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NJ Ayuk, executive chairman, African Energy Chamber
LNG projects could transform Mozambique - if Western environmentalists don't interfereArticle

When Anadarko Petroleum Corp. confirmed last year it would be constructing a $20bn liquified natural gas (LNG) plant in Mozambique, this was major news...

NJ Ayuk 14 minutes ago

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South Africa's Covid-19 tracing app - would you download it?Article

Jarred Mailer-Lyons, head of digital at The MediaShop shares his views on SA's new Covid-19 tracing app...

Jarred Mailer-Lyons 1 hour ago

While repo rate breathes life into residential property, commercial sector remains subdued
While repo rate breathes life into residential property, commercial sector remains subduedArticle

The sounds emanating from the property market in recent months seem to point to two almost totally different worlds...

John Loos 2 days ago

4 sub-Saharan African countries to visit this spring
4 sub-Saharan African countries to visit this springArticle

With the borders officially opening to the rest of Africa and the world on 1 October 2020, South Africa's neighbouring countries in sub-Saharan Africa offer the perfect vacation spots for SA travellers who want to follow their wanderlust...

2 days ago

Global survey reveals micro-businesses remain optimistic
Global survey reveals micro-businesses remain optimisticArticle

The GoDaddy Global Entrepreneurship Survey, which looks at how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the world's smallest businesses, has been released...

3 days ago

Thinking of visiting the Kruger now that travel is allowed? You'll be thrilled to see what's new there
Thinking of visiting the Kruger now that travel is allowed? You'll be thrilled to see what's new thereArticle

Mid-year has always been a popular time for South Africans to travel to and to enjoy what the Kruger National Park has to offer...

Issued by Irvine Partners 3 days ago

Covid-19: Chemical-free sanitation for reduced risk
Covid-19: Chemical-free sanitation for reduced riskArticle

Beyond Green's natural cleaning solutions San-A-Safe and San-A-Med are not only uncompromisingly dependable and safe, but also a formula that delivers the best in sanitation at a time when hygiene is key to reducing contact with Covid-19...

Issued by The Publicity Workshop 17 Sep 2020

Two Oceans Aquarium launches a series of dinners
Two Oceans Aquarium launches a series of dinnersArticle

The Two Oceans Aquarium will be hosting a series of dinners, called Deep Blue Dinner, which kicks off in October 2020...

16 Sep 2020

New study: Solar power tower has less impact on bird populations than expected
New study: Solar power tower has less impact on bird populations than expectedArticle

After completing the first birdlife-focused study at South Africa's only concentrating solar power tower, HP van Heerden says that it is possible to reduce the impact...

16 Sep 2020

Preliminary economic assessments. Investors beware!
Preliminary economic assessments. Investors beware!Article

Investors should not place too much significance to the detailed value projections that often accompany preliminary economic assessments (PEAs) as the basis for production decisions in mining projects...

16 Sep 2020

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Switching on the corporate aspect of travel for economic growthArticle

With the release last week of South Africa's GDP Q2 figures and President Cyril Ramaphosa's calls for a quick and bold plan to place South Africa on a "rapid growth trajectory", a spotlight is shone on tourism as the sector with the greatest potential to reignite South Africa's economy, sustainably...

16 Sep 2020

8 foodie and adventure activities in the Constantia Valley
8 foodie and adventure activities in the Constantia ValleyArticle

Set against the densely forested eastern sides of the Table Mountain range and sloping down into a valley of vineyards, Constantia offers plenty of reasons to plan a holiday break or getaway around this locale...

16 Sep 2020

Using analytics to improve performance and enhance client relationships
Using analytics to improve performance and enhance client relationshipsArticle

A key factor in ensuring long-term relationships is quality customer service. By using advanced data analytics, you can better understand your consumer base and deliver on expectations...

Chris Kayiya 15 Sep 2020

What we learned building a digital sales expert for a major bank
What we learned building a digital sales expert for a major bankArticle

Few industries have been as radically transformed by technology over the past few years as banking...

Ryan Falkenberg 15 Sep 2020

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Will robot calls and SMSs for direct marketing purposes become a thing of the past?Article

Livia Dyer, partner, and Nadine Mather, senior associate, Bowmans explain how PoPIA will impact and potentially change, the parameters of direct marketing...

Livia Dyer and Nadine Mather 15 Sep 2020

Why companies need to create an employee value proposition
Why companies need to create an employee value propositionArticle

The paradigm in the 'war for talent' has changed. Employers are no longer in the driver's seat when it comes to seeking talent. Today's employees want jobs that are meaningful, have a purpose, and are rewarding...

14 Sep 2020

Kondi Nkosi, South Africa country head, Schroders
SA investors expect higher future returns despite Covid-19 shockArticle

Even as Covid-19 halted the longest economic expansion on record and plunged the world into deep recession, South African investors expect to make an average annual total return of 12.67% - almost 2% higher than the global average predicted returns of 10.9%...

14 Sep 2020

Impact of remote working, changing office market could be far-reaching
Impact of remote working, changing office market could be far-reachingArticle

Ever since the Covid-19 hard lockdowns began in all seriousness across the world earlier this year, the world has been abuzz with talk of how the crisis has changed the world...

John Loos 14 Sep 2020

Financial statements to undergo a facelift
Financial statements to undergo a faceliftArticle

Financial statements are a mechanism that can be used to hold management accountable for the resources entrusted to it by shareholders, writes Bongeka Nodada, Saica project director: financial reporting...

Bongeka Nodada, Issued by SAICA 11 Sep 2020

How did SA's major banks fare in an unprecedented crisis?
How did SA's major banks fare in an unprecedented crisis?Article

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant economic stresses and strained operating environment reflect in the major banks' results ending June 2020.

11 Sep 2020

How to maintain your vehicle for safe driving in times of Covid-19
How to maintain your vehicle for safe driving in times of Covid-19Article

Car maintenance and adhereing to Covid-19 protocols are vital to those that are relying on their vehicle to travel during the pandemic...

11 Sep 2020

Covid-19 is no excuse for unfair dismissals
Covid-19 is no excuse for unfair dismissalsArticle

The pandemic brought with it a slew of realisations for business owners; one such an epiphany is how most organisations need fewer employees to remain functional. But using Covid-19 as a reason for retrenching a surplus of employees constitutes unfair dismissal...

10 Sep 2020

TikTok calls entrepreneurs to join #PitchUpInTheSky
TikTok calls entrepreneurs to join #PitchUpInTheSkyArticle

The sky is indeed the limit for South Africa's bold and innovative entrepreneurs, as TikTok in partnership with The Gritti Fund launch the innovative and daring Pitch Up in The Sky...

10 Sep 2020

Professor Carolina Pohl-Albertyn, NRF SARChI Research Chair in Pathogenic Yeast.
Ignored fungal infections kill more people annually than HIV and malaria combinedArticle

Recently published estimates put the burden of disease due to fungal infection in South Africa at more than 3 million cases per year. These figures are especially shocking given that prior to 1980, fungal infections were not a major health problem...

Carolina Pohl-Albertyn, Issued by University of the Free State 10 Sep 2020

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Digital or die - have we overcorrected the fundamentals of marketing?Article

It only took half a year, but in that time the world as we know it changed forever. Even though certain aspects of life are likely to revert to type, there are both big differences and small variations which have affected much of how we'll do life going forward...

Leigh-Anne Acquisto 10 Sep 2020

Failing Africa's farmers, starving the continent
Failing Africa's farmers, starving the continentArticle

African farm groups demand answers of Green Revolution Forum...

Timothy A. Wise 9 Sep 2020

Customer value matters in the time of Covid-19
Customer value matters in the time of Covid-19Article

What should customer experience look like in the time of Covid-19? It may all come down to speed and convenience, or perhaps human touch and making a real connection is still key...

Mark Wilson 9 Sep 2020

The real-time customer
The real-time customerArticle

The Microsoft Global State of Multichannel Customer Service Report underscored the value of resolving customer issues at speed and the importance of equipping contact centre staff with the right knowledge...

Jan Kühn 8 Sep 2020

Combatting corruption in South Africa depends on three pillars, says experts on Henley and SABSA panel
Combatting corruption in South Africa depends on three pillars, says experts on Henley and SABSA panelArticle

Combatting corruption in South Africa depends on three pillars: ending the bipolar myth of good private sector/bad public sector, the establishment of an unstoppable citizens' movement and for directors to cross their own intellectual Rubicon and serve companies not shareholders...

Issued by Henley Business School 8 Sep 2020

Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay reopens
Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay reopensArticle

The Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay, Cape Town has reopened with its focus on all things local, including a lineup of South African talent on the Fever-Tree Sound Stage...

8 Sep 2020

Covid-19 donation to help millions at state health clinics
Covid-19 donation to help millions at state health clinicsArticle

Dettol donates 400 hand wash stations and a million bars of soap to promote proper hygiene practices...

Issued by Triple Eight 8 Sep 2020

5 imperatives when reimagining go-to-market strategies post pandemic
5 imperatives when reimagining go-to-market strategies post pandemicArticle

The coronavirus pandemic has hampered companies' go-to-market strategies everywhere, but nowhere has the disruption been more severe than in emerging markets...

Stefano Niavas 8 Sep 2020

Fast-tracking the future of shopping malls
Fast-tracking the future of shopping mallsArticle

Is the long-imagined retail apocalypse on our doorstep? If you have entered a shopping mall recently, you might begin to think so...

Lars Veul 8 Sep 2020

The bottom line is not the only indicator of success in customer satisfaction
The bottom line is not the only indicator of success in customer satisfactionArticle

There are many ways to assess the impact of a marketing strategy on customer satisfaction levels but using bottom-line numbers as the ultimate indicator no longer cuts it...

Nonhlanhla Koza, Issued by Oliver 7 Sep 2020

Plant-based innovation trends - now and beyond 2020
Plant-based innovation trends - now and beyond 2020Article

Plant-based has been a growing food trend for some years now, and with greater consumer interest has come better product innovation...

Hayley Richardson 7 Sep 2020

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How conducting solid research could have prevented the Clicks fiascoArticle

Percy Shangase, managing owner of Mashuku Marketing Solutions, writes that the repercussions that Clicks is currently undergoing are as a result of not conducting ad-testing, exercising due diligence and at the very least understanding their markets...

Percy Shangase 7 Sep 2020

Will Zimbabwe's ambition to notably lift its maize production in 2020/21 materialise?
Will Zimbabwe's ambition to notably lift its maize production in 2020/21 materialise?Article

In the period between 2015 and 2019, Zimbabwe's maize imports averaged 17% of overall agricultural imports which were valued at US$795m, according to data from Trade Map. But last Zimbabwean government made an important statement aiming to boost its maize production...

Wandile Sihlobo 7 Sep 2020

How we should be fighting Eskom's massive debt
How we should be fighting Eskom's massive debtArticle

The effective end of South Africa's Covid-19 lockdown has been compounded by the resumption of rolling blackouts, or load shedding to use the government's double speak...

7 Sep 2020

#PulpNonFiction: Beware of permanent solutions for temporary problems
#PulpNonFiction: Beware of permanent solutions for temporary problemsArticle

Bronwyn Williams highlights her key learnings in Lionel Shriver's The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 and Edward Snowden's Permanent Record to emphasise that as we submit to further infringements on our privacy, freedom of speech, and freedom of movement in the effort to stop the spread of Covid-19, we must ensure that emergency measures designed to fight a temporary crisis do not become a permanent feature...

Bronwyn Williams 7 Sep 2020

Young robot designer inspires learners with sanitiser superhero
Young robot designer inspires learners with sanitiser superheroArticle

An 11-year-old entrepreneur from Paarl in the Western Cape now boasts with his own sketch on a hand sanitiser range following an earlier Food For Mzansi campaign to inform children about the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by YehBaby Digital 7 Sep 2020

Sappi celebrates Arbour Day and our heritage by conserving endangered Pepperbark trees
Sappi celebrates Arbour Day and our heritage by conserving endangered Pepperbark treesArticle

There is serendipity in the fact that Arbour Week and Heritage Day are both celebrated in the month of September, which also heralds the beginning of spring in South Africa...

Issued by Sappi 4 Sep 2020

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Weekly injection could treat type 2 diabetes, new enzyme discovery suggestsArticle

A newly discovered protein produced by the liver, and which helps to control blood sugar levels, could potentially revolutionise treatment for type 2 diabetes...

Magdalene Montgomery & Matthew Watt 4 Sep 2020

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Preparing your brand for the female consumer of 2030Article

Nicky Brand, senior business consultant at Acceleration writes that the women of 2030 will not be stereotyped and elaborates on research from Wunderman Thompson which identifies five emerging female archetypes for the modern marketer to consider...

Nicky Brand 4 Sep 2020

Government should pay people to dig holes and then fill them
Government should pay people to dig holes and then fill themArticle

It was not until high levels of unemployment ensued in the 1930s that policymakers in the UK and US started to pay attention to Keynes' powerful argument for active demand management...

Dr Sitsabo Dlamini 4 Sep 2020

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Influencer compensation: How money moves within the Nigerian influencer industryArticle

Gbenga Sogbaike, CEO at Plaqad comments on the state of influencer compensation in 2019/2020 based on a recent report - Influencer Compensation 2020...

Gbenga Sogbaike 4 Sep 2020

A laboratory technician processes samples for testing Covid-19 at the Rwanda Biomedical Center in Kigali. Simon Wohlfahrt / AFP via Getty
How pooled testing can increase access to essential laboratory tests in AfricaArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic tends to conceal other important health issues. One of these is the global target for reducing HIV infections and increasing access to treatment...

Wolfgang Preiser & Gert van Zyl 4 Sep 2020

Kenya's BellTower named Grand Prix winner of the 2020 Lexus Design Award
Kenya's BellTower named Grand Prix winner of the 2020 Lexus Design AwardArticle

BellTowers winning design addresses challenges often found in developing countries by using smart open-source planning to design 'affordable communities' with sustainable clean water resources...

3 Sep 2020

Covid-19: Could the old way of carrying out funerals be dead?
Covid-19: Could the old way of carrying out funerals be dead?Article

What happens when Covid-19 changes the way we grieve...

Issued by MiWayLife 3 Sep 2020

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