provide affordable, accessible healthcare solutions

Launched in February 2020, Play Zuri Health Limited is a mobile health service that delivers first level medical services to its users through their mobile devices via apps, WAP, and SMS...

By Papama Nyati 19 Jan 2021

Richard dos Santos
#BizTrends2021: 2021 holds supply chain profession's greatest endeavour ever

With the worldwide roll-out of a Covid-19 vaccine, life and economies could potentially see a return to some semblance of normality by the end of 2021...

By Richard dos Santos 6 Jan 2021

John Davenport
The distribution of a vaccine is another example of how everything about Covid is very different if you're poor

Covid, like life, is very different for the poor. This applies to poor people as well as to poor countries...

By John Davenport, Issued by Havas Johannesburg 22 Dec 2020

Introducing Africa's first cannabis academy: Q&A with Cheeba Cannabis Academy co-founder Trenton Birch
Introducing Africa's first cannabis academy: Q&A with Cheeba Cannabis Academy co-founder Trenton Birch

One of the latest endeavours to emerge from South Africa's burgeoning cannabis industry is the launch of the Cheeba Cannabis Academy...

By Ruth Cooper 2 Dec 2020

Claudia Shilumani, CEO, Centre for Communication Impact
#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Winning hearts and minds in the midst of a pandemic

Honesty and engaging with communities to allay fears, often sparked by fake news, were the driving forces behind the communication strategy aligned with South Africa's Covid-19 crisis management policy...

By Nicci Botha 9 Oct 2020

Lizeth Kruger, national clinic manager, Dis-Chem
#WomensMonth: Covid-19 taught Lizeth Kruger to adapt to change

Out of the three things Covid-19 taught Lizeth Kruger, national clinic manager at Dis-Chem, probably the most important is that you have to adapt to change as quickly as possible...

By Nicci Botha 27 Aug 2020

#WorldEntrepreneursDay: Teheca is connecting expectant mothers to nurses in Uganda
#WorldEntrepreneursDay: Teheca is connecting expectant mothers to nurses in Uganda

This year, Bizcommunity, in partnership with Seedstars, is acknowledging African startups on World Entrepreneurs' Day 2020...

By Evan-Lee Courie 21 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Sandra Orta helps provide healthtech innovations across Africa
#WomensMonth: Sandra Orta helps provide healthtech innovations across Africa

With over 18 years of experience in strategic and operational marketing, sales and business development roles within big pharma, mid-sized pharma, biotech, startups and non-profit organisations, Sandra Orta is passionate about contributing to a better world...

By Evan-Lee Courie 13 Aug 2020

Shorn Khumalo
#SurvivorStories: I had a spiritual conversation with my body to fight, Shorn Khumalo

In our #SurvivorStories series, we put a face to Covid-19 by sharing the stories of people who have fought the virus and come out the other side. PR consultant, Shorn Khumalo talks us through his journey...

By Nicci Botha 3 Aug 2020

Dr Keith Cloete
Signs that Western Cape is over its Covid-19 peak

There are early signs that the Western Cape may have crested the Covid-19 curve, even though restrictions have been eased and more economic activity has resumed...

By Nicci Botha 30 Jul 2020

Neesa Moodley
#SurvivorStories: Take comfort from the support you will undoubtedly receive

In our #SurvivorStories series, we put a face to Covid-19 by sharing the stories of people who have fought the virus and come out the other side. Freelance financial journalist and mom, Neesa Moodley talks us through her journey...

By Nicci Botha 27 Jul 2020

#StartupStory: Break a sweat with these fitness influencers on Sudor
#StartupStory: Break a sweat with these fitness influencers on Sudor

With gyms being forced to close due to the coronavirus, fitness trainers are battling. Until gyms are allowed to operate under strict measures to curb the spread of Covid-19, there are alternatives for digital-savvy fitness entrepreneurs...

By Evan-Lee Courie 23 Jul 2020

Gauteng Health MEC, Dr Bandile Masuku
Webinar: Gauteng is ready for the storm, says health MEC

With a cumulative total of more than 136,000 cases, Gauteng is currently experiencing the surge of Covid-19 infections, and replacing the Western Cape as the epicentre of the country's pandemic.

By Nicci Botha 21 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: Pro bono behind the scenes on the National Ventilator Project
#BizUnity: Pro bono behind the scenes on the National Ventilator Project

As doctors, nurses and other hospital staff work tirelessly on the frontlines of the war against Covid-19, R&D teams and legal experts band together to aid the fight in their own way as they offer their skills on the National Ventilator Project...

By Shan Radcliffe 14 Jul 2020

Clarina de Freitas
#SurvivorStories: Don't take anything for granted

In our #SurvivorStories series, we put a face to Covid-19 by sharing the stories of people who have fought the virus and come out the other side. Bizcommunity's very own, Clarina de Freitas, talks us through her journey in this first installment...

By Nicci Botha 13 Jul 2020

Dr Mathobela Matjekane, chief executive, Clinimed
#OnTheFrontLine: Getting the message out there

Much of the huge amount of information around the Covid-19, how it spreads and what people can do to help stop the spread is in English, so Dr Mathobela Matjekane, chief executive, Clinimed, has started a campaign to to create content and videos around the virus in as many of the country's official languages as possible...

By Nicci Botha 6 Jul 2020

Kim Whitaker, founder of Ubuntu Beds
#StartupStory: Ubuntu Beds provides healthcare workers with a place to lay their head

With her tourism business hard hit by the Covid-19 travel restrictions, and having recovered from the virus herself, entrepreneur, Kim Whitaker, came up with Ubuntu Beds. A win-win concept where public healthcare workers are provided with free accommodation in B&Bs, lodges or self-catering apartments close to where they work...

By Nicci Botha 12 Jun 2020

Mary-Ann Davies
TB, HIV less likely to cause Covid-19 death than other comorbidities

While it would be expected that the risk of Covid-19 death for people with tuberculosis (TB) or HIV to be very high, research in the Western Cape has shown that it is, in fact, fairly modest...

By Nicci Botha 10 Jun 2020

#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 4 Jun 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has accelerated 4IR [Part 2]
The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has accelerated 4IR [Part 2]

The world is in the middle of a global pandemic that has resulted in national lockdowns, and a hard reset of society towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 4IR is happening faster than ever before...

By Alan Knott-Craig 3 Jun 2020

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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