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Who are the people most likely to be SA's Covid super-spreaders?
Who are the people most likely to be SA's Covid super-spreaders?Article

There are those that are largely adhering to Covid-19 preventative measures, and those that show only limited adherence to the recommended guidelines. It is this latter group that should be of concern as they are potentially super-spreaders of Covid-19...

Andrea Rademeyer, Issued by Ask Afrika 3 days ago

Jaco van Jaarsveldt, chief decision analytics officer, Experian Africa
The importance of alternative data in a tough lending environmentArticle

The devastating economic impact of Covid-19 has created a much tougher lending environment for credit providers that now need to go far beyond traditional criteria when assessing risk and modelling future losses on credit granted...

Jaco van Jaarsveldt 10 May 2021

National Arts Festival to present in-person, virtual and nationwide programme in 2021
National Arts Festival to present in-person, virtual and nationwide programme in 2021Article

The 2021 edition of the National Arts Festival (NAF) will include an in-person, virtual and countrywide programme in July...

10 May 2021

One year into the pandemic: SA shows small signs of recovery on most fronts
One year into the pandemic: SA shows small signs of recovery on most frontsArticle

The past year has been a traumatic one for many people. Encouragingly, however, overall distress levels are now at their lowest level since the start of the lockdown...

Issued by Ask Afrika 30 Apr 2021

Wunderman Thompson launches Regeneration Rising: Sustainable Futures
Wunderman Thompson launches Regeneration Rising: Sustainable FuturesArticle

Wunderman Thompson's new original futures report delves into regeneration and more, featuring interviews with key opinion and thought leaders in the sustainability space...

Issued by Wunderman Thompson 30 Apr 2021

Like their global compatriots, many South Africans remain fearful of Covid vaccines
Like their global compatriots, many South Africans remain fearful of Covid vaccinesArticle

According to latest results of the Ask Afrika Covid-19 Tracker study, misconceptions continue to be very prevalent with the most common of these being that the vaccine interacts with your DNA, causes side effects and contains the actual virus...

Issued by Ask Afrika 29 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Deirdre Moore, chief brand officer, Just Property
#BehindtheBrandManager: Deirdre Moore, chief brand officer, Just PropertyArticle

With a wealth of knowledge and experience behind her, Deirdre Moore leads the creative team at Just Property...

Sindy Peters 26 Apr 2021

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Research exposes negative economic impact of offshore drillingArticle

A study shows that the socioeconomic impact of offshore oil and gas activities on South Africa are "unlikely to have positive benefits, either nationally or locally".

26 Apr 2021

Ask Afrika nominated for 3 prestigious awards at the NSTF Awards
Ask Afrika nominated for 3 prestigious awards at the NSTF AwardsArticle

Ask Afrika has been nominated for three awards at the NSTF-South32 Awards, the flagship project of the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF), in partnership with South32...

Issued by Ask Afrika 22 Apr 2021

Technology to drive SA agriculture toward sustainability
Technology to drive SA agriculture toward sustainabilityArticle

Technology and the introduction of high-impact technological solutions has proven to be an enabler in assisting farmers and stakeholders in addressing and alleviating climate change challenges...

22 Apr 2021

Covid-19 economic impact failed to put brakes on climate change - WMO report
Covid-19 economic impact failed to put brakes on climate change - WMO reportArticle

The Covid-19-related economic slowdown failed to put the brakes on climate change drivers and accelerating impacts according to a new report by the WMO...

22 Apr 2021

5 booking trends for hotels and guesthouses
5 booking trends for hotels and guesthousesArticle

Tshepo Matlou, head of marketing and communications at Jurni, has a look at 5 important booking trends to watch out for - and to capitalise on - for the duration of 2021...

Tshepo Matlou 21 Apr 2021

Recovery perceived in industrial, retail markets - Q1 2021 FNB Property Broker Survey
Recovery perceived in industrial, retail markets - Q1 2021 FNB Property Broker SurveyArticle

In this report, we discuss the first quarter 2021 results of the rental market component of our FNB Commercial Property Broker Survey...

John Loos 20 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Dr Andrew Golding of the Pam Golding Property group
#BehindtheBrandManager: Dr Andrew Golding of the Pam Golding Property groupArticle

Established in 1976 by the late property and real estate icon Pam Golding, the Pam Golding Property group has since achieved world-class status...

Sindy Peters 15 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Sonja Jansen van Rensburg, chief communications officer, Zutari
#BehindtheBrandManager: Sonja Jansen van Rensburg, chief communications officer, ZutariArticle

In October 2019, the owners of Aurecon Africa decided to demerge from the global Aurecon business and set course for a purely African business focus...

Sindy Peters 14 Apr 2021

Employment stimulus helps to create 8,000 new jobs
Employment stimulus helps to create 8,000 new jobsArticle

The Presidential Employment Stimulus has assisted to create 8,000 new jobs, says President Cyril Ramaphosa...

12 Apr 2021

Transformation imperative in aviation: Mbalula
Transformation imperative in aviation: MbalulaArticle

Transformation in the aviation sector remains a challenge, with the 2020/21 financial year aviation statistics showing that no meaningful progress has been made in terms of transformation, particularly for previously disadvantaged individuals...

9 Apr 2021

Airbnb host-led initiative encourages spending at local businesses
Airbnb host-led initiative encourages spending at local businessesArticle

Airbnb, in partnership with Snapscan, has extended its host-led initiative to help aid the recovery of small local Jozi businesses...

8 Apr 2021

Mastercard and Uber extend partnership to boost payment digitisation and advance financial inclusion
Mastercard and Uber extend partnership to boost payment digitisation and advance financial inclusionArticle

Uber's long-term partnership with Mastercard continues to grow with a new strategic initiative focusing on digital payments and advancing financial inclusions which will be facilitated by Mastercard across the Middle East and Africa (MEA)...

Issued by Uber 7 Apr 2021

Basa Assembly draws creative and business sectors together
Basa Assembly draws creative and business sectors togetherArticle

Complex conversations and the stirrings of systemic change were the hallmarks of the inaugural Business and Arts South Africa (Basa) Assembly held from 24-26 March 2021...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 30 Mar 2021

SA Tourism, Netflix SA collaborate to showcase locally-made stories
SA Tourism, Netflix SA collaborate to showcase locally-made storiesArticle

South African Tourism and Netflix have agreed to explore joint opportunities that will benefit both organisations to showcase stories made in South Africa...

29 Mar 2021

Civil society needs to be included in rebuilding SA
Civil society needs to be included in rebuilding SAArticle

A year on after the Covid-19 pandemic reached South African shores, we have yet to see the full impact of lockdown on South Africans, especially on young people whose lives have were largely paused...

Siphelele Chirwa 24 Mar 2021

How small businesses can tackle the loadshedding dilemma
How small businesses can tackle the loadshedding dilemmaArticle

Small businesses have little hope of surviving the economic impact of the pandemic, if they at the same time have to worry about having reliable access to electricity....

18 Mar 2021

Infrastructure spend: insights from the effect of a bridge across the Zambezi on maize prices
Infrastructure spend: insights from the effect of a bridge across the Zambezi on maize pricesArticle

A study of the impact of a major bridge over the Zambezi River in Mozambique provides insights into the magnitude of the economic impact new infrastructure investments can have...

Sam Jones 9 Mar 2021

Lightstone shares 3 national house price scenarios for 2021
Lightstone shares 3 national house price scenarios for 2021Article

Residential property prices defied Covid-19 conventional wisdom in 2020, and house price inflation ended close to 3% at the end of the year, some 2.7% above Lightstone's forecast made at the beginning of 2020...

8 Mar 2021

Lightstone shares 3 house price scenarios for 2021Article

Residential property prices defied Covid-19 conventional wisdom in 2020, and house price inflation ended close to 3% at the end of the year, some 2.7% above Lightstone's forecast made at the beginning of 2020...

Issued by 8 Mar 2021

Ahmed Banderker, CEO, AfroCentric Group
3 ways the Budget Speech impacts healthcare in SAArticle

From a healthcare perspective, this year's Budget Speech is significant in three key ways...

Ahmed Banderker 25 Feb 2021

Dino Zuccollo is the chair of the 12J Association
Treasury's decision to cancel S12J investments - throwing the baby out with the bathwaterArticle

In the 2021 Budget Review tabled with finance minister, Tito Mboweni's budget speech, Treasury announced that Section 12J of the Income Tax Act will not be extended past its sunset date of 30 June 2021...

Dino Zuccollo 25 Feb 2021

#BudgetSpeech2021: Tax relief, further fiscal consolidation welcomed
#BudgetSpeech2021: Tax relief, further fiscal consolidation welcomedArticle

Apart from the commitment made to the urgent rollout of the vaccination programme, of comfort to debt-burdened consumers is the announcement...

Dr Andrew Golding 25 Feb 2021

Hlayisani Growth Fund successfully secures R350m
Hlayisani Growth Fund successfully secures R350mArticle

Hlayisani Growth Fund (HGF) has announced its first close at R350m to invest into high-growth, high-impact businesses...

23 Feb 2021

Winning the future
Winning the futureArticle

Media Fuse's Emeka Okeke believes the best approach to 2021 is combining old and new, known and unknown and settling on a hybrid model for success...

Issued by Dentsu 23 Feb 2021

Study finds that not enough South Africans are prepared to be vaccinated against Covid-19
Study finds that not enough South Africans are prepared to be vaccinated against Covid-19Article

South Africans are torn with regards to whether or not they get vaccinated against Covid-19. According to the Ask Afrika Covid-19 Tracker study, just over half of respondents (52%) said they planned to get vaccinated when the vaccine roll-out programme reaches them...

Andrea Rademeyer, Issued by Ask Afrika 19 Feb 2021

Nivaash Singh, co-head of mining and resources finances, Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking
Global commodities' position as a bull sector within a bear market represents a unique opportunity for African miningArticle

The world's mining sectors' performanc usually tracks the ups and downs of global GDP. However, this historic correlation has never really been tested against the backdrop of a truly global health and economic crisis...

Nivaash Singh 16 Feb 2021

How to forge an inclusive economic recovery in Africa
How to forge an inclusive economic recovery in AfricaArticle

The spread of Covid-19 in many African countries has been more contained and the death toll slightly reduced than some had expected in 2020. Experts have predicted that the economic fallout of the pandemic for Africans will be different...

Tolu Oyekan 12 Feb 2021

New to motherhood in Covid-19 times
New to motherhood in Covid-19 timesArticle

As with pregnancy, nutrition is a particular focus of postpartum care. New mothers need the support to recover from the rigours of pregnancy and childbirth so that they can cope well with the different challenges presented by infant care...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 11 Feb 2021

Minimalism and the surprising impact it's having on the rental economy
Minimalism and the surprising impact it's having on the rental economyArticle

Minimalism - once a niche art movement - is now a mainstream lifestyle trend. We have Marie Kondo, the Japanese organising guru...

Jonathan Hurvitz 8 Feb 2021

Coding for girls: a glimmer of hope in a coding boot camp
Coding for girls: a glimmer of hope in a coding boot campArticle

In early December 2020, a 10-day coding boot camp, organised by the UN Economic Commission for Africa and...

Dr Mwarumba Mwavita 4 Feb 2021

How to tackle 2021: What we're telling our clients
How to tackle 2021: What we're telling our clientsArticle

Now that we're getting a clearer sense of how 2021 may pan out, we've been working with our clients on the following broad factors that will influence how we handle their brands...

Issued by Brand Factor 2 Feb 2021

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Alcohol industry deserves justification for continued ban - SalbaArticle

With the number of new Covid-19 cases declining, South African Liquor Brandowners Association has urged the government to be transparent about the justification for the continued prohibition...

27 Jan 2021

Cotton: A golden opportunity for South Africa?
Cotton: A golden opportunity for South Africa?Article

Cotton is considered one of the world's greatest poverty alleviating crops, with 150 million people worldwide relying on it for income...

Cobus de Bruyn 27 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

Why healthy food and its local production should be part of the Covid-19 response
Why healthy food and its local production should be part of the Covid-19 responseArticle

Covid-19 is deepening global food insecurity, as the pandemic's economic impact adds to existing challenges...

Jules Siedenburg and John Paul Cauchi 26 Jan 2021

BetterBond CEO welcomes unchanged repo rate, good start to 2021
BetterBond CEO welcomes unchanged repo rate, good start to 2021Article

BetterBond CEO Carl Coetzee has welcomed the Monetary Policy Committee's recent decision to hold the repo rate steady at 3.5%...

25 Jan 2021

5 ways data can shape your corporate travel programme in 2021
5 ways data can shape your corporate travel programme in 2021Article

In a 2021 - hopefully post-Covid - world, we can expect data to become 'the old answer to new questions in travel...

25 Jan 2021

Interest rate disappoints as second wave could eat into property and economic gains
Interest rate disappoints as second wave could eat into property and economic gainsArticle

The decision by the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) to retain the repo rate at 3.5% (home loan base rate at 7%) is disappointing for the economy and property market...

Samuel Seeff 22 Jan 2021

Experts predict repo rate will hold
Experts predict repo rate will holdArticle

The majority of a 15-member panel expects the South Africa Reserve Bank (Sarb) to hold the repo rate this week but over a third (36%) think the bank should cut the rate...

18 Jan 2021

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DHL Global Forwarding invests R126.5m in new SA facilityArticle

The new facility will boast 10,000 square meters of warehousing space, doubling the existing capacity to meet future demand...

13 Jan 2021

New car sales for Dec 2020 reflect glimmers of hope, but industry remains depressed
New car sales for Dec 2020 reflect glimmers of hope, but industry remains depressedArticle

The South African new-vehicle market continued to recover somewhat in December 2020, but the industry remains depressed as a result of the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, both locally and abroad...

Gero Lilleike 8 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The path forward for retail in 2021
#BizTrends2021: The path forward for retail in 2021Article

A high-level look at how innovation and agility could reshape one of SA's juggernaut industries...

Matthew Leighton 5 Jan 2021

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