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#LockdownLessons: Companies putting the grit in integrity
#LockdownLessons: Companies putting the grit in integrity

As part of our #LockdownLessons series, Bizcommunity is reaching out to its Press Office clients and South Africa's top industry players to share their experience of the current Covid-19 crisis, how their organisations are navigating these unusual times, where the challenges and opportunities lie, and their industry outlook for the near future.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 17 hours ago

Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to
Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to

Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap. In the US, President Donald Trump invoked rarely used powers to force General Motors to make ventilators, while the leaders of France, the UK and Japan have put pressure on companies to make more medical supplies.

By Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 19 hours ago

There's a complex history of skin lighteners in Africa and beyond
There's a complex history of skin lighteners in Africa and beyond

Somali-American activists recently scored a victory against Amazon and against colourism, which is prejudice based on preference for people with lighter skin tones. Members of the non-profit The Beautywell Project teamed up with the Sierra Club to convince the online retail giant to stop selling skin lightening products that contain mercury.

By Lynn M. Thomas 1 day ago

Clement Chinaka
Slow Covid-19 economic recovery compels African companies to adapt

The World Economic Forum (WEF) reported this week that the pandemic has hit global trade and investment at an "unprecedented speed and scale" and revealed the fragility of the modern supply chain. This is because governments, businesses and individual consumers have suddenly struggled to procure basic products and materials.

By Clement Chinaka 21 May 2020

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