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International aid to Africa needs an overhaul. Tips on what needs to change
International aid to Africa needs an overhaul. Tips on what needs to changeArticle

Many African countries still rely heavily on foreign aid. However, several studies have shown that foreign aid has failed to deliver sustainable economic growth...

Tigist Mekonnen Melesse 9 hours ago

Megan Rodgers, director, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Petroleum Bill has lift off at lastArticle

South Africa's gas potential, and interest from investors, meant government was under pressure to forge ahead with its legislative reforms needed to address upstream issues - which, until yesterday have been in limbo...

14 May 2021

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 13 May 2021

26 million vaccine doses mobilised through Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite The World
26 million vaccine doses mobilised through Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite The WorldArticle

Global Citizen announced that the Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World campaign helped mobilise over 26 million Covid-19 vaccine doses and $302m to the ACT-Accelerator...

Issued by OnPoint PR 11 May 2021

Cargo loyalty programmes emerge to help aviation attract business
Cargo loyalty programmes emerge to help aviation attract businessArticle

Online research shows that aviation is leaning on air freight and cargo to make up for the impact of lockdowns on conventional passenger air travel...

11 May 2021

Steve Biko Centre to participate in MuseumFutures Africa project
Steve Biko Centre to participate in MuseumFutures Africa projectArticle

The Steve Biko Centre in Qonce, Eastern Cape is one of six African museums selected to participate in the MuseumFutures Africa project...

11 May 2021

Millions stolen by Bobroffs should be forfeited to State, court rules
Millions stolen by Bobroffs should be forfeited to State, court rulesArticle

The SCA has dismissed with costs the appeal by Ronald and Darren Bobroff against an order of the North Gauteng High Court granting the permanent forfeiture of more than R103 million...

7 May 2021

ICFPA releases global Sustainability Progress Report
ICFPA releases global Sustainability Progress ReportArticle

The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) has released its biennial Sustainability Progress Report...

5 May 2021

10 steps to strengthen your business
10 steps to strengthen your businessArticle

Aisha Pandor, co-founder and CEO of SweepSouth, shares inspiring tips on making a business stronger and more stable...

Aisha Pandor 3 May 2021

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RES4Africa presents new study in support of SA energy reformArticle

RES4Africa Foundation, in cooperation with CESI S.p.A., has released the Fostering RE within an Independent Network System scenario...

30 Apr 2021

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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

AfriGIS - supporting sustainable development through geospatial solutions
AfriGIS - supporting sustainable development through geospatial solutionsArticle

AfriGIS was appointed by GIZ to deliver a solution in South Africa that is accessible to all levels of participation in the value chain of natural resource management; in this instance harvesting of marula fruit...

Issued by AfriGIS 23 Apr 2021

Tourism Recovery Plan to facilitate preservation of R189bn
Tourism Recovery Plan to facilitate preservation of R189bnArticle

The Department of Tourism, working together with the industry, developed the plan, outlining a set of interventions to ignite the recovery of the sector, and to place it on a path to long-term sustainability...

23 Apr 2021

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Zimbabwe approves MoU for nuclear energy cooperation with RussiaArticle

Zimbabwe has approved a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom) aimed at building nuclear energy capacity in the African country to mitigate its energy crisis...

21 Apr 2021

The airline industry hasn't collapsed, but that's the only good news for overseas travel
The airline industry hasn't collapsed, but that's the only good news for overseas travelArticle

We thought things would be so much better for international air travel by now, though things could be worse for the airlines themselves...

Volodymyr Bilotkach 16 Apr 2021

Competition law in post-pandemic Africa a key driver for change and development
Competition law in post-pandemic Africa a key driver for change and developmentArticle

With the growth of economies across Africa, competition law has remained one of the key drivers for effective market participation, consumer protection and fair business practices...

15 Apr 2021

Standard Bank Top Women Leaders publication 16th edition 2021 - it's a must-see!
Standard Bank Top Women Leaders publication 16th edition 2021 - it's a must-see!Article

The 16th edition of Standard Bank Top Women Leaders boasts more than 200 pages of quality content, tons of in depth interviews with trailblazing women and critical information regarding top women-empowered companies...

Issued by Topco Media 15 Apr 2021

Developed countries urged to revisit climate change targets
Developed countries urged to revisit climate change targetsArticle

The 30th Basic Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change has urged developed countries to revisit their climate change mitigation targets while also urging them to provide support to developing countries...

12 Apr 2021

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4IR in mining might not mean job lossesArticle

The mining sector contributed R361.9bn to the country's gross domestic product (GDP) and employed more than 400,000 people last year...

Rembuluwani Nembudani & Yushanta Rungasammy 31 Mar 2021

Potential 11-day alcohol ban looms, and liquor makers demand justification
Potential 11-day alcohol ban looms, and liquor makers demand justificationArticle

South African Liquor Brandowners Association claims that it received confirmation on 29 March that the National Coronavirus Command Council is intending on banning all sales of alcohol for 11 days...

30 Mar 2021

Teaching English abroad for South Africans in 2021: Is this still possible?
Teaching English abroad for South Africans in 2021: Is this still possible?Article

As Covid-19 continues to send parts of the world into various states of lockdown, many prospective EFL (English as a foreign language) teachers eager to teach abroad seem to be asking themselves the same question: "Is teaching English abroad still possible in 2021?"...

Issued by Wits Plus 30 Mar 2021

Workers at India’s biggest syringe manufacturer ramp up production in September 2020 in race to meet Covid-19 vaccine-driven demand. Photo by SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images
Why India is banking on health diplomacy to grow African footprintArticle

India has stepped up its global ambitions and foreign policy re-engagement with African countries in recent years. Its bilateral trade increased from $7.bn in 2001 to $63bn in 2017/18...

Dan Banik & Renu Modik 26 Mar 2021

Minister of environment, forestry and fisheries, Barbara Creecy
Transitioning away from coalArticle

In an effort to move away from using coal to produce power, South Africa has embarked on a process of repurposing retiring coal power plants by adding solar photovoltaic (PV) and batteries...

25 Mar 2021

How Covid-19 has changed our thinking
How Covid-19 has changed our thinkingArticle

How could we foresee the potential devastation that a global pandemic would create? Covid has been a bitter learning curve and forced us to think deeply about the future needs for healthcare services...

Issued by Strategic Business Services 19 Mar 2021

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) Units 1 and 2. Photo: Reetesh Chaurasia/Wiki Commons
SA could boost African economies through nuclear knowledge sharingArticle

South Africa could lead the way for other African countries, like Zambia, Rwanda, Ghana and Kenya, interested in developing nuclear energy to bolster their electricity grids and grow their economies...

19 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

Innovations on the Nile over millennia offer lessons in engineering sustainable futures
Innovations on the Nile over millennia offer lessons in engineering sustainable futuresArticle

Africa is the continent most vulnerable to the impact of climate change. That's largely because many of its people and governments are too poor to do what's needed...

Mike Muller 19 Mar 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 11: Developing a competitive mindset
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 11: Developing a competitive mindsetArticle

I remember clearly the first day I realised someone hated me - not for my personality (or not that I know of), not for something I had done to them, but simply because I competed with them...

Allon Raiz 17 Mar 2021

Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisation
Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisationArticle

Africa recorded remarkable economic growth in the first 15 years of the 21st century, largely because of positive trends in the export of primary commodities...

Cristina Duarte 16 Mar 2021

How wheat straw, mango peels could be used for renewable food packaging
How wheat straw, mango peels could be used for renewable food packagingArticle

Wheat straw and mango peels that are normally disposed of in landfills or used as manure and animal feed could potentially be used in the development of renewable, biodegradable and non-toxic active food packaging that could help keep products fresher for longer...

15 Mar 2021

Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study
Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new studyArticle

According to a new study, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management in order to avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity.

12 Mar 2021

Glencore Ferroalloys launches ESD programme to support local SMMEs
Glencore Ferroalloys launches ESD programme to support local SMMEsArticle

The company launched its first Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) Hub in Rustenburg on 1 March 2021...

12 Mar 2021

Thought leaders headline Basa Assembly
Thought leaders headline Basa AssemblyArticle

Business and Arts South Africa's (Basa) Assembly, partnered by the British Council, is a programme of hybrid live and digital engagements across social, digital and media platforms, set to go live to the public on 25 and 26 March 2021...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 9 Mar 2021

Africa's first legal text on eDiscovery published
Africa's first legal text on eDiscovery publishedArticle

A Guide to eDiscovery in South Africa has been published by LexisNexis South Africa...

Issued by LexisNexis 3 Mar 2021

University of Pretoria partners with France-South Africa Cross-Acceleration Programme
University of Pretoria partners with France-South Africa Cross-Acceleration ProgrammeArticle

TuksNovation at the University of Pretoria (UP) has partnered with the Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) and their business incubators in a Cross-Acceleration Exchange Programme...

1 Mar 2021

How to compete in the trust and attention economy with a budget-friendly data and automation strategy
How to compete in the trust and attention economy with a budget-friendly data and automation strategyArticle

Leveraging your data is not a tech problem, it's about your internal coordination, team and resources, writes Everlytic MD JD Engelbrecht...

JD Engelbrecht, Issued by Everlytic 1 Mar 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Cheapie bucks the trend
#OrchidsandOnions: Cheapie bucks the trendArticle

Nissan: Bizarre series is clever departure from tradition; Wheetabix in the UK stirs up Twitter storm with post featuring baked beans on product...

Brendan Seery 24 Feb 2021

Nazrien Kader, group head of tax, Old Mutual
#BudgetSpeech2021: Moment for contemplation, followed by a leap of faithArticle

Names of places in South Africa are fascinating. My favourite is a place in the Northern Cape called Stilstaan-en-Afspring. I have never been there but I have often wondered how it got its name...

Nazrien Kader 23 Feb 2021

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Safeguarding LNG operations in MozambiqueArticle

With substantial offshore gas discoveries of over 100-trillion cubic feet, Mozambique has seen an influx in foreign investment in its liquified natural gas (LNG) developments...

Charnè Hundermark 20 Feb 2021

Medical staff check each others protective suits. Photo by SUMY SADURNI/AFP via Getty Images
Ebola strikes West Africa again: key questions and lessons from the pastArticle

News of a new outbreak of Ebola in Guinea is indeed distressing...

Mosoka Fallah 19 Feb 2021

#BudgetSpeech2021: No wealth tax, but more enforcement
#BudgetSpeech2021: No wealth tax, but more enforcementArticle

Further steps to ensure tax enforcement and collection are more likely to be the message in the upcoming Budget Speech than the introduction of a wealth tax.

18 Feb 2021

Jaguar Land Rover introduces new global strategy
Jaguar Land Rover introduces new global strategyArticle

The new global strategy, Reimagine, is designed to create a new benchmark in environmental, societal and community impact for a luxury business, will see Land Rover welcome six pure electric variants in the next five years.

16 Feb 2021

Sierra Leone: Innovative water project will improve lives of Freetown residents
Sierra Leone: Innovative water project will improve lives of Freetown residentsArticle

Mayor Aki-Sawyerr of Freetown says the newly launched Freetown-Blue Peace water project will significantly improve the living conditions of city dwellers...

15 Feb 2021

Advocate Ntsebeza appointed new judge of African Court
Advocate Ntsebeza appointed new judge of African CourtArticle

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) has congratulated Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza's on his appointment as a member of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights...

10 Feb 2021

Sun, sun, sun here we come
Sun, sun, sun here we comeArticle

New 13-part YouTube series, Sharing the Sun, to explore the close relationship between South Africa and Japan...

Issued by OnPoint PR 8 Feb 2021

Noise pollution is harming sea life, needs to be prioritised, scientists say
Noise pollution is harming sea life, needs to be prioritised, scientists sayArticle

Far beneath the ocean surface, a cacophony of industrial noise is disrupting marine animals' ability to mate, feed and even evade predators, scientists warn...

Sharon Bernstein 5 Feb 2021

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa meets his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping in Beijing, in 2018. EPA-EFE/Lintao Zhang / POOL
President Mnangagwa claimed Zimbabwe was open for business. What's gone wrongArticle

In November 2017 Zimbabwe's military replaced Robert Mugabe as head of state with his long-time confidante Emmerson Mnangagwa. He declared Zimbabwe "open for business", linking foreign relations with economic policy...

Henning Melber & Roger Southall 1 Feb 2021

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The role of bias in how women are treated during childbirth: a Kenyan case studyArticle

Global maternal mortality is unacceptably high. Around 810 women die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth...

Patience Afulani 28 Jan 2021

WAN-IFRA announces New Media Freedom Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa
WAN-IFRA announces New Media Freedom Programme for Sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

The World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has announced a new partnership with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support media freedom in nine countries across Sub-Saharan Africa...

27 Jan 2021

Growing solar in Africa
Growing solar in AfricaArticle

There has been great progress in developing Africa's solar markets over the years, with a growth of over 1.8GW in new solar, 1.4GW of which was from photovoltaic installations...

26 Jan 2021

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