TOURISM & TRAVEL

Worried about Covid risk on a flight? Here's what you can do to protect yourself - and how airlines can step up
Worried about Covid risk on a flight? Here's what you can do to protect yourself - and how airlines can step up

Airline travel health advice has so far mostly focused on how to stay hydrated and avoid deep vein thrombosis. What passengers really want, however, is a heightened focus on infection prevention and disease control, free masks, complimentary hand sanitiser, and more space between passengers on the plane.

By Ramon Zenel Shaban and Cristina Sotomayor-Castill 7 hours ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Africa must be at the heart of climate negotiations
Africa must be at the heart of climate negotiations

In 2020, countries were to come forward with plans for stronger emissions cuts to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. At the same time, because of Covid-19, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26) that had been scheduled for this November in Glasgow, UK, has been postponed to 2021.

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CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Namibian fishery is second in Africa to be certified as sustainable
Namibian fishery is second in Africa to be certified as sustainable

MSC certification opens the door to more European markets, following strenuous conservation efforts.

The Namibia Hake Trawl and Longline Fishery has become the first fishery in Namibia, and the second in Africa, to meet the globally recognised standard for sustainable fishing set by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), an environmental not for profit.

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ENERGY & MINING

Chanda Nxumalo, director, Harmattan Renewables
The role of blockchain in Africa's energy transition

Blockchain is expected to play an essential role as African countries transition towards a distributed, digitised, and decentralised power system.

19 Nov 2020

TOURISM & TRAVEL

Rethinking travel through regenerative tourism, tech advancement
Rethinking travel through regenerative tourism, tech advancement

According to global market research company Euromonitor International's new report Accelerating Travel Innovation after Coronavirus, faced with the reality of a global recession and new waves of the virus, countries are using innovation to accelerate recovery.

19 Nov 2020

TOURISM & TRAVEL

How to plan successful e-conferences during and after the Covid-19 pandemic
How to plan successful e-conferences during and after the Covid-19 pandemic

Many professionals, including academics, are accustomed to flying a lot. Or they were before Covid-19 drastically reduced air travel and disrupted conference plans globally. For now, the mingling of many people in hotel conference rooms, flown in from many places, isn't an option.

By Caleb Wellum, Anne Pasek and Emily Roehl 18 Nov 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Greater investment needed in Africa to meet UN SDGs 2030 deadline - new report
Greater investment needed in Africa to meet UN SDGs 2030 deadline - new report

Standard Chartered conducted a survey earlier this year among a panel of the world's top 300 investment firms with total assets under management (AUM) of more than $50tn. The $50 Trillion Question investigates how some of these asset managers are investing at this critical time for the global economy and the environment.

18 Nov 2020

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Ships moved more than 11bn tonnes of our stuff around the globe last year, and it's killing the climate. This week is a chance to change
Ships moved more than 11bn tonnes of our stuff around the globe last year, and it's killing the climate. This week is a chance to change

The shipping of goods around the world keeps economies going. But it comes at an enormous environmental cost - producing more CO2 than the aviation industry. This problem should be getting urgent international attention and action, but it's not.

By Christiaan De Beukelaer 18 Nov 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Adjaye Associates reveals design for Edo Museum of West African Art
Adjaye Associates reveals design for Edo Museum of West African Art

Adjaye Associates has revealed the design for the new Edo Museum of West African Art (EMOWAA) in Edo State, Southern Nigeria. Developed as part of the 'Rediscovering the history of Benin' initiative, the new development by The Legacy Restoration Trust (LRT), the British Museum and Adjaye Associates, will be a major new archaeology project in the region.

18 Nov 2020

FINANCE

Ecowas Bank for Investment and Development headquarters in Lome. Willem Heerbaart/Wikimedia Commons
How West Africa economic partnership deals put the cart before the horse

A free trade agreement, in its most basic sense, is an attempt by existing industries to find new markets. Their need to do this arises from industrialisation - that is, the process of developing sectors that attract high levels of protection in the international market. Put differently, domestic sectors looking for markets are usually the driving force behind free trade agreements.

By Michael E Odijie 18 Nov 2020

RETAIL

Luxury goods: why elite brands are weathering the pandemic better than high street retailers
Luxury goods: why elite brands are weathering the pandemic better than high street retailers

Clothes shops are among the worst hit retailers from the coronavirus pandemic. Sales in the UK are still well down on pre-March levels. Big players such as H&M and Gap are closing stores, and jobs are being lost. Strikingly, luxury brands appear to be weathering the conditions relatively well.

By Shaun Borstrock 17 Nov 2020

LIFESTYLE

Women in Music SA to host its first webinar, titled Building Bridges
Women in Music SA to host its first webinar, titled Building Bridges

The South African chapter of Women in Music (WiM) will be hosting its first webinar, alongside co-host Africa Rising Music Conference (ARMC), on 19 November 2020. The Building Bridges webinar is set to address several issues women in the industry face - from closing the gap between Africa and the rest of the world to gender equality and building a network for women.

17 Nov 2020

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