Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Winning hearts and minds in the midst of a pandemic

Claudia Shilumani, CEO, Centre for Communication Impact
Claudia Shilumani, CEO, Centre for Communication Impact
[Nicci Botha] 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...

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
#WomensMonth: Covid-19 taught Lizeth Kruger to adapt to change

Lizeth Kruger, national clinic manager, Dis-Chem
Lizeth Kruger, national clinic manager, Dis-Chem
[Nicci Botha] 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...

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

Shorn Khumalo
Shorn Khumalo
[Nicci Botha] 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...

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
Signs that Western Cape is over its Covid-19 peak

Dr Keith Cloete
Dr Keith Cloete
[Nicci Botha] 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...

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
#SurvivorStories: Take comfort from the support you will undoubtedly receive

Neesa Moodley
Neesa Moodley
[Nicci Botha] 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...

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
Webinar: Gauteng is ready for the storm, says health MEC

Gauteng Health MEC, Dr Bandile Masuku
Gauteng Health MEC, Dr Bandile Masuku
[Nicci Botha] 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.

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
#SurvivorStories: Don't take anything for granted

Clarina de Freitas
Clarina de Freitas
[Nicci Botha] 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...

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
#OnTheFrontLine: Getting the message out there

Dr Mathobela Matjekane, chief executive, Clinimed
Dr Mathobela Matjekane, chief executive, Clinimed
[Nicci Botha] 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...

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
#StartupStory: Ubuntu Beds provides healthcare workers with a place to lay their head

Kim Whitaker, founder of Ubuntu Beds
Kim Whitaker, founder of Ubuntu Beds
[Nicci Botha] 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...

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
TB, HIV less likely to cause Covid-19 death than other comorbidities

Mary-Ann Davies
Mary-Ann Davies
[Nicci Botha] 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...

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
#OnTheFrontLine: Bringing a smile to so many faces

#OnTheFrontLine: Bringing a smile to so many faces[Nicci Botha] 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...

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
#OnTheFrontLine: There needs to be a change in Covid-19 strategy, says Professor Shabir Madhi

Professor Shabir Madhi
Image: Wits University
Professor Shabir Madhi Image: Wits University
[Nicci Botha] 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...

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
How businesses can support mental health in the Covid-19 workplace

How businesses can support mental health in the Covid-19 workplace
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[Nicci Botha] While people can handle change, uncertainty can seriously drive up stress and anxiety levels, especially around the world of work...

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
Covid-19 and HIV: When two viruses collide

Winnie Byanyima, executive director, UNAIDS. Source: UNAIDS
Winnie Byanyima, executive director, UNAIDS. Source: UNAIDS
[Nicci Botha] 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...

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
#OnTheFrontLine with the Abdool Karims

Professors Quarraisha and Salim Abdool Karim
Professors Quarraisha and Salim Abdool Karim
[Nicci Botha] #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...

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
#OnTheFrontLine with Dr Kerrin Begg

Dr Kerrin Begg
Dr Kerrin Begg
[Nicci Botha] #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...

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Maroefah Smith
Maroefah Smith
[Covid-19] Bonitas Medical Fund announced that it has extended its free virtual medical consultations to all South Africans. This facility includes medical advice about Covid-19, other medical problems, the writing of prescription, where necessary and free delivery of chronic medication.
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Maroefah Smith
Maroefah Smith
[Public Health] Doctor Liana Roodt found her calling in changing the lives of breast cancer patients. After witnessing the saddening, stretched out and complicated hoops cancer patients in the public health sector had to jump through for treatment, Dr Roodt felt that something needed to be done to help these patients. This is when she founded the NGO Project Flamingo as a means to alleviate the waiting time and trauma of seeking cancer treatment in the public health sector. She aims to not only reduce the surgical waiting time for patients but also offer them psychological support during the treatment process.
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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
#BizTrends2020: Where tech will take healthcare

Image source: Getty/Gallo
Image source: Getty/Gallo
[Nicci Botha] 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...

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Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
What does HIV look like in South Africa?

Image source: Getty/Gallo
Image source: Getty/Gallo
[Nicci Botha] With 2020 just weeks away, how is South Africa faring in achieving the 90-90-90 target in working towards an HIV-free world?

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