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Total declares force majeure on Mozambique LNG projectArticle

In a serious blow to Mozambique's economic revitalisation hopes, Total has declared a force majeure and suspended its $20bn liquefied natural gas (LNG) project...

28 Apr 2021

Malaria eradication by 2025, an achievable goal
Malaria eradication by 2025, an achievable goalArticle

African countries still bear the brunt of malaria's grip on the world, with approximately 70% of all infections occurring on this continent...

26 Apr 2021

PT SportSuite and ASEM partner to activate digital fan engagement across SA's campuses and sporting communities
PT SportSuite and ASEM partner to activate digital fan engagement across SA's campuses and sporting communitiesArticle

PT SportSuite and Advent Sport Entertainment and Media (ASEM) have announced a strategic partnership that will see the implementation of a brand-new engagement platform for the FNB Varsity Cup...

Issued by Publisher’s Toolbox 23 Apr 2021

Why are South Africans afraid to vaccinate?
Why are South Africans afraid to vaccinate?Article

Conspiracy theories on social media are stoking the fires of fear around the Covid-19 inoculation...

22 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Natasha Mkhize, brand and marketing manager at Curro
#BehindtheBrandManager: Natasha Mkhize, brand and marketing manager at CurroArticle

Natasha Mkhize, brand manager for the Curro network of schools, shares with us the value of growing up with a strong role model, and explains what it takes to market not just a 'moment', but a lifetime experience...

Shan Radcliffe 14 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Gerry Thomas, the man behind Krispy Kreme SA
#BehindtheBrandManager: Gerry Thomas, the man behind Krispy Kreme SAArticle

Gerry Thomas, director of Krispy Kreme SA, unboxes more about the success of the 'sweet treat' brand....

Evan-Lee Courie 14 Apr 2021

The community of Xolobeni village, in the Eastern Cape, succeesfully challenged the mining of their land in the High Court in 2018. Rogan Ward © Sunday Times.
Law protecting interests of South African communities in mining deals falls shortArticle

The impact of mining operations on rural communities is a contentious issue in South Africa. There is also concern about the manner in which communities are consulted about mining on their land...

14 Apr 2021

Demand surges for 4IR tech as 4,600 register for AI Expo Africa
Demand surges for 4IR tech as 4,600 register for AI Expo AfricaArticle

AI Expo Africa is set to have its biggest edition this year as 4,600 delegates and several international and local sponsors have already registered to attend...

13 Apr 2021

Mentorship programmes in Kenya can make graduates more employable. Here's how one works
Mentorship programmes in Kenya can make graduates more employable. Here's how one worksArticle

Several studies have shown that besides technical education, "soft skills" are critical for graduates to succeed as innovators, entrepreneurs, and in the formal workplace...

Dr. Chao Mbogho 9 Apr 2021

Unlock the power of your community through digital
Unlock the power of your community through digitalArticle

If community is the focus of your organisation, you have a superpower that can grow your bottom-line, writes Jonathan Lumley of immedia...

Jonathan Lumley 24 Mar 2021

13 enterprises in Loeriesfontein receive funding to drive transformation
13 enterprises in Loeriesfontein receive funding to drive transformationArticle

A cohort of 13 micro businesses and social entities in Loeriesfontein have received funding to support their goals as presented in their funding applications...

3 Mar 2021

Major League Rugby selects PT SportSuite to establish league-wide digital content ecosystem
Major League Rugby selects PT SportSuite to establish league-wide digital content ecosystemArticle

PT SportSuite and Major League Rugby (MLR) have announced a multi-platform deal that will transform the league's digital media capabilities...

Issued by Publisher’s Toolbox 17 Feb 2021

NWU Mahikeng campus welcomes top-rated researcher
NWU Mahikeng campus welcomes top-rated researcherArticle

The North-West University's (NWU's) Mahikeng campus is proud to welcome Prof. Don Kurtz as an extraordinary professor...

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 16 Feb 2021

Rules of the Game: How compliance culture is killing spatial transformation
Rules of the Game: How compliance culture is killing spatial transformationArticle

If you were to look at the performance reports for municipal officials overall, you would struggle to find signs of underperformance...

Kayla Brown 27 Jan 2021

SA's San Sereno recognised in Argentum 2020 Senior Living by Design Awards
SA's San Sereno recognised in Argentum 2020 Senior Living by Design AwardsArticle

San Sereno, an Auria Senior Living community in Bryanston, was named a winner in the Argentum 2020 Senior Living by Design Awards...

15 Jan 2021

Enterprises UP's first virtual certificate ceremony with the Faculty of Theology and Religion
Enterprises UP's first virtual certificate ceremony with the Faculty of Theology and ReligionArticle

Enterprises University of Pretoria (Enterprises UP) together with the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Pretoria (UP) hosted a virtual certificate ceremony for delegates who completed their training programmes in 2019...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 15 Dec 2020

Purple is the colour of excellence, but also of remembrance
Purple is the colour of excellence, but also of remembranceArticle

During the month of December, the three main gates of the North-West University's campuses in Mahikeng, Potchefstroom and Vanderbijlpark will be illuminated in purple for a specific reason...

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 9 Dec 2020

Honour the brave: Celebrating the next generation of healthcare professionals - voting closes midnight Friday, 11 December
Honour the brave: Celebrating the next generation of healthcare professionals - voting closes midnight Friday, 11 DecemberArticle

Season two of 'Sponsors of Brave' has been a resounding success with nominations pouring in and a phenomenal 10 overall inspirational nominees chosen...

Issued by The SpaceStation 8 Dec 2020

Unisa appoints first female vice chancellor
Unisa appoints first female vice chancellorArticle

For the first time since the establishment of the University of South Africa (Unisa) 148 years ago, the university has appointed its first female principal and vice chancellor (VC), with effect from 1 January 2021...

6 Nov 2020

NWU helps with library services for the blind in the NW province
NWU helps with library services for the blind in the NW provinceArticle

The North-West University (NWU) has partnered with the North West Department of Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation (ACSR) and the South African Library for the Blind (SALB) to improve reading access for the blind and the visually impaired in the province...

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 6 Nov 2020

Luyanda Hlatashwayo, reclaimer with the African Reclaimers Organisation, and Luc-Olivier Marquet, EVP Unilever South Africa.
Unilever SA forms local partnerships to support inclusive circular economyArticle

Unilever is focused on direct investment and partnerships in waste collection, building capacity by buying recycled plastics and supporting well-designed extended producer responsibility schemes...

6 Nov 2020

Dr Christina Johanna Grobler appointed as a member of the Professional Board for Medical Technology of the HPCSA
Dr Christina Johanna Grobler appointed as a member of the Professional Board for Medical Technology of the HPCSAArticle

Dr Christina Johanna Grobler, fondly known as Christa, has been appointed by Dr Zweli Mkhize, Minister of Health, to serve as a member of the Professional Board for Medical Technology for a period of five years from 1 November 2020...

Issued by Vaal University of Technology 2 Nov 2020

The increasingly well-coordinated global anti-vaccine movement has repurposed itself to challenge the very reality of COVID-19. Hasan Esen/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Covid-19: A global survey shows worrying signs of vaccine hesitancyArticle

It has been nine months since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak of Covid-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a "public health emergency of international concern"...

Scott C Ratzan, Agnes Binagwaho, Heidi Larson, Jeffrey V Lazarus, Kenneth Rabin & Lawrence O Gostin 29 Oct 2020

PT SportSuite partners with Otter African Trail Run
PT SportSuite partners with Otter African Trail RunArticle

PT SportSuite, in collaboration with the Otter African Trail Run, is proud to announce the launch of the official Otter Community Engagement app...

Issued by Publisher’s Toolbox 27 Oct 2020

During the Covid-19 pandemic, WHO is supporting the Ghana Health Service in their efforts to continue providing essential medical services to the population at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Ghana. Photo: WHO / Blink Media - Nana Kofi Acquah
5 quick wins to re-invent Africa's health systemsArticle

Since the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed on the continent in February 2020, the response, led by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has been commendable. Governments moved quickly to institute public health measures to curb its spread...

Rachel Ndirangu & Rosemarie Muganda-Onyando 23 Oct 2020

Activists of the Movement for Change and Social Justice canvassing the streets of Gugulethu in Cape Town. MCSJ
How Covid-19 changed community engagement in South Africa's low income areasArticle

Covid-19 has radically changed South African lives. Low-income communities have been particularly hard hit by the strict lockdown rules. Many are facing a loss of income, food insecurities and in infection control due to the absence of individual water taps and toilets...

Myrna van Pinxteren & Christopher J Colvin 22 Oct 2020

5 benefits to consolidating your audience engagement
5 benefits to consolidating your audience engagementArticle

Why you should consider transitioning your audience engagement and management to your own private platform...

Issued by Fabrik 13 Oct 2020

Zutari, Bakwena collaborate on Bafenyi ka Bakwena ABCD Project
Zutari, Bakwena collaborate on Bafenyi ka Bakwena ABCD ProjectArticle

The Bafenyi ka Bakwena Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Project aims to position the N4 as an asset to the surrounding community...

12 Oct 2020

Claudia Shilumani, CEO, Centre for Communication Impact
#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Winning hearts and minds in the midst of a pandemicArticle

Honesty and engaging with communities to allay fears, often sparked by fake news, were the driving forces behind the communication strategy aligned with South Africa's Covid-19 crisis management policy...

Nicci Botha 9 Oct 2020

Team Red go for gold at New Gen Awards
Team Red go for gold at New Gen AwardsArticle

WPP Team Red (Ogilvy and Wunderman Thompson (previously Cerebra) integrated team for Vodacom) received an outstanding five gold wins this past Friday, 25 September, during the New Generation Awards online ceremony, making them the most awarded brand team...

Issued by Ogilvy South Africa 29 Sep 2020

Winners of the 2020 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards announced
Winners of the 2020 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards announcedArticle

The winners of the 2020 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards were announced on Friday night...

28 Sep 2020

NWU promotes inclusion and acceptance
NWU promotes inclusion and acceptanceArticle

The North-West University (NWU) will host its annual Gender Awareness Week (GAW) and Language Awareness Week (LAW) events from 28 September to 2 October...

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 23 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

Mining and community engagement: the latest decision
Mining and community engagement: the latest decisionArticle

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal has clarified some issues relating to mining applications and consultation with affected communities...

Merlita Kennedy & Jared Ishmael 4 Sep 2020

Durban International Fest announces 2020 programme
Durban International Fest announces 2020 programmeArticle

The Durban International Festival (DIFF) has unveiled the programme for its 2020 edition...

1 Sep 2020

Dr Marinkie Madiope: Singular strength and energy
Dr Marinkie Madiope: Singular strength and energyArticle

Dr Marinkie Madiope looks up to her mother as an inspirational woman...

Eugene Seegers, Issued by University of the Free State 25 Aug 2020

Need for collaboration, cooperation, co-creation during Covid-19 pandemic
Need for collaboration, cooperation, co-creation during Covid-19 pandemicArticle

Speaking at a recent Trialogue webinar, 'Supporting local government in the midst of a global pandemic', Paul Smith, Kagiso Trust's local government support head, recounted its ongoing work with the Makana municipality...

24 Jul 2020

Post-Covid, there’s an opportunity to form lateral research partnerships driven by the needs of African communities. GettyImages
International research collaborations: how can we shift the power towards Africa?Article

The higher education sector globally has been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Academics have been discussing various aspects of the disruptions in a series of webinars organised by the University of Cape Town...

Salome Maswime, Kevin Marsh & Rifat Atun 20 Jul 2020

Gravediggers are exhuming old graves in Brazil to open new spaces. Brazil is currently second in the world for cases and deaths, and many consider it the new global epicentre. Sebastiao Moreira/EPA
In many countries the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, not slowingArticle

Around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating. While some countries such as Australia and New Zealand have managed to flatten the curve, in many other parts of the world the number of cases has continued to reach new highs...

Adam Kamradt-Scott 1 Jul 2020

A child receives a vaccine against Ebola from a nurse in Goma on August 7, 2019. AUGUSTIN WAMENYA/AFP via Getty Images
The coping mechanisms the DRC is putting in place as it faces Ebola, measles and Covid-19Article

Ebola, a viral haemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates, has become endemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The country has had 10 outbreaks in 40 years and has recently declared the 11th...

Yap Boum 23 Jun 2020

TUTEH launches TRes, a digital platform for student accommodation
TUTEH launches TRes, a digital platform for student accommodationArticle

TUT Enterprise Holdings (TUTEH), the commercial arm of the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), has officially launched TRes (pronounced "tee-res"), a digital platform that aims to simplify student accommodation for students and accommodation providers.

22 Jun 2020

Mining companies resilient in face of Covid-19 but must adapt to wider risks
Mining companies resilient in face of Covid-19 but must adapt to wider risksArticle

Strong financial performances in 2019 mean the big mining companies are in a strong and resilient position to weather the economic uncertainty created by Covid-19...

12 Jun 2020

How socially-led innovation can bring positive change in unchartered times
How socially-led innovation can bring positive change in unchartered timesArticle

There's an old and somewhat overused saying attributed to Winston Churchill that is nevertheless appropriate in these uncertain times: never let a good crisis go to waste...

Muhammad Nabil 11 Jun 2020

Keeping the economy open may be hard if the virus spreads uncontrollably. Shutterstock
How South Africa can best balance control of Covid-19 and avoid economic disasterArticle

There is intense pressure on the South African government to lift the lockdown and open the economy. Sustainably lifting out of the lockdown is critical. But there is no roadmap. The stakes are high and there are no right answers, just ones that juggle uncertain probabilities...

Miriam Altman 28 May 2020

Ford appoints Londeka Mkhize as new social media lead
Ford appoints Londeka Mkhize as new social media leadArticle

Ford Motor Company has named Londeka Mkhize its new social media lead for South Africa...

21 May 2020

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Marketing in the Covid era - how to adjust and adaptArticle

Good marketing relies on a thorough understanding of your target market, but when much of what you knew about your customers is suddenly no longer relevant, a major shift is needed...

Gavin Knox-Grant and Yael Geffen 20 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: We are only as strong as our most vulnerable
#LockdownLessons: We are only as strong as our most vulnerableArticle

Amina Rai, regional communication officer for the UNHCR Private Sector Partnerships Africa, shares her experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how her organisation is navigating these unusual times...

Sindy Peters 18 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: WorkInProgress continues to support the startup community
#LockdownLessons: WorkInProgress continues to support the startup communityArticle

Charmaine Lambert, manager at WorkInProgress, an Absa innovation lab, believes that the next six months will be a challenging time for the majority of the startup community...

Evan-Lee Courie 5 May 2020

Hot 91.9FM scoops Station of the Year for the 4th year in a row!
Hot 91.9FM scoops Station of the Year for the 4th year in a row!Article

For the fourth year in a row, Joburg's hottest station Hot 91.9FM has scooped the prestigious Station of the Year award at the 2020 South African Radio Awards on Friday, 17 April 2020...

Issued by Hot 91.9FM 20 Apr 2020

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