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Tackling HIV in the mining industry - new guidance from DMEArticle

The chief inspector of mines has issued a guidance note to assist mining companies to manage and control HIV in the workplace, which requires employers to put policies, plans, awareness and monitoring in place...

Nivaani Moodley, Kalene Watson & Shane Johnson 27 minutes ago

Protesters gather in Cambridge to demand that AstraZeneca shares blueprints for its Covid-19 vaccine. Luciana Guerra/PA Images via Getty Images
Trips waiver: US support is a major step but no guarantee of Covid-19 vaccine equityArticle

In a momentous shift, the US recently agreed to support a waiver of the Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (Trips) agreement ...

Erin Hannah, James Scott, Silke Trommer & Sophie Harman 1 hour ago

The separation of powers is critical for good governance. Yellow Dog Productions/The Image Bank
South Sudan's chief justice is overstepping his bounds: why it matters for the rule of lawArticle

South Sudan's chief justice, Chan Reec Madut, has been implicated in serious corruption allegations since independence. Some relate to the recruitment process within the judiciary...

Mark Deng 5 hours ago

Book now: Newsroom Management for PR and Brands: Webinar | 20 May 2021
Book now: Newsroom Management for PR and Brands: Webinar | 20 May 2021Article

On Thursday, 20 May, at 3pm we invite you to spend an hour with our team and industry experts to discuss newsroom management trends for business communications...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 day ago

The proposed new state-owned bank - another bloodsucking SOE leech?
The proposed new state-owned bank - another bloodsucking SOE leech?Article

On 12 March 2021, the minister of communications and digital technologies published the proposed South African Postbank SOC LTD Amendment Bill...

1 day ago

When your dream job is a nightmare
When your dream job is a nightmareArticle

What happens when you land your dream job but it turns out to be anything but?

Lisa Cohen and Sandra E. Spataro 1 day ago

Should we vaccinate all returned travellers in hotel quarantine? It's no magic fix but it could reduce risks
Should we vaccinate all returned travellers in hotel quarantine? It's no magic fix but it could reduce risksArticle

You only have to prevent one case, which could have otherwise led to community spread and lockdown, for such a scheme to pay for itself many times over...

1 day ago

The move towards an open process for appointing judges is unprecedented in Lesotho. shutterstock
Choosing Lesotho's judges on merit should be only the start of judicial reformsArticle

Lesotho's Judicial Service Commission has started a process to recruit seven judges of the High Court through a merit-based process...

Hoolo 'Nyane 1 day ago

Safeguarding children against cyberbullying in the age of COVID-19Article

As screen time has increased during the pandemic, so has the risk of cyberbullying. What can you do to help protect your children from online bullying and harassment?

Issued by ESET 2 days ago

Stage one of D&AD Awards judging: 338 entries shortlisted
Stage one of D&AD Awards judging: 338 entries shortlistedArticle

D&AD has seen a significant boost in high quality entries for the 2021 D&AD Awards with this year's submissions having returned to, and in some cases, surpassing pre-pandemic figures...

2 days ago

#MusicExchange: Steve Louw releases new album Headlight Dreams
#MusicExchange: Steve Louw releases new album Headlight DreamsArticle

It's hard to believe the last music we heard from Steve Louw arrived seven long years ago. With the wait now finally over, fans right around the world are already embracing the pop-rock icon's return with arms wide open.

Martin Myers 2 days ago

Samsung launches 2021 Neo QLED TV lineup in South Africa
Samsung launches 2021 Neo QLED TV lineup in South AfricaArticle

Those who pre-order this must-have TV between 3 May and 31 May 2021 will receive a free Samsung Sound Bar Bundle to enhance their Neo QLED experience even further...

Issued by Samsung South Africa 2 days ago

Diabetes is a leading cause of death in the country. PixelCatchers via GettyImages
Our research shows gaps in South Africa's diabetes management programmeArticle

Diabetes is currently the ninth most common cause of death in the world...

Patrick Ngassa Piotie, Elizabeth M Webb & Paul Rheeder 2 days ago

Newspapers ABC Q1 2021: Some good showings for newspapers
Newspapers ABC Q1 2021: Some good showings for newspapersArticle

The First Quarter of the 2021 the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) showed some good news for the sector, but the general trend was one of weak increases on the previous quarter...

Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

Social media platforms with the most content violations
Social media platforms with the most content violationsArticle

Donald Trump, Azealia Banks, and Wiley are all celebrities who have been permanently banned from social media platforms, for reasons spanning from harassment, copyright violations, to the spreading of fake news...

3 days ago

Constitutional Court dismisses appeal in Hartbeespoort Dam ownership case
Constitutional Court dismisses appeal in Hartbeespoort Dam ownership caseArticle

The Constitutional Court has dismissed the appeal by Kingsley Jack Whiteaway Seale, Ontspan Bellegings (Pty) Ltd, HI Frank Components (Pty) Ltd, and Schoemansville Ouwerklub over the ownership and control of some parts of Hartbeespoort Dam and its surrounding areas...

3 days ago

Marketing's A-list stars to feature in forthcoming attraction Marketing. The Movie
Marketing's A-list stars to feature in forthcoming attraction Marketing. The MovieArticle

On 29 July 2021, you'll get to see the thrills, the action and the love story that is this year's Nedbank IMC Conference, livestreamed to your device of choice...

Issued by IMC Conference 3 days ago

South Africa loses cultural landmarks like Apartheid Museum to Covid
South Africa loses cultural landmarks like Apartheid Museum to CovidArticle

"We had to let go of all of the staff. About 30 people. There's no one here to turn the lights on and off."

Mfuneko Toyana 3 days ago

Family members of Covid-19 infected patients stand in a queue with empty oxygen cylinders outside the oxygen filling centre in New Delhi, India. Photo by Naveen Sharma/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
It's possible to build stronger systems to deliver oxygen: here's what it takesArticle

Covid-19 pneumonia creates breathing difficulties leading to low blood oxygen levels (hypoxaemia). Unable to get enough oxygen to supply vital organs, patients with hypoxaemia are at very high risk of death...

Hamish Graham & Adegoke Falade 3 days ago

Covid-19 and the agricultural sector: We dare not waste this crisis
Covid-19 and the agricultural sector: We dare not waste this crisisArticle

The agricultural sector - particularly in Africa - bears the historical paradox of having significant economic potential on the one hand and lacking the required agility and innovation to harness its resources for notable global competitiveness on the other...

Ishmael Sunga 3 days ago

The issue of occupational noise-induced hearing loss is prominent in the mining industry. Shutterstock
Hearing loss is a neglected hazard for miners in South AfricaArticle

South Africa's mining industry has long been an important part of the country's economy...

Nomfundo Moroe 3 days ago

New training manual emphasises importance of cleaning to fight infection in healthcare facilities
New training manual emphasises importance of cleaning to fight infection in healthcare facilitiesArticle

One of the simplest methods of preventing infection is proper cleaning practices; however, a lack of quality training is often one of the factors contributing to the high infection rate in South Africa's healthcare facilities...

7 May 2021

Dentsu Africa launches Consumer packaged goods like never before
Dentsu Africa launches Consumer packaged goods like never beforeArticle

The second edition in the Dentsu wisdom series titled Consumer packaged goods like never before has officially launched. The content in the latest report includes analysis from 19 experts...

Issued by Dentsu 7 May 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa's food security has turned out better than feared. But risks remain
Sub-Saharan Africa's food security has turned out better than feared. But risks remainArticle

Government support for farmers, higher rainfall and grain imports have helped sub-Saharan Africa stave off food insecurity, but the region isn't out of the woods yet...

Wandile Sihlobo 7 May 2021

Newly launched TelkomOne Ignite offers free educational content
Newly launched TelkomOne Ignite offers free educational contentArticle

The Telkom Foundation today announced the launch of Ignite - the new educational extension of its video streaming platform, TelkomOne - allowing high school students free access to STEM-based content...

6 May 2021

Trust - a competitive differentiator in retail banking
Trust - a competitive differentiator in retail bankingArticle

Trust is of utmost importance when banks want to build long-term relationships with their retail banking customer segment. This is because...

Mornay Roberts-Lombard 6 May 2021

Botswana beckons - In Review: Ker & Downey Botswana and Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge
Botswana beckons - In Review: Ker & Downey Botswana and Ghoha Hills Savuti LodgeArticle

Debbie Hathway reviews a stay at Dinaka and Okuti at Ker & Downey Botswana and Ghoha Hills Savuti Lodge in Botswana.

Debbie Hathway 6 May 2021

Kantar announces South Africa's top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q3 and Q4 2020
Kantar announces South Africa's top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q3 and Q4 2020Article

Kantar has announced the top 10 best liked TV ads in South Africa for the third and fourth quarter of 2020...

Issued by Kantar 6 May 2021

Investing in Nigeria: Discipline is key
Investing in Nigeria: Discipline is keyArticle

The end of quarter one 2021 marks one year since markets bottomed following the Covid-19 global outbreak...

Rami Hajjar 5 May 2021

World Hand Hygiene Day: Learn how to wash your hands and save lives
World Hand Hygiene Day: Learn how to wash your hands and save livesArticle

Practise effective hand hygiene to prevent infections by learning how to wash your hands properly with Bloom Financial Services and Health4Me...

Issued by Bloom Financial Services 5 May 2021

Ghana's new rental scheme won't fix the real problem: a housing shortage
Ghana's new rental scheme won't fix the real problem: a housing shortageArticle

Ghana's government has announced a loan scheme to help tenants pay the hefty advance rent...

Nicky Morrison, Emmanuel Kofi Gavu, Lewis Abedi Asante, and Richmond Juvenile Ehwi 5 May 2021

Powering the economy through alternative energy
Powering the economy through alternative energyArticle

South Africa is finalising the much-anticipated Hydrogen Society Roadmap as the country shapes its industrialisation and economic pathway...

5 May 2021

Kaya 959 gives away R1,000 an hour every hour in May
Kaya 959 gives away R1,000 an hour every hour in MayArticle

Kaya FM's new brand identity is about highlighting Kaya 959 as a radio station for all...

Issued by KAYA 959 5 May 2021

The closing of South Africa's Fugard Theatre points to systemic failures
The closing of South Africa's Fugard Theatre points to systemic failuresArticle

South Africa's theatre fraternity has reacted with heartbreak to the announcement that Cape Town's famous Fugard Theatre has closed its doors for good. Fiona Ramsay is head of the department of theatre and performing arts at the University of the Witwatersrand. She asked Ismail Mahomed, a playwright and seasoned theatre and arts festival manager, about what forces aligned to see the theatre close - and whether this could have been prevented.

Fiona Ramsay 5 May 2021

Johannesburg is threatening to sideline informal waste pickers. Why it's a bad idea
Johannesburg is threatening to sideline informal waste pickers. Why it's a bad ideaArticle

Like all cities in the world, Johannesburg, South Africa's commercial capital, has a waste management problem...

Melanie Samson 4 May 2021

SABRE Awards Africa 2021: All the winners!
SABRE Awards Africa 2021: All the winners!Article

The 2021 Africa SABRE Awards, which recognises superior achievement in branding, reputation, and engagement, was announced at a virtual award ceremony in May 2021. The campaigns were evaluated by a jury of industry leaders...

4 May 2021

Women are a mainstay of fishing in West Africa. But they get a raw deal
Women are a mainstay of fishing in West Africa. But they get a raw dealArticle

The contributions that women in West Africa's fisheries make to the sector are widely un(der)paid, undervalued and largely invisible...

Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood and Sayra van den Berg Bhagwandas 4 May 2021

Indwe's R11m stadium unfinished and abandoned
Indwe's R11m stadium unfinished and abandonedArticle

In July 2018, Emalahleni Local Municipality gave MBS Civils JV Cudjor Quantity Surveying cc an R11m tender to rehabilitate the sportsfield and build a stadium in Indwe...

Yonela Ngqukuvana 4 May 2021

The World Health Organisation partnered with Ogilvy | Social.Lab South Africa to launch 'Vaccines Bring Us Closer' global campaign
The World Health Organisation partnered with Ogilvy | Social.Lab South Africa to launch 'Vaccines Bring Us Closer' global campaignArticle

Ogilvy Worldwide and Ogilvy | Social.Lab South Africa joined forces with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to celebrate World Immunisation Week...

Issued by Ogilvy South Africa 4 May 2021

The importance of EQ and SQ in the workplace
The importance of EQ and SQ in the workplaceArticle

Firstly, what is EQ and what is SQ...?

Julia Kerr Henkel 3 May 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Leza Wells, chief product actuary; acting chief of marketing at FMI
#BehindtheBrandManager: Leza Wells, chief product actuary; acting chief of marketing at FMIArticle

Leza Wells, chief product actuary and acting chief of marketing at life insurer FMI, (a Division of Bidvest Life Ltd) fills us in on her role...

Evan-Lee Courie 3 May 2021

Restricting digital media is a gamble for African leaders
Restricting digital media is a gamble for African leadersArticle

Covid-19 pushed much of the world into the digital realm for everything from schooling and work to religious worship and dating. At the same time, many governments were turning data connections off. Full or partial shutdowns of the internet and social media are increasingly common parts of the "digital authoritarian" toolkit.

Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz 3 May 2021

Why Ghana doesn't get the full value of its cocoa beans - and how this could change
Why Ghana doesn't get the full value of its cocoa beans - and how this could changeArticle

The importance of raw cocoa beans to Ghana's foreign exchange earnings is derailing the development of a viable chocolate industry...

Sophie Van Huellen 3 May 2021

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