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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

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

Mthokozisi Maphumulo, associate and litigation attorney, Adams and Adams
Will medical negligence cases spike post Covid-19?Article

South African courts already see a large number of medical malpractice/negligence cases every day. Now, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, our already stretched health system is at capacity...

Mthokozisi Maphumulo 3 days ago

Shiraaz Joosub, healthcare sales executive,T-Systems South Africa
Sustainable interoperability is key to quality integrated public healthcare in South AfricaArticle

South Africa's public sector healthcare institutions do not have the budget needed to implement progressive e-health strategies, such as collating patient records across different facilities in a simple and transparent manner...

Shiraaz Joosub 16 Sep 2020

Africa is open for business
Africa is open for businessArticle

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, investment opportunities still abound in Africa. Global markets are shifting to South Asia and Africa...

15 Sep 2020

How built environment practitioners play a key role in public health
How built environment practitioners play a key role in public healthArticle

During the second AfriSam SAIA Sustainable Design Awards webinar, Professor Tolullah Oni, a public health physician-scientist and urban epidemiologist, discussed how trans-disciplinary urban design can help build better African livelihoods and cities...

15 Sep 2020

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize
Health focuses on immunity, seroprevalence as Covid-19 cases declineArticle

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, says the department is currently conducting a national seroprevalence study to determine the levels of national immunity....

15 Sep 2020

Construction starts on Foster + Partners-designed Cairo hospital
Construction starts on Foster + Partners-designed Cairo hospitalArticle

Construction has begun on the new Foster + Partners-designed Cairo hospital, featuring soft and warm colours and shell-like roofs, located within a lush, verdant landscape...

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

How 'Jerusalema' has got the world dancing
How 'Jerusalema' has got the world dancingArticle

'Jerusalema' by South African DJ and record producer, Master KG, featuring Nomcebo Zikode, has taken the world by storm as people around the world have now even created a dance challenge with the song...

Issued by Meltwater 14 Sep 2020

13,135 nurses employed since Covid-19 outbreak
13,135 nurses employed since Covid-19 outbreakArticle

South Africa's nine provinces collectively employed 13,135 nurses during the course of the Covid-19 pandemic...

14 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

OrCam brings revolutionary artificial vision devices to South Africa
OrCam brings revolutionary artificial vision devices to South AfricaArticle

A voice-activated, wearable device the size of a finger, OrCam's MyEye enables the blind or visually impaired to read, perform daily activities, and live more independently...

Gillian Klawansky, Issued by Orcam 11 Sep 2020

Alcohol industry donates R20m worth of PPE to SA hospitals
Alcohol industry donates R20m worth of PPE to SA hospitalsArticle

The South African alcohol industry is assisting the government's efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic by donating PPE worth almost R20m over two months...

11 Sep 2020

Professor Carolina Pohl-Albertyn, NRF SARChI Research Chair in Pathogenic Yeast.
Ignored fungal infections kill more people annually than HIV and malaria combinedArticle

Recently published estimates put the burden of disease due to fungal infection in South Africa at more than 3 million cases per year. These figures are especially shocking given that prior to 1980, fungal infections were not a major health problem...

Carolina Pohl-Albertyn, Issued by University of the Free State 10 Sep 2020

Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 in the midst of Covid-19
Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 in the midst of Covid-19Article

The Covid-19 pandemic has come at a time when societies are already facing many challenges related to inequality, poverty, unemployment, and drought and/or lack of access to water, amongst others...

Lungile Manzini 9 Sep 2020

Professor Gerhard Walzl. Image: Twitter
Study to evaluate new TB diagnostic tests and treatmentsArticle

A R128m grant from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help fund a five-year multinational research study that Stellenbosch University is undertaking to investigate new tuberculosis (TB) tests...

9 Sep 2020

Young entrepreneur fills medical supply gap in rural Africa
Young entrepreneur fills medical supply gap in rural AfricaArticle

After identifying a need for medical consumables and disposables to difficult-to-deliver regions and rural communities across Africa, Tony McPherson launched McPherson Trading, a tender based procurement consultancy to help fill this gap...

9 Sep 2020

Sponsors of Brave wins Best Native Advertising Campaign
Sponsors of Brave wins Best Native Advertising CampaignArticle

Sponsors of Brave, a News24 and Adcock Ingram OTC partnership, walked away with top honours at the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers' (Wan-Ifra) 2020 African Digital Media Awards...

Issued by The SpaceStation 9 Sep 2020

Headline speakers announced for the SingularityU SA Online Summit 2020
Headline speakers announced for the SingularityU SA Online Summit 2020Article

SingularityU announces a multi-national lineup with world renowned speakers addressing ground-breaking topics...

Issued by Mann Made 9 Sep 2020

Durban Gen - new e.tv local drama premieres 5 October
Durban Gen - new e.tv local drama premieres 5 OctoberArticle

It's all systems go for e.tv's latest local offering Durban Gen. The highly anticipated weekday medical drama will premiere on Monday, 5 October, at 6.30pm...

Issued by eMedia 8 Sep 2020

Tijsbert Creemers, managing director and partner, Boston Consulting Group
Mobile payments will unlock new business for banks in AfricaArticle

Mobile payments and other phone-based transactions represent a must-win opportunity for banks in Africa. The estimated market in facilitating payments alone is $500bn...

8 Sep 2020

3 accelerators to Covid-19 response
3 accelerators to Covid-19 responseArticle

Covid19 has challenged every industry - especially healthcare - to think differently, rely on data, target action and rapidly trial new models of care and technology in the race to save lives and preserve health...

8 Sep 2020

Covid-19 donation to help millions at state health clinics
Covid-19 donation to help millions at state health clinicsArticle

Dettol donates 400 hand wash stations and a million bars of soap to promote proper hygiene practices...

Issued by Triple Eight 8 Sep 2020

How to harness the power of workforce analytics
How to harness the power of workforce analyticsArticle

Current trends right now, due to both technology and the Covid crisis, have brought terms like the "fourth industrial revolution", "artificial intelligence", "digitalisation" and "the Internet of Things" strongly to the fore...

Shaun Barnes 7 Sep 2020

Masks and sanitisers for Tshwane schools
Masks and sanitisers for Tshwane schoolsArticle

With Covid-19 lockdown restrictions easing and schools starting to open again, there is a growing concern around the safety of teachers and learners...

Issued by Bonitas 7 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

Imperial Logistics drives Covid health education in underprivileged schools
Imperial Logistics drives Covid health education in underprivileged schoolsArticle

"As a business that provides essential goods and services, we felt it critical to influence better health and wellness management to one of the most vulnerable groups in our society - our children."

3 Sep 2020

Time for SA to put proactive and ambitious relief measures in place
Time for SA to put proactive and ambitious relief measures in placeArticle

South Africans are paying a high price for the prolonged lockdown and consequent devastation of the local economy with levels of emotional distress nearly as high as at the start of the lockdown five months ago...

Andrea Rademeyer, Issued by Ask Afrika 3 Sep 2020

Soft target - healthcare industry must prepare for the next wave of cyberattacks
Soft target - healthcare industry must prepare for the next wave of cyberattacksArticle

While healthcare providers must accelerate their digital health maturity as it directly improves operational efficiencies, quality of patient care and improves protection of personal and sensitive information, it also provides a greater platform and risk for cyberattacks...

3 Sep 2020

Normal blood cells (left) and the blood cells in sickle cell disease, which do not flow through the circulatory system smoothly. Credit: Darryl Leja, NHGRI (CC BY 2.0)
UCT professor's research offers hope of treatment for sickle cell anaemiaArticle

A study performed in Cameroon by a University of Cape Town professor may offer hope of treatment for people with sickle cell anaemia (SCA), a disease which affects hundreds of thousands in Africa...

Elsabé Brits 3 Sep 2020

Court orders Eskom to restore full supply immediately
Court orders Eskom to restore full supply immediatelyArticle

Eskom has been ordered by the high court to restore full maximum electricity supply to several areas in the Free State and Mpumalanga provinces immediately...

Tania Broughton 2 Sep 2020

This electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (round gold objects) emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. Image: NIAID-RML (CC BY 2.0)
Covid-19: How a Cape Town project saved many livesArticle

At the height of the Covid-19 outbreak in the Western Cape, a project was implemented that saved lives, and has the potential to save many more...

Neal David 2 Sep 2020

Data protection isn't just an IT issue, says BIL Logistics
Data protection isn't just an IT issue, says BIL LogisticsArticle

Ransomware attacks, which encrypt data and block access to systems until a ransom is paid, have become the most common and costly form of cyberattacks in the supply chain industry...

1 Sep 2020

Cyberattacks on healthcare responders increase
Cyberattacks on healthcare responders increaseArticle

As if Covid-19 wasn't enough of a crisis, the number of cyberattacks on frontline healthcare responders have surged at the same time as the global pandemic...

1 Sep 2020

What is the difference between medical aid and health insurance?
What is the difference between medical aid and health insurance?Article

Learn the differences between health insurance and medical aid to help you make an informed decision about which cover would suit your particular needs best...

Issued by Bloom Financial Services 31 Aug 2020

Digital transformation is top of mind for SA companies
Digital transformation is top of mind for SA companiesArticle

As lockdown continues indefinitely, the continued need for support of remote workforces raises questions around companies' state of digital transformation and readiness...

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

Indoor air pollution more toxic than outdoors
Indoor air pollution more toxic than outdoorsArticle

SA pharmacist Giulia Criscuolo says eliminating indoor, airborne allergens by using essential oil sprays such as Puressentiel may counter respiratory allergies, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by Leap Communications 28 Aug 2020

6 steps to creating patient trust in telehealth
6 steps to creating patient trust in telehealthArticle

With Covid-19, came a flood of new telehealth (virtual consulting) healthcare solutions, exposing more patients to its benefits and features...

Neil Kinsley 28 Aug 2020

Children’s health and nutrition is severely affected by the pandemic. Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images
South Africa needs a plan to protect children's health beyond Covid-19Article

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a head-on challenge to even the most solid health systems in the world. In South Africa its onset collided with the already existing quadruple burden of disease...

Ute Feucht 28 Aug 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

Send Clicks vouchers directly to the phone of someone in need
Send Clicks vouchers directly to the phone of someone in needArticle

New digital gift vouchers from Clicks make it easier to send money for essential hygiene items, healthcare services and over-the-counter medicines to those who need it most...

27 Aug 2020

Bioplus Vit-ality: supplying Fuel4life!
Bioplus Vit-ality: supplying Fuel4life!Article

Leading pharmaceutical company, Adcock Ingram (Pty) Ltd, is pleased to announce the launch of Bioplus Vit-ality, a new daily vitamin and mineral supplement range...

Issued by BIOPLUS® VIT-ALITY 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

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