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Covid-19 vaccination strategies have been affected by supply woes. Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-NC
Ghana's Covid-19 vaccine rollout is struggling to keep up with its great startArticle

Ghana became the first country globally to receive a vaccine shipment from the Covax facility...

Godfred Boafo 29 Apr 2021

The potential for a digitised built environment sector
The potential for a digitised built environment sectorArticle

Before Covid-19 relegated most of society to the confines of their homes, the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) sought to bring digital transformation to the masses...

Mondli Cele 28 Apr 2021

Why are South Africans afraid to vaccinate?
Why are South Africans afraid to vaccinate?Article

Conspiracy theories on social media are stoking the fires of fear around the Covid-19 inoculation...

22 Apr 2021

A healthcare worker administers an Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to her colleague at Mutuini Hospital in Nairobi. Kenya on March 3, 2021. Photo by Dennis Sigwe/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Kenya's Covid-19 vaccine rollout has got off to a slow start: the gaps, and how to fix themArticle

Kenya has started the first phase of its Covid-19 vaccination strategy. This was made possible by the delivery of just over one million AstraZeneca vaccines that arrived in two batches...

Catherine Kyobutungi 9 Apr 2021

SA claims 2nd place in domestic business travel recovery globally
SA claims 2nd place in domestic business travel recovery globallyArticle

FCM's latest white paper has revealed that although New Zealand leads the way when it comes to domestic business travel recovery, South Africa claims second place in the race to recovery, reaching up to 25% of pre-Covid travel volumes...

23 Mar 2021

Vaccine passports may be on the way - but are they a reason for hope or a cause for concern?
Vaccine passports may be on the way - but are they a reason for hope or a cause for concern?Article

The pandemic has exposed inequalities in society. There is concern that tying freedoms to vaccinations may further disadvantage vulnerable groups...

Yara M. Asi 15 Mar 2021

Inequitable distribution and vaccine hesitancy are key challenges for Africa
Inequitable distribution and vaccine hesitancy are key challenges for AfricaArticle

In a webinar hosted by the BroadReach Group, global and African health experts came together to share challenges and solutions around mass Covid-19 immunisation across Africa...

26 Feb 2021

Survey: 67% of South Africans favour vaccine
Survey: 67% of South Africans favour vaccineArticle

Just over two-thirds of South African adults polled said they would probably or definitely take a Covid-19 vaccine, a survey by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) shows...

27 Jan 2021

Muizenberg beach is eerily quiet on a hot summer’s day, 29 December 2020. If we want to save lives and life to go back to normal we need to embrace vaccines.
Here's how to fight anti-vaccine propagandaArticle

In the second century, the Antonine plague killed millions of people across the Roman empire. Opportunists and madmen postulated a variety of self-serving, nonsensical theories for this pestilence - and this caused great anxiety for Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

GroundUp Editors 13 Jan 2021

Misinformation on social media fuels vaccine hesitancy: a global study shows the link
Misinformation on social media fuels vaccine hesitancy: a global study shows the linkArticle

Vaccine hesitancy is a severe threat to global health, according to the World Health Organisation. The term refers to the delay in acceptance or the refusal of vaccines, despite the availability of vaccination services. It's a serious risk to the people who aren't getting vaccinated as well as the wider community...

28 Dec 2020

Rearview reflections to clarify your 2021 windscreen view
Rearview reflections to clarify your 2021 windscreen viewArticle

Lessons from South Africa 2020 to tackle the unknown of the 2021 business year...

Issued by Kantar 15 Dec 2020

A substantial proportion of people may refuse or delay taking a Covid-19 vaccine. Shutterstock
Misinformation on social media fuels vaccine hesitancy: a global study shows the linkArticle

Vaccine hesitancy is a severe threat to global health, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO)...

Steven Lloyd Wilson & Charles Shey Wiysonge 4 Dec 2020

The polio eradication programme in Africa directly combated a severe debilitating disease. Yasuyoshi Chiba / AFP via Getty Images
How ending polio in Africa has had positive spinoffs for public healthArticle

Polio is a highly infectious disease. It's caused by a virus that enters the body through the mouth. The virus then multiplies in the intestine and attacks the central nervous system - causing paralysis...

Charles Shey Wiysonge 4 Nov 2020

The increasingly well-coordinated global anti-vaccine movement has repurposed itself to challenge the very reality of COVID-19. Hasan Esen/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Covid-19: A global survey shows worrying signs of vaccine hesitancyArticle

It has been nine months since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak of Covid-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a "public health emergency of international concern"...

Scott C Ratzan, Agnes Binagwaho, Heidi Larson, Jeffrey V Lazarus, Kenneth Rabin & Lawrence O Gostin 29 Oct 2020

Vaccines are some of the most equitable and cost-effective health interventions available. ranplett/GettyImages
Why a campaign to champion all vaccines matters now more than everArticle

World Immunisation Week is celebrated in the last week of April every year. The aim is to recognise efforts to develop new vaccines and increase vaccination coverage worldwide...

Katherine E Gallagher, Anthony Scott, Ifedayo Adetifa, John Ojal, Shirine Voller & Wangeci Kagucia 5 May 2020

#BizTrends2020: A new generation of homeowners emerge
#BizTrends2020: A new generation of homeowners emergeArticle

Millennials have been accused by some media outlets of "killing the housing market", due to their reluctance to buy property. Their hesitancy stems more from being unable to afford it than from an emotional state...

Andrew Price 17 Jan 2020

Industrial users of gas have brought the energy regulator’s methodology under the scrutiny of the courts.
Constitutional Court ruling ushers in new era for energy regulation in South AfricaArticle

A recent judgement of South Africa's Constitutional Court involving the country's energy regulator signals a new found willingness by the courts to scrutinise the way regulators set prices and tariffs...

Stephen Labson 31 Jul 2019

A health worker administers the Ebola vaccine. EPA-EFE
How the DRC's Ebola crisis has led to children dying from measlesArticle

Forty-five years ago, the World Health Organisation launched the Expanded Programme on Immunisation. It covered six diseases - measles, tuberculosis, polio, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus...

Benjamin Kagina 10 Jul 2019

YouTube pulls ads on anti-vax channels
YouTube pulls ads on anti-vax channelsArticle

YouTube has removed money-generating advertisements from anti-vaccination conspiracy channels...

26 Feb 2019

Vaccines are an important health intervention. Shutterstock
Why anti-vaccine beliefs and ideas spread so fast on the internetArticle

There's been a recent increase globally in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases....

Marina Joubert & Francois van Schalkwyk 14 Feb 2019

10 biggest threats to global health
10 biggest threats to global healthArticle

The World Health Organisation's new five-year strategic plan - the 13th General Programme of Work tackles multiple global health challenges...

15 Jan 2019

Measles cases spike globally due to gaps in vaccination coverage
Measles cases spike globally due to gaps in vaccination coverageArticle

Reported measles cases spiked in 2017, as multiple countries experienced severe and protracted outbreaks of the disease. This is according to a new report published today by leading health organisations...

24 Dec 2018

Elizabeth Oduwele
Getting to the bottom of vaccine hesitancyArticle

Vaccine hesitancy is a complex phenomenon that needs to be understood within the specific context it occurs...

Michelle Rotchford-Galloway 17 Oct 2018

WHO reports on measles/rubella elimination in Europe
WHO reports on measles/rubella elimination in EuropeArticle

A total of 33 countries have eliminated measles and the same number countries have eliminated rubella in the World Health Organisation's (WHO) European region...

28 Sep 2017

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Five fast stats about social mediaArticle

Video killed the radio star, it was alleged in 1981 by pop group The Buggles in the song of the same name. But has social media caused the death of newspapers, magazines, and television?...

Iza Grek 6 Sep 2017

Media strategists need a mindset change
Media strategists need a mindset changeArticle

The world is changing before our very eyes, yet too often as a media strategist you remain doing what you have always done...

Ingrid von Stein 23 May 2016

[World Immunisation Week] Closing the immunisation gap
[World Immunisation Week] Closing the immunisation gapArticle

Despite the availability of effective vaccines, 1.5 million children across the world, including South Africa, die each year from preventable diseases...

25 Apr 2016

Is Madiba's legacy fading? An online survey suggests this may be the case
Is Madiba's legacy fading? An online survey suggests this may be the caseArticle

nudge, a company specialising in online research, conducted a dipstick survey amongst 271 South Africans from across the country to explore awareness and participation intentions of Mandela Day...

Issued by nudge 14 Jul 2015

Q&A with Dave Andrew, FlySafair CEO
Q&A with Dave Andrew, FlySafair CEOArticle

FlySafair, the newest domestic air service in South Africa, launched on 16 October 2014. I recently caught up with FlySafair CEO, Dave Andrew, to find out what to expect from the new low-cost airline.

Evan-Lee Courie 24 Oct 2014

Gareth Slaven
Is your social media agency using the correct software?Article

The landscape of social media changes so rapidly that marketers are often left scrambling to keep up...

Gareth Slaven 28 Jul 2014

Spinlet to launch its music platform in SA
Spinlet to launch its music platform in SAArticle

On a mission to make music fully mobile, affordable and heard, Spinlet will shortly launch its revolutionary music platform in South Africa. This will be the company's second launch on the African continent, after setting up office in Nigeria in 2011.

30 Oct 2013

New music download platform opens in SA
New music download platform opens in SAArticle

Spinlet, a digital entertainment company founded in Finland in 2006, will launch its revolutionary music platform in South Africa.

30 Oct 2013

October vehicle sales show softer growth trendArticle

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) achieved a market share of 11,6% with 6 716 sales in a total vehicle market of 57 845 units in October as reported by NAAMSA. While up on September sales, the vehicle market continued to show a softer growth trend than that experienced during the first eight months of the year.

7 Nov 2012

Drop in interest rate can benefit property marketArticle

The news that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has dropped to a 14 month low of 4,9%, will reinforce pleas from the South African residential marketing and development sector for a further 0,5% drop in the interest rates, says Nancy Todd, the Rawson Property Group's Western Cape business development manager.

4 Sep 2012

Johannesburg wants to host more conventionsArticle

The Johannesburg Tourism Company is looking to triple the number of conventions and conferences it hosts by using its new bid fund to lure more business travellers to the city, acting chief executive Phelisa Mangcu said last week.

25 Jul 2012

Less black female executives appointed despite high demandArticle

Executive-level race and gender equity continued to lag in appointments made in 2011, but not because of a lack of will to redress imbalances, a leading executive head hunter says.

1 Feb 2012

Consumer confidence drops, spending could moderate
Consumer confidence drops, spending could moderateArticle

The FNB/BER consumer confidence index (CCI) dropped by 7 index points, from +11 in 2Q 2011 to +4 in 3Q 2011, indicating that consumer spending is likely to moderate, should consumer confidence remain at this lower level in subsequent quarters.

13 Sep 2011

JHI's African expansionArticle

JHI Properties has purchased East African Properties, a Zimbabwean company with an existing property management portfolio comprising 48 properties, which are a mix of industrial and retail. This forms part of its strategic expansion into Africa. The group is currently in Mozambique, Namibia, Lesotho, Ghana, Nigeria, Botswana and Zambia.

4 Aug 2011

Inflation devalues mass media
Inflation devalues mass mediaArticle

The signs are ominous for South Africa's mass media. The percentage increase in the cost of advertising to a fixed number of consumers has doubled over the past year and is also twice the national inflation rate. And where mass media audiences did grow, it was at a far lower rate than media inflation.

Chris Moerdyk: @chrismoerdyk 5 Oct 2010

Consumers lose confidenceArticle

Given that FNB/BER consumer confidence index (CCI) surged briefly by 27 index points when South Africa won the bid to host the World Cup in 4Q2004, consumer confidence could easily have increased once more during 2Q2010 as a groundswell of excitement took hold of the whole country in the last month before the start of the final event.

15 Jun 2010

Hotel room shortfall for World CupArticle

The luxury hotel market is struggling to provide rooms for the forthcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup, argues Joop Demes, CEO of Pam Golding Hospitality.

20 Nov 2009

Burn your boat!
Burn your boat!Article

I believe that the great NFL Hall of Fame coach, Vince Lombardi, had it right when he said, "The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor." Do you agree with coach Lombardi or are you the type of person who has difficulty staying focused and keeping commitments?

John Boe 8 Dec 2008

FXI argues for public Hlope hearingsArticle

Earlier this week, the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) made a submission to the Judicial Services Commission (JSC) calling for the hearing to investigate the alleged misconduct of the Constitutional Court Judges and Cape Judge President John Hlope to be held in public. The FXI further supported the broadcast media's right to broadcast the hearing live.

24 Jul 2008

Doing effective telephone reference checksArticle

EMPS has been checking previous employment references for over 30 years in South Africa and offers some valuable advice on doing telephonic reference checks.

31 Jan 2006

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