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Nearly 20 million more people hit by food crises last year
Nearly 20 million more people hit by food crises last yearArticle

Nearly 20 million more people faced food crises last year amid armed conflict, the Covid-19 pandemic and weather extremes...

Maytaal Angel 1 day ago

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 1 day ago

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 17: Our journey towards becoming unimportant
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 17: Our journey towards becoming unimportantArticle

I used to have someone at Raizcorp who was really good at his job; let's call him Tshepo (not his real name). Tshepo was not only really good at his job, he was also incredibly loyal and willing to step in to help wherever help was needed...

Allon Raiz 3 days ago

Food Lover's launches Hunger Month as millions remain food insecure
Food Lover's launches Hunger Month as millions remain food insecureArticle

Food Lover's Market is launching its fifth Hunger Month campaign this May, encouraging consumers to contribute a meal to FoodForward SA by purchasing partner products...

30 Apr 2021

Jon Duncan, head, responsible investment, Old Mutual
Exxaro's move to renewable a sign of progressArticle

Exxaro Resources chief executive, Mxolisi Mgojo, announced in February that his company will join a growing list of international miners divesting from thermal coal assets....

29 Apr 2021

New Amazon Africa headquarters to be built in Cape Town
New Amazon Africa headquarters to be built in Cape TownArticle

US retail giant Amazon will be the anchor tenant of a R4bn River Club development that has gotten the go-ahead from the City of Cape Town...

20 Apr 2021

Barloworld calls on social entrepreneurs to apply for 2021/22 Barloworld Mbewu
Barloworld calls on social entrepreneurs to apply for 2021/22 Barloworld MbewuArticle

Social entrepreneurs are invited to submit their entries for consideration for incubation to the second leg of a Barloworld flagship entrepreneurial programme known as Mbewu...

19 Apr 2021

Edge computing: Revving 2021 up for your 5G future
Edge computing: Revving 2021 up for your 5G futureArticle

Edge continues to serve as the thread that sews the seams of our high-tech lives together today - and reinforces the fabric of our 5G-charged futures...

Tony Bartlett 16 Apr 2021

International standardisation a vital gateway for SA exports to grow
International standardisation a vital gateway for SA exports to growArticle

As much as South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has emphasised the need for South Africans to "buy local" to boost the country's ailing economy, exports remain crucial to the government's turnaround strategy...

Muhammad Ali 14 Apr 2021

The importance of social entrepreneurship for economic regeneration in a post-Covid world
The importance of social entrepreneurship for economic regeneration in a post-Covid worldArticle

Social entrepreneurs who position their business activities at the intersection of purpose and profit are uniquely placed to contribute to the regeneration of South Africa's economy post-Covid...

Miranda Hosking, Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 8 Apr 2021

Ebola virus virion. CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith
Ebola might be a chronic infection - but here's why we shouldn't panicArticle

Ebola is back in Guinea in West Africa, five years after the largest Ebola epidemic ever known ended...

Connor Bamford 1 Apr 2021

All the Marketing Achievement Awards 2021 winners
All the Marketing Achievement Awards 2021 winnersArticle

The Marketing Achievement Awards (MAAs) took place last night by way of a premium virtual event, giving everyone the opportunity to safely participate in the evening's festivities...

Issued by Marketing Achievement Awards 1 Apr 2021

The right to education: An insider's perspective over the past 25 years
The right to education: An insider's perspective over the past 25 yearsArticle

The last year has made the rights enshrined in South Africa's Bill of Rights more relevant than ever before. Prior to Covid-19, many of us simply took the right to freedom of movement for granted, as well as the right to freedom of trade, to healthcare and to education...

Jackie Carroll, Issued by Optimi 30 Mar 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Meet Adam Deane of RocoMamas
#BehindtheBrandManager: Meet Adam Deane of RocoMamasArticle

With a broad range of skills under his belt, RocoMamas national brand manager Adam Deane sits comfortably in the coveted 'unicorn' category of employees...

Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Mar 2021

MiWay commits R55 million to COVID-19 relief effortsArticle

Leading short-term insurer and financial services provider, MiWay, today announced that it will make a further R30 million available to help reduce the financial impact of COVID-19 on its clients, suppliers and the broader South African community. This is in addition to over R25 million in premium reduction that was set aside for MiWay clients for the initial lockdown period.

Issued by MiWay 23 Mar 2021

MiWay launches discounted car insurance premiums for work-from-home clientsArticle

Leading short-term insurer and financial services provider, MiWay announced the launch of MiWheels At Home - a new car insurance cover that is designed specifically for South Africans who work from home. This comes at a critical time in the country and is relevant in context of the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown regulations

Issued by MiWay 23 Mar 2021

MiWay introduces MiSwitch - an innovative way to getting an insurance quoteArticle

MiWay has launched MiSwitch, an innovative solution to counter the time-consuming task of obtaining a comparative insurance quote. The new process is designed to give consumers a quick, easy and convenient way to get a quote.

Issued by MiWay 23 Mar 2021

Growing water crisis needs a collaborative solution
Growing water crisis needs a collaborative solutionArticle

In just the last five years South Africa has faced two of the biggest challenges imaginable. We are in the midst of a once-in-a-century pandemic and...

Michael Franze 19 Mar 2021

Train passengers carried out a Covid-19 detection test with the GeNose C19 screening at Pasar Turi Station, Surabaya, February 15, 2021.
ANTARA FOTO/Didik Suhartono/rwa
Indonesian-made Covid-19 breathalyser sensitivity comparable to RT-PCRArticle

A year into the Covid-19 pandemic, global testing capacity sadly mimics countries' GDP per capita. Testing requires money, and rich countries can spend more on tests than middle-income and poor countries...

17 Mar 2021

All the 2021 Oscar nominations
All the 2021 Oscar nominationsArticle

The nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards were announced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas live from London...

16 Mar 2021

Boost immunity for double whammy of third Covid wave and winter
Boost immunity for double whammy of third Covid wave and winterArticle

A clinical review recommends that healthy nutrition and supplementation with vitamins, minerals and probiotics may benefit immunity and prevent or ease viral infections...

Issued by Leap Communications 15 Mar 2021

Youngest-ever Black female attorney, Nomlayo Mabhena, transforms the legal space
Youngest-ever Black female attorney, Nomlayo Mabhena, transforms the legal spaceArticle

Nomlayo Mabhena is known for being the youngest-ever Black female attorney admitted as a conveyancer...

Charndré Emma Kippie, Issued by Topco Media 9 Mar 2021

Covid and flu - Should you still have the flu shot?
Covid and flu - Should you still have the flu shot?Article

Dr Morgan Mkhatshwa, head of operations at Bonitas Medical Fund, unpacks the differences and similarities between 'flu' and Covid-19, how it affects your body and offers compelling reasons why you should consider getting the flu vaccine this year...

Issued by Bonitas 8 Mar 2021

A return to the kraal - unlocking successful housing post Covid-19
A return to the kraal - unlocking successful housing post Covid-19Article

Team Mahali recently won first prize in the City of Cape Town and the Green Building Council South Africa's (GBCSA) design competition...

5 Mar 2021

Effective management of water in dialysis augments better outcomes
Effective management of water in dialysis augments better outcomesArticle

Water is the foundation of life making it a perfect breeding ground for infection, microbial growth and antibiotic resistant pathogens. Water, also being the foundation for dialysis, plays the most important role for successful patient care...

Issued by GO Content Lab 3 Mar 2021

Omni HR Consulting partners with The Woman and Youth Empowerment Trust
Omni HR Consulting partners with The Woman and Youth Empowerment TrustArticle

June 2020 saw Omni HR formalise its partnership with the WYE Trust, after working in partnership with the organisation since its inception in 2018...

Issued by Omni HR Consulting 2 Mar 2021

This week South Africa’s finance minister Tito Mboweni will deliver the country’s budget. Photo by Jeffrey Abrahams/Gallo Images via Getty Images
The basis of South Africa's annual budgets needs an overhaul. Here's why, and howArticle

Governments in most developing countries use medium-term expenditure frameworks as fiscal policy instruments to match the imperatives of policy, planning and budgeting over the medium-term horizon...

Matthew Kofi Ocran 23 Feb 2021

Share of R1m up for grabs for NPOs in Nedbank Private Wealth Innovation Awards
Share of R1m up for grabs for NPOs in Nedbank Private Wealth Innovation AwardsArticle

Two South African non-profit organisations (NPOs) stand the chance to win a share of R1m for showing how they innovated and used technology...

22 Feb 2021

What to expect from the 2021 hybrid Kucheza Afrika Festival
What to expect from the 2021 hybrid Kucheza Afrika FestivalArticle

The 2021 Programme of Kucheza Afrika Festival will take place online and at the South African State Theatre (SAST) from 1 to 11 April. This year's programme boasts the dance fraternity's renowned dancers such as Vincent Mantsoe, Lulu Mlangeni, Bailey Snyman, Nicola Haskins, Ignatius van Heerden, Fana Tshabalala, Thulani Chauke, Mdu Nhlapo and more.

15 Feb 2021

SA needs to cut emissions by 60-75% by 2050 - PwC Net Zero Economy Index
SA needs to cut emissions by 60-75% by 2050 - PwC Net Zero Economy IndexArticle

According to the latest PwC Net Zero Economy Index, a decarbonisation rate of 11.7% per annum is now required to keep...

10 Feb 2021

10th Annual Social Innovation Awards winners announced
10th Annual Social Innovation Awards winners announcedArticle

Meat Naturally and Agricool Finance were awarded joint first place in the 10th Annual Social Innovation Awards, while Leafline Washable Sanitary Wear scooped first place in the Disability Empowerment Awards...

10 Feb 2021

Variants, vaccines, and virology - are we protected?
Variants, vaccines, and virology - are we protected?Article

News reports on mutated, more virulant, strains of the virus most likely conjures movie-like images of an invisible, indestructible enemy causing massive disruption. The reality is fortunately much less dramatic...

Felicity Burt, Dominique Goedhals & Sabeeha Vawda 4 Feb 2021

Accelerating access to palliative care is a fundamental human right
Accelerating access to palliative care is a fundamental human rightArticle

A webinar, focused on highlighting the imperative for a concerted and collaborative effort to accelerate access to palliative care during Covid-19 and beyond, took place on Sunday, 24 January 2021...

Issued by MANGO-OMC 3 Feb 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Image:
Curfew, booze, beach ban easedArticle

A number of Covid-19 restrictions under adjusted level 3 have been eased following a decline in the number of positive cases, hosipal admission and deaths, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on 1 February...

2 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: Dion Chang: How do we prepare for a better normal?
#BizTrends2021: Dion Chang: How do we prepare for a better normal?Article

Dion Chang, one of South Africa's most respected trend analysts, kicked off BizTrends2021 - Towards New North and New Narratives...

Evan-Lee Courie 28 Jan 2021

Craft brewers battling to survive blanket ban on alcohol
Craft brewers battling to survive blanket ban on alcoholArticle

According to a survey conducted by The Craft Brewers Association of South Africa, the vast majority of local craft brewers don't see themselves surviving the third alcohol ban...

26 Jan 2021

Hand hygiene is important to fight Covid-19 but how can you do that without water. Shutterstock
Covid-19 policy briefs must be realistic: a review by young southern African scientistsArticle

Just over a year after the coronavirus was first reported in China countries are still reeling from its effects. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes Covid-19 disease...

Puleng Segalo, Adeyemi Oladapo Arem, Pradeep Kumar 20 Jan 2021

Compound which protects seaweed shields humans from disease too -- studies
Compound which protects seaweed shields humans from disease too -- studiesArticle

An extract of seaweed which protects marine plants from disease has been shown in clinical studies to also help block viruses, prevent infections and inhibit the flu...

Issued by Leap Communications 19 Jan 2021

Lee Callakoppen, principal officer, Bonitas Medical Fund
#BizTrends2021: Are day hospitals the new trend?Article

Globally, day surgery hospitals have changed the experience of patients by offering an alternative to acute/conventional hospital surgery...

Lee Callakoppen 7 Jan 2021

Gareth Quinn, chief technology officer, FMI
#BizTrends2021: How life insurers can transform the customer experience in 2021Article

If Covid-19 has shown us anything, it underlined the fact that the future of life insurance belongs to the insurers who go out of their way to make their customers' lives simpler and easier by delivering exceptional experiences...

Gareth Quinn 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Franchising post-Covid - 5 trends to watch
#BizTrends2021: Franchising post-Covid - 5 trends to watchArticle

The franchise industry has proven itself to be resilient, innovative and collaborative, which is why it still survives. But it will need all these qualities, and more, to weather and adapt to what will continue to be a testing time...

Morne Cronje 5 Jan 2021

Wildu du Plessis
#BizTrends2021: Key industry group trends in post-pandemic AfricaArticle

In the midst of the planetary emergency of climate change, Covid-19 is testing modern civilisation's preparedness for shocks, across the spheres of finance, economics and technology; global, national and regional governance; global and population health; social cohesion and food security. This is according to Baker McKenzie's new report, Unprecedented: Converging Crises...

Wildu du Plessis 4 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Consumer habits and shopping preferences
#BizTrends2021: Consumer habits and shopping preferencesArticle

Brands need to be clear on consumers changing habits, specifically around their desire to connect with others and how they spend their time on shopping preferences...

Jason Stewart 29 Dec 2020

#Newsmaker: Gugulethu Mhlungu, Careers Magazine's new editor
#Newsmaker: Gugulethu Mhlungu, Careers Magazine's new editorArticle

Gugulethu Mhlungu, popularly known as Gugs, was recently appointed editor of Careers Magazine...

Jessica Tennant 28 Dec 2020

FAO seeks funds as Desert Locust swarms threaten food security in Africa, Yemen
FAO seeks funds as Desert Locust swarms threaten food security in Africa, YemenArticle

Despite intense efforts to control the pest throughout 2020, a new generation of Desert Locust swarms is threatening livelihoods and food security in the Horn of Africa and Yemen...

23 Dec 2020

#BizTrends2021: Recovery starts now - looking back at 2020 and ahead to a more resilient region
#BizTrends2021: Recovery starts now - looking back at 2020 and ahead to a more resilient regionArticle

In recent years, Africa has recorded the fastest growth globally in the number of hungry people and will have the highest total number of hungry people in the next decade if we cannot reverse current trends...

Patrice Talla 21 Dec 2020

Think cybersecurity is expensive? Just wait until there's a breach...
Think cybersecurity is expensive? Just wait until there's a breach...Article

Medium-sized companies in South Africa are in a precarious position in terms of cybersecurity...

Lukas van der Merwe 18 Dec 2020

Could rising consumer debt in SA stimulate the growth of the rental goods economy?
Could rising consumer debt in SA stimulate the growth of the rental goods economy?Article

For thousands of consumers this means transitioning from living their best lives, often funded by credit, to survival mode. In a reality where income is under severe pressure but expenses keep occurring, it begs the question: 'Where to next?'...

Issued by Irvine Partners 11 Dec 2020

Survival tips from one SMME to another
Survival tips from one SMME to anotherArticle

Without a doubt, small businesses have been the most acutely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Here are some insights from one SMME to others on its survival strategy...

Khathutshelo Mufamadi 10 Dec 2020

Adam Bennot. senior associate, Alternative Investment Services, RisCura.
Sustainability should be paramount in pension fund investmentArticle

There is little point in making provision for a comfortable retirement if the society and environment in which you live is untenable...

Adam Bennot 9 Dec 2020

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