Woolworths and MySchool donate R500,000 to Gift of the Givers
Woolworths and MySchool donate R500,000 to Gift of the Givers

Woolworths and the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet community loyalty programme have made a R500 000 donation to the Gift of the Givers Foundation to support frontline medical workers through the provision of protective wear and equipment.

23 hours ago

Shoprite Group kicks off Solidarity Fund donation with R1m
Shoprite Group kicks off Solidarity Fund donation with R1m

The Shoprite Group has announced support for the Solidarity Fund in aid of South Africa's response to Covid-19 and to assist the most vulnerable during this crisis. An initial donation of R1m will be made while the Group will also grow this amount daily with the support of the public via its Act for Change Fund facility.

1 day ago

AfDB launches $3bn 'Fight Covid-19' Social Bond
AfDB launches $3bn 'Fight Covid-19' Social Bond

The African Development Bank's new $3bn Fight Covid-19 Social Bond is the largest dollar-denominated social bond ever launched in international capital markets to date, and the largest US dollar benchmark ever issued by the bank. With a three-year maturity, it will pay an interest rate of 0.75%.

1 day ago

Covid-19: Africa urgently needs an ubuntu plan
Covid-19: Africa urgently needs an ubuntu plan

Africa urgently needs a globally coordinated ubuntu plan in response to Covid-19, a fiscal stimulus that recognises our shared and connected humanity, as we find ourselves in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. The world's largest cities are eerily silent. One virus has disrupted the whole world in a manner never seen before in history.

By Dr Victor Oladokun 1 day ago

Motsepe family, partners pledge R1bn in fight against coronavirus in SA
Motsepe family, partners pledge R1bn in fight against coronavirus in SA

The Motsepe Family, in partnership with Sanlam, African Rainbow Capital, African Rainbow Minerals and others, has pledged R1bn to assist in tackling the coronavirus pandemic and its related challenges in South Africa.

2 days ago

Join the #BridgingTheGaps challenge - 21 days to rethink the food system
Join the #BridgingTheGaps challenge - 21 days to rethink the food system

The 21-day lockdown shouldn't be seen as an excuse to stagnate, but as an opportunity for innovators to co-create effective solutions to make South Africa a better place for all.

27 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Recognising illegal wildlife trade as a public health issue
Coronavirus: Recognising illegal wildlife trade as a public health issue

There will be few positives to take from coronavirus. But the global pandemic may yet prove to be an important moment in the attempts to address the illegal wildlife trade.

By Simon Evans 27 Mar 2020

Distell to supply SA's vulnerable communities with free sanitiser
Distell to supply SA's vulnerable communities with free sanitiser

Distell, producer and marketer of spirits, fine wines, ciders and ready-to-drinks (RTDs), will begin producing hand sanitisers and other hygienic products at its production facilities as part of its efforts to help curb the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

26 Mar 2020

[WATCH] Bill Gates on testing and self-isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic
[WATCH] Bill Gates on testing and self-isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic

In a 2015 TED Talk, following the containment of the Ebola virus in West Africa, philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates warned that "failure to prepare could allow the next epidemic to be dramatically more devastating".

26 Mar 2020

#Covid-19: Bizcommunity takes business virtual, as usual
#Covid-19: Bizcommunity takes business virtual, as usual

With regard to the impact of the Covid-19 virus on global business, it is fair to say that in the quest to find socio-economic solutions to pandemic threats, we are witnessing change-management on a globally unprecedented scale. Many organisations are needing to implement measures at many touchpoints at very short notice. It is scary, challenging and demanding.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 25 Mar 2020

aQuellé donates R500K to Solidarity Fund to tackle Covid-19 in SA
aQuellé donates R500K to Solidarity Fund to tackle Covid-19 in SA

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa's call for all South Africans to unite in the battle against the Covid-19, aQuellé has donated R500,000 towards the newly established Solidarity Fund. The independent fund will focus on combating and tracking the virus, caring for the sick and supporting those whose lives are disrupted. Administered through the private sector, it will complement the work already being done by government.

25 Mar 2020

FoodForward SA makes R50m appeal to help up-scale its reach during Covid-19 lockdown
FoodForward SA makes R50m appeal to help up-scale its reach during Covid-19 lockdown

FoodForward SA has launched a R50m appeal to extend its outreach footprint and get food to a wider network in order to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on vulnerable groups' nutrition. "We're counting on the generosity of our corporate partners and the public to help us make this a reality," says FoodForward SA MD Andy Du Plessis.

25 Mar 2020

Why defeating coronavirus in one country isn't enough - there needs to be a coordinated global strategy
Why defeating coronavirus in one country isn't enough - there needs to be a coordinated global strategy

Policymakers in countries where there are severe outbreaks of Covid-19 are doing what they can to slow the spread and "flatten the curve." But so far, there hasn't been much global coordination, raising the risk of a second wave of contamination even after individual countries halt the virus' advance.

By Nader Habibi 25 Mar 2020