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Watch Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World on 9 May 2021
Watch Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World on 9 May 2021Article

SABC3 and 1Magic announced it will air Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World on (May at 9.30pm and 6pm (SAST), respectively...

Issued by OnPoint PR 7 May 2021

IATA welcomes G20 Push to restart tourism
IATA welcomes G20 Push to restart tourismArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the agreement by the G20 Tourism Ministers to support the safe restoration of mobility by following the G20 Rome Guidelines for the Future of Tourism...

7 May 2021

Global Citizen announces Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as campaign chairs of Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World
Global Citizen announces Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as campaign chairs of Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the WorldArticle

Global Citizen has announced exciting new additions to the lineup for Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, which will take place on Sunday, 2 May...

Issued by OnPoint PR 28 Apr 2021

Emirates begins IATA Travel Pass trials
Emirates begins IATA Travel Pass trialsArticle

Emirates has begun trials on the International Air Transport Association Travel Pass to help passengers manage their travel in line with any government requirements for Covid-19 testing or vaccine information...

16 Apr 2021

Global Citizen urges wealthy nations to pledge 'dollars for doses' to vaccinate 6.5m African health workers
Global Citizen urges wealthy nations to pledge 'dollars for doses' to vaccinate 6.5m African health workersArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has pledged his support for Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, to draw attention to the need to vaccinate, end Covid-19 and kickstart a global economic recovery...

Issued by OnPoint PR 14 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Terri Verhoeven of Big Concerts on navigating the new events, entertainment space
#BehindtheBrandManager: Terri Verhoeven of Big Concerts on navigating the new events, entertainment spaceArticle

This month, we uncover the heroes behind the brands that millions of South Africans take into their homes and hearts every day. We find out more from Terri Verhoeven, senior operations manager at Big Concerts...

Ruth Cooper 1 Apr 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

Ctrack Freight Transport Index: A small decline hides massive winners, losers in freight sub-sectors
Ctrack Freight Transport Index: A small decline hides massive winners, losers in freight sub-sectorsArticle

The month of February was the 18th consecutive month in which the Ctrack Freight Transport Index showed a decline. Like January, the February year-on-year decline was marginal, although greater than that of January...

29 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

Digital health passport launches in South Africa
Digital health passport launches in South AfricaArticle

The user-friendly mobile app will provide support in helping to restart tourism, business, sports, events and job creation on a national level...

3 Mar 2021

Dubai partnership for digital verification of traveller medical records
Dubai partnership for digital verification of traveller medical recordsArticle

Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) have signed an MoU which will see the two join forces to implement the digital verification of traveller medical records related to Covid-19 testing and vaccination in Dubai...

2 Mar 2021

Africa airlines see 69.8% drop in passenger traffic demand
Africa airlines see 69.8% drop in passenger traffic demandArticle

Worldwide, 2020 was the worst year in history for air travel demand. Bookings for future travel made in January 2021 were down 70% compared to a year ago, putting further pressure on airline cash positions and potentially impacting the timing of the expected recovery...

4 Feb 2021

The lowdown on Covid-19 test protocols
The lowdown on Covid-19 test protocolsArticle

As South Africa finds itself starting to move out of the second wave of a Covid-19 outbreak, over eight million Covid tests have been carried out in the public and private sector since the start of the pandemic...

Issued by Bonitas 2 Feb 2021

WTTC: Downfall of discriminating against unvaccinated travellers
WTTC: Downfall of discriminating against unvaccinated travellersArticle

With comprehensive Covid-19 testing allowing for the free and safe movement of travellers, there should be no further requirements for proof of vaccination from the coronavirus...

Linda Hohnholz 13 Jan 2021

Big Concerts, The Entertainment Group partner with Health Passport Europe in aim to safely reopen SA's events industry
Big Concerts, The Entertainment Group partner with Health Passport Europe in aim to safely reopen SA's events industryArticle

Big Concerts and The Entertainment Group have partnered with the Irish-based Health Passport Europe in an effort to reopen the South African events industry while adhering to Covid-19 safety protocols. The companies will be using rapid Covid-19 testing and the Health Passport Europe mobile technology...

11 Jan 2021

Professor Alex van den Heever, chair, Social Security Systems Administration and Management Studies at the Wits School of Governance.
The South African health system after Covid-19Article

Health systems in countries such as South Africa are invariably characterised by a mix of public authorities with wider social obligations and private arrangements, such as insurance and service provision, responsive to individual demand and need...

Alex van den Heever 7 Jan 2021

Transport, freight bodies call on government to heed lessons from Beitbridge chaos
Transport, freight bodies call on government to heed lessons from Beitbridge chaosArticle

The Federation of Eastern and Southern African Road Transport Associations (FESARTA) and the South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) have called on government for a public-private partnership (PPP) to prevent future disasters similar to the chaos...

31 Dec 2020

Fighting HIV and Aids in times of Covid-19
Fighting HIV and Aids in times of Covid-19Article

World Aids Day is marked on 1st December every year to raise awareness about the disease. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids) is the UN entity tasked with fighting HIV infections, discrimination and Aids-related deaths...

31 Dec 2020

Muhammad Ali Albakri
#BizTrends2021: 5 government interventions urgently-needed to support air transport, tourism sectorArticle

The air transport industry was one of the hardest hit in 2020 with traffic and revenues falling off a cliff at the end of last March following the imposition of worldwide Covid-19 containment restrictions on travel...

Muhammad Ali Albakri 21 Dec 2020

#BizTrends2021: How the aviation industry is taking off during the pandemic
#BizTrends2021: How the aviation industry is taking off during the pandemicArticle

Safety protocol, communication and collaboration across industries is key to economic recovery...

Anand Yedery 21 Dec 2020

Call for removal of blanket quarantine regulations in air traffic
Call for removal of blanket quarantine regulations in air trafficArticle

The Board of Airline Representatives in Germany supports the demands of numerous international associations and companies for an immediate termination of the current blanket quarantine regulations in air traffic...

9 Dec 2020

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Governments urged to follow global guidelines on crew testingArticle

The International Air Transport Association and the International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations have jointly called on governments to follow the International Civil Aviation Organization Council Aviation Recovery Task Force guidelines to exempt crews from Covid-19 testing that is applied to air travellers...

8 Dec 2020

A response led by scientists and researchers must be central to any current and future threats. Donwilson Odhiambo/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Strong leadership fought Covid-19 in Africa: the next step is to harness researchArticle

African countries are still reeling from the effect of measures, such as lockdowns, taken to contain the spread of Covid-19...

Monique Wasunna 12 Nov 2020

Digital Covid-19 health pass launched for travellers
Digital Covid-19 health pass launched for travellersArticle

The Commons Project Foundation and the World Economic Forum have launched international trials for CommonPass, a digital health pass for travellers to securely document their certified Covid-19 test status while keeping their health data private...

21 Oct 2020

Business travel into Africa takes off
Business travel into Africa takes offArticle

"After months of shutdown and remote working, the reopening of borders for business travel is a very welcome development for multinationals and large enterprises. They can now finally embark upon the road to recovery, resume on-site operations and reconnect with their offices around Africa."

8 Oct 2020

Volkswagen SA named joint winner of Herald Citizen of the Year award
Volkswagen SA named joint winner of Herald Citizen of the Year awardArticle

Volkswagen Group South Africa has been named as a joint winner of The Herald Citizen of the Year award in the Business category...

23 Sep 2020

Covid-19 testing at Exxaro operations. Photo: Exxaro
Miners outline Covid-19 strategiesArticle

Given it's nature, the mining industry has adopted various approaches to Covid-19 testing to reduce mitigating impact it has on operations...

7 Sep 2020

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IATA calls on governments to reopen borders and sustain airline relief measuresArticle

"What is killing aviation is the fact that governments are not managing the risks of opening borders. Instead, they are keeping global mobility effectively in lockdown. And if this continues, the damage to global connectivity could become irreparable..."

1 Sep 2020

Investing in digital infrastructure can make the difference to Africa's economic recovery
Investing in digital infrastructure can make the difference to Africa's economic recoveryArticle

Africa faces many challenges on its path to becoming a global economic competitor. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Africa's development can either be a massive barrier to advancement - or, the spark that lights the fire...

Amrote Abdella 27 Aug 2020

Lizeth Kruger, national clinic manager, Dis-Chem
#WomensMonth: Covid-19 taught Lizeth Kruger to adapt to changeArticle

Out of the three things Covid-19 taught Lizeth Kruger, national clinic manager at Dis-Chem, probably the most important is that you have to adapt to change as quickly as possible...

Nicci Botha 27 Aug 2020

Local biotech company seeks government support, as it launches new Covid-19 testing technology that will allow for affordable mass testing
Local biotech company seeks government support, as it launches new Covid-19 testing technology that will allow for affordable mass testingArticle

Cape Town-based Biotech Africa is launching a new testing platform that will allow for the ultra-high throughput of Covid-19 tests, at a fraction of the current testing costs...

Issued by Ninety9cents 25 Aug 2020

Collaboration addresses the challenges of Covid-19
Collaboration addresses the challenges of Covid-19Article

"Collaboration between all the stakeholders is the cornerstone of tackling the coronavirus pandemic," this according to Lee Callakoppen, principal officer of Bonitas Medical Fund...

Issued by Bonitas 3 Aug 2020

Researchers are central to any country’s science preparedness, especially in the face of pandemics.
Menna Hossam/picture alliance via Getty Images
Africa's research capacity is growing. That's good news for pandemic response effortsArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has put global emergency preparedness under sharp scrutiny. It's also placed national health systems' capacity to predict and respond to major emergencies under the microscope...

Sam Kinyanjui & Sharon Fonn 24 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: Goedgedacht pivots to allay Covid-19 pressure in Swartland
#BizUnity: Goedgedacht pivots to allay Covid-19 pressure in SwartlandArticle

Results from the recently released National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) - Coronavirus Rapid Mobile (NIDS-CRAM) Survey reveal an exploding hunger crisis in South Africa...

Sindy Peters 17 Jul 2020

A man undergoes testing for Covid-19 at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital isolation centre, Nigeria. Audu Marte/AFP via Getty Images
African countries need cheaper Covid-19 tests: here's how to get themArticle

Covid-19 continues to infect millions of people as the death toll mounts. There is currently no cure which means that controlling this disease requires a multi-pronged approach...

Timothy Amukele & Mustafa Barbhuiya 16 Jul 2020

Tony Singleton, CEO, Turnberry Management Risk Solutions
What you need to know about medical cover during the Covid-19 pandemicArticle

A rise in Covid-19 infections is inevitable as the lockdown eases and people head back to work and school. It is therefore important to understand exactly how medical schemes will cover testing, hospitalisation and treatment...

Tony Singleton 16 Jul 2020

Mining industry plans to increase Covid-19 testing capacity
Mining industry plans to increase Covid-19 testing capacityArticle

The South African mining industry is seeking to increase its Covid-19 testing capacity, both for companies themselves and in support of the country's overall testing imperative...

26 Jun 2020

Antibody tests may help detect Covid-19 infection - if used at right time
Antibody tests may help detect Covid-19 infection - if used at right timeArticle

Scientists have analysed data from around the world to examine the accuracy of antibody tests for Covid-19, and have shown that the timing of testing is critical...

26 Jun 2020

VWSA completes and hands over phase one of Covid-19 facility
VWSA completes and hands over phase one of Covid-19 facilityArticle

Volkswagen Group South Africa has handed over the first phase of its Covid-19 temporary medical facility to the Eastern Cape Department of Health...

24 Jun 2020

South Africa moved into level three of a five-tier lockdown on June 1, 2020. Michele Spatari / AFP via Getty Images
South Africa must adopt a localised response to Covid-19. What it would look likeArticle

South Africa needs to adopt a more localised and differentiated approach in the next phase of its management of the Covid-19 pandemic...

Kaymarlin Govender, Ayesha BM Kharsany, Gavin George & Sean Beckett 9 Jun 2020

Blueprints ready for Cecilia Makiwane Gallagher Critical Care Hospital
Blueprints ready for Cecilia Makiwane Gallagher Critical Care HospitalArticle

The projected medical facility will be named the Cecilia Makiwane Gallagher Critical Care Hospital, in recognition of South Africa's first black registered professional nurse...

4 Jun 2020

Lagos state officials disinfecting roads in the state. Shutterstock
Coronavirus: what Nigeria can do post lockdownArticle

The World Health Organisation has warned that Covid-19 infection rates are likely to remain for a long time. There is therefore a need for countries to plan one step ahead of the epidemic curve...

Doyin Ogunyemi 3 Jun 2020

A researcher performs a CRISPR/Cas9 process at the Max-Delbrueck-Centre for Molecular Medicine in Germany . Gregor Fischer/picture alliance via Getty Images
Covid-19 and gene editing: ethical and legal considerationsArticle

Researchers are racing against time to find ways to treat and prevent Covid-19. There is currently no treatment for the disease, and the World Health Organisation has created Solidarity, a global clinical trial which is testing four drugs as possible treatment...

Sheetal Soni 25 May 2020

Self-diagnostic app helps pinpoint virus hotspots
Self-diagnostic app helps pinpoint virus hotspotsArticle

A new self-diagnostic application & predictive modelling dashboard, a digital tool to both help South Africans self-assess their Covid-19 symptoms, and aid government efforts to pinpoint virus hotspots, has been launched...

22 May 2020

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IATA: Governments to reconsider air travel quarantine measuresArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) latest analysis shows that the damage to air travel from Covid-19 extends into the medium-term, with long-haul and international travel being the most severely impacted...

14 May 2020

Winnie Byanyima, executive director, UNAIDS. Source: UNAIDS
Covid-19 and HIV: When two viruses collideArticle

There are many parallels between Covid-19 and HIV/Aids. There are both highly infectious novel viruses which reached pandemic proportions very quickly, and, at this point, there is no vaccine against either of them...

Nicci Botha 7 May 2020

Llewellyn Allen, head of marketing, Metropolitan
#LockdownLessons: People are realising the importance of saving for a rainy day, says Llewellyn AllenArticle

Llewellyn Allen, Metropolitan's head of marketing, explains how the financial services giant is navigating the rapidly changing world we find ourselves in...

Nicci Botha 6 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Mining partners developing new ways to work
#LockdownLessons: Mining partners developing new ways to workArticle

As South Africa's mining sector gradually ramps up after the national lockdown, a new world of restrictions, regulations and protocols is evolving...

Andrew van Zyl 4 May 2020

SA Coal opens Covid-19 testing lab
SA Coal opens Covid-19 testing labArticle

As Covid-19 adds another dimension to the already risky business of worker safety on mines, Coal SA has opened a testing laboratory at its Highveld Hospital in eMalahleni...

30 Apr 2020

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