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Mike Adsetts, deputy chief investment office, Momentum Investments
A systematic approach to ESG investing imperative to manage costly trade offsArticle

With Covid-19 having accelerated the need for socio-economic development, sustainability and societal impact continue to gain traction and recognition among the investment management and investor communities alike...

2 days ago

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Public enterprises calls for patience on SAA matterArticle

The Department of Public Enterprises has called on South African Airways employees and creditors to be patient while work continues to find a constructive outcome to challenges at the airline...

2 days ago

E&T Minerals: A Black-owned energy and trading company empowering Africa's youth
E&T Minerals: A Black-owned energy and trading company empowering Africa's youthArticle

Meet Emmanuel Ngulube and Daniel Eyre: Africa's Future trading and mining leaders and founders of E&T Minerals...

Issued by E&T Minerals 2 days ago

Andy Jury, CEO, Mukuru
How the social impact of remittances is aiding wellbeing in developing countriesArticle

As developing nations reel from the impact of the novel coronavirus and national lockdowns, communities and households are seeing their collective resilience and wellbeing put to a rigorous test...

Andy Jury 2 days ago

FoodForward SA launches additional depot in KwaZulu-Natal
FoodForward SA launches additional depot in KwaZulu-NatalArticle

According to the United Nations, South Africa's rural population, currently at just over 33%, will decline to 20% of the total population by 2050. While this seems like a step in the right direction, says FoodForward SA MD Andy du Plessis, even more people moving to already saturated urban areas with limited job opportunities will have a negative impact on vulnerable rural communities too.

3 days ago

Fintech-focused startup accelerator seeks applicants for 2021 programme
Fintech-focused startup accelerator seeks applicants for 2021 programmeArticle

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), the global accounting organisation formed by CIMA and the AICPA, and CPA.com are seeking applicants for their 2021 startup accelerator programme, which specialises in accounting, finance and regulatory technology...

Issued by CIMA 3 days ago

What does entrepreneurship look like in the new normal?
What does entrepreneurship look like in the new normal?Article

For years, we've been told that entrepreneurs are key to South Africa's economic growth and job creation...

Philani Sangweni 3 days ago

Can foreigners own property in South Africa?
Can foreigners own property in South Africa?Article

Foreigners may purchase and own immovable property in South Africa without any restrictions, as foreigners are generally subject to the same laws as South African nationals...

Issued by Abrahams & Gross 3 days ago

E&T Minerals announces bid for Optimum Coal Mine
E&T Minerals announces bid for Optimum Coal MineArticle

South African commodity trading and brokerage house E&T Minerals is one of the companies/organisations bidding for OCM (Optimum Coal Mine)...

Issued by E&T Minerals 3 days ago

Basa expands scope of Scale-Up phase 2 partnered by RMB
Basa expands scope of Scale-Up phase 2 partnered by RMBArticle

Business and Arts South Africa NPC (Basa), in partnership with Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), is expanding the scope of its Scale-Up Programme, with the addition of phase two, which includes a mentorship and funding component...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 3 days ago

Google and FAO launch new big data tool, Earth Map
Google and FAO launch new big data tool, Earth MapArticle

Google and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has developed a new tool anyone, anywhere can access to obtain multidimensional maps and statistics showing key climate and environmental trends wherever they are...

3 days ago

Slow uptake of Covid-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme
Slow uptake of Covid-19 Loan Guarantee SchemeArticle

Following the economic downturn and immense pressure placed on businesses as a result of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing global lockdown, National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank and the Banking Association of South Africa announced the launch of the Covid-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme...

Chantel van Zyl and Penjani Mseteka 16 Sep 2020

First digital SA Innovation Summit to host Swiss-South African Pitch Battle
First digital SA Innovation Summit to host Swiss-South African Pitch BattleArticle

The first digital version of the SA Innovation Summit will host the Swiss-South African Pitch Battle on the SAIS2020 Virtual365 Edition stage...

16 Sep 2020

The fourth agricultural revolution is coming - but who will really benefit?
The fourth agricultural revolution is coming - but who will really benefit?Article

AI, robots and other technologies could transform farming - for worse as well as for better...

David Rose and Charlotte-Anne Chivers 16 Sep 2020

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Locals must lead the way to African scientific capacity and solutionsArticle

Africa bears a disproportionately high burden of globally significant diseases. But the continent has lagged in knowledge production to address its health challenges...

Victoria Kasprowicz & Denis Chopera 16 Sep 2020

Challenger Type - The Missionary
Challenger Type - The MissionaryArticle

In an environment that indexes high on unemployment, poor education, gangsterism and drug abuse, hope can be hard to come by. For many, that's the reality of living in the Cape Flats in South Africa's Western Cape...

Issued by eatbigfish 15 Sep 2020

Large infrastructure projects - galvanising government into action
Large infrastructure projects - galvanising government into actionArticle

South Africa is facing a recession of enormous proportions following the Covid-19 health crisis which exacerbated our existing economic woes. Infrastructure-led economic growth is generally considered to be a very effective way...

Charles Marais 15 Sep 2020

Google is helping in the road to economic recovery
Google is helping in the road to economic recoveryArticle

Google has announced plans to help businesses, job seekers, educational institutions and vulnerable populations as they grapple with the "new normal"...

15 Sep 2020

Elective surgeries - the disruption, the trends and back to business unusual
Elective surgeries - the disruption, the trends and back to business unusualArticle

In spite of the Covid-19 rate of infection, elective surgery has been given the green light and it's back to business - albeit with strict protocols in place to safeguard staff as well as patients...

Issued by Bonitas 15 Sep 2020

Image: Unicef
Experts dissect SA's Covid-19 responseArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic caught the country unaware, but several lessons can be drawn from the crisis as we look ahead into implementing the National Health Insurance (NHI)...

14 Sep 2020

Pre-Accelerator program launched for Black women tech founders
Pre-Accelerator program launched for Black women tech foundersArticle

The I'M IN Accelerator is calling on all South African Black women with early-stage technology business ideas or concepts to apply for the new pre-accelerator program...

11 Sep 2020

SMEgo aims to streamline the funding application process for SMMEs
SMEgo aims to streamline the funding application process for SMMEsArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on the health of the South African SMME sector....

11 Sep 2020

TikTok calls entrepreneurs to join #PitchUpInTheSky
TikTok calls entrepreneurs to join #PitchUpInTheSkyArticle

The sky is indeed the limit for South Africa's bold and innovative entrepreneurs, as TikTok in partnership with The Gritti Fund launch the innovative and daring Pitch Up in The Sky...

10 Sep 2020

Cardiovascular risk factors are high in Sierra Leone. Steven Rubin
Why Sierra Leone needs to focus on cardiovascular healthArticle

Cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, are major causes of death and disability globally.

Maria Odland & Justine Ina Davies 10 Sep 2020

Failing Africa's farmers, starving the continent
Failing Africa's farmers, starving the continentArticle

African farm groups demand answers of Green Revolution Forum...

Timothy A. Wise 9 Sep 2020

Maarten Ackerman, chief economist and advisory partner, Citadel
Latest GDP shocker the straw that will break the camel's back?Article

Latest GDP figures have laid bare the grim reality of Covid-19's economic effects, revealing an unprecedented 51% decline in economic activity in the second quarter of this year...

Maarten Ackerman 9 Sep 2020

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Contract mining clarification muddies the waterArticle

Proposed amendments to the Income Tax Act limiting capex deductions to mining right holders are likely to have negative consequences, particularly for the junior mining sector...

Shirleen Ritchie and Brian Dennehy 8 Sep 2020

NSFAS receives over 160,000 student applications
NSFAS receives over 160,000 student applicationsArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has received more than 160,536 applications from students seeking funding for 2021, since the opening date for funding applications on 3 August 2020...

7 Sep 2020

How tourism can lead Covid-19 recovery and why Africa is well placed to benefit
How tourism can lead Covid-19 recovery and why Africa is well placed to benefitArticle

Secretary-General of UN World Tourism Organization Zurab Pololikashvili's shares his thoughts on how African tourism destinations can lead in recovery efforts...

Zurab Pololikashvili 7 Sep 2020

R100m Covid-19 grant funding set aside for smallholder farmers
R100m Covid-19 grant funding set aside for smallholder farmersArticle

The fund will be made available to existing Land Bank smallholder farmers; this includes the banks farmers who are serviced through the bank's intermediary partners...

7 Sep 2020

Future of HR | 10 ways we need to prepare ourselves for the future of work
Future of HR | 10 ways we need to prepare ourselves for the future of workArticle

On 2 and 3 September, Topco Media and Simplify hosted the digital Future of HR Summit. An annual innovation-focused initiative that aimed to help delegates prepare for the hyper-digitised workplace of tomorrow...

Issued by Topco Media 4 Sep 2020

Adapting to the ever-changing requirements of brand safety
Adapting to the ever-changing requirements of brand safetyArticle

The most basic definition of brand safety is the set of measures marketers put in place to protect their brand, and its reputation, from negative or harmful digital content. The inclusion of the word 'digital' in that definition may be the reason the problem evolved to the extent that it almost feels unmanageable in 2020...

Megan Sayle, Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 3 Sep 2020

Comair confirms publication of a business rescue plan
Comair confirms publication of a business rescue planArticle

The turnaround plan is focused on rationalising operating costs and growing ancillary revenue...

3 Sep 2020

Professor Timm Hoffman wins 2020 WWF Living Planet Award
Professor Timm Hoffman wins 2020 WWF Living Planet AwardArticle

Arid zone ecologist Professor Timm Hoffman has been announced the winner of the 2020 WWF Living Planet Award...

2 Sep 2020

Looking for the right ed-tech partner?
Looking for the right ed-tech partner?Article

The global education-technology market has grown rapidly in the last ten years, morphing from R8,6bn in venture-capital funding in 2010 to R121bn in 2019...

2 Sep 2020

Scammers prey on vulnerable with 'You're fired!' email
Scammers prey on vulnerable with 'You're fired!' emailArticle

Scammers worldwide have been exploiting people's fears of lost jobs and income during the Covid-19 lockdown by using phishing mails...

Anna Collard 2 Sep 2020

VW's Lionesses Den winners announced
VW's Lionesses Den winners announcedArticle

Volkswagen South Africa in partnership with Lionesses of Africa announced the winners of the Volkswagen's Lionesses Den competition...

2 Sep 2020

Investment health-related research is not adequate. GettyImages
African health research needs support: here's one programme that's workingArticle

African countries bear a disproportionate burden of infectious and noncommunicable diseases. More than two thirds of people living with HIV are in sub-Saharan Africa...

Jude Igumbor 1 Sep 2020

Local development programme helps boost Loeriesfontein SMME skills development
Local development programme helps boost Loeriesfontein SMME skills developmentArticle

Training funded by the Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm's development programme has helped two local construction and electrical companies in Loeriesfontein, Northern Cape, build capacity and increase productivity...

1 Sep 2020

Victory for housing activists in landmark Tafelberg case
Victory for housing activists in landmark Tafelberg caseArticle

Judges Patrick Gamble and Monde Samela have ruled in favour of housing activists in the landmark Tafelberg case...

James Stent 1 Sep 2020

5 emerging SaaS trends for your business
5 emerging SaaS trends for your businessArticle

In the past few months, businesses around the world have embraced cloud technology to pivot and survive...

Andrew Bourne 31 Aug 2020

Dr Nombasa Tsengwa, executive head of coal operations, Exxaro
#WomensMonth: Empowering women to survive and thrive beyond 2020Article

In the wake of the global pandemic, a murky 'shadow pandemic' has emerged from which no country is immune...

Nombasa Tsengwa 31 Aug 2020

A still from High Fantasy by Jenna Cato Bass. Proper Films/Big World Cinema.
Enter the micro-budget film: lockdown amplifies South African cinema trendsArticle

Making and distributing films in new ways, that are also cognisant of the global climate emergency, is going to become a growing trend not just in South Africa, but around the world...

Liani Maasdorp 28 Aug 2020

Animation - a Covid-resistant industry
Animation - a Covid-resistant industryArticle

With the easing of lockdown regulations, the False Bay TVET College, 2D Animation programme was able to host two one-day stop-frame animation workshops...

Cate Hunter, Issued by False Bay College 28 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Karen Nadasen provides insights to how PayU South Africa is empowering women
#WomensMonth: Karen Nadasen provides insights to how PayU South Africa is empowering womenArticle

Karen Nadasen, CEO at PayU South Africa, is fulfilling her promise of a seismic shift towards women in technology, and women in her community...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Aug 2020

The imperative to create shared value for Africa through investment in agriculture
The imperative to create shared value for Africa through investment in agricultureArticle

While other industries and sectors may have come to hold greater economic prominence in much of the developed world, in Africa, agriculture remains the most significant economic driver...

Axel Smeulders 27 Aug 2020

Thami Moatshe, head of mergers & acquisitions, Servest
#WomensMonth: Mentorships will help fast track a new pool of women in financeArticle

We continue to hear the lament about the low numbers of women CEOs, CFOs, and women in finance or in leadership and decision-making positions...

Thami Moatshe 27 Aug 2020

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