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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 1 day ago

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

Ctrack Freight Transport Index show positive growth for multiple sectors
Ctrack Freight Transport Index show positive growth for multiple sectorsArticle

Compared to March last year, road freight, air freight and pipelines have shown improvement...

3 May 2021

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Why you should expect more Suez-like supply chain disruptions and shortages at your local grocery storeArticle

When the Ever Given container ship choked off traffic in the Suez Canal for almost a week in late March 2021, it made headlines around the world...

Nada R. Sanders 12 Apr 2021

Several steps to powerful efficiency wins with hyper-automation
Several steps to powerful efficiency wins with hyper-automationArticle

Those who can take this next step into technology-driven efficiency will be best placed to succeed in what is clearly a highly competitive global business environment...

Collin Govender 30 Mar 2021

Top three take-away lessons from the Suez Canal blockage
Top three take-away lessons from the Suez Canal blockageArticle

Direct implications for maritime security are unlikely. But there will be ripple effects in the shipping industry and in many commercial sectors...

Dirk Siebels 30 Mar 2021

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How the incident on the Suez highlights insurance risks of mega shipsArticle

Insurers have warned for years that the increasing size of vessels is leading to a higher accumulation of risk. These fears have been realised by the large container ship currently blocking the critical Suez Canal sea route...

26 Mar 2021

Minerals and energy Gwede Mantashe
DMRE promises to address licence backlogArticle

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) indicated that 235 mining rights; 2,485 prospecting rights; 1,644 mining permits; 238 Section 11 change of ownership transfers; and 724 licence renewals are currently backlogged...

5 Mar 2021

New survey highlights opportunities to future-proof supply chains
New survey highlights opportunities to future-proof supply chainsArticle

The survey conducted by Orange Business Services explores how enterprises can utilise supply chain and logistical data insights to mitigate risk...

22 Jan 2021

Struggling to start a family? Wijnland Fertility can help
Struggling to start a family? Wijnland Fertility can helpArticle

Globally, fertility is on the decline, and South Africa is no exception. In fact, one in six South African couples will struggle to conceive naturally...

Issued by Ruby Digital 22 Dec 2020

New citrus export levy sees R1bn invested into sector
New citrus export levy sees R1bn invested into sectorArticle

The new levy represents a 120% increase from the previous levy and will translate into an estimated R1bn investment by local citrus growers into the sector over the next four years. The levy will continue to be administered by the The Citrus Growers' Association of Southern Africa...

11 Dec 2020

Construction body calls for self-certification to overcome public sector bottlenecks
Construction body calls for self-certification to overcome public sector bottlenecksArticle

The Construction Covid-19 Rapid Response Task Team, formed during the height of the lockdown, collectively presented the minister of national public works and infrastructure, Patricia de Lille, with a medium-term plan for the activation of the industry...

8 Oct 2020

GDP statistics: Agriculture is the economy's backbone
GDP statistics: Agriculture is the economy's backboneArticle

The gross domestic product statistics released by Stats SA has indicated a decline of 51% in the second quarter of 2020. This is the fourth consecutive quarter decline since the second quarter of 2019 catapulted South Africa's economy into a recession...

15 Sep 2020

Feeling drained? Here's 5 tips to boost your resilience
Feeling drained? Here's 5 tips to boost your resilienceArticle

When thinking about resilience, we need to remind ourselves it is not about grit and tenacity. It is more than that...

Anja van Beek 14 Sep 2020

M&A in Africa: Bleak skies overhead, but the future looks brighter - Part 1
M&A in Africa: Bleak skies overhead, but the future looks brighter - Part 1Article

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have decreased across Africa in the first half of 2020 in terms of both volume and value, with some exceptions. Going forward, dark clouds remain over the M&A market in Africa in the short-term, but recent developments brighten the continent's prospects for medium-term recovery...

17 Jul 2020

Sappi Valida brings natural cellulose advantages to responsible, eco-friendly hand sanitiser formulation
Sappi Valida brings natural cellulose advantages to responsible, eco-friendly hand sanitiser formulationArticle

As the world emerges from various states of Covid-19 lockdown and the 'new normal' still presents many unknowns, one thing we know for sure is that it is imperative to adhere to stringent hygienic measures...

Issued by Sappi 16 Jul 2020

Preventing Covid-19 from becoming a hunger crisis in Africa
Preventing Covid-19 from becoming a hunger crisis in AfricaArticle

In the last several months, Covid-19 has taken up nearly every news headline in nearly every country in the world. The health impact, testing, confinement, and trying to curb the pandemic have rightly been at the forefront...

Mimi Alemayehou 6 Jul 2020

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6 reasons why travel agents are not yet obsolete in 2020Article

Being a travel advisor has not been the most lucrative enterprise in 2020, but that doesn't mean the profession has become obsolete. On the contrary, it has never been more pertinent.

22 Jun 2020

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Global air cargo demand plummetsArticle

Data released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for global air freight markets in April showed that demand dropped by 27.7% compared to the same period in 2019 - the sharpest fall ever recorded...

3 Jun 2020

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The impact of Covid-19 on South Africa's agriculture economyArticle

Agriculture has been declared a critical industry and as such is exempt from the harshest lockdown regulations. However, job losses in the agriculture sector will be an unintended consequence of lockdown.

Dr Peter Oberem 29 May 2020

How the digital mine is saving lives and livelihoods during the Covid-19 pandemic
How the digital mine is saving lives and livelihoods during the Covid-19 pandemicArticle

The Covid-19 global pandemic has been a wake-up call for many industries, highlighting the incredible importance of digital transformation and adaptability...

Doug Hanson & Paula Jackson 28 Apr 2020

Province raps city's knuckles over state of rivers
Province raps city's knuckles over state of riversArticle

The quality of water in Cape Town's rivers has deteriorated to the point where the provincial government has dispatched the Green Scorpions and issued the city with a warning to clean up its act...

Steve Kretzmann 21 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: Airports of the future - 10 predictions for the next decade
#BizTrends2020: Airports of the future - 10 predictions for the next decadeArticle

The airport experience has morphed dramatically in the past 10 years with the introduction of biometric security, mobile check-in, and baggage tracking. And there is much more to come...

Benoit Verbaere 19 Dec 2019

#BizTrends2020: Marketing strategies and the rise of the machine
#BizTrends2020: Marketing strategies and the rise of the machineArticle

Tich Savanhu, head of digital strategy at Incubeta SA, looks at what should be highest on the agenda for marketing professionals when crafting their 2020 strategies...

Tichaona Savanhu 13 Dec 2019

Prasa placed under administration
Prasa placed under administrationArticle

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has dissolved the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) interim board and placed the entity under administration with immediate effect...

10 Dec 2019

Cookhouse Windfarm
Renewables unlock economy opportunitiesArticle

As South Africa's energy sector transitions from high dependency on coal for electricity production to clean energy sources such as wind and solar PV, there are several growth opportunities that can be realised in the economy...

21 Nov 2019

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Ebola one year on: the wins, the setbacks, and the way forwardArticle

The last five years have witnessed the two biggest outbreaks of Ebola, first in West Africa and currently in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)...

Shirin Ashraf & Emma Thomson 30 Sep 2019

Slum residents were said to do less exercise because of cheap motorcycle taxis. Boris Golovnev/Shutterstock
Bad habits drive health risks among Kenya's urban poorArticle

There's a rise of cardiovascular diseases in developing countries which is linked to changes in diet, physical activity and obesity...

Frederick Wekesah 13 Sep 2019

William Kentridge talks inspiration for upcoming exhibition
William Kentridge talks inspiration for upcoming exhibitionArticle

The largest single exhibition of William Kentridge's work will soon open in Cape Town, Norval Foundation Curator Karel Nel and Zeitz MOCAA curator Azu Nwagbogu chat to Kentridge to find out more...

23 Jul 2019

Shockwave IVL procedure
New procedure uses ultrasonic waves to break down coronary artery blockagesArticle

A procedure that cracks highly calcified deposits and blockages within coronary arteries using ultrasonic waves was successfully performed for the first time in Africa at Netcare Union Hospital in Alberton, near Johannesburg, recently...

24 Jun 2019

How to maintain your home and its value
How to maintain your home and its valueArticle

Keep your most valuable asset in top shape with a practical maintenance schedule and budget...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 27 May 2019

OR Tambo no longer accepts irregular shaped bags
OR Tambo no longer accepts irregular shaped bagsArticle

New rules for checking in bags of irregular shape and size will be applied at OR Tambo International Airport. The rules are aimed at preventing blockages and breakdowns in the baggage handling system...

25 Mar 2019

Chad's year-long social media blackout continues
Chad's year-long social media blackout continuesArticle

The Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) joins calls to end social media block in Chad...

15 Mar 2019

Careers in high demand needed to thrive in 4IR
Careers in high demand needed to thrive in 4IRArticle

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says South Africa must up its game to drastically increase the numbers of Occupations in High Demand (OIHD) so it can participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)...

15 Mar 2019

RDP house on sale for R1.7m
RDP house on sale for R1.7mArticle

A former RDP house, upgraded to a double-storey and expanded to 15 rentable rooms in Dunoon, Cape Town, has been listed for sale on a popular property website with an asking price of over R1.7m...

1 Mar 2019

Dr Paige Fox
New sensor monitors blood flow after vascular surgeryArticle

Stanford University researchers have developed a battery-free, wireless and biodegradable sensor that could make it easier for doctors to monitor the success of blood vessel surgery...

17 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: FaceFit - the future of skincare and fitness is here with a new movement
#BizTrends2019: FaceFit - the future of skincare and fitness is here with a new movementArticle

Millennials are at the forefront of a global movement towards moving your body more. Gym is in. Enter athleisure. The trend is a blend of sporty sexy and holistic health consciousness...

Daniella Shapiro 3 Jan 2019

Airlines call on SADC governments to remove blockages
Airlines call on SADC governments to remove blockagesArticle

Airline industry leaders and government officials met to discuss responses to an array of pressures threatening the competitiveness and sustainability of carriers...

15 Oct 2018

Know the critical safety components of your vehicle
Know the critical safety components of your vehicleArticle

Believe it or not, there are many safety critical components that make up your car and the maintenance of these has to be done...

1 Oct 2018

8,000 school places blocked in Western Cape
8,000 school places blocked in Western CapeArticle

While parents struggle to find schools for their children for next year, over 8,000 places remain blocked in schools across the Western Cape...

Thembela Ntongana 11 Sep 2018

Could your business survive a revolution?
Could your business survive a revolution?Article

In a business landscape of increasing complexity, uncertainty and socio-political conflict, well-managed collaboration is the key to unlocking growth and allowing organisations to thrive in difficult environments...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 8 Aug 2018

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Izusa Carriers truck driver strike comes to an endArticle

About 100 truck drivers from Izusa Carriers have ceased striking after they signed a resolution agreement with the Motor Transport Workers Union (MTWU)...

20 Jun 2018

African innovation must be nurtured
African innovation must be nurturedArticle

African Innovators' closing call to action from Africa Innovation Summit 2018: "Africans must throw out the boxes that have caged them..."

11 Jun 2018

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Heavy Chef launches new book for entrepreneursArticle

Heavy Chef and Xero have recently launched a book entitled The Heavy Chef Guide to Starting a Business in South Africa. Founder and CEO Fred Roed lets us in on what we can expect from the new book...

Juanita Pienaar 8 Jun 2018

Africa Innovation Summit.
Developing Africa-wide innovationArticle

Africa Innovation Summit kicks off in Kigali showcasing ground-breaking African solutions...

6 Jun 2018

How drone technology is improving Gauteng construction efficiency
How drone technology is improving Gauteng construction efficiencyArticle

The construction of schools, clinics and libraries will be monitored using drone technology...

24 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: How InvestSA's one-stop shops boost investor confidence
#AfricaMonth: How InvestSA's one-stop shops boost investor confidenceArticle

With warm lighting and a can-do attitude at the no-queue-in-sight, just-walk-up-and-chat reception desk, this is not your average 'government office' - this is the InvestSA one-stop shop (OSS)...

Leigh Andrews 22 May 2018

Showcasing Africa's innovators
Showcasing Africa's innovatorsArticle

The Africa Innovation Summit has launched a call across Africa for innovations addressing the continent's challenges, from African innovators...

16 Apr 2018

Barsa Summit establishes mechanisms for greater alignment, closer collaboration
Barsa Summit establishes mechanisms for greater alignment, closer collaborationArticle

The Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa (Barsa) convened the Barsa Aviation Summit 2018, under the theme 'A Blueprint for Collaboration', earlier this month...

20 Mar 2018

The big four - know your numbers
The big four - know your numbersArticle

If you look at the exponential growth of chronic lifestyle diseases then it is not difficult to understand why Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, maintains chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes are putting a huge strain on the country's health care system...

Issued by Bonitas 26 Feb 2018

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