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Activate the archive and let the content breathe
Activate the archive and let the content breatheArticle

The basic ingredients to the success of the acclaimed Netflix series, The Last Dance, show us how to really deliver value from archived and alternative content...

Issued by Levergy 1 hour ago

Recycling isn't enough - the world's plastic pollution crisis is only getting worse
Recycling isn't enough - the world's plastic pollution crisis is only getting worseArticle

Plastic production and consumption has snowballed since large-scale production began in the 1950s...

Stephanie B. Borrelle 3 days ago

SA's tourism sector promises to keep travellers safe as borders set to open
SA's tourism sector promises to keep travellers safe as borders set to openArticle

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that the country's borders would open to international travellers under the strictest conditions, the South African tourism sector has promised to keep these incoming travellers safe...

17 Sep 2020

The fourth agricultural revolution is coming - but who will really benefit?
The fourth agricultural revolution is coming - but who will really benefit?Article

AI, robots and other technologies could transform farming - for worse as well as for better...

David Rose and Charlotte-Anne Chivers 16 Sep 2020

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Locals must lead the way to African scientific capacity and solutionsArticle

Africa bears a disproportionately high burden of globally significant diseases. But the continent has lagged in knowledge production to address its health challenges...

Victoria Kasprowicz & Denis Chopera 16 Sep 2020

How built environment practitioners play a key role in public health
How built environment practitioners play a key role in public healthArticle

During the second AfriSam SAIA Sustainable Design Awards webinar, Professor Tolullah Oni, a public health physician-scientist and urban epidemiologist, discussed how trans-disciplinary urban design can help build better African livelihoods and cities...

15 Sep 2020

TGI: Providing an in-depth understanding of how markets have changed as a result of Covid-19
TGI: Providing an in-depth understanding of how markets have changed as a result of Covid-19Article

Marketers will have to have a granular understanding of where their target consumers are and whether their marketing investment is effective. Marketing strategies will need to be adapted to accommodate emerging trends and customer demands in the aftermath of the pandemic...

Issued by Ask Afrika 15 Sep 2020

Elective surgeries - the disruption, the trends and back to business unusual
Elective surgeries - the disruption, the trends and back to business unusualArticle

In spite of the Covid-19 rate of infection, elective surgery has been given the green light and it's back to business - albeit with strict protocols in place to safeguard staff as well as patients...

Issued by Bonitas 15 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

Cardiovascular risk factors are high in Sierra Leone. Steven Rubin
Why Sierra Leone needs to focus on cardiovascular healthArticle

Cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, are major causes of death and disability globally.

Maria Odland & Justine Ina Davies 10 Sep 2020

Professor Gerhard Walzl. Image: Twitter
Study to evaluate new TB diagnostic tests and treatmentsArticle

A R128m grant from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help fund a five-year multinational research study that Stellenbosch University is undertaking to investigate new tuberculosis (TB) tests...

9 Sep 2020

TBCSA appeals to government to reopen international boarders safely
TBCSA appeals to government to reopen international boarders safelyArticle

As a top export earner and high employment creator for low to semi-skilled workers, tourism has the best potential to reignite South Africa's economy quickly. International tourism can reopen safely, but it requires an enabling environment, which includes the reopening of international borders, an improved visa regime, air access and better safety for tourists...

9 Sep 2020

Young entrepreneur fills medical supply gap in rural Africa
Young entrepreneur fills medical supply gap in rural AfricaArticle

After identifying a need for medical consumables and disposables to difficult-to-deliver regions and rural communities across Africa, Tony McPherson launched McPherson Trading, a tender based procurement consultancy to help fill this gap...

9 Sep 2020

New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards announces finalists
New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards announces finalistsArticle

The finalists of the 2020 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards have been announced, featuring a record number of agencies, corporates and individuals and representing 100s of South African brands...

8 Sep 2020

3 accelerators to Covid-19 response
3 accelerators to Covid-19 responseArticle

Covid19 has challenged every industry - especially healthcare - to think differently, rely on data, target action and rapidly trial new models of care and technology in the race to save lives and preserve health...

8 Sep 2020

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19 (round blue objects), emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. Image by the US NIAID (CC BY 2.0)
How Western Cape will check for a future Covid-19 surgeArticle

A large Cape Town survey of pregnant women attending public antental clinics, as well as people with HIV, suggests many people in the city have already been infected with the virus that causes Covid-19...

James Stent 7 Sep 2020

Covid-19 testing at Exxaro operations. Photo: Exxaro
Miners outline Covid-19 strategiesArticle

Given it's nature, the mining industry has adopted various approaches to Covid-19 testing to reduce mitigating impact it has on operations...

7 Sep 2020

Nigerian scientists are working to better understand coronavirus. African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Disease
Nigerian scientists have identified seven lineages of SARS-CoV-2: why it mattersArticle

By the first week of August 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic had caused about 654,000 deaths worldwide...

Christian Happi 7 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

Time for SA to put proactive and ambitious relief measures in place
Time for SA to put proactive and ambitious relief measures in placeArticle

South Africans are paying a high price for the prolonged lockdown and consequent devastation of the local economy with levels of emotional distress nearly as high as at the start of the lockdown five months ago...

Andrea Rademeyer, Issued by Ask Afrika 3 Sep 2020

Scammers prey on vulnerable with 'You're fired!' email
Scammers prey on vulnerable with 'You're fired!' emailArticle

Scammers worldwide have been exploiting people's fears of lost jobs and income during the Covid-19 lockdown by using phishing mails...

Anna Collard 2 Sep 2020

Investment health-related research is not adequate. GettyImages
African health research needs support: here's one programme that's workingArticle

African countries bear a disproportionate burden of infectious and noncommunicable diseases. More than two thirds of people living with HIV are in sub-Saharan Africa...

Jude Igumbor 1 Sep 2020

The trouble with remote work
The trouble with remote workArticle

'My laptop has frozen'. 'My phone has no data.' 'There's no reception where I live.' 'Our Wi-Fi is down.' 'I can't access my mail.'...

31 Aug 2020

A still from High Fantasy by Jenna Cato Bass. Proper Films/Big World Cinema.
Enter the micro-budget film: lockdown amplifies South African cinema trendsArticle

Making and distributing films in new ways, that are also cognisant of the global climate emergency, is going to become a growing trend not just in South Africa, but around the world...

Liani Maasdorp 28 Aug 2020

Children’s health and nutrition is severely affected by the pandemic. Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images
South Africa needs a plan to protect children's health beyond Covid-19Article

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a head-on challenge to even the most solid health systems in the world. In South Africa its onset collided with the already existing quadruple burden of disease...

Ute Feucht 28 Aug 2020

Pelvic floor damage affects both men and women and can be treated - urologist
Pelvic floor damage affects both men and women and can be treated - urologistArticle

Trauma to the pelvic area caused by car accidents, surgery, obesity, overuse of supporting muscles and age may result in pelvic floor damage in both men and women and can often be treated, according to a leading urologist...

Issued by Leap Communications 27 Aug 2020

New app to ease delivery of groceries to townships
New app to ease delivery of groceries to townshipsArticle

Yethu - meaning 'ours' - is an inclusive servicing app, designed to add dignity and quality of life to township and rural households...

26 Aug 2020

Local biotech company seeks government support, as it launches new Covid-19 testing technology that will allow for affordable mass testing
Local biotech company seeks government support, as it launches new Covid-19 testing technology that will allow for affordable mass testingArticle

Cape Town-based Biotech Africa is launching a new testing platform that will allow for the ultra-high throughput of Covid-19 tests, at a fraction of the current testing costs...

Issued by Ninety9cents 25 Aug 2020

Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi can make a simple policy change that can allow South Africa to implement a health programme that will be a model for the world. Photo: Tariro Washinyira
Here's a quick health win for governmentArticle

How many people have died from Covid-19 in South Africa? The truth is that we don't really know. A simple change to government policy can go a long way towards changing that...

GroundUp editors 25 Aug 2020

Data companies collaborate to advise on SMME recovery strategies
Data companies collaborate to advise on SMME recovery strategiesArticle

Ask Afrika's weekly Covid-19 Tracker study reveals very similar findings to TransUnion's Consumer Financial Hardship report, revealing constrained household budgets, which impacts many SMMEs...

Lynette Dicey, Issued by Ask Afrika 25 Aug 2020

Chris Saunders commemorates 10 years with Little Dragon with this 'Where you Belong' music video
Chris Saunders commemorates 10 years with Little Dragon with this 'Where you Belong' music videoArticle

The video, created during lockdown, takes the viewer through a visceral visual replay of the band's story and memories, through personal moments and live shows...

Issued by Ola! Films 24 Aug 2020

Experts are confident that there will be a vaccine next year. PenWin /iStock / Getty Images Plus
9 reasons you can be optimistic that a vaccine for Covid-19 will be widely available in 2021Article

As fall approaches rapidly, many are wondering if the race for a vaccine will bear fruit as early as January 2021...

William Petri 24 Aug 2020

Nelson Mandela Foundation hosts discussion on making universal healthcare universal
Nelson Mandela Foundation hosts discussion on making universal healthcare universalArticle

"Covid-19 has laid bare the structures which condemn millions of people in Africa to lives of what Frantz Fanon called many years ago 'wretchedness'."

21 Aug 2020

Dr Rhulani Khosa and Dr Peters Mathebula
#OnTheFrontLine: Covid-19 transforms lives of healthcare workersArticle

In just a few short months, the Covid-19 pandemic has completely transformed the way that Limpopo healthcare workers go about their work and conduct their lives.

20 Aug 2020

Young entrepreneurs continue to strive towards business growth
Young entrepreneurs continue to strive towards business growthArticle

As South Africa's unemployment rate increases to a staggering 30.1%, the far-reaching impact of Covid-19 on businesses, both big and small has become an ever-growing concern...

19 Aug 2020

Zola Nene teaches Gordon Ramsay the art of isiZulu cooking in KwaZulu-Natal
Zola Nene teaches Gordon Ramsay the art of isiZulu cooking in KwaZulu-NatalArticle

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted season two premiere with South African episode on 26 August at 9pm on National Geographic...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 19 Aug 2020

TBCSA urges Level 2 compliance by establishments and patrons
TBCSA urges Level 2 compliance by establishments and patronsArticle

The commencement of Level 2 sees the lift on all restrictions on inter-provincial travel, which means a fuller return to business for accommodation...

19 Aug 2020

Image: Western Cape Department of Health
WC Health starts scaling-up essential servicesArticle

While the health service platform must remain geared to deal with Covid-19 pandemic, the Western Cape Department of Health needs to get back to the business of providing essential health services in a balanced way...

17 Aug 2020

Forecasting post-Covid financial behaviours based on lessons from the 2008 financial markets crash
Forecasting post-Covid financial behaviours based on lessons from the 2008 financial markets crashArticle

In August, Covid-19 infections in South Africa surpassed the half-a-million mark, leaving the economy devastated. The economic impact of the lockdown will linger even once the health threat associated with the virus has passed...

Dr Amelia Richards & Sithokozile Dubazane, Issued by Ask Afrika 13 Aug 2020

Inclusivity is key for the future of education in SA
Inclusivity is key for the future of education in SAArticle

Teaching for All, an initiative focused on promoting inclusive education in South Africa through material and teacher development, hosted a digital conference on the topic of inclusive education in South Africa.

13 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Sandra Orta helps provide healthtech innovations across Africa
#WomensMonth: Sandra Orta helps provide healthtech innovations across AfricaArticle

With over 18 years of experience in strategic and operational marketing, sales and business development roles within big pharma, mid-sized pharma, biotech, startups and non-profit organisations, Sandra Orta is passionate about contributing to a better world...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: 'Do not give up my sisters' says Yvonne Iyer, founder of Yin Connect
#WomensMonth: 'Do not give up my sisters' says Yvonne Iyer, founder of Yin ConnectArticle

As the founder of Yin Connect, a 100% BEE woman-owned boutique consultancy, Yvonne Iyer helps connect businesses with retired German experts...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Aug 2020

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Antibiotic resistance: cheap diagnostic test could be a saviourArticle

With the world's attention focused on combating Covid-19, it is easy to forget the other significant threat to public health and the global economy - the rapid rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)...

Lara Marks & Ankur Mutreja 11 Aug 2020

Bonitas preserves financial stability and reserves in a weak economy
Bonitas preserves financial stability and reserves in a weak economyArticle

Bonitas Medical Fund reported its financial results for 2019, announcing bolstered reserves of R4.3bn during extremely difficult trading conditions...

Issued by Bonitas 7 Aug 2020

Hope is an action. These are the women leading us forward
Hope is an action. These are the women leading us forwardArticle

Gender-based violence plagues South Africa. It's a pernicious affliction that impacts us as individuals and a society. This Women's Day, we recognise the women who are combatting this epidemic...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 7 Aug 2020

Do you know where your coffee comes from? The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of knowing about our supply chains. Here, a woman carries harvested coffee beans in a coffee plantation in Mount Gorongosa, Mozambique, in August 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
The coronavirus pandemic requires us to understand food's murky supply chainsArticle

Six months ago, you may not have thought much about where your groceries were produced. But chances are you're thinking about it now...

Cory Searcy and Pavel Castka 6 Aug 2020

TBCSA, partners launch new Covid-19 protocols safety app
TBCSA, partners launch new Covid-19 protocols safety appArticle

The app will aid in the safe reopening of the industry by training business owners on the safe implementation of the Covid-19 tourism safety protocols...

6 Aug 2020

Change in US tax law offers hope for local NPOs, universities
Change in US tax law offers hope for local NPOs, universitiesArticle

As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed by the US Congress in March, people who do not usually itemise deductions for their taxes can claim a deduction for charitable donations in the 2020/2021 financial year...

5 Aug 2020

Artscape's Women's Humanity Arts Fest to go virtual
Artscape's Women's Humanity Arts Fest to go virtualArticle

The Artscape Theatre's 2020 edition of the Women's Humanity Arts Festival, consisting of a series of live and pre-recorded online events, will be held online between 9 and 31 August...

3 Aug 2020

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